We know it's slightly cliche to be 'tipping' people for the top, especially when they're already on their way up and the media machine is in full flow.
So, we tried to be a little different and get two stalwarts of the emerging music scene to give us their tips for 2008. Annie Mac and Nick Grimshaw are top people and host the TV show Sound on BBC 2 and Switch on BBC Radio 1.
Annie's choices :
"She's a cross between punk funk and hip hop. If you like Blondie you'll like it. If you like M.I.A. you'll like it. It's that broad"
"She's a girl from Chicago who's a rapper. She is amazing. She's just done a track with Kanye West so she's definitely on the up"
"I don't know much about these guys except that they're great"
Nick's choices :
"Sound alot like Paul Simon. Lot's of African beats & cool rhythms"
FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE
"She's this skinny little white girl who sings like some big black momma from the 50's. She's got a big voice. She's full of loads of revengeful songs"
"He lives down my street which is a bonus - he's like some scruffy Russian punk poet. He's wicked. A good lyricist"
Here's a clip of Florence when she played at Filthy Few in May 2007.