Gilles Peterson‘s Worldwide Awards have come and gone yet another year, but not without putting us on to some fresh frequencies to rock with in the new year, which typically comes with the winner of his “Breakthrough Artist Of The Year” honors. Except this time around, we’ve been on to Peterson’s selection since the get. This year’s winner of his most prestigious award went to none other than London’s femme fatale Little Simz and we couldn’t be happier for her or deeper in our “told ya so” grin.
Let’s be honest though, if the litany of sounds and sights Simz has gifted us over the last three sixty-five can be taken as any indication as to what we can expect from her over the next year, then we’ve got a whole lot to look forward to. If you’re not up on the sensational Simz, jump back and peep the visuals for “Quest Luv” or the “The Square” and treat yourself to a heaping handful of her EPs AGE 101 : DROP 1 and AGE 101 : DROP 2, both which are available to hear for the low, low price of free ninety nine. What’s more, Simz appears to be readying the release of her debut full length LP on her very own label AGE 101, so keep it locked for updates on the record, as we’ll be sure to bring you the latest on one of OKP’s favorite UK upstarts.