There are lists and lists and lists of lists and LISTS of acts that are hotly tipped to do big things this year. Whatever your flavour there is sure to be an act that covers it. Or at least sounds like someone that already does.
One act that I'm excited about and already has a killer single is Yasmin. She's been a highly prolific DJ, whose London based hip-hop night Bad Intentions a smash success and she's also toured with acts like N.E.R.D, Eve and will.i.am after Pharrell Williams (!) spotted her. Eh, nice one.
All that aside Yasmin is also a popstar in the making. She's logged time with producers like Benga and Labrinth and could have a potentially mind-blowing debut on her hands. So far, so next big thing for 2011. But her debut single On My Own is a genuinely brilliant mid tempo number with a faint whiff of Massive Attack and chilled out R&B loveliness too. Her blog and DJ credentials suggest a music loving, hard working perfectionist with bags of ambition. From re-shooting her video with her own friends after she wasn't with the initial cut (True story) to her spot on DJ mixes she posts online, this girl has me awfully excited to see what she gets up to this year.
On My Own is released at the end of the month, check out Yasmin on Twitter here.