South African kid Yannick Ilunga was a member of the Spoek Mathambo crew but is now producing dark, beguiling, post-Afro indie pop with some magnificently weird angles to it. Check out Pressure or Till We Ghosts for the new Cape Town swing.
From Baltimore, Phoebe Jean Dunne makes pop music that sparkles and glows with all manner of different tricks and teases. One part Neneh Cherry to one part Santigold, her debut album, Heartbreakers, is full of dashing funk and strong tunes.
The lady from a prestigious French cultural family (Jane Birkin is her mère and film director Jacques Doillon is her père) has ’em swooning with chic folk and boho pop. Debut album Places, produced by Etienne Daho, is a good place to go to find out more.