Jai Paul

Electro-soul soloist Jai Paul hit the scene in 2010 with the slick single "BTSTU." Sounding like London's answer to Dâm-Funk with an achingly sung "Don't fuck with me" hook over a synth-heavy, bubbling beat, the song caught the attention of several labels, including Polydor and Warp.

A bidding war ensued, but ultimately, Paul chose to sign with XL Records at the year's end, and his debut EP was slated for early 2011. ~ Jason Lymangrover, Rovi

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