The Stingray Blog - blog https://blog.stingray.com/rss.xml en RnB Rising | 5 Artists to Watch https://blog.stingray.com/rnb-rising-5-artists-watch <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">RnB Rising | 5 Artists to Watch</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/eva" lang="" about="/eva" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Eva</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 01/15/2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h2><span><span><span>Smino</span></span></span></h2> <p><img alt="smino" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="3a29a844-c33b-4347-be07-5e826cdd1e93" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/smino.png" /></p> <p><span><span><span>Hailing from St. Louis and now based in Chicago, the rapper first started making music playing drums at an early age. His debut album <i>blkswn</i> was released in 2017 and received widespread praise from artists such as T-Pain and SZA, who both brought him on their respective tours. He has previously played at Lollapalooza and has a slot at Coachella 2019.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>On repeat: “KLINK”</span></span></span></p> <p><span class="button"><a class="button" href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N0625&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=americanafest-2018-fresh-vibe&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=artists-to-watch-september-2018" target="_blank">⏯🎧</a></span></p> <h2><span><span><span>H.E.R.</span></span></span></h2> <p><img alt="her" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="67f9fa67-4c62-485a-b09c-e97f28af068a" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/her.png" /></p> <p><span><span><span>When the Grammy-nominated R&amp;B singer was first on the rise, she kept her identity anonymous so that people would focus on her music rather than her image. At 10 years- old, she was deemed a prodigy when she performed the Alicia Keys song, “No One,” on the TODAY Show. She’s come a long way since then, releasing one album and 5 EPs, and collaborating with artists like Bryson Tiller, Daniel Caesar, and Ella Mai.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>On repeat: “Could’ve Been” feat. Bryson Tiller</span></span></span></p> <p><span class="button"><a class="button" href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1147&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=americanafest-2018-fresh-vibe&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=artists-to-watch-september-2018" target="_blank">⏯🎧</a></span></p> <h2><span><span><span>Joji</span></span></span></h2> <p><img alt="joji" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="41ce88e0-d54b-4cb4-92ff-6d3e1ffda26c" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/joji.png" /></p> <p><span><span><span>Born in Japan and now residing in the United States, he is the first Asian-born artist to reach No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&amp;B/Hip-Hop Albums with <i>Ballads 1</i>. Initially known for his YouTube personality, Pink Guy, he gained popularity when he joined the Asian-American collective 88rising and redirected his career towards music. His album is mostly self-produced but also features collaborations with Clams Casino, Thundercat, Trippie Redd, and Shlohmo. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>On repeat: “Slow Dancing In The Dark”</span></span></span></p> <p><span class="button"><a class="button" href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_S0480&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=americanafest-2018-fresh-vibe&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=artists-to-watch-september-2018" target="_blank">⏯🎧</a></span></p> <h2><span><span><span>Mahalia</span></span></span></h2> <p><img alt="mahalia" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="bdccf01d-5949-4102-9090-ed6f5ba58b65" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/mahalia.png" /></p> <p><span><span><span>The English singer-songwriter signed to Atlantic Records at the age of 13 and was recently nominated for this year’s Critic’s Choice (Brit Award). Her debut EP <i>Never Change</i> was co-created with Drake’s producer, Nineteen85. She supported both Ed Sheeran and Jorja Smith in their shows, worked with artists like Russ, and had her music featured in the Issa Rae’s hit TV show, <i>Insecure</i>. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>On repeat: “I Wish I Missed My Ex”</span></span></span></p> <p><span class="button"><a class="button" href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_S0282&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=americanafest-2018-fresh-vibe&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=artists-to-watch-september-2018" target="_blank">⏯🎧</a></span></p> <h2><span><span><span>The Internet</span></span></span></h2> <p><img alt="theinternet" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="8e50aa4f-9374-4623-9b25-d01d62a94669" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/theinternet.png" /></p> <p><span><span><span>This unconventional L.A.-based R&amp;B band originated from the collective Odd Future. The group is led by Grammy-nominated vocalist, Syd, who self-produced her solo album and has received praise from major artists like Beyoncé, Adele, and Pharrell. The guitarist, Steve Lacy, has produced for Kendrick Lamar, Tyler, The Creator, and J. Cole. Their fourth and latest album <i>Hive Mind</i> has received widespread critical acclaim. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>On repeat: “Come Over”</span></span></span></p> <p><span class="button"><a class="button" href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N0542&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=americanafest-2018-fresh-vibe&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=artists-to-watch-september-2018" target="_blank">⏯🎧</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <h2> </h2> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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My goal is not to spark endless debate, but to make you discover new music. And spark endless debate.</span></span></span></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h2><span><span><span><span><span>5. Vince Staples – FM!</span></span></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span><span><span><img alt="Vince Staples – FM!" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="8dd92a9e-a78f-4b0a-9816-d10fa7a6e9fa" height="531" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Vince%20Staples%20%E2%80%93%20FM%21.jpg" width="531" /></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>___</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Cali native Vince Staples is smarter than your average trap rapper, as he constantly flips the mainstream rap formula on its head with dark humour, irony and unpredictable detours. FM! is a breezy listen, a compact 22-minute album formatted to sound like a radio program. Catchy songs are punctuated by disc jockeys taking calls. High-profile guests drop by and do their thing on a 45-second song snippet, never to be heard from again. Barely any track breaks the 3-minute mark. A slightly disorienting, yet very rewarding project.</span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span><span><span><span>4. Jay Rock – Redemption</span></span></span></span></span></h2> <p><img alt="Jay Rock – Redemption" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="bebff921-9b68-4bd0-815e-1dddc3e09757" height="318" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Jay%20Rock%20%E2%80%93%20Redemption.png" width="318" /></p> <p>___</p> <p><span><span><span>Another West Coast rapper, Jay Rock is one of the few tenants of the O.G. gangsta rap sound. Redemption, released on the Top Dawg Label (also home to Kendrick Lamar), is simultaneously dark and victorious – a collection of street tales underpinned by glimmers of hope. If you’re into rappers like YG or The Game, check out Jay Rock.</span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span><span><span><span>3. Proc Fiskal – Insula</span></span></span></span></span></h2> <p><img alt="Proc Fiskal – Insula" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="acfd4f8e-c154-4964-94ae-3746997237e4" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Proc%20Fiskal%20%E2%80%93%20Insula.jpg" /></p> <p>___</p> <p><span><span><span>Proc Fiskal is a young Scottish producer whose sound is a blend of jungle, grime and video game music. Most of Insula operates at a tempo that could either be interpreted as “relaxed” or “bonkers”, as each bar is filled to the brim with staccato percussion and sound effects. This is quite a joyful and sunny album overall, released on a label that’s known for its excellent quality control, Hyperdub.</span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span><span><span><span>2. Dave Chose – Dave Chose</span></span></span></span></span></h2> <p><img alt="Dave Chose – Dave Chose" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="9546ad6f-148b-4d90-9b08-fa73f8c02e1b" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Dave%20Chose%20%E2%80%93%20Dave%20Chose.jpg" /></p> <p>___</p> <p><span><span><span>La Presse recently said that Dave Chose’s debut album “talks about a lot of little things”, and I tend to disagree. I’d say it talks about a lot of BIG things – addiction, depression, fear, wanting to be a better person. This is a very personal, relatable, gripping indie folk-rock album anchored by tasteful and sometimes grandiose production. I’m excited to see what’s next for Dave Chose, as you should be. Protip: get a hold of the lyrics.</span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span><span><span><span>1. Travis Scott – Astroworld</span></span></span></span></span></h2> <p><img alt="Travis Scott – Astroworld" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="6c12bbea-9e8a-49b7-a080-0fa6257b3d88" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Travis%20Scott%20%E2%80%93%20Astroworld.png" /></p> <p>___</p> <p><span><span><span>I love/hate this album. The lyrics are vague and not really about anything. Travis Scott proudly deals in tired hip-hop tropes: sex, drugs, being the best in the game. Yay, Drake drops by and raps about taking Xanax so he can sleep through a flight. Cool story, bro. So why can’t I stop listening to Astroworld? Well for one, the over-the-top, alien production is amazing. If Vince Staples flips the genre on its head with his lyrics, Travis Scott is doing the same with the beats. The album’s biggest single, “Sicko Mode”, is an extended three-parter that gets more and more exciting as it progresses (it’s like the opposite of The Matrix trilogy). And if you’re at all familiar with Southern hip-hop, you’ll catch dozens of references to the region’s rich musical history: DJ Screw, Big Hawk, Goodie Mob and countless others are given shout-outs here. So if, like me, you’re of the “music first, lyrics second” type when it comes to hip-hop, then I highly recommend Astroworld.</span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><span><span><span>Final disclaimer: I’m still digesting the new Earl Sweatshirt album. Can I put it in my 2019 list?</span></span></span></p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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Toutefois, avant de tourner la page sur ce millésime, pourquoi ne pas prêter attention à ses récoltes musicales les plus marquantes. Voici 10 joyaux qui ont su nous toucher, divertir, élever l’âme, voire même nous secouer. Levons nos verres aux meilleurs albums de l’année 2018!</p> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"><img alt="01.Après Fred Pellerin" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="59b7450a-3804-4658-a383-24b130ebc14c" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/01.Apr%C3%A8s%20Fred%20Pellerin_0.jpg" /></div> <div class="col"> <p> </p> <p><span class="size-h3"><span class="color-white">1. <strong><em> Après</em> de Fred Pellerin </strong></span></span></p> <p><span class="size-h3"><span class="color-white">__</span></span></p> <p><span class="color-white">Ce disque, c’est Fred Pellerin qui nous invite dans le confort de sa maison. Nous conviant chaleureusement à prendre place dans son salon, sur le bord d’un magnifique feu de foyer, un bon café chaud à la main. Ses interprétations nous réconfortent et nous calment. Un véritable temps d’arrêt au flux continuel de nos espaces-temps trop souvent expéditifs. Fred Pellerin nous aide à prendre le temps au lieu de courir <strong>après</strong>.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row"> <div class="col"> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><span class="color-black"><span class="size-h3"><span class="color-black">2. <strong><em> Darlène</em> d'Hubert Lenoir </strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span class="color-black"><span class="size-h3"><span class="color-black">__</span></span></span></p> <p><span class="color-black">Album pop audacieux qui mélange les influences de soul, de glam rock, de jazz et de psychédélique. De beaux arrangements à l’étoffe libérée qui donne envie de danser. Et que dire de la présence du saxophone qui titille nos tympans de ses admirables lignes mélodiques. Un opéra postmoderne qui a les qualités de traverser le temps. En prêtant une oreille à la musique d’Hubert Lenoir, nous nous ouvrons de surcroît à cette nouvelle génération d’artistes inventifs et surprenants.</span></p> </div> <div class="col"> <p><img alt="02. Darlène d’Hubert Lenoir" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="7380a110-bccd-4600-b6bc-cb585acd4871" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/02.Darl%C3%A8ne%20d%E2%80%99Hubert%20Lenoir.jpg" /></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"><img alt="03.Cure d’Eddy de Pretto" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="8b353dd2-bfe5-4894-a099-ffda7fa5061d" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/03.Cure%20d%E2%80%99Eddy%20de%20Pretto.jpg" /></div> <div class="col"> <p> </p> <p><span class="size-h3"><span class="color-white">3. <strong><em> Cure</em> d'Eddy de Pretto</strong></span></span></p> <p><span class="size-h3"><span class="color-white">__</span></span></p> <p><span class="color-white">Un album rap qui puise son essence dans la chanson française. Brel et Brassens auraient été certainement séduits par ce jeune auteur. Les textes sont vifs, incisifs et lui permettent de matérialiser ses maux en d’admirables combinaisons de mots. Il se raconte avec éloquence et véhémence. Une perle d’inventivité qu’Eddy de Pretto offre à la musique française. Ses textes sont des colliers de mots que l’on porte fièrement au cou, soit entre le cœur et la tête, entre la raison et la passion. Là où l’émotion est interprétée avec une grande lucidité.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row"> <div class="col"> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><span class="color-black"><span class="size-h3"><span class="color-black">4. <strong><em> Bleu nuit</em> de Claude Bégin</strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span class="color-black"><span class="size-h3"><span class="color-black">__</span></span></span></p> <p><span class="color-black">Véritable menuisier de la chanson, Claude Bégin signe la réalisation et les arrangements de son 2e album avec grande inspiration. Le multi-instrumentiste assemble efficacement de jolies mélodies pop à des rythmes urbains. Superbement, il fait jaillir d’excellentes envolées de cordes sur ses chansons. C’est d’ailleurs ces arrangements orchestraux qui confèrent une aura cinématographique à l’ensemble de l’œuvre. La puissance de sa musique nous transporte pleinement sur la chanson "Si tu m’invites".</span></p> </div> <div class="col"> <p><img alt="02. Darlène d’Hubert Lenoir" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e498f690-8863-4d54-bbb5-21bcaf4b652f" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/04.Bleu%20nuit%20de%20Claude%20B%C3%A9gin.jpg" /></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"><img alt="Petites mains précieuses d’Ariane Moffatt" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f4e7c302-edc7-4d5c-8da9-99b09541fd5e" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/05.Petites%20mains%20pr%C3%A9cieuses%20d%E2%80%99Ariane%20Moffatt.jpg" /></div> <div class="col"> <p> </p> <p><span class="size-h3"><span class="color-white">5. <strong><em> Petites mains précieuses</em> d'Ariane Moffatt</strong></span></span></p> <p><span class="size-h3"><span class="color-white">__</span></span></p> <p><span class="color-white">Un album soigné et poli. L’auditeur est respecté dans sa quête à recevoir des chansons justes et professionnellement réalisées. Et c’est justement ce professionnalisme qui donne à cet album sa force. Avec Philippe Brault à la réalisation, la musique et les paroles sont d’une qualité qui confère à ce disque une belle profondeur. Chaque mot y est déposé comme on porte un enfant à son lit. Avec intelligente et attention, Ariane Moffatt nous livre des chansons intimes directement tirées de son essence.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row"> <div class="col"> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><span class="color-black"><span class="size-h3"><span class="color-black">6. <strong><em> Premier Juin</em> de Lydia Képinski</strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span class="color-black"><span class="size-h3"><span class="color-black">__</span></span></span></p> <p><span class="color-black">Dès l’écoute de sa chanson portant le même titre que l’album, nous vivons une expérience auditive hors du commun. La recherche d’un ailleurs dans sa démarche artistique nous séduit totalement. Espiègle, elle se livre avec une vigueur juvénile. L’ensemble de l’œuvre est empreint une souveraineté vitaminée. C’est dans un rock-électropop parfaitement assorti que sa proposition musicale reste brillamment oxygénée. Bien qu’elle puisse parfois jouer autour de la piscine des conventions, elle n’y plonge jamais. Pas même un orteil. Elle ne fait que la surveiller afin de ne pas y tomber par inadvertance.</span></p> </div> <div class="col"> <p><img alt="Premier juin Lydia Képinski" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a395034c-9eb8-4daa-94cd-c706b0fb4284" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/06.Premier%20juin%20Lydia%20K%C3%A9pinski.jpg" /></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"><img alt="07.L’Amour et le chaos d’Alfa Rococo" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="abf9b911-e642-479c-8a66-13f06c571e1d" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/07.L%E2%80%99Amour%20et%20le%20chaos%20d%E2%80%99Alfa%20Rococo.jpg" /></div> <div class="col"> <p> </p> <p><span class="size-h3"><span class="color-white">7. <strong><em> L'amour et le chaos </em>d'Alfa Rococo</strong></span></span></p> <p><span class="size-h3"><span class="color-white">__</span></span></p> <p><span class="color-white">Un voyage captivant à travers les hauts et les bas de notre époque précaire. Le duo peint un portrait lucide de notre société où le pessimisme et l’optimisme se rencontre à couteaux tirés. La musique pop moderne qu’ils proposent se veut un excellent vecteur d’espérance qui perfore l’épaisse couche de nos angoisses urbaines. Dans un élan de conviction, Alfa Rococo nous souffle à l’oreille que quelque chose de plus beau va renaître. Une brise poétique à nos âmes affligées.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row"> <div class="col"> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><span class="color-black"><span class="size-h3"><span class="color-black">8. <strong><em> En cas de tempête, ce jardin sera fermé</em> de Coeur de Pirate</strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span class="color-black"><span class="size-h3"><span class="color-black">__</span></span></span></p> <p><span class="color-black">Un 4e album bien ficelé pour cette auteure-compositrice-interprète de qualité. Sa poésie ne manque jamais à l’appel sur cet album exclusivement francophone. Cœur de Pirate nous offre de belles mélodies pop française moderne qui prennent racine dans un romantisme tout aussi contemporain. Si l’amour a toujours été chanté, la chanteuse poursuit cette tradition dans une intensité et une beauté dont seuls les artistes de talent savent le faire.</span></p> </div> <div class="col"> <p><img alt="08.En cas de tempête, ce jardin sera fermé de Cœur de pirate " data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a3a1089a-173e-4c56-95b8-32d8efc99640" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/08.En%20cas%20de%20temp%C3%AAte%2C%20ce%20jardin%20sera%20ferm%C3%A9%20de%20C%C5%93ur%20de%20pirate%20.jpg" /></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"><img alt="09.Grosso-Modo Seba et Horg" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="cebfdb81-f74b-46bf-a5dd-1514a7fc3711" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/09.Grosso-Modo%20Seba%20et%20Horg.jpg" /></div> <div class="col"> <p> </p> <p><span class="size-h3"><span class="color-white">9. <strong><em> Grosso-Modo</em> de Seba et Horg</strong></span></span></p> <p><span class="size-h3"><span class="color-white">__</span></span></p> <p><span class="color-white">Avec leur premier « single » Vintage à l’os, le duo est arrivé en force dans le décor musical québécois. Des chansons créées avec d’honnêtes et efficaces arrangements. On baigne dans une atmosphère musicale légère sans être simple. L’humour y est bien joué sans jamais tomber dans la dérision facile. Du pur divertissement! Des textes bien ancrés dans la culture populaire. Cet album est <strong>Grosso-Modo</strong> la vision de nous qu’il nous manquait.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row"> <div class="col"> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><span class="color-black"><span class="size-h3"><span class="color-black">10. <strong><em> Les matricides</em> de Fuudge</strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span class="color-black"><span class="size-h3"><span class="color-black">__</span></span></span></p> <p><span class="color-black">Fuudge, ce sont des musiciens montréalais diplômés en matière de rock abrasif et puissant. Parfois, ils s’évadent dans des passages psychédéliques pour mieux revenir au rock lourd. Tel un éléphant dans une boutique de porcelaine, ça brasse et ça casse! De solides lignes mélodiques dessinées au crayon noir foncé provoquent une catharsis émotionnelle. Les crottes sur le cœur sont rapidement chassées. Le « Air guitar » est également garanti.</span></p> </div> <div class="col"> <p><img alt="10.Les matricides Fuudge" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="20142065-c667-4804-b8b8-fef9f86f2c11" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/10.Les%20matricides%20Fuudge.jpg" /></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p><strong>Restez à l'affût des dernières nouvelles musicales. 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To help you find the perfect festive soundtrack to every occasion, here is our Top 10 most popular Christmas music channels. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Whether you are looking to relax or party, there is a holiday music selection for every moment and every mood! </span></span></span></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <p>__</p> <p><strong><a href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N0994?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">⏯Spa for the Holidays </a></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>The holidays don't only have to be about friends, family, boisterous parties and endless meals. They can also be about taking the time to recharge with seasonal, downtempo music.</span></span></span></p> <p>__</p> <p><strong><a href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_S0306?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">⏯Holiday Instrumentals</a></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>Christmas vacations are made for long naps while the snow gently falls outside the window. Get under the blankets and put on this quiet collection of instrumental pieces.</span></span></span></p> <p>__</p> <p><strong><a href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N0681?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">⏯Best Christmas Songs of All Time</a></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>What do Bing Crosby, Mariah Carey and John Lennon have in common? They are featured in this channel of the best Christmas songs of all times! Guaranteed to get you in a joyous holiday spirit!</span></span></span></p> <p>__</p> <p><strong><a href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_S0305?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">⏯Best Christmas Songs of All Time</a></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>Even if you've never worn a Stetson or raised a barn, you'll feel like a real, line-dancing country boy (or girl) with this channel of holiday songs by today's country music stars.</span></span></span></p> <p>__</p> <p><strong><a href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N0733?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">⏯Classical Christmas</a></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>Get into the holiday spirit with these classical renditions of contemporary Christmas carols.</span></span></span></p> <p>__</p> <p><strong><a href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_SC0060?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">⏯Reels et gigues du temps des fêtes</a></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>Have a very, merry traditional holiday party with these Quebec jigs and reels no one can resist!</span></span></span></p> <p>__</p> <p><strong><a href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_S0302?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">⏯A Very Cozy Christmas</a></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>Frazzled by the hustle and bustle of the holiday season? You need the gentle pop melodies featured in this channel of modern Christmas songs.</span></span></span></p> <p>__</p> <p><strong><a href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N0906?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">⏯The Softer Side of Christmas</a></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>Give yourself the gift of a warm and cozy night in this Holiday season. These lush and peaceful French and English-language songs are perfect for snuggling by the fire while the snow gently falls and the Christmas tree lights twinkle.</span></span></span></p> <p>__</p> <p><strong><a href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_S0307?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">⏯Joyeux Noël Retro!</a></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>Give your Christmas gathering an unmistakable Quebec flair with this collection of retro holiday tunes.</span></span></span></p> <p>__</p> <p><strong><a href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_S0301?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">⏯It's a Christmas Party!</a></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>For a legendary holiday party, serve up this channel of fun and quirky Christmas songs. Will have even Santa grooving on the dance floor.</span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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Here is our ultimate gift guide for music lovers!</span></span></span></p> <h1><span><span><span><span><span>A subscription to Stingray Qello </span></span></span></span></span></h1> <ul><li><span><span><span>The perfect gift for <strong>your dad, uncle or aunt</strong>! </span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>Stingray Qello is an online streaming platform and mobile app that gives access to a catalog of over 2,000 concerts films and music documentaries. Primarily rock-centric, the Stingray Qello library is also full of live performances and archival footages of big names in various genres from pop, to jazz, classical, blues, metal, country, and R&amp;B, to name a few. Stingray Qello has something for everyone! New videos are added every week, ensuring a variety of content that you'll never tire of. You can <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="https://qello.com/gift?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">offer a Stingray Qello</a> All-Access pass</span></span> for 6 months or a year at special 50% discount during the holidays.</span></span></span></p> <h1><span><span><span><span><span>Classical music concert tickets </span></span></span></span></span></h1> <ul><li><span><span><span>The perfect gift for <strong>your brothers, sisters, your in-laws, friends or yourself</strong>!</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>Whether you are an expert or newcomer to the genre, attending a classical music concert is always an exceptional and striking experience. If you are looking for a gift for someone in Montreal, think of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal! The OSM has a <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="https://www.osm.ca/en/christmas-offer/" target="_blank">special offer</a> </span></span>for the holidays: 2 concerts for $70 or 3 concerts for $100. This offer can be applied to nearly 15 concerts, including Mozart's <i>Requiem</i>, Brahms’ symphonies, and Berlioz's <i>Symphonie fantastique</i>.</span></span></span></p> <h1><span><span><span><span><span>Music lessons</span></span></span></span></span></h1> <ul><li><span><span><span>The perfect gift for <strong>your spouse, sister-in-law, brother-in-law or cousin</strong>!</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>If you didn’t have the chance to learn to play an instrument when you were young, learning as an adult can be a challenge. But what a beautiful challenge! Offering music lessons can be a great way to motivate a loved one who wouldn’t dare to start learning on their own.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Private lessons, classes at a music conservatory, audiobooks, online tutorials, mobile apps…there are many ways to learn to play an instrument. For example, if you want to learn to play the piano or to resume your learning, we recommend you try the <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/piano-academy-learn-piano/id1390574671?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">Piano Academy</a></span></span> app! This well-designed app that will guide you through the basics, step by step.</span></span></span></p> <h1><span><span><span><span><span>A book</span></span></span></span></span></h1> <ul><li><span><span><span>The perfect gift for <strong>a friend, parent or grandparent</strong>!</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>This gift idea that may seem dull, but it could make someone very happy! Consider offering books to every music lovers on your list, whether they like to read or not! Biographies, novels, historical works, or archival photo albums; the options are endless. Whether the book covers a specific event, music genre, instrument, artist or era, there is no doubt you will find something to fascinate your loved ones!</span></span></span></p> <h1><span><span><span><span><span>The Singing Machine</span></span></span></span></span></h1> <ul><li><span><span><span>The perfect gift <strong>for the whole family</strong>!</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>The <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="https://singingmachine.com/" target="_blank">Singing Machine</a></span></span> is a must-have for all karaoke fans! There are several models to help organize a karaoke party anywhere, anytime. The sound system is exceptional, and you can connect several microphones to perform duets or as a trio!</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span>Use the<a href="http://onelink.to/43j7dw" target="_blank"> mobile app </a>to connect via Bluetooth to the Singing Machine and stream more than 14,000 songs. Or create your own personal library using the Karaoke Store and play them on your Singing Machine with USB.</span></span></p> <h1><span><span><span><span><span>Artist Merch</span></span></span></span></span></h1> <ul><li><span><span><span>The perfect gift <strong>for the biggest fans</strong>!</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>Who doesn’t have in their closet an old T-Shirt featuring a favorite artist? This is the kind of item that you keep for decades! If you are looking for a gift for a true fan, an item from this artist's shop may be the best idea of the year! From autographed guitars, to traditional shirts, pins and personalized guitar picks, there is something to suit all tastes and budgets! And, since our favorite stars have many tricks up their sleeves, explore their other businesses such as cosmetics (hello Rihanna!), ready-to-wear collections (hi Kanye!) or even whiskey (hey Drake!)</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>We hope these few ideas will help you in the final run of the Christmas shopping frenzy!</span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/christmas" hreflang="en">Christmas</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/holiday" hreflang="en">Holiday</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/45" hreflang="en">Stingray Brava</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/97" hreflang="en">Stingray Classica</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingraycmusic" hreflang="en">Stingray CMusic</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/discover" hreflang="en">Discover</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-12/3-Gifts-selection_0.jpg" width="1200" height="628" alt="Wrapping Gift" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:01:52 +0000 Lucille 641 at https://blog.stingray.com Idées cadeaux pour les passionnés de musique https://blog.stingray.com/idees-cadeaux-pour-les-passionnes-de-musique <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Idées cadeaux pour les passionnés de musique </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/114" lang="" about="/user/114" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Lucille</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 12/14/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>Noël approche à grands pas et certains d’entre vous cherchez peut-être encore des idées de cadeaux pour leurs proches. Voici notre guide de cadeaux qui plairont certainement aux passionnés de musique de votre entourage!</span></span></span></p> <h1><span><span><span><span><span>Un abonnement à Stingray Qello</span></span></span></span></span></h1> <ul><li><span><span><span>Le cadeau idéal pour <strong>votre papa, votre oncle ou votre tante</strong>!  </span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>Stingray Qello est une plateforme de streaming en ligne, ainsi qu’une application mobile, qui comprend un catalogue de plus de 2,000 vidéos de concerts et documentaires de musique. Principalement orientée Rock, la bibliothèque Stingray Qello regorge également de performances et d’images d’archives de grands noms de la Pop, du Jazz, du Classique, du Blues, du Métal, de la Country, du R&amp;B… et tant d’autres. Il y en a pour tous les goûts! De nouvelles vidéos sont ajoutées toutes les semaines, ce qui assure un contenu toujours varié, dont vous ne vous lasserez pas. Vous pouvez <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="https://qello.com/gift?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">offrir Stingray Qello</a></span></span> pour une durée de 6 mois ou d’un an. La passe illimitée est offerte à 50% de rabais pendant la période des Fêtes. </span></span></span></p> <h1><span><span><span><span><span>Des places de concert de musique classique</span></span></span></span></span></h1> <ul><li><span><span><span>Le cadeau idéal pour <strong>vos frères et sœurs, vos beaux-parents, vos amis ou pour vous-même</strong>!</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>Que vous soyez fin connaisseur ou novice en la matière, aller voir un concert de musique classique est toujours une expérience exceptionnelle et bien souvent marquante. Si vous cherchez un cadeau pour quelqu’un situé à Montréal, pensez à l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal! L’OSM propose une <a href="https://www.osm.ca/fr/offre-de-noel/" target="_blank">offre spéciale pendant le temps des Fêtes </a>: 2 concerts pour 70 $ ou 3 concerts pour 100 $. Près de 15 concerts sont inclus dans cette offre, dont le <i>Requiem</i> de Mozart, les symphonies de Brahms et la <i>Symphonie fantastique</i> de Berlioz. </span></span></span></p> <h1><span><span><span><span><span>Des leçons de musique</span></span></span></span></span></h1> <ul><li><span><span><span>Le cadeau idéal pour <strong>un ou une ami-e, votre belle-sœur, votre beau-frère ou un cousin</strong>!</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>Si vous n’avez pas eu la chance d’apprendre à jouer d’un instrument lorsque vous étiez jeune, apprendre sur le tard peut s’avérer être un vrai défi. Mais quel beau défi! Offrir une ou plusieurs sessions de leçons de musique peut être une belle façon de motiver un proche qui n’oserait pas se lancer par lui-même. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Cours particuliers, inscription dans un conservatoire de musique, livres audios, tutoriels sur internet, applications mobiles… Il existe bien des manières d’apprendre à jouer d’un instrument. Par exemple, si souhaitez apprendre ou reprendre le piano, nous vous recommandons d’essayer l’application <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/piano-academy-learn-piano/id1390574671?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">Piano Academy</a> </span></span>! C’est un outil très bien fait, qui reprend les bases, étape par étape.</span></span></span></p> <h1><span><span><span><span><span>Un livre </span></span></span></span></span></h1> <ul><li><span><span><span>Le cadeau idéal pour <strong>votre conjoint, vos parents ou vos grands-parents</strong>!</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>Voilà une idée de cadeau qui paraît toute bête, mais qui pourrait bien faire des heureux! Pour tous les mélomanes de votre entourage, qu’ils aiment lire ou non, pensez à offrir des livres! Biographies, romans, ouvrages historiques, ou encore albums d’images d’archives : une belle variété de choix s’offre à vous. Que cela traite d’un événement particulier, d’un genre, d’un instrument, d’un groupe, d’une période… vous trouverez forcément de quoi passionner votre entourage. </span></span></span></p> <h1><span><span><span><span><span>La Singing Machine</span></span></span></span></span></h1> <ul><li><span><span><span>Le cadeau idéal pour <strong>toute la famille!</strong></span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>La <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="https://singingmachine.com/" target="_blank">Singing Machine</a></span></span> est l’indispensable de tous les fans de karaoké! Il existe plusieurs modèles de machines et elles remplissent toutes la même mission avec succès : vous permettre d’organiser des sessions de karaoké à tout moment, où que vous soyez. Le système son des Singing Machines est impeccable, et vous pouvez brancher plusieurs micros en même temps pour performer en duo ou en trio! </span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Utilisez l'<a href="http://onelink.to/43j7dw" target="_blank">application mobile</a> pour vous connecter à la Singing Machine via Bluetooth et diffuser plus de 14 000 chansons. Ou créez votre propre bibliothèque personnelle en utilisant le Karaoke Store et jouez-la sur votre Singing Machine via USB.<span><span><span> </span></span></span></p> <h1><span><span><span><span><span>Merchandising de vos artistes préférés</span></span></span></span></span></h1> <ul><li><span><span><span>Le cadeau idéal pour<strong> les grands fans!</strong></span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>Qui n’a pas dans sa garde-robe un vieux T-shirt à l’effigie d’une superstar? C’est le genre de pièce que l’on garde pendant plusieurs décennies! Alors si vous cherchez un cadeau pour quelqu’un ouvertement fan d’un artiste, une pièce de la boutique de cet artiste peut être la meilleure idée cadeau de l’année! Entre les guitares dédicacées, les traditionnels chandails, les pins ou encore les médiators personnalisés, il y en a pour tous les goûts et tous les budgets! Et comme nos amies les stars ont plus d’une corde à leurs arcs, pensez également à leurs autres entreprises : marques de cosmétiques (coucou Rihanna!), de prêt-à-porter (salut Kanye!) ou même de whisky (allô Drake!).</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Nous espérons que ces quelques idées vous aideront dans la dernière ligne droite du magasinage de Noël! </span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/christmas" hreflang="en">Christmas</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/holiday" hreflang="en">Holiday</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/45" hreflang="en">Stingray Brava</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/97" hreflang="en">Stingray Classica</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingraycmusic" hreflang="en">Stingray CMusic</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/discover" hreflang="en">Discover</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-12/3-Gifts-selection.jpg" width="1200" height="628" alt="Emballage de cadeau" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:50:10 +0000 Lucille 640 at https://blog.stingray.com Jazz Album Of The Year | We Out Here by Various Artists https://blog.stingray.com/jazz-album-year-we-out-here-various-artists <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Jazz Album Of The Year | We Out Here by Various Artists</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/121" lang="" about="/user/121" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Rokas</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 12/12/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span>2018 was full of amazing jazz releases: Kamasi Washington’s <i>Heaven and Earth</i>, Makaya McCraven’s <i><em>Universal Beings</em></i>, and Robert Glasper’s new R+R=Now project. There was also John Coltrane’s lost album <i><em>Both Directions At Once</em></i>. Some amazing hidden gems were released by Ben Lamar Gay, Chris Dave, or Ambrose Akinmusire. And there was the whole British jazz explosion: Ezra Collective, Joe Armon-Jones, Kamaal Williams, Maisha, Moses Boyd, Sons Of Kemet and many more who released new albums in 2018. Yet, no other album epitomized the year better than<em> <i>We Out Here</i></em>.</span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span class="button"><a class="button" href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_S0529&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=americanafest-2018-fresh-vibe&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=artists-to-watch-september-2018" target="_blank">⏯🎧</a></span></p> <p><span><span><span>For many years, Gilles Peterson has been a prime international music tastemaker when it comes to jazz, soul, and pretty much every other related music genre. From his London headquarters, the influential DJ-broadcaster has introduced emerging artists to worldwide audiences on his BBC Radio show as well as through his “Brownswood Recordings” label, the Worldwide Festival and its namesake radio station. Curated by the man himself, <em>We Out Here</em> is a compilation album that showcases the young musicians of the London jazz scene.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Throughout his career, Peterson mainly released compilations albums under his <a>name</a>. Although he has put out many jazz compilations, he has recently focused on Brazilian, African, and Cuban music. No compilation has proved as influential as <i><em>We Out Here</em></i>, which gave a boost to the careers of Maisha, Ezra Collective, Moses Boyd, Theon Cross, Nubya Garcia, and Joe Armon-Jones.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>More importantly, <em>We Out Here </em>gave fresh awareness to the UK jazz scene. The last time British jazz attracted so much attention was in the ‘90s when Peterson introduced the acid jazz phenomenon to global audiences. What’s different with this year’s compilation however, is that this time the music sounds so much more like jazz since the artists that have been selected do not wander far from the jazz tradition.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The opening track by <a href="https://blog.stingray.com/there-place-maisha?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">Maisha</a> incorporates exotic eastern influences and doesn’t contain any steady rhythm although it is full of percussive richness. Ezra Collective’s track evokes Carribean calypso elements, while Moses Boyd’s performance mixes synthetic and repetitive EDM elements with an explosive saxophone solo. While fully acoustic, Theon Cross’ track is also unusual in terms of the drumming, which sound nothing like typical jazz drums.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Nubya Garcia’s performance is probably the most traditional sounding of the first five tracks. Although Garcia is one of the preeminent artists of the London and UK jazz scenes, she is far from a jazz traditionalist. The same stylistic narrative is heard throughout the rest of the album with performances by Shabaka Hutchings, Triforce, Joe Armon-Jones and Kokoroko. Various musical genres from across London and UK musical cultures are blended with the abstract framework of the jazz tradition.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><em>We Out Here</em> is accompanied by a documentary film that captures a more intimate portrait of the artistic community involved in the album’s production. The film not only helps the album stand out amongst other 2018 releases, it also gives additional insight into the music.<em>We Out Here</em> sums up 2018 better than any other jazz album in a year that marked the global resurgence of British jazz.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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Here are fun facts about our TOP 5. Let the jingles bell!</span></span></span></p> <p><em>Listen to your favorite Christmas soundtracks on Stingray Music:</em></p> <p><a class="button" href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1307?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">🎧⏯</a></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"><img alt="Home Alone" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="0958082e-f125-4104-be5f-31a43cfd3f87" height="365" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Home%20Alone.jpg" width="261" /></div> <div class="col"> <h2><span class="color-white"><strong><em>Home Alone</em> theme by John Williams</strong></span></h2> <p><span class="color-white">You might not know him, but John Williams is one of the most famous music composers of all times. He is behind the iconic soundtracks to the <em>Star Wars</em> series, the first 3 <em>Harry Potter </em>movies, <em>E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial</em>, <em>Jaws</em>, <em>Superman,</em> the <em>Indiana Jones</em> series, the first two <em>Jurassic Park</em> films, and so many more including the theme to the first two <em>Home Alone </em>movies entitled "Somewhere in my Memory".</span></p> <p><span class="color-white">Not only has John Williams been critically acclaimed for his many masterpieces, but it is safe to say that his music is closely connected to many of our memories.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row"> <div class="col"> <h2><span><span><span><strong><em>A Charlie Brown Christmas</em> by Vince Guaraldi</strong></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span>This classic animated film was released in 1965. By that time, the Peanuts comic strip was already beloved by millions. The creator of A Charlie Brown Christmas, Charles Schulz, partnered with director Bill Melendez and they got sponsored by Coca-Cola. The movie was done on the cheap and changed over time. For example, Coca-Cola’s logo was removed from several shots, and the movie has been cut to allow more time for commercials.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The soundtrack to A Charlie Brown Christmas was composed by American jazz pianist Vince Guaraldi. In 1964, Guaraldi also composed the music for a documentary on the Peanuts comic strip and its creator.</span></span></span></p> </div> <div class="col"> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="A Charlie Brown Christmas" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="4d980325-2b85-4a9e-8ed0-2652868bd980" height="234" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Charlie%20Brown.PNG" width="416" /></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"><figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="Home Alone" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="cf70830f-b002-41ad-82d7-6a3f968bfe75" height="365" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Roland%20L%C3%B6sslein.jpg" width="261" /><figcaption>© Roland Lösslein</figcaption></figure></div> <div class="col"> <h2><span class="color-white"><strong><em>Harry Potter</em> theme by John Williams</strong></span></h2> <p> </p> <p><span class="color-white"><span class="color-white">As</span><span class="color-white"> previously mentioned, John Williams composed the theme for the first 3 Harry Potter movies. The instrumental track, Hedwig's Theme, became the theme for every following Harry Potter film. </span></span></p> <p><span class="color-white"><span class="color-white">The composers of the other 5 Harry Potter movies (Patrick Doyle, Nicholas Hooper, and Alexandre Desplat) reinterpreted the original Hedwig's Theme.</span></span></p> <p> </p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row"> <div class="col"> <h2><span><span><span><strong><em>Love Actually</em>’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Olivia Olson</strong></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span>In the movie Love Actually, young actress Olivia Olson performs an incredible rendition of "All I Want for Christmas Is You". We all know Mariah Carey’s original version, but Olivia Olson brought it to another level! Even if her live performance in the movie only lasts </span></span></span>a few minutes, it is etched in our memories. In 2009, the actress and singer admitted in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that the team behind the movie asked her to sing it worse than she actually could to make it sounds more like a 10-year old girl.</p> </div> <div class="col"> <p> </p> <p>                 <img alt="love actually" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="0f969ed7-ec4d-4f3a-8ad5-29b32cfc6843" height="336" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/love%20actually_0.jpg" width="227" /></p> <p> </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"><img alt="mean girls" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="429ddb8a-9491-4f77-9d99-f407113f551a" height="359" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/mean%20girls_0.jpg" width="292" /></div> <div class="col"> <h2><span class="color-white"><strong>"Jingle Bell Rock” by the cast of <em>Mean Girls</em></strong></span></h2> <p><span class="color-white">Mean Girls is a pop culture classic. Even if it is not really a holiday film, one scene makes it a seasonal classic. In this scene, the Plastics, the most popular girls in school, perform their own – quite girly - rendition of “Jingle Bell Rock” at a talent show. Their version, choreography, costumes, and glitches, totally revamped this vintage ‘50s Christmas song. </span></p> <p> </p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p><strong><span><span><span>Take a break, pour yourself a cup of hot chocolate, wrap your feet in a warm blanket, and binge watch holiday movies!</span></span></span></strong></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/holiday" hreflang="en">Holiday</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/christmas" hreflang="en">Christmas</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/45" hreflang="en">Stingray Brava</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/97" hreflang="en">Stingray Classica</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingraycmusic" hreflang="en">Stingray CMusic</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/50" hreflang="en">Stingray Juicebox</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/staff-picks" hreflang="en">Staff Picks</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-12/2-Top-10-Christmas-movies.jpg" width="1200" height="628" alt="Couple watching holiday movies" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cross-promo-image field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Cross-Promo Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-12/Channel%20Thumbnail.PNG" width="269" height="268" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cross-promo-link field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Cross-Promo Link</div> <div class="field__item">https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1307?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-cross-promo-body field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Cross-Promo Body</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Listen to the</p> <p><a><strong>Favorite Christmas Soundtrack Channel</strong></a></p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:23:57 +0000 Lucille 638 at https://blog.stingray.com Stingray Music Mobile App Launches in the US https://blog.stingray.com/stingray-music-mobile-app-launches-us <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Stingray Music Mobile App Launches in the US</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/32" lang="" about="/user/32" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Nedjma</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 12/11/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h3><strong><span><span><span>Stingray is ending 2018 on a high note with the launch of the free <a href="https://music.stingray.com/en/CA" target="_blank">Stingray Music</a> mobile app to all music fans in the US. It’s a momentous step for our expansion into the direct-to-consumer app market.</span></span></span></strong></h3> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span>Available for iOS and Android, Stingray Music brings together 1000s of channels is all genres, each curated by a music expert. Forget guessing games, at the tap of a button you are guaranteed continuous music channels lovingly put together for all the moments that matter to you, whether it’s a family dinner, a roof-raising house party, or a vigorous workout. In addition to the fan-favorite feature the unlimited skip, Stingray Music provides listeners with personalized recommendations and access to an optimized search engine.  </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>“Over the past year, we have been single-mindedly focused on developing an app that will enable us to enter the American market with what we believe is the easiest way to consume music,” said<strong> <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/pierrejeanlavigne/" target="_blank">Pierre-Jean Lavigne</a>, Senior Product Manager, Stingray Music</strong>. “Where other services may have become bloated with upsell schemes, superfluous features, and obscure artists most have never heard of, we have chosen to focus on the essentials: easy access to the music you really want to listen to.”</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Stingray is no stranger to music services with more than a decade of B2B experience in 156 countries including the US where we count AT&amp;T, Comcast, and Cox amongst long-standing clients. Stingray Music was first introduced in Canada as pay audio channels on television before making its mark as a mobile app with a 4.8 rating in the App Store.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>“Stingray Music is changing what consumers have come to expect from music apps by focusing on what we do best: providing simple, curated, lean back listening experiences," said <strong><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/fredranger/" target="_blank">Fred Ranger</a>, Vice-President, Product Marketing</strong>. “Making Stingray Music available to everyone in the US is a major milestone for our company. We have set ambitious expectations for ourselves, but with a decade of music expertise behind our belt, we are poised and ready to become a major player in the competitive music app market.”</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row"> <div class="col"> <p>                                  <a href="https://apple.co/2Eq7N6Z" target="_blank"><img alt="Download on the app store" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="293ba162-0824-4be0-816e-4e89bb0d9742" height="58" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Download_on_the_App_Store_Badge.png" width="195" /></a></p> </div> <div class="col"> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stingray.galaxie.android&amp;?utm_source=stingray-blog-website_referral_launch-US-article&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank"><img alt="Get it on Google Play" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ee67f208-9175-44cd-80ed-db6da3eae8bb" height="56" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Get_it_on_Google_play.png" width="191" /></a></p> </div> </div> </div></div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/feature" hreflang="en">Feature</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-12/stingray%20music_0.jpg" width="600" height="293" alt="Stingray Music Mobile App Launches in the US" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:40:17 +0000 Nedjma 637 at https://blog.stingray.com 5 Albums You Missed in 2018 | Stingray https://blog.stingray.com/5-albums-you-missed-2018-stingray <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">5 Albums You Missed in 2018 | Stingray</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/121" lang="" about="/user/121" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Rokas</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 12/10/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>2018 was very special for jazz music as the genre became more appealing, listenable, and interesting. Most importantly, however, it appears that jazz was given a new lease on life as more artists started reflecting on and addressing their surrounding cultures. Also, hip-hop and EDM influences, which for more than 3 decades have been gaining enormous global popularity, finally attracted serious attention among jazz artists worldwide.</p> <p>Stingray has already picked<a href="https://blog.stingray.com/jazz-albums-2018-top-10?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank"> the top 10 jazz albums of 2018</a>. Yet, with so many great albums released this year, some may have slipped under the radar. Here are the top 5 hidden gems that deserve to be discovered.</p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <p><span class="button"><a class="button" href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_S0529?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">🎧 ⏯</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-2 row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span><span><span class="color-white">Abstract Orchestra - <i><em>Madvillain Vol 1.</em> </i>| ATA Records</span></span></span></strong></h3> <p><img alt="Abstract Orchestra - Madvillain Vol 1." data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="b1254c4c-1854-4f3d-b69f-5de0a3e4d307" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Abstract%20Orchestra%20-%20Madvillain%20Vol%201..jpg" /></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span class="color-white">Abstract Orchestra, from Leeds in the United Kingdom, is reshaping the role of the big band role in jazz history by challenging the repertoire associated with such ensemble sizes. Instead of typical swinging numbers, Abstract Orchestra performs the best tracks of iconic hip-hop supergroup Madvillain.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Chris Dave And The Drumhedz | Blue Note Records</span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <h3><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><img alt="Chris Dave And The Drumhedz" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="bd540563-46c8-439d-98e1-b194e876e6f0" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Chris%20Dave%20And%20The%20Drumhedz.png" /></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Chris “Daddy” Dave is best known as the ex-drummer of the iconic Robert Glasper trio. Dave’s drumming style and technique achieved a cult-like status among many aspiring drummers around the world. Blending genres such as jazz and hip-hop, Chris Dave’s debut album is a hell of a sonic journey.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-2 row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span><span><span class="color-white">DJM Trio - <i><em>Cave Art Two</em> </i>| Paxico Records</span></span></span></strong></h3> <p><img alt="DJM Trio - Cave Art Two" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f07f29db-11e2-4313-b474-03e1b55156f6" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/DJM%20Trio%20-%20Cave%20Art%20Two.jpg" /></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span class="color-white">Pianist Dominic J. Marshall is a huge hip-hop fan. Although better known for writing and performing his own compositions, in “Cave Art Two” the rising British jazz artist further explores the possibilities of transposing famous hip-hop numbers into instrumental jazz piano trio setting.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span><span><span>Makaya McCraven - <a><i></i></a><em>Where We Come From (CHICAGOxLONDON Mixtape) </em>| International Anthem</span></span></span></strong><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><img alt="Makaya McCraven - Where We Come From (CHICAGOxLONDON Mixtape)" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a6b66614-a0b9-428b-82e6-fdd08fcf5f8a" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Makaya%20McCraven%20-%20Where%20We%20Come%20From%20%28CHICAGOxLONDON%20Mixtape%29.jpg" /></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Both Makaya McCraven albums released in 2018 are worth a mention. Yet, for all the credit “Universal Beings” deserves, it is the previous release, “Where We Come From” that was more unexpected and featured artists who gained universal attention throughout the year: Nubya Garcia, Joe Armon-Jones, Soweto Kinch and many more. </span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-2 row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span><span class="color-white">Ambrose Akinmusire - <i><em>Origami Harvest</em> </i>| Blue Note Records</span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img alt="Ambrose Akinmusire - Origami Harvest" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="04bf795d-7077-441d-840e-dd6fc99d1bff" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Ambrose%20Akinmusire%20-%20Origami%20Harvest_0.jpg" /></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span class="color-white">Although hip-hop and chamber music have been recurring influences in jazz for quite some time, their fusion is far less common. With an additional small dose of free improvisation, the trumpeters Ambrose Akinmusire’s 2018 release shouldn't be overlooked by anyone interested in jazz.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <p><span class="button"><a class="button" href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_S0529?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">🎧 ⏯</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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