The NME 100: Essential new music for 2018

Not3s

From: London

Sounds like: Lilting Afro Bashment with club-ready choruses.

For fans of: J Hus, Sneakbo
Need to know: After the vibey single ‘Addison Lee’ went viral last year, the 19-year-old was invited to perform at the taxi firm’s Christmas party. Safe to say, Not3s is going places.

Essential track: ‘My Lover’

A2

From: London

Sounds like: Trippy rap made for long, late-night drives.

For fans of: Drake, Wretch 32

Need to know: A2 has deliberately kept a low profile since his inception, spurning social media and interviews to let his music do the talking. Murky debut EP ‘Blue’ did just that,
revelling in smoky beats and his ever-changing vocal delivery.

Essential track: ‘Southern Comfort’

Jevon

From: Coventry

Sounds like: Piledriving garage beats with a liquid flow.

For fans of: DJ EZ, Brockhampton

Need to know: Jevon provided vocals for the New Gen’s old-school ‘Man Of The Hour’ last year.

Essential track: ‘Do The Road’

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