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19 WE SHOULD HANG OUT MORE Shortly after the release of their thrilling ‘Tradeston Knights’ EP, Sub Club and Berkeley Suite residents John Markey and Oliver Melling became the unfortunate fall guys for Glasgow’s illicit ‘afters’ scene. Necessary conversations about the city’s over-cautious licensing hours have so far failed to materialise, but fortunately nor has any damage to the potential of two of Glasgow’s finest young DJs. (DP)

18 JULIE LIN MACLEOD The chef behind Glasgow’s Malaysian eatery Julie’s Kopitiam became a finalist for the Scottish Women’s Awards Food Entrepreneur of the Year accolade and rightly so. A second Kopitiam venue opened at SWG3’s vibrant acid bar in August and its parent venue, a Southside favourite, features in the 2019 Michelin Guide. (BC)


An outspoken figure in the white male- dominated club scene, Sarra Wild fights the good fight for LGBTQI+ and POC communities. She’s also a brilliant DJ and party organiser, curating the OH141 stage at Jupiter Rising, and rocking crowds from Dundee’s V&A to the Atlas Festival in Marrakech. (SS)


This Emmy-nominated actress and narrator refuses to rest. Besides doing voiceovers for Hollywood animations (How to Train Your Dragon 3 and Lady and the Tramp), she appeared in several TV productions including Ricky Gervais’ After Life and the second season of BBC medical thriller Trust Me. (JK)

15 KAPIL SESHASAYEE Kapil Seshasayee released his debut A Sacred Bore in late 2018. A spiky yet anthemic art-rock album exploring the issue of caste oppression, it won plaudits from Pitchfork and BBC Asian Network, and took him to Glastonbury. He also runs the excellent DesiFuturism website, celebrating forward-looking South Asian culture. (SS)

14 LUCY ELLMANN Edinburgh-based author Lucy Ellmann made waves on the international literary scene with the publication of her 1000-page novel

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Ducks, Newburyport, which delves into the consciousness of an Ohio housewife as she bakes pies in her kitchen. Comparisons to Ulysses and Virginia Woolf immediately followed, as did nominations for the Booker and Goldsmiths prizes. (DC)

13 S-TYPE ‘I wanted to make a record that showcased the sound I’ve been developing over the years: cinematic, bold, colourful music that can be enjoyed at home, on the move or in the club,’ says Bobby Perman, the Glasgow-based producer who goes by the name S-Type. His

new EP ‘Beat’ is out on LuckyMe, his first recording since ‘SV8’ in 2015. ‘In between, I’d been doing a lot of behind-the-scenes work, mixing records for artists,’ Perman says, recalling that he mixed Lunice’s debut album, CCCLX, in Montreal, and flew out to LA for writing sessions with Baauer. ‘I was also musical director for fashion designer Astrid Andersen for three years and wrote original music for a series of short films for Cadillac directed by Sam de Jong. Last year I scored my first feature-length movie, Boyz in the Wood: I’ve always wanted to write music for film, so that was a big deal for me.’ Of 'Beat', Perman says ‘it’s serious music

that’s not to be taken too seriously. I’m working out dates for a tour just now, but what I’m most excited about is my album. It’s been a long time coming but I’m glad I’ve waited to put it out. I’m in the best place now, creatively and mentally.’ (DP)

12 NADINE AISHA JASSAT During a phenomenal year for Nadine Aisha Jassat, she released her debut poetry collection Let Me Tell You This and was named one of the UK’s top ten BAME authors by Jackie Kay. Deft yet unflinching, Jassat’s writing is a tour-de-force confrontation of intersectional prejudice and a vital voice in the Scottish poetry landscape. (AB)


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