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BBC announces Sound Of 2012 longlist

By | Published on Monday 5 December 2011

BBC Sound Of 2012

So, here it is people, the BBC Sound Of 2012 longlist. Yeah, I know what you’re thinking, “what’s blah blah doing on there, surely they were the sound of 2011, hey, that dude’s just been nominated for three Grammys, why are nearly all of these on major labels”.

But don’t blame the Beeb, blame the movers and shakers and music media types who voted on this. Apart from CMU Editor Andy Malt, obviously he only voted for genuinely new, totally independent and wonderfully innovative bands.

Anyway, here’s the fifteen tipped acts, look out for the final five and overall winner being announced in early 2012:

A$AP Rocky
Azealia Banks
Dot Rotten
Dry The River
Flux Pavilion
Frank Ocean
Jamie N Commons
Lianne La Havas
Michael Kiwanuka
Niki & The Dove
Ren Harvieu

Hey, imagine a 2012 where British dubstep really does step aside to allow Skrillex’s shit take on the genre dominate. Perhaps next year really will see the end of the world as we know it.