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Bradley Zero shines light on 5 artists to watch out for in 2020

By now a more than well-known player in the London music scene, more and more people are coming to know Peckham via Leeds boy Bradley Zero as the ‘tastemaker of his generation’. Whether DJing across the globe, hosting parties, broadcasting or running sounds via his record label Rhythm Section INTL, Bradley’s ability to push quality music for the soul by way of the club makes him one of the most refreshing talents to emerge from underground dance music in recent years.

His latest project sees him celebrate five years of his Rhythm Section International imprint with SHOUTS, a 36 track compilation that perfectly encapsulates the label’s ever evolving and dynamic sound, enlisting artists such as Yu Su, Tolouse Low Trax, Session Victim, Valesuchi, Duke Hugh, Shy One, Tenderlonious, Emma-Jean Thackray and more to contribute original material. SHOUTS takes in past, present and most importantly, future elements of the label’s cross section of sounds, to make a clear statement of intent for the next 5 years and beyond.

Out April 3rd, here we celebrate the release with Bradley by asking him to give us a namecheck on the talents we need to be looking out for across 2020. Check his picks below.

1. LEX AMOR

The Smoothest flow in Show Business. There’s only a few songs out there but Ive had them on repeat. Lex has such an effortless delivery and otherworldly knack at creating an ear worm.

2. The Colours that Rise

This duo are set to make a big splash in 2020 with SXSW showcases and London headline shows. Their debut album is due out in May and features the likes of Yazmin Lacey, Mansur Brown and Yussef Dayes, who they share a studio with. The sound is quite hard to pigeon hole but Afro-Futurist Fusion is one way to put it! 2 singles from the new album are up already.

3. Dreamcast

Washington DC based artist dreamcast has been a long time friend of the label. His smooth vocals have graced the likes of PPU, future Times and Apron recordings and trust me when I say he’s just getting started. He’s got bars for days and sweet sweet melodies to bring a tear to the eye of the most jaded listeners.

4. Erika De Casier

We just had Erika De Casier at Rhythm Section at the JAzz Cafe and she blew the roof off it. I christened the sound “ Scandi G Funk” and it seemed to reverberate! Her laid back yet razor sharp, observational R&B landed her on the top of many 2019 lists, but this is clearly just the beginning. with one foot in the club world and one in the pop world – it’s going to be really interesting to see what her next move is, and with co signs from the likes of Dua Lipa – the potential is huge.

5. Lynda Dawn

Her debut EP co-produced by RS original Al Dobson Jr. was a huge stand out in a year of many fantastic debuts. The musicality and production values where a cut above the rest – those 19 minutes just weren’t enough!. The EP served as great teaser for what’s to come next, and I don’t think i’ll be the only one eagerly waiting for a full length effort from Lynda Dawn & co….

SHOUTS is out April 3 on Rhythm Section INTL.

Pre-order the record here.

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