It's a welcome accolade for this niche songsmith, long overlooked for his subtle, anti-commercial production style.
In 2012, his nuanced work on 'Call My Name' and the 'We Found Love' found a modest audience — as did the barely-there vocal strains of Florence Welch in 'Sweet Nothing'.
Music News compiled the list, as quoted here — at number two came the brazenly publicity-hungry Sia, while the notoriously zany fun. are at number three. Carl Falk and Rami Yacoub are at number 4, being the producers responsible for the rarely-heard 'Starships' and 'Live While We're Young, while hellraisers Coldplay are at number 5.