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    TALA

    Picked by: Jamila (@crueljamila), Cruel Rhythm

    Tala's incredibly exciting debut EP has had the internet in a tizzy over the past couple of weeks, and rightly so. Lead track, "The Duchess," effortlessly welds together influences that range from Iranian pop princesses to Prince to Timbaland, and "Serbia" displays a confidence in blending the traditional with the contemporary. That's just a tiny glimpse into the potential of this west-London bred singer, songwriter and producer.

    With the Serbia EP scheduled to drop via the ever forward thinking Aesop label in June, it's only a matter of time before the exotic, mysterious world of Tala goes stratospheric.