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4. Mac DeMarco
What do we like best about Vancouver's Mac DeMarco? Is it his lovely gapped-teeth, his charming drawl and personable presence in interviews, his gender-bending, out-of-the-box music videos, or his completely authentic and unhinged live performances? We can't decide, but we do know one thing: This off-kilter, glam-inspired rocker's got that something special, and we'll take as much of it as we can get.
3. Blood Orange
Dev Hynes has been writing, producing, and performing original music since the mid-2000s, whether under the moniker Lightspeed Champion, or for other artists like Solange Knowles, Theophilus London, Basement Jaxx, and Sky Ferreira. But it wasn't until his latest solo project Blood Orange that he hit his stride and really came into his own sound.
The Essex-born artist currently resides in Brooklyn, where he's regularly seen out and about with best friend and fellow Brit, model and TV personality Alexa Chung. Lately, he's been changing things up by offering listening sessions of a rough cut of his latest album in his car as he drives around NYC, announced via his Twitter.
For his live performances as Blood Orange, it's just Dev with his laptop and electric guitar, and whether he's crooning sexily into the microphone or shredding in an '80s-inspired solo, that's all we really need.