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Co-host of A1: The Podcast and DJ Jade Le Flay Breaks Down Her Top Artists To Look Out For In 2022

10 February 2022 | 4:27 pm | Parry Tritsiniotis

Given her incredible track record as a tastemaker, we've asked Jade Le Flay to break down her top 10 artists to look out for across 2022. 

Jade Le Flay is a tastemaker in the Australian music scene of the highest kind, being a prominent DJ and co-hosting A1: The Podcast on Spotify.

Since her youth, it was inevitable that Jade would enter the Australian music scene. Born into a family of DJs, Jade has become one of the go-to party starters, having hosted events for the likes of Rihanna, Future and Anderson Paak. In 202 she launched 'Only with Jade Le Flay', a podcast which quickly claimed much momentum with high tier Australian hip hop guests.

Jade has also founded local event Selected where youth culture and the next generation of DJs gather at premium events at some of the best venues in Sydney/Eora.

What makes Le Flay so likeable is her constant striving to support and nourish the Australian creative hip-hop space. Throughout producing, content creation, podcasting, DJing, one thing remains common, her robust effort and passion to make change in a predominantly male industry, while constantly supporting her community and roots.

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Given her incredible track record as a tastemaker, we've asked Jade Le Flay to break down her top 10 artists to look out for across 2022.

Having released banger after banger in 2021 the streets know Mal has endless sauce and this might be his year to shine a little more broadly. His music could have you raging a slightly less aggressively than usual, two stepping in the club or dancing on poles #respectively. It just makes the people move. Babyface is a unique sound and the samples on his tracks make you scrunch up your face and say "whatever this is, I need more".

Australia's rnb queen has been teasing music on socials a lot lately after an already solid 2021 and I know she'll continue to win the hearts of new fans daily with her soulful and beautiful energy. Her music is calming and I listen to her the most when I'm just straight chillin at home or cruising in my car.

Sydney's DSP dropped a remix of the recently popular UK track "Packs and Potions" that I personally think smoked the original. DSP's voice has this deep raspiness to it which makes his already witty and cheeky bars sound extra dope. Looking forward to more high energy music from DSP but we also know he has a more serious side to him which I think fans are also keen to see more of.

After selling out his first live show end of 2021, Selasie set himself up for a solid year to come! Selasie's more soulful and moody feels are refreshing in the Aus music landscape and palatable for all people to enjoy. It definitely gives me rnb meets pop but more hip hop. Definitely one to watch this year!

Having moved from Melbourne to Sydney in 2021, Kobi has taken destiny in her own hands and has found herself hyping stages and clubs collecting fans as she goes. Her 2021 single "Fiji Water" is a wavey one that makes you want to sip chilled fiji water in a spa while eating mangos and oysters. It's a whole vibe and she's a vibe. I hope to see her take off this year.

Most diverse in the game, Jaecy proves he has the goods time and time again. Style, flow and a heart of gold to match, if you aren't cheering for Jaecy then you might just be a hater with questionable taste. I hope to hear more of his danceable party tracks this year where Jaecy boasts his effortless style and cool energy. There's no party in Sydney you don't hear Jaecy played at and I think that pays tribute to the fact of how likable his music is.

Youngn Lipz

In 2021, Lipz proved he could deliver a very compelling and award winning album "Area Baby" - an ode to the West ends Lipz was raised in and even featured international star M Hunhco. Breaking into the music scene having gone viral on social media with his earlier songs, we can clearly see an upward trajectory here where most may have peaked early on. No doubt with the support of his fans, Lipz will claim even bigger stardom this year.


Dropped his first single "Due Time" in Jan and has quickly gained respect from heavyweight champs like Hooligan Hefs who I predict might jump on a track together this year. Kahukz teased his next single "Bonnie and Clyde" due to be released in Feb which to me shows there could be a great team behind him with the work rate and consistency to match. It's great to know drill isn't leaving anytime soon and the stories of young modern day Australian's will still be told.

Larissa Lambert

One of Australia's most talented singers in the game, she just landed her first billboard in Times Square New York which shows she is well and truly on her way to Kid Laroi fame. Our rnb princess is often dropping gems online that go viral overnight and we can all agree her talent and work rate alone is enough to know she's a star - can't wait for that one album to send her soaring!

One Four

The return of YP, one of the members of the group, means 2022 will be a glorious reunion for all One Four fans to enjoy! We know the group pioneered Aus drill across international waters and there's no denying that when the group is together, they produce culture shifting hits!

Jade Le Flay was recently featured in JD Sports and Nike’s latest ‘Style on Speed Dial’ campaign alongside the likes of ONEFOUR, Becca Hatch, and Kobie Dee which you can watch HERE.