Summer is festival season and also the perfect time to chill out and listen to music (hopefully) in the sunshine! At Debut HQ we have been loving all the amazing artists we have featured on our #DebutDaily recently, especially the inspirational and kick-arse female singers and DJs who will be performing at some of the biggest events this summer.
We’ve complied our top picks from their most recent releases to comply the perfect additions to your summer playlist. Check it out below and tweet us who your favourite are!
Dua Lipa is an Indie Pop English singer, songwriter and model who was named on the BBC Sound of 2016 long list and began her first UK and Europe tour in January 2016. Her debut album is out this summer and the first single off it ‘Hotter than Hell’ describes itself!
Following on from playing with Rudimental for two years, Anne-Marie is now focusing on her solo career, recently topping MTV’s annual Brand New list 2016. Her new single, ALARM has just been released and it might just be your tune of the summer.
This French singer has a fascinating Lolita-like look with trademark blusher over her cheeks and nose. An intellect as well as a musician, she studied for an MA in Psychology, her music is a combination of jazz, French songs and Eurotrash meant to be danced to. ‘Lil’ Love’ is our favourite pick but also check out her immensely popular ‘Baby Love’ for music that will get you moving.
When Mixmag calls someone a ‘vital cog in the machinery of UK Dance’ you know you’re in for a treat and Coco is no let down. Nominated for Best Radio Show in the DJ Mag Best of British Awards 2015 she covers all things dance music on Capital XTRA and Capital FM with a wonderful example below.
KStewart is a singer-songwriter from West London who’s sound has gradually developed from dance and RnB towards hip-hop pop. Her song ‘Ain’t Nobody’ received a solid response from the critics, and we’d recommend listening to her latest track, ‘Be Without You’ which combines a zesty beat with great lyrics.
18 year old Jorja made quite an entrance to the music industry her debut track “Blue Lights” and the gentler “A Prince” both receiving the coveted “World Record” on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show. We love that Jorja remains unsigned (by choice) and love her third track “Where Did I Go” too. Her music are great get-ready-for-summer tracks!
Emily Rawson is one of the UK’s most in demand DJs. Her club night, Supa Dupa Fly, is one of the biggest throwback Hiphop & RnB night in the UK and her all female brand, Rock The Belles, is pushing gender boundaries in music by championing female DJ talent. In 2015 Emily was awarded Marie Claire’s ‘Women At The Top’ award and this month sees her launch Supa Dupa Fly’s very own festival in Santorini; four days & nights of Sun, Sand & Supa Dupa Fly!
Sarah is a British/Maltese artist, DJ/producer and musician. She released her first ever mix in October 2012 and her passion for Hip-Hop music, particularly the Trap niche, soon gave her the LadyInTheTRAP trademark. She has a self-titled weekly Wednesday specialist radio show on London’s BANG 103.6 FM which attracts UK and US listeners and she is renowned for breaking new music from across the pond and interviewing the hottest names in HipHop.
From East London, Siobhan found DJing back in 2010. She currently holds down two monthly NTS shows (one by herself, and one as part of the PDA collective), and is set to appear at festivals around the world this summer—not least, The FADER stage at Field Day this month.
Newcomer Lyra’s brand new single Emerald is a brilliant follow-up to her brooding debut single Rabbit in the Headlights. Filled with deep drums and breathy riffs, Lyra’s distinct signature vocal is ever-present. She’s certainly proving to be one of the most unique voices of 2016.
A new inspirational singer songwriter from Croydon, Olivia spent most of her childhood in Soho at her grandfather’s Italian restaurant, which opened her up to a world of fascinating characters, stories and musical genres. She has just played The Great Escape, watched by Ben from Royal Blood and Huw Stephens. Check out Olivia’s new single ‘Lighting Fires’ through her own label VDM Music!
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