January has seen some excellent debut artists come full flight; with the likes of Nick Klein, Mattias Svensson and Refs (all below) putting out music for the very first time online with a great deal of traction, this year will no doubt be yet another landmark year for independent artists. It begs the questions as to whether the next five years or so will see the demise of major labels as industry folk are really understanding the pulling weight the internet and social media really has to offer. Only time will tell, but let’s get back to the music: here’s our monthly roundup of the 30 best tracks we’ve found over January. As always, things start off with some singer/songwriters, r&b and pop to the more clubbier dance music towards the second half. Listen continually here.