Carl at Illegal Tender is still working his way through his 'tips for 2010'.
Whereas most sites threw together a list of 'hyped artists' at the end of December/beginning of January, Carl has taken the time to put together a list of names that even the most clued in hype-mongers are unlikely to have heard of.
As well as the the excellent Talking Pictures and Velo, Illegal Tender are endorsing slinky synthmeister Japayork.
Sounding like an intoxicating mix of Monarchy, Nightwaves and maybe even a less-shrill Dan Black, the 22-year-old is also seemingly a graphic design whizz.
Japayork's track 'Our Now' is something of a corker and comes backed with a moody video that shows off his aforementioned design skills.
Check out his Myspace to see what else is lurking up his sleeve.