The rising artists you need to know...
Seani B

It doesn't take a microscope to figure out that reggae and dancehall are enjoying something of a boom time here in the UK.

Soundsystem culture has scarcely been more evident, maintaining a deep and profound influence over youth culture at home and abroad.

 Broadcaster, DJ, and all round gem Seani B has been pushing the BrukOut brand to fresh heights, and recently held a packed out, sweat-drenched party for Notting Hill Carnival.

Closely attached to the roots of reggae and dancehall in this country, Seani B kindly agreed to pick out some of the artists you simply need to get to know...

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There is a growing new movement in the UK - universally Dancehall &Reggae, but uniquely British - that is making waves.

Here are my five picks as leaders of that movement...

Alicia Harley

A strong writer, delicious flows, and as comfortable singing as she is spitting bars - definitely a star waiting to show her skills.

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E-Mak & Big Zeeks

The sound of young Britain - high energy, cool as hell, flows for days and a unique presence in stage shows. These guys appeal to dancehall, grime and hip-hop fans, with a true understand of all those genres, and are real students of the game.

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Aleighcia Scott

Already endorsed by the legendary reggae producer and DJ Rory from Stone Love, Bristol-based Aleighcia has a sweet voice and I first noticed her when she supported Julian Marley on tour across the UK - she is continuing the long line of sweet female UK vocalists.

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Lisa Mercedez

Repping for the ladies, Lisa is on fire right now. Her fans include Emile Sande, and this year her performances at places such as V Festival has proved she is ready for the next step up.

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Claire Angel

Birmingham’s finest - winner of a singing competition in the UK and her work now stretches to performing at international reggae festivals including Rototom. A big talent.

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