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When it comes to mixing styles and genres, there are few singer-songwriters that innovate as freely as Northampton's Jay Brown. The young singer, born to Jamaican parents, spent her youth teaching herself the guitar and penning tracks by skate parks. Rock riffs merge with hip hop beats while her husky vocals jump from cockney to northern and back again. Her indie-electronic track 'Video' won the attention of local BBC specialist shows and garnered support from Radio 1's Zane Lowe. The track was quickly selected for the BBC Introducing slot on the Radio 1 playlist, earmarking her as a future star about to emerge from the UK. Her contemporary blend of urban beats and rockin' riffs earned her a spot on the BBC Introducing stage at this year's Glastonbury. And boy, did she blow their socks off, captivating the audience and acquiring a major slot on the BBC's TV coverage of the festival. Jay Brown released EP 'Keep Talking' in July this year providing an enticing taster of what is yet to come. Having been collaborating with Bastille's Dan Smith after supporting the group on tour last year, Jay Brown will release further material though Bastile's label Crooked Cynics, with an album to follow in 2014.