Toppa Top 21: 21 Artists To Watch For 2014

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January 27, 2014

3. Liam Bailey

The featured vocalist on one of our favorite 2013 tunes, drum and bass kingpin Shy FX’s pitch-perfect reggae throwback “Soon Come,” Liam Bailey comes with impressive credentials. The U.K. singer was signed by Amy Winehouse to her Lioness label, before her death, and is currently working with Amy’s own mentor, production genius Salaam Remi. His catalog thus far is mixed, but not in terms of quality: Bailey, the child of mixed, British and Jamaican parents, is as proficient in soul, as he is in reggae. While we hope he continues his affair with island sounds, we doubt we’ll be mad at whatever he brings next.ย  โ€”Jesse Serwer