Who will usher in a new era of pop? Here are ten artists likely to make the most impact in the near future.
A facet of popular culture that frequently is at the receiving end of derision of ‘indie’ or ‘underground’ circles, pop music is in actual fact often the site of technological and stylistic innovation- channelling the sounds of the underground and disseminating them to the masses.
Timbaland’s fresh production techniques completely altered the pop landscape of the early naughties, whilst recently, professional egotist and sometimes rapper Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ injected the stark and abrasive sounds of experimental hip hop into a mainstream context. It’s a continuous and cyclical process of obsolescence and fresh ideas that has sped up as the instantaneous nature of the internet becomes the central tool in the transportation of the cultural to-and-fro.
But who will usher in a new era of pop in 2014? Which artist will emerge brimming with new ideas, or even just provide fresh spins on existing concepts? Here is a list of the ten most likely candidates:
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Now in its seventh year, Oxjam shows no sign of slowing down. Oxjam's reputation is one that continues to attract some of the UK's biggest performers. Passed acts include Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Jarvis Cocker and Fatboy Slim. The Oxjam Music Festival sees gigs taking place all over the UK throughout October put together by members of the public to raise money for Oxfam. A truly worthwhile cause and a brilliant chance to check out local talent as well as well established artists.
The second day of Oxjam's launch party saw Eliza Doolittle and Ghostpoet play alongside the likes of Chloe Howl, FuseODG and The Fox Problem, who are now a quartet thanks to the addition of former Made in Chelsea star Ollie Locke.
This was more than a gig. It was a party!