BBC Sound of 2014: In the flat with Sampha
7 January 2014 Last updated at 07:50 GMT
Sampha has come fourth in the BBC Sound of 2014 new music list, which aims to showcase the rising stars to watch in the year ahead.
The list was compiled using tips from more than 170 music critics, DJs and bloggers. We are revealing one artist from the top five in reverse order every day until Friday, when the winner will be announced.
Sampha's sparse beats and mournful piano chords have seen him compared to former Sound Of nominee and Mercury Prize-winner James Blake.
BBC News went to visit Sampha at his brother's flat in south London - a place which he says has given him a lot of inspiration.
Video journalists: Alex Stanger and John Galliver