“I’m so excited about Future Sounds 2020"
BBC Asian Network revealed its Future Sounds 2020 List. The list provides an insight into the next generation of talented British Asian artists.
The 10 artists tipped for great things are Amrit Kaur, Ava Sehra, Deesh Sandhu, Harris J, Hyphen, Jazz Aulakh, Junaid Malik, Nayana IZ, RVHEEM and Shaima.
The artists on the list were announced by Bobby Friction during his show.
Singer-songwriter Amrit Kaur, Southall’s Junaid Malik and rapper Hyphen joined him in the studio to talk about making the Future Sounds 2020 List.
2020’s list of rising talent includes West London R&B singer Ava Sehra who has recorded and performed live with Krept and Konan. She is set to release her debut EP in early 2020.
RVHEEM is one of Liverpool’s brightest prospects. His debut single ‘Cellular’ was chosen as BBC Music Introducing Track of The Week for 1Xtra and Asian Network.
RVHEEM brings a unique blend of R&B and Soul and is determined to make 2020 his year.
Jazz Aulakh has created his own R&B and Punjabi sound. At only 17, the Wolverhampton prodigy has self-funded his own releases and visuals.
He also founded CALIENTE, a collective of creatives and producers, which aims to bring new energy to the UK Punjabi music scene.
BBC Asian Network’s Future Sounds List is in its third year and it highlights the station’s commitment to discovering new British Asian talent.
Previous Future Sounds names have gone on to bigger things.
This includes Joy Crookes, who took the number four position on BBC’s Sound of 2020 poll.
RIKA performed at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Middlesborough.
Celina Sharma has since been signed to Virgin EMI and performed at the BritAsia TV Music Awards 2019.
Bobby Friction, BBC Asian Network DJ said:
“I’m so excited about Future Sounds 2020 on the Asian Network.
“What we can definitely see this year is the emergence of a whole new generation of multi-genre, multi-talented artists who’ve literally got the world in their hands.
“All the artists represent a new musical vibe coming out of the UK in 2020.”
“More importantly than that, so many of them are operating in a brown musical space, which is always a bonus for us fans of Desi music worldwide.”
Mark Strippel, Head of Programmes for BBC Asian Network, said:
“Asian Network continues to proudly champion the best and brightest emerging British Asian music talent, and this year’s Future Sounds artists are no different.
From Liverpool’s RVHEEM to West London’s Ava Sehra, there’s a really diverse line-up of talent and I look forward to seeing what they all achieve in 2020 and beyond.”