Janelle Monáe is a perfect blend of the sources that nurtured her. The American artist and actress has Michael Jackson’s moves, James Brown’s funk, the frivolity of her great mentor Prince and Erykah Badu’s social radar. Put it all together and you have the ultimate superstar and one of the most dynamic artists around. Monáe has learned her trade from the greats. She took her first steps under the watchful eyes of Puff Daddy and Big Boi (Outkast). She has painstakingly developed a sophisticated persona, creating gifted pop which deals intelligently with identity and sexuality. Her futuristic soul revue receives glowing praise everywhere it goes and is one of the best things to be seen on stage at the moment.