Following Stormzy's run up the charts, 2019 proved to be a banner year for British hip-hop with a trio of masterpieces. America's myriad hip-hop scenes delivered the goods, and African rap gave us many stellar releases.
In this edition, we have the talents of London-based producer Swindle, the slow-burning new song from Team Picture, minimalist electropop from Sasha, bruising post-hardcore from I Cried Wolf, and a little Christmas ditty from Dirty Nice.
Featuring stunning new sounds from Fujiya and Miyagi frontman David Best, anthemic alt-rock from Fatherson, fresh dancehall influenced grime from Stratz, emotive post-dubstep from Model Man, and a sun-drenched banger from Petrie.
London's Dusky return after a five-year hiatus with their first major label release that shows increasing focus and direction, which results in not only some fantastic songs but a well-structured and perfectly paced record.