Mi-Soul’s Artists To Watch 2022
We’ve put together a list of artists we think YOU need to watch out for this year, handpicked by some of our daytime and specialist presenters.
Lucky Daye chosen by Ronnie Herel
‘Lucky Daye hailing from New Orleans, the RCA recording artist has a wonderfully bright future ahead. With some HUGE collaborations on his CV with Joyce Wrice, H.E.R, Ego Ella May and more recently Earth, Wind and Fire, the former American Idol contestant is sure to make waves in 2022.
Investigate by checking his 2019 Painted then watch this space for 2022 and beyond.’
Joy Crookes chosen by D'Nyce
Marshella Muzic chosen by Calvin Francis
‘The artist everyone needs to watch for 2022 is Marshella Muzic.
Her current album “Moodz” is available to download now and is simply stunning.’
Kadeem Tyrell chosen by Mastermind
Amba Jae chosen by Mastermind
‘Both of these artists are young and extremely talented, and both are UK born and bred. Kadeem’s ‘All my Love’ is and will be a classic that will be played for years and is a show favourite – also watch out for his brother Para-lel.
Blue Lab Beats chosen by Mickey D
‘Blue Lab Beats are my artist to watch in 2022. The new single Motherland features the King of the ‘Afro Beat’ sound Fela Kuti. The album drops in February.’
Ray Estaire chosen by Mike Vitti
‘It has to be Ray Estaire. A sublime vocalist with superb tone and pitch. An unrivalled U.K. voice who not only sings but writes and arranges too.
I’ve seen Ray several times during the course of this last year and worked closely with her on a project at Hampstead Jazz Club, she is a truly outstanding live performer.
For me; Ray Estaire is the real deal who deserves much success.’
Alexis J chosen by DJ Bigger
‘This extremely talented young female R&B artists is going to be hot property in 2022. I have heard three tracks from a forthcoming album “So Many Ways,” which is obviously influenced by the classic quality 90’s R&B sound but has a 2020 twist to it.
“Slow Down” is purist slow jam business and “Delusional” is very Mary J Blige – a truly stunning track vocally, lyrically and musically. The music is produced by UK R&B producer legends 5AM that have produced / remixed the likes of Usher, Lemar, Tyrese, NuLife, Roachford, and many more.’