8. Jesse Royal, In Comes The Small Axe
One of the top artists in the constantly-growing new roots revival is young Jamaican singer Jesse Royal, and he kept the buzz alive this year with the release of his sophomore mixtape, In Comes The Small Axe. The mix sheds a great deal of light on a voice you’ll definitely be hearing more of in ’14 with a healthy 22 tracks of original material mixed by DJ Tall Up. Stream below, download here.