The NME 100: Essential new music for 2018

Dance

Jarami

From: Sweden

Sounds like: Funky, psychedelic house.

For fans of: Daft Punk, Justice

Need to know: Aside from their astounding string of singles last year, the pair of producers also worked with Frank Ocean on his recent singles ‘Lens’, ‘Biking’ and ‘Chanel’. Not a bad track record, then.

Essential track: ‘Hear This’

Yaeji

Yaeji

From: New York City, USA

Sounds like: Korean-American electropop with minimalist, house-flavoured beats.

For fans of: Jessy Lanza, Arca

Need to know: In a recent Pitchfork interview, the 24- year-old revealed she first chose to sing in Korean because she “didn’t want people to understand what she was talking about”.

Essential track: ‘raingurl’

Promiseland

Promiseland

From: Australia

Sounds like: An industrial dystopia populated by huge drums, stuttering synths and grizzled vocals.

For fans of: Crystal Castles, Ministry

Need to know: Johann Rashid was signed by Julian Casablancas to his Cult Records label after the Strokes man saw a video of him hanging upside down at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom.
Expect wild things at every single show.

Essential track: ‘Take Down The House’

Park Hotel

From: London

Sounds like: Gorgeous grooves and hypnotic riffs collide for an oh-so funky cocktail.

For fans of: LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip

Need to know: The duo’s two initial offerings – ‘Gone As A Friend’ and ‘Going West’ – hint at a pair who know their way around an intoxicating rhythm or two.

Essential track: ‘Going West’

Vera

From: Copenhagen, Denmark

Sounds like: Chilled-out pop laced with jazzy hooks and hazy synths

For fans of: James Blake, Off Bloom

Need to know: The Danish producer, real name William Asingh, worked with fellow Scandinavian export MØ on her latest EP ‘When I Was Young’ – adding his latin-flavoured production to a
handful of tracks.

Essential track: ‘Falling’

NME 100: new dance artists for 2018

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