On the Rise

MusicMRWIZE makes angelic lullabies for baby cyborgs
MusicTems is leading Nigerian alté into a new era
Priya Ragu
MusicPriya Ragu is fusing Tamil musical traditions with mass-appeal pop
Backroad Gee
MusicBackroad Gee is shaking up UK drill with infectious energy
John FM – Summer 2021
MusicJohn FM wants to make protest music for the masses
MusicPOiSON ANNA’s unsettling, fractured pop wants to wake you up
MusicHasani is making music for queer kids of colour to thrive and survive
MusicPinkPantheress is the ‘new nostalgic’ vocalist blowing up TikTok
MusicMeet Maeve, the DIY artist inspired by Cindy Sherman and Funkadelic
MusicTAAHLIAH is the Glasgow artist making club-fillers for empty dancefloors
Palmwine IceCream, a Ghanain, sustainability-focused label
FashionPALMWINE IceCREAM is the gender-skewing Ghanaian label dripping in gold
MusicTrip out to Kidä’s stylish pop music, inspired by 70s Italian film scores
MusicGet to know KAM-BU, the rebel rapper championing migrant stories
Nadiah Adu-Gyamfi AKA NULA
MusicNULA’s slinky R&B soundtracks future worlds where we can touch again
LOSHH, Udoma Janssen
MusicLoshh’s music reminds marginalised people of the power of joy and spirit
Issey Cross
MusicIssey Cross makes tantalising, technicolour pop music that has your back
Teezo Touchdown the Texan rapper destined for greatness
MusicTeezo Touchdown: the Texan rapper scoring big with pop punk and trap sounds
Freja Wesik Gudfreja Queer DIY Craft collection
FashionThe DIY couturier crafting candy-coloured corsets with washboard abs
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MusicBlackhaine is the primal dancer making drill in Manchester
Meet HIRA, a shining light of The Paul Institute
MusicMeet HIRA, the Paul Institute artist making future-nostalgic pop
Photography by Dewey
MusicDewey makes dream-pop on the cusp of fantasy and reality
Master Peace
MusicMaster Peace is not following the crowd
Christian Alexander
MusicChristian Alexander is a tender bedroom songwriter who’s slowly growing up
Lous and The Yakuza
MusicThe majesty and tragedy of Lous and The Yakuza’s music