21 year old Denzel Curry from Florida, 21 year old Post Malone from Texas and 19 year old Jorja Smith from Walsall have been on a victory lap of sorts. 2016 has witnessed these 3 artists rise in their respective ranks, gain a significant foothold and stir up a committed fanbase. One may not be like the other, but a fan of one, could quite easily be a fan of the other.
Genre non-specific music fans are surfing different waters, spanning the agro-punk rage of Curry’s Imperial, to the highs and lows of Malone’s Stony, to the raw-soul stirrings of Smith’s Project 11. Both Denzel Curry and Post Malone made their respective live debuts at Semtex’s Arrival stage, returning again to the UK shores in December ’16. The UK’s own Jorja Smith debuted her first live tour, sold-out across London, Manchester and Birmingham, wrapping up a year that’s set her as a one to watch in 2017.