Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Made E in 1993; STYLE; Young, Gifted and 20. from Photographers to Actors and Artists, Dazed & Confused Introduces the Brightest of London's Next Creative Generation, Says Emma McCarthy

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Made E in 1993; STYLE; Young, Gifted and 20. from Photographers to Actors and Artists, Dazed & Confused Introduces the Brightest of London's Next Creative Generation, Says Emma McCarthy

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Byline: Emma McCarthy

CAN you remember what you were doing in 1993? Victoria, Emma, Geri and Mels C and B met for the first time. Irvine Welsh was busy penning Trainspotting. And the rest of the nation was making its way to the closest cinema to be scared witless by Jurassic Park.

It was a time that gave us some of pop culture's finest moments, and so in fitting tribute, Dazed & Confused has devoted its latest issue to that very year. Of course, the pages are littered with some of '93's biggest icons -- from Wu-Tang Clan to Claudia Schiffer and Ace of Base -- but that's not all that went down. It seems that those 12 months were also fruitful for producing the hottest new talent making a name for themselves in 2013.

"The new issue is dedicated to 1993.

But at its core, it's about the future," explains editor-in-chief Tim Noakes, who cherry-picked 20 of the brightest rising stars turning 20 this year. "We wanted to shine a spotlight on a selection of emerging musicians, actors, photographers, models and artists born in that year because their generation is the first to live wholly in the age of the web browser."

Along with cover star Chance the Rapper -- the hip hop sensation whose debut mixtape was downloaded 50,000 times within 24 hours -- the young starlets in the 20/20 Visions portfolio are quick to recognise the impact of technology on their careers.

"I think being born in the 1990s has been really valuable for me and other young artists," says photographer Eleanor Hardwick, who found an outlet for her fledgling images via a newly launched Flickr. "We are the first generation brought up on the internet, which is a level playing field for younger artists."

Now, as they say goodbye to their teenage years, we take a look at five of the most promising Londoners ready to redefine pop culture's next era.

The latest edition of Dazed & Confused is out now SASHA KEABLE R&B ARTIST Along with regular slots at Wireless, a guest appearance on Disclosure's debut album and UK tours with both N-Dubz and Tinie Tempah already under her belt, the future is looking exceedingly bright for Sasha Keable. …

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