Artists2Watch https://blog.stingray.com/artists2watch 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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Here are some of our favorites of the year. </strong></p> <p><span class="button"><a class="button" href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1123&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>Rosalía</h2> <p><img alt="Rosalia - Malemente" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="af5b05f7-0300-481a-bdaa-20abd0d4842c" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/malamente.jpg" /></p> <p>Her sophomore album, <em>El mal querer</em>, which was released this past November, has received widespread praise for revolutionizing and reimagining flamenco with pop and hip-hop. Although originating from Catalonia, Spain, she's breaking through internationally with a unique sound that appeals to a mass audience. As a multi-talented artist, she recorded her latest album herself, composing, producing, and arranging her songs.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: "Malemente"</strong></p> <h2>Yuno</h2> <p><img alt="yuno" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="bef500df-f892-454a-b583-a0a0e57f77ec" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/yuno.jpg" /></p> <p>The Jacksonville, Florida-based artist first started recording and writing music when he was 15 after being in bands with friends and realizing he could make music alone. Not only is he a self-taught producer, engineer, and recording artist, but he also directs and stars in his music videos.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: "No Going Back"</strong></p> <h2>BROCKHAMPTON</h2> <p><img alt="brockhampton" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="4693bab4-e4a6-4cb7-a38c-f376ae0dda2d" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/brockhampton-jouvert_0.jpg" /></p> <p>This 14-piece boyband of rappers, producers, vocalists, and designers recently signed a $15 million record deal with RCA after releasing their Saturation trilogy independently in 2017. Their latest album, Iridescence, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. With their genre-defying sounds, diversity, and  size, they challenge the idea of a traditional boyband today.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: "J'OUVERT"</strong></p> <h2>Louis The Child</h2> <p><img alt="louis the child" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="d6f03a2a-65d7-4c72-82fc-770fe76d390e" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/louisthechild.jpg" /></p> <p>The Chicago-based electronic duo have over 10 million streams of their breakout single "It's Strange"  and have been praised by huge pop artists like Taylor Swift. They met by chance at a Madeon concert and became friends after realizing their shared interest for electronic music. Since then, they've toured all of North America including at major festivals like Lollapallooza, and will be touring Europe in 2019.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: "Better Not feat. Wafia"</strong></p> <h2>Kiana Ledé</h2> <p><img alt="kiana" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="4d84b5f2-91f0-4cc4-981e-c3049a65119f" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/kiana.jpg" /></p> <p>The singer, songwriter, actress, and pianist already has over 10 million streams of her single "Fairplay" which features A$AP Ferg and featured on her latest EP <em>Selfless</em>. Her talent was recognized early; at 14 she won the 2011 KIDZ Star USA Grand Prize beating 45,000 other competitors. </p> <p><strong>On repeat: "EX"</strong></p> <h2>Tierra Whack</h2> <p><img alt="Tierra Whack" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f75139fd-9ee0-4bcc-979e-0102f1c9bc53" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/tierrawhack.jpg" /></p> <p>This 22-year old Philadelphia rapper started out under the name "Dizzle Dizz" when she first gained attention freestyling over longtime friend Meek Mill's "In My Bag". Her latest project, a 15 track, 15-minute audiovisual experience called <em>Whack World</em> started off as 60 songs before she whittled it down to 15. She's garnered universal praise and recognition, some from bigger names like Solange Knowles and Flying Lotus, and is currently on tour with 6LACK in North America.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: <em>Whack World</em></strong></p> <h2>Elley Duhé</h2> <p><img alt="Elley Duhé" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="8e744fbc-29db-4eee-b8ab-256ea7b6caf4" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/elley.jpg" /></p> <p>Growing up in a small town in Alabama, she wrote her first song at the age of 14 with a guitar she received from her father. In her teenage years, she played for live audiences in Nashville, Austin, and L.A. She recently broke through with her collaboration with Zedd on "Happy Now." Her latest EP <em>Dragon Mentality</em> features producers who have worked with Britney Spears, Beyonce, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, and more.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: "FEVER"</strong></p> <h2>Amy Shark</h2> <p><img alt="Amy Shark" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e2ecf375-874b-4321-8bea-a46b3610f91f" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/amyshark.jpg" /></p> <p>In 2017 this Australian's debut single "Adore" reached No. 2 on Triple J's Hottest 100, just behind Flume's "Never Be Like You." Since then she's already made her American debut with a sold-out tour and performances on Jimmy Fallon, James Corden, and the TODAY Show. She'll also be at Lollapalooza in 2019.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: "I Said Hi"</strong></p> <h2>King Princess</h2> <p><img alt="King Princess" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a56d2779-0157-4dd1-a0e6-8120889ec800" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/kingprincess.jpg" /></p> <p>The 19-year-old singer grew up surrounded by music  (her father is the owner and an engineer of Brooklyn's Mission Sound recording studio). She started producing her music at 17, around the same time she moved to LA. Her debut single <em>1950</em>, which was released early this year, has over 125 million streams and has received praise from celebrities like Harry Styles and Kourtney Kardashian.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: "1950"</strong></p> <h2>The Interrupters</h2> <p><img alt="The Interrupters" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c76695bd-0ee4-4656-a4d1-3e8884c9277a" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/interrupters.jpg" /></p> <p>The LA-based ska band is led by Aimee Allen, who was signed to a major label as a solo artist before they were a band. The quartet has had major artists work on their debut album, <em>Fight the Good Fight</em>, such as Tim Armstrong and Billie Joe Armstrong. Their hit single "She's Kerosene" has over 4 million streams and has been getting major airplay on the radio.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: "She's Kerosene"</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="/artists2watch" hreflang="en">Artists2Watch</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="/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-credit-image field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">The Interrupters</div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-12/Stingray_ARTISTS%20TO%20WATCH_novembre.jpg" width="1200" height="628" alt="The Interrupters" 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> Mon, 03 Dec 2018 15:27:16 +0000 Eva and Sophie 629 at https://blog.stingray.com Artists to Watch | November 2018 https://blog.stingray.com/artists-watch-november-2018 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Artists to Watch | November 2018</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/122" lang="" about="/user/122" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Eva and Sophie</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 10/31/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>From viral sensations to promising up-and-comers, 2018 is producing an incredible crop of new artists that remind us why we listen to music at all. Here are some of our favorites so far. </strong></p> <p> </p> <p><span class="button"><a class="button" href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1123&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> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>BROCKHAMPTON</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="brockhampton" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="28c95b0b-c0ef-433c-8648-8eb9ed5a01c4" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/brockhampton-jouvert.jpg" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>This 14-member boyband of rappers, producers, vocalists, and designers recently signed a $15 million record deal with RCA after releasing their <i>Saturation</i> trilogy independently in 2017.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Their latest album, <i>Iridescence</i>, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>With their genre-defying sounds, diversity, and number of members, they challenge the idea of a traditional boy band.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “J’OUVERT”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Ari Lennox</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="ari lennox" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="22206c57-c789-4436-8514-08e7d4452f2d" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/arilennox-whippedcream.jpg" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>The first female signee to J. Cole’s Dreamville Records, the D.C. native started out uploading covers to YouTube and original songs to SoundCloud.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Her first project, <i><em>Pho</em></i>, which was released in 2016, gained a major following and hit No. 20 on Billboard’s Top R&amp;B Albums chart.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Whipped Cream”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Bryce Vine</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="bryce vine" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="707421f5-07c1-4c35-8dff-2324c911b307" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/brycevine-drewbarrymore.jpg" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>The LA-based singer first established a fanbase when he auditioned for and found success on <i>The Glee Project</i>, making it to the top 12.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>His single, "<i>Drew Barrymore"</i>, a catchy R&amp;B-infused pop track hit the charts this year and gained attention from artists like Taylor Swift, who included the song on her Apple Music favorites playlist. </span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Drew Barrymore”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Clairo</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="clairo" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f8508a68-955a-4df5-8322-220543bd54f8" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/clairo-4EVER.jpg" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>Although only 20-years-old, this bedroom pop artist has already opened for Tyler, The Creator, performed at Lollapalooza, and signed a 12-song deal with <i>Fader</i> magazine’s label.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>She first gained attention with her song “Pretty Girl,” which she wrote and recorded in two hours and filmed on a home video. She was inspired by the DIY attitude of many of today's artists such as Brockhampton.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Pretty Girl”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Samm Henshaw</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="samm henshaw" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="34ffab4f-3b9e-42e4-8239-af7ed38b2119" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/sammhenshaw-doubt.jpg" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>Since his debut EP <i><em>The Sound Experiment</em></i> in 2016, this Nigerian-born, London-based artist has toured with Chance the Rapper and James Bay.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>He started playing drums at the age of four but also plays guitar, piano, the harmonica, and sings.</span></span></span></li> <li><strong><span><span><span><span>On repeat: “Broke”</span></span></span></span></strong></li> <li> </li> </ul><h3><span><span><span><strong>Donna Missal</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="donna missal" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="8e2e02d2-4a59-4d31-b95e-21920c74c6c3" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/donnamissal-keeplyin.jpg" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>Hailing from New Jersey, this rising star first developed an interest in singing when her father ran a makeshift recording studio in their home and recorded the family making Christmas albums for her grandparents.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>She has already performed at several major music festivals including Riot Fest and Bumbershoot.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Zane Lowe from Beats 1 Radio premiered her first single before she was a signed to a major label.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Keep Lying”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Nikki Jean</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="nikki jean" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="55eb01ea-cc78-4943-8121-26d15e3f2da1" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/nikkijean-pinklemonade.jpg" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>She first gained popularity in 2008 when she was featured on Lupe Fiasco’s single “Hip-Hop Saved My Life.” Since then, she’s toured with Kanye West, Rihanna, and N.E.R.D., and released a solo album and two EPs.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Although primarily an R&amp;B artist, she has worked with over 30 major songwriters like Carly Simon, Bob Dylan, and Carole King.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Pink Lemonade”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Sheck Wes</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="sheck wes" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ab5b03c0-0e70-4a81-987a-42aef997c05b" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/sheckwes-mobamba.jpg" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>This 20-year old rapper from Harlem  signed to both Travis Scott’s and Kanye West’s record labels.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>He first started making music at the age of 11 when he was in a rap group called the MillYorkers with his friends.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>His breakout track, “Mo Bamba,” which has peaked at No. 24 on the Billboard 100, was written in about 20 minutes and recorded in one take.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Mo Bamba”</span></span></span></strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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Suddenly, a niche in jazz that for a long time was overshadowed by pretty much everything else came into a spotlight as if it was 1960s back again, when John Coltrane released his masterpiece “The Love Supreme”. More and more jazz musicians started exploring this once forgotten land, where the divine meets spontaneity, expressiveness, and eclecticism. As the result</span></span></strong><strong><span><span><span>, <a href="https://djazz.stingray.com/en/US/" target="_blank"><span>Stingray DJAZZ</span></a> </span></span></span></strong><strong><span><span>picks 5 spiritual UK jazz acts to watch for in 2019.</span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Maisha</span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Coming out from London, United Kingdom, Maisha is one of the most recent ensembles that perform spiritually inspired music. Drawing influences from the music of Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, as well as West African and Afro-Beat rhythms, the act released their debut EP “Welcome To A New Welcome” in 2016 under The Jazz re:freshed record label, which gained critical recognition in UK jazz circles for innovative approach towards jazz music. During the group’s short existence, Maisha has already been featured on a number of Gilles Peterson radio shows, while their live set on Boiler Room London sessions attracted a lot of attention, too. Led by the drummer Jake Long, Maisha also features one of the biggest raising jazz stars - saxophonist Nubya Garcia.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Shabaka Hutchings</span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>The prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama graduate, one of the central figures in London jazz scene Shabaka Hutchings can be epitomized as the english version of Kamasi Washington. The virtuoso saxophonist, composer, and musical leader, Hutchings has been exploring the spirituality aspect in jazz via most of his musical projects: Sons of Kemet, The Comet is Coming, as well as Shabaka And The Ancestors. His sound has been inspired by many elements found across African continent, yet the underlying spiritual theme is undeniably present throughout Hutchings music, whether it is an album’s name, its cover art, the name or even the lineup of a given musical project.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Matthew Halsall</span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Gondwana records, the label behind artists such as GoGo Penguin, Portico Quartet, or Stuff, is run by the trumpeter Matthew Halsall, who himself is probably the most spiritually sounding trumpeter on the jazz map right now. His music has this mesmerizing atmosphere that blends less conventional instruments such as a harp, or flute, together with distinct percussive sounds, slow tempos, and modality. Halsall isn’t the technical trumpet player. He certainly lacks flashiness and virtuosic bravado associated with many post 1940s jazz trumpeters. Yet, none of it is missing from Halsall’s playing style, since the type of jazz played by him has its roots in different qualities of life: calmness, mindfulness, and above all - spiritualness.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Dwight Trible</span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Jazz singers occupy a very special place among the overall spectrum of jazz musicians. While the majority tend to perform jazz-related classic 1930s sounding repertoire (<i>e.g.</i> old jazz standards), and only a few have the skills to engage with the more complex and contemporary sounding compositions. Dwight Trible is definitely one of the latter, as through the years the LA born and now UK based singer shaped a unique and spiritually saturated sound. Having performed with artists, such as Pharoah Sanders and Kamasi Washington, Trible is perhaps the only true spiritual jazz singer out there at the moment, which gives him a cult status among many jazz fans as well as like-minded musicians.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Nat Birchall</span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>One of the lesser known spiritual jazz musicians on the list, Nat Birchall, released his first spiritual jazz record in 1999. Ever since, the saxophonist has been an active member of the UK jazz community. His latest release “Cosmic Language” (Jazzman Records, 2018) combines the already established spiritual jazz elements with classical Indian music, meditation, as well as his favorite instrument - harmonium. Yet, it is the small pump up organ that really defines the sound of Brichall’s music at this moment, giving it Zen-like atmosphere and filling it with the particular energy, which can only be found among classic spiritual jazz musicians, such as Alice Coltrane or Pharoah Sanders.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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Here are some of our favorites so far.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1123&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"><span class="button-video">Listen to the Channel</span> </a></p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>Elley Duhé</strong></h3> <p><img alt="Elley Duhé - Immortal" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="2f1dbde2-43ed-445a-ad15-eb72db0ab285" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Elley%20Duh%C3%A9%20-%20Immortal.jpg" /></p> <p><span>The Alabama native started out playing gigs at coffee shops, bars, and restaurants. She wrote her first song at the age of 14 with a guitar she received as a gift from her father.</span></p> <p><span>Her debut single, “Immortal,” is about being resilient and persevering, despite getting knocked down.</span></p> <p><strong><span>On repeat: “FEVER”</span></strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>Kiana Ledé</strong></h3> <p><strong><img alt="Kiana Ledé - Fairplay" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="52d3391b-e7aa-4152-90b4-a99cfd4a1ef0" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Kiana%20Lede%20-%20Fairplay.jpg" /></strong></p> <p>In 2011, Kiana’s mom uploaded a video of her performing an original song onto Kidz Bop. She won the 2011 KIDZ Star USA Grand Prize out of 45,000 submissions – the largest national talent competition for kids aged 15 and under.</p> <p>The Phoenix, Arizona native doesn’t only sing, but acts as well. In 2016 she was cast for a regular role in MTV’s series, <em>Scream.</em></p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Fairplay”</strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>LP</strong></h3> <p><strong><img alt="LP" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="781b0d62-9d8e-4ecf-9cd5-a67d7b030ee6" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/LP.gif" /></strong></p> <p>This New York-born singer has written songs for big pop stars like Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Cher, and the Backstreet Boys. Her single “Lost on You” was a massive success in Europe, so much so that at one point it was the fourth most Shazamed song in the world. Her track, “Muddy Waters” was used in Netflix’s <i><em>Orange Is The New Black</em></i>.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Girls Go Wild”</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <h3><strong>Brother Leo</strong></h3> <p><strong><img alt="Brother Leo - Strangers on an island" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="231f8854-5aab-428a-82ee-9b058eee1835" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Brother%20Leo%20-%20Strangers%20on%20an%20island.png" /></strong></p> <p>The Swedish singer-songwriter started his career on Swedish Idol in 2005. Despite finishing in 8th place, he signed a record deal shortly after.<strong> </strong>His debut album, <i><em>Given to Fly</em></i>, went to number one on the Swedish Albums Chart in its first week.<strong> </strong>His latest single, “Strangers On An Island” was produced by the iconic English DJ, Fatboy Slim.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Strangers On An Island”</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <h3><strong>Kulick</strong></h3> <p><strong><img alt="Kulick - Ghost" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="9971ede2-0577-4481-8cd0-90d211fbf2c3" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Kulick%20-%20Ghost.jpg" /></strong></p> <p>Although only 26 years old, Kulick has been making music since the age of 12. Between 13 and 16, he taught himself how to track and mix his own music. He started playing shows by winning an online competition in 2012 to open for YouTube star, Tyler Ward.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Ghost”</strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>Nebu Kiniza</strong></h3> <p><strong><img alt="Nebu Kiniza" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="55f39af7-e4a0-475a-82dc-375e78e7e4d2" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Nebu%20Kiniza.jpg" /></strong></p> <p>The Queens-born rapper first broke out with his single “Myself”, which was recorded in 2014. It was remixed by ILOVEMAKONNEN &amp; Key!. His biggest hit “Gassed Up” has over 101 million listens on SoundCloud and 45 million views on YouTube.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Gassed Up”</strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>Valee</strong></h3> <p><strong><img alt="Valee - Good Job, You Found Me" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="98bb5006-bfe9-4c50-9658-0970f9c4fadf" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Valee%20-%20GOOD%20Job%2C%20You%20Found%20Me.jpg" /></strong></p> <p>Signed to Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music, this Chicago rapper produces his own beats and records at home.</p> <p>Although his latest single “Womp Womp” featuring Jeremih has over 1.7M views on YouTube he prefers to keep his head down and not get distracted by the numbers. For him, a big weekend is “Home Depot and a Caesar salad.” His first commercial project, <i><em>Good Job, You Found Me</em></i> <i>EP</i> was executive produced by Kanye West.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Womp Womp”</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="/artists2watch" hreflang="en">Artists2Watch</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="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/46" hreflang="en">Stingray DJAZZ</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="/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/2018-10/Stingray_ARTISTS-TO-WATCH_Template_V04.jpg" width="1200" height="628" alt="LP - Artist to Watch" 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> Wed, 03 Oct 2018 15:16:20 +0000 Eva and Sophie 587 at https://blog.stingray.com Artists to Watch | September 2018 https://blog.stingray.com/artists-watch-september-2018 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Artists to Watch | September 2018</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/69" lang="" about="/user/69" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Sophie</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 08/31/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>From viral sensations to promising up-and-comers, 2018 is producing an incredible crop of new artists that remind us why we listen to music at all. Here are some of our favorites so far.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1123&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"><span class="button-video">Listen to the Channel</span> </a></p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>88rising </strong></h3> <p><strong><img alt="88rising" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="5f7d2bba-7484-4c15-94de-f878d840a55b" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/88rising.png" /></strong></p> <p>This artists’ collective, described as “hybrid management, record label, video production and marketing company”, was founded by Sean Miyashiro in the hopes of gaining visibility for Asian hip-hop artists in America. It now includes Rich Brian, Joji, and Higher Brothers. The company not only oversees and markets their artists, but also produces a variety of video content ranging from music videos to full-length documentaries.</p> <p>Their first video was of Desiigner performing “Panda” in Chinese. Since it was posted in 2016, it has 1.5M views.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Midsummer Madness” feat. Joji, Rich Brian, Higher Brothers &amp; AUGUST 08</strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>Louis The Child</strong></h3> <p><img alt="Louis the Child" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="5524312a-d2bc-4af2-bbc7-56747eefeb8c" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/louis%20the%20child.jpg" /></p> <p>This electronic-pop duo first gained popularity with their track “It’s Strange” featuring K. Flay in 2016, which was featured on the FIFA ’16 soundtrack. The summer smash “Better Not” is duo's biggest hit to date reaching the Top 20 on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Better Not” feat. Wafia</strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>Dean Lewis </strong></h3> <p><strong><img alt="Be Alright by Dean Lewis" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="123ded88-2589-4a10-b3fb-85ad7c375f98" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Be_Alright_by_Dean_Lewis.jpg" /></strong></p> <p>This Australian singer-songwriter used to write songs for other artists before his debut single “Waves” gained major attention and reached over 122 million streams. The hit was featured on numerous TV shows such as “Riverdale,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “Suits.”</p> <p>His main songwriting inspiration came from listening to Liam Gallagher obsessively throughout his childhood after his dad played him the Oasis Manchester Live 2005 DVD.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Be Alright”</strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>HoodCelebrityy </strong></h3> <p><strong><img alt="Hood Celebritty" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="2e44643f-0402-4836-afca-e6f22db4643a" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/hoodcelebritty.jpg" /></strong></p> <p>The Jamaican-born Bronx rapper first gained traction after her longtime friend Cardi B reposted one of her early freestyle videos in 2015. Soon after, she released “Wine Pon It,” which also went viral. She was recently newly signed by Epic Records.</p> <p>Her tracks showcase elements of reggae and modern hip-hop. As she would describe, “it’s like rap infused with Jamaican urban culture.”</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Walking Trophy”</strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>This Wild Life</strong></h3> <p><img alt="This Wild Life" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="badb77cd-d6bb-4f8c-96e8-35f70cdc185a" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/this%20wild%20life.jpg" /></p> <p>Although it first appeared on the scene as a pop-punk band, the Californian duo turned to writing acoustic songs after performing a cover of “Sleepwalking” by Bring Me the Horizon. Since then they’ve fully transitioned to an acoustic sound while still performing at punk venues.</p> <p>This Wild Life will be supporting Mayday Parade on their 2018 fall tour alongside William Ryan Key from Yellowcard and Oh, Weatherly.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Catie Rae”</strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>TK Kravitz </strong></h3> <p><strong><img alt="TK kravitz" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="4274af9e-2dec-4d65-a14e-38a0bfc3e771" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/tk%20kravitz.jpg" /></strong></p> <p>This rapper started out in a duo with CashOnly under the name TK-N-Cash, but found success as a solo artist with his first mixtape, TK Kravitz. It featured guest artists such as Ty Dolla $ign, Rich The Kid, and Famous Dex, and has generated more than 1 million streams.</p> <p>His lead single “Ocean” off his second album, 2.0, features his longtime friend Jacquees, and peaked at No. 8 on Billboard’s Hot R&amp;B Songs chart.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Ocean” ft. Jacquees</strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>The Interrupters</strong></h3> <p><img alt="The Interrupters" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="89d934ce-bdfa-48aa-b4bf-15f2129a495d" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/the%20interrupter.jpg" /></p> <p>This female-fronted ska/punk band has worked some of the biggest artists in rock: Travis Barker let them record at his studio for free and put them on his festival; Musink, Rancid and Green Day have both taken them on tour.</p> <p>Rancid front man, Tim Armstrong, produced and contributed to their album, Fight the Good Fight. Their latest single, “She’s Kerosene,” made it to No. 15 on the Billboard Alternative charts.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “She’s Kerosene”</strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>Hatchie</strong></h3> <p><img alt="Hatchie" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="d9ba2a64-5d0e-4ea6-aa55-11ffd28f2f74" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/hatchie.jpg" /></p> <p>This Australian singer and bassist sat on “Try,” the first song she ever recorded, for a year before finally uploading it onto Triple J Unearthed, a talent scouting division of Australia’s national radio station. The song gained major attention from labels, managers, and producers.</p> <p>The 25-year-old Brisbane native produces her own music, playing and creating all the parts.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Bad Guy”</strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>Amy Shark </strong></h3> <p><strong><img alt="Amy Shark" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c1ea662c-d243-4031-aa6c-fdabd4e4501c" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/amy%20shark.jpg" /></strong></p> <p>Six months after her debut single “Adore” hit the radio, this Australian singer-songwriter was signed to Sony’s Wonderlick Entertainment. Her track “Psycho” features vocals from Blink-182 bassist, Mark Hoppus.</p> <p>Since being signed, she’s broken into the US Billboard chart and has had performances on The Late Late Show with James Corden and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “I Said Hi”</strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>Derez De'Shon</strong></h3> <p><img alt="Derez De'Shon" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="8735b59e-f2bf-4023-8067-d3d55eb1603e" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/derez%20deshon.jpg" /></p> <p>The Atlanta rapper’s track “Hardaway” peaked at No. 39 on Billboard’s Hot R&amp;B/Hip-Hop Songs, has over 7 million U.S. streams, and currently has 85 million views on YouTube. The song was produced by London On Da Track.</p> <p>Since his breakout in 2017, he’s worked with artists like 2Chainz, Yo Gotti, and YFN Lucci.</p> <p><strong>On repeat: “Lord Forgive Me”</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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Here are some of our favorites so far. They are the future!</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Dennis Lloyd</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-08-artists-to-watch/stingray-blog-dennis-lloyd.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" alt="stingray-blog-dennis-lloyd.jpg" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 Dennis Lloyd. All rights reserved.</p> <p><span><span><span>This Israeli artist’s real name is actually Nir Tibor – Dennis Lloyd is his stage name (despite it sounding like a real name).</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>He lived in Bangkok, Thailand for a year, which inspired his hit single “Nevermind,” when he was worried his girlfriend at the time would meet someone else.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Leftovers”</span></span></span></strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>ONR</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-08-artists-to-watch/stingray-blog-ONR.jpg" width="1200" height="630" alt="stingray-blog-ONR.jpg" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 ONR. All rights reserved.</p> <p><span><span><span>While driving around to gigs in his old van in 2016, he only had one CD to listen to, <i>The Suburbs</i> by Arcade Fire, which he played on repeat.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>In 2005, he started his own label and released a debut album as a teenager. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>His first US show in San Francisco sold out, and he’s now touring with Mondo Cozmo on the East Coast.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Jericho”</span></span></span></strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Mahalia</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-08-artists-to-watch/stingray-blog-mahalia.jpg" width="960" height="540" alt="stingray-blog-mahalia.jpg" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 Mahalia. All rights reserved.</p> <p><span><span><span>This English artist wrote her first song when she was 8 and was signed to Atlantic Records at 13, but decided to finish school before releasing anything significant.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>If she weren’t a musician, she would probably have become a scientist.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Her latest video for “I Wish I Missed My Ex” was shot in reverse over 22 hours. The director, Andrew Litten, hired a linguist to teach her the song backwards, which she learned in two days.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “I Wish I Missed My Ex”</span></span></span></strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>grandson</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-08-artists-to-watch/stingray-blog-grandson-resized.jpg" width="960" height="531" alt="stingray-blog-grandson-resized.jpg" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 Alternative Press. All rights reserved.</p> <p><span><span><span>This former McGill student (he attended for a short time) used to work at nightclubs, DJing and cleaning tables in Montreal.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>His music touches upon social issues like inequality, social justice, and environmental accountability. His last single “Thoughts and Prayers” was written about gun violence and lack of action taken by politicians, shortly after the Parkland, Florida shooting.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “6:00”</span></span></span></strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Rosalia</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-08-artists-to-watch/stingray-blog-rosalia-tomtom-magazine.jpg" width="1024" height="683" alt="stingray-blog-rosalia-tomtom-magazine.jpg" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 Tom Tom Magazine. All rights reserved.</p> <p><span><span><span>The Spanish singer discovered flamenco when she was thirteen years old in a village on the outskirts of Barcelona.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Her debut album, <i>Los Ángeles</i>, was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award in 2017.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Malamente”</span></span></span></strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Ruel</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-08-artists-to-watch/stingray-blog-ruel-resized.jpg" width="960" height="650" alt="stingray-blog-ruel-resized.jpg" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 Ruel. All rights reserved.</p> <p><span><span><span>This Australian teen first started playing guitar at age eight.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>In the last year, he’s seen much success - he supported Khalid on his Australian tour, had his song “Don’t Tell Me” in a Beats by Dre commercial, and performed at the 2018 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>He’s received direct praise from Elton John, who described him in 2017 as having “the most amazing voice [he’s] ever heard from a male singer at 14 years of age.”</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Dazed &amp; Confused”</span></span></span></strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-08-artists-to-watch/stingray-blog-blackout-resized.jpg" width="960" height="617" alt="stingray-blog-blackout-resized.jpg" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 Blurt Magazine. All rights reserved.</p> <p><span><span><span>The five-person Australian band is a tight-knight family, consisting of two brothers and two cousins.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Their newest album <i>Hope Downs</i> is named after a massive ore mine in the Australian Outback.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The band is unconventionally made up of three vocalist-guitarists.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Talking Straight”</span></span></span></strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>B Young</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-08-artists-to-watch/stingray-blog-b-young.jpg" width="960" height="680" alt="stingray-blog-b-young.jpg" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 B Young. All rights reserved.</p> <p><span><span><span>Since his debut single “Jumanji” was released in January, this UK singer and rapper has amassed more than 1.6 million monthly listeners on Spotify – the single has 16m plays (as of April 2018).</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Before pursuing his solo career as a rapper, he worked behind the scenes mixing for other artists.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Jumanji”</span></span></span></strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Stela Cole</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-08-artists-to-watch/stingray-blog-stela-cole-belmont-showcase-series.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" alt="stingray-blog-stela-cole-belmont-showcase-series.jpg" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 Belmont Showcase Series. All rights reserved.</p> <p><span><span><span>In her sophomore year of high school, she suffered a back injury that prevented her from pursuing soccer. Because of this, she pursued music instead.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Growing up, she was inspired by a wide range of artists like Otis Redding, John Mayer, and Childish Gambino. </span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “You F O”</span></span></span></strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Teyana Taylor</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-08-artists-to-watch/stingray-blog-teyana-taylor-resized.jpg" width="960" height="635" alt="stingray-blog-teyana-taylor-resized.jpg" /></p> <p><span class="tinytext">© 2018 Billboard. All rights reserved.</span></p> <p><span><span><span>You might remember her as the dancer from Kanye’s eclectic video for “Fade.”</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>A multi-talented artist, she was helped choreograph Beyoncé’s “Ring the Alarm” music video, has designed and released sneakers with Adidas, and has acted in movies and TV shows. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>In 2017, she launched her Fade2Fit Workout Program, which incorporates dance with fitness in 15- and 20-minute videos.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Issues / Hold On”</span></span></span></strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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Here are some of our favorites so far. They are the future.</p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>ISAAC GRACIE</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07-artists-to-watch/stingray-blog-isaac-gracie.jpg" width="1500" height="1000" alt="stingray-blog-isaac-gracie.jpg" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 Isaac Gracie. All rights reserved.</p> <ul><li><span><span><span>Before releasing his breakout single “Last Words”, he sang with the Ealing Abbey Choir and performed with them six times a week.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>His latest video for “Running On Empty” was filmed in a house that was previously owned by Led Zeppelin.</span></span></span></li> <li><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Last Words”</span></span></span></strong></li> </ul><h3><span><span><span><strong>LEWIS CAPALDI</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07-artists-to-watch/stingray-blog-lewis-capaldi.jpg" width="1317" height="988" alt="stingray-blog-lewis-capaldi.jpg" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 Lewis Capaldi. All rights reserved.</p> <ul><li><span><span><span>This 21-year-old singer-songwriter opened for Sam Smith’s tour in Europe.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>The first gig ever played was when he was 12 at a local festival in Edinburgh. This year he performed on the same stage as The Killers at TRNSMT festival. </span></span></span></li> <li><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Tough”</span></span></span></strong></li> </ul><h3><span><span><span><strong>MONA</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07-artists-to-watch/stingray-blog-mona.jpg" width="5616" height="3744" alt="stingray-blog-mona.jpg" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 Doubtful Sounds. All rights reserved.</p> <ul><li><span><span><span>Both Robert Plant and Adele have told lead vocalist Nick Brown that he’s one of their favorite male vocalists.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>The Nashville-based band was longlisted on the BBC’s Sound of 2011 poll, which predicts artists that will become successful that same year.</span></span></span></li> <li><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Don’t Let Go”</span></span></span></strong></li> </ul><h3><span><span><span><strong>NOT3S</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07-artists-to-watch/stingray-blog-not3s.jpg" width="1300" height="867" alt="stingray-blog-not3s.jpg" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 Not3s. All rights reserved.</p> <ul><li><span><span><span>His first track “Addison Lee” started off as a joke between him and his friends, but once the song circulated on social media, the London MC decided to release it on SoundCloud. </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>The 3 in his name stands for the three notes in his life he wants most: “money notes, music notes, and people taking note of me.”</span></span></span></li> <li><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Addison Lee”</span></span></span></strong></li> </ul><h3><span><span><span><strong>TIERRA WHACK</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07-artists-to-watch/stingray-blog-tierra-whack.PNG" width="1026" height="545" alt="stingray-blog-tierra-whack.PNG" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 Tierra Whack. All rights reserved.</p> <ul><li><span><span><span>Her debut audiovisual album, <i>Whack World</i>, is only 15 minutes long with 15 short minute-long tracks. </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>She’s earned praise from both Meek Mill and A$AP Rocky back when she went by the name Dizzle Dizz.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Her first job was at a carwash in Atlanta where she washed 2 Chainz’s truck and T.I.’s car (but missed Andre 3000). She used the money from that job to buy her own laptop to record her songs.</span></span></span></li> <li><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOTebhPy04g">The entire <i>Whack World</i> video</a></span></span></span></span></span></strong></li> </ul><h3><span><span><span><strong>STEFFLON DON</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-07-artists-to-watch/stingray-blog-stefflon-don.jpg" width="1497" height="1000" alt="stingray-blog-stefflon-don.jpg" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 EveningStandard. All rights reserved.</p> <ul><li><span><span><span>She was the first British artist to be featured in XXL’s Freshman Class list.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Although she was born in England, she spent most of her childhood in the Netherlands, which is where she acquired an American accent and learned to speak fluent Dutch.</span></span></span></li> <li><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Real Ting”</span></span></span></strong></li> </ul><p> </p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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En observant quelques secondes son pedigree, il est facile de dire que la pomme ne tombe jamais loin de l’arbre : son père, Marka, est un musicien reconnu et sa mère, Laurence Bibot, est comédienne et humoriste. C'est presque dire que cette jeune femme était prédestinée à briller sur les planches. Elle a aussi un frère rappeur qui a conquis déjà plusieurs continents : Roméo Elvis. Elle fait son chemin en étudiant le jazz et la musique classique. Elle faisait déjà fureur sur Instagram avec ses vidéos hilarants et ses reprises de chansons quand elle a piqué notre curiosité. Sa personnalité attachante et son sens de l’humour en entrevue ont tout de suite conquis l’équipe. La porte était grande ouverte pour l’artiste qui fusionne chanson française, poésie pop, électro et influences urbaines. <i>La petite, elle en a dedans</i>! On kiffe!</span></span></span></span></p> <h3 class="text-align-center"><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">Dans le même genre que Stromae, la jeune blondinette est impressionnante. À seulement 22 ans, elle accumule des millions de vues sur ses vidéoclips extravagants. On ne cesse d’être émerveillé par l’apparence soignée de ses vidéos. Les couleurs, le concept, tout semble parfait. Elle a sorti trois succès et trois vidéos incroyables qui représentent un peu trop bien la vie des jeunes adultes de nos jours.  </span></span></span></span></h3> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">Je veux tes yeux</span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">Elle décrit parfaitement la relation qu’on souhaite entretenir avec quelqu’un à travers notre cellulaire. On le veut présent d’une façon physique ou mentale. On désire constamment son attention, sa personne entière. C’est à travers les yeux qu’on peut lire les intentions et les sentiments réels d’une personne. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">« J'ai vu que t'as vu, tu réponds pas</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">Alors j'attends, toujours j'attends »</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">On attend souvent après le son latent de notre cellulaire pour un signe de vie. Toujours en train d’attendre après quelque chose qui n’arrivera peut-être jamais. On espère une simple connexion. </span></span></span></span></p> <div class="video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/D0KrWq0i1QI?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">Plus loin, elle fait également référence à la nouvelle fonction « vue » sur la plupart des réseaux sociaux. Aucune réponse en retour, on sait qu’on vient de foirer notre chance d’être avec l’autre personne et ça nous vire à l’envers. On passe par des tonnes d’émotions : angoisse, colère, tristesse, mépris. Ô combien représentatif de l’angoisse que les réseaux sociaux peuvent créer chez nous pour quelque chose d’aussi minime.</span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">« Je préfère l'illusion de t'avoir »</span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">De plus, on finit par apprécier notre relation virtuelle avec le monde entier. On préfère garder cette illusion de connaitre réellement le plus de personnes possible. On préfère s’imaginer une panoplie de scénarios avec notre interlocuteur plutôt que lui faire face. Peut-être par peur que tout arrête? Par peur d’être déçu de la réalité? Ou simplement de la tournure des évènements? En même temps, on ne veut pas faire croire à l’autre qu’on le désire réellement. Avec le temps, on finira par se lasser de cette connexion virtuelle. On finira par se blâmer de ne pas avoir pris notre courage à deux mains et <span>d’avoir investi notre temps sur nos écrans.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">Non seulement elle livre son message par le sens de ses paroles, mais elle utilise une créativité remarquable pour créer une structure particulière de ses vers pour solidifier celui-ci. Les paroles sont écrites avec une simplicité désarmante, comme par message texte : simple, directe et impulsif. L’ère de la technologie définit sa vie et ses relations. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">Le vidéoclip est soigné et possède une touche artistique impressionnante. La jolie belge traduit avec aisance ce comportement visant à attendre un signe de l’autre. Dirigée et réalisée par Charlotte Abramow, on obtient un vidéoclip hors du commun.</span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span>La loi de Murphy</span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span>“Should have been a lovely day, didn't end that way”</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">Probablement notre plus gros coup de cœur, La loi de Murphy, qui peut s'apparenter à la loi de l'emmerdement maximal, stipule que tout ce qui peut potentiellement tourner mal finira effectivement par tourner mal. Nous avons tous eu des journées où tout allait mal et où la meilleure option aurait été de rester couché à la maison. Angèle nous remémore que même si tout va de travers, il faut continuer et essayer de survivre aux pires journées.</span></span></span></span></p> <div class="video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/zGyThu7EAHQ?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">Encore une fois, le vidéoclip est un mélange d’humour et de contenu artistique coloré. Il met en scène les petites choses du quotidien qui tendent à nous rendre dingues. Angèle traite d’une façon rigolote les pessimistes de ce monde. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">« J'ai vite compris que c'était pas mon jour</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">C'était écrit sur cet écran </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">Que Murphy voulait ma peau »</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">Elle attire immédiatement notre attention grâce à la fraîcheur de sa chanson, son écriture déstructurée et son refrain entêtant. Un bonbon pour les yeux et pour nos oreilles. Elle nous fait prendre conscience qu’il y a toujours pire que d’avoir foiré son brushing. Plus besoin de se plaindre. Encore une fois, ON KIFFE GRAVE.</span></span></span></span></p> <h3><br /><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><strong>La thune</strong></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">Dans cette chanson, elle s’en prend aux réseaux sociaux et à quel point cela peut devenir pathétique lorsque ces derniers ne sont pas utilisés de la bonne façon. Argent et popularité occupent le fond de nos pensées. Bien entendu, étant une admiratrice elle-même, la jeune accro prend du recul face à la situation en interpellant son propre comportement. Elle parodie avec brio notre monde où les likes, les selfies et les stories sont rois.</span></span></span></span></p> <h3 class="text-align-center"><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">« La Thune est une chanson que j’ai écrite il y a quelques mois. Je remarquais à ce moment-là, le rapport étrange que l’on peut avoir avec les réseaux sociaux, cette idée de se montrer, de manière superficielle, toujours dans son plus bel élément et toujours seule face à son écran… » </span></span></span></span></h3> <h3 class="text-align-center"><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">– Angèle</span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><strong>Une mise en scène extrêmement travaillée, très colorée et avec un brin humoristique. On retrouve la jeune fille dans son univers pop complètement sauté. </strong> </span></span></span></span></p> <div class="video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/m3YX8zlR4BU?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">À chaque dégaine, le bruit de l’appareil photo s’enclenche, comme si le <i>smartphone </i>était plus puissant qu’une arme à feu. « J’ai trouvé amusant de jouer avec ce parallèle. Si on prend le glossaire, ‘dégainer son téléphone, shooter, tirer le portrait, en rafale, Bullet-time’ ou simplement la posture visuelle, les personnes braquent leur téléphone, la comparaison fonctionne » explique Aube Perrie réalisateur.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">Tout est faux, mais tout est beau. Un peu comme Instagram, non? On joue avec un parallèle entre les bruits d’appareils et les bruits des armes de feu<a>.</a> Son auto-critique nous fait prendre conscience de la trop grande place qu’occupent les réseaux sociaux dans notre existence. Course aux <i>likes</i>, obsession de partager notre vie en photo et cette quête de la <i>fame</i>. On cherche peut-être beaucoup trop de reconnaissance auprès d’autrui? On n’a pas l’air un peu <em>con </em>à <i>tirer</i> tout ce qui bouge? <strong><em>Difficile de s’épanouir dans un monde aussi superficiel…</em></strong></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"> « À quoi bon, t’es tellement seul derrière ton écran. Tu penses à ce que vont penser les gens… Mais tu les laisses tous indifférents. »</span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">Les filles apparaissant dans le clip ont été recrutées parmi ses vrais abonnés. On peut retrouver leur nom d’utilisateur Instagram dans le générique.</span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">Trois succès et trois vidéos hallucinants; elle n’arrête pas de nous épater. La sympathique jeune femme nous fait fondre et nous sommes impatients de découvrir ce qu’elle nous réserve pour l’avenir. Angèle sort son album le 5 octobre et fait la première partie de Damso en Europe. Une artiste qui vaut le détour! </span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><strong>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/angele_vl?lang=en">@angele_vl</a> / Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/angele_vl/?hl=en">@<span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>angele_vl </span></span></span></span></span></a>/ Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/angeleouenpoudre/">/angeleouenpoudre</a></strong></p> <p><b>Découvrez Angèle sur <em>Stingray Musique</em> : </b></p> <p><a class="decoration-border-bottom" href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=SPF0001&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=SPF0001&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=ang%C3%A8le">Francos de Montréal</a></p> <p><a class="decoration-border-bottom" href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=MC0050&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=MC0050&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=ang%C3%A8le">Chansons</a></p> <p><a class="decoration-border-bottom" href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=060&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=060&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=ang%C3%A8le">Le Top Détente</a></p> <p><a class="decoration-border-bottom" href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N0047&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=VIB_N0047&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=ang%C3%A8le">Soirée de filles </a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Restez à l'affût des dernières nouvelles musicales. 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Tous droits réservés. </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-06/stingray-blog-ang%C3%A8le.PNG" width="838" height="457" alt="stingray-blog-angèle" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-listen-now-links field--type-link field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Listen now - links</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=SPF0001&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=SPF0001&amp;utm_content=ang%C3%A8le&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website">Francos de Montréal</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N0047&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=VIB_N0047&amp;utm_content=ang%C3%A8le&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website">Soirée de filles</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=MC0050&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=MC0050&amp;utm_content=ang%C3%A8le&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website">Chansons</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/app/channel-info/description?channel-id=060&amp;language=en&amp;play_channel=060&amp;utm_content=ang%C3%A8le&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website">Le Top Détente</a></div> </div> </div> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:17:20 +0000 Rosemarie Hamel 484 at https://blog.stingray.com Artists to Watch | June 2018 https://blog.stingray.com/artists-watch-june-2018 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Artists to Watch | June 2018</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/69" lang="" about="/user/69" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Sophie</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 06/04/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h3 class="tinytext"><strong>content provided </strong><strong>by:</strong><strong> Eva J.</strong></h3> <h3><strong>Keep your eyes peeled</strong></h3> <p>From viral sensations to mysterious up-and-comers, 2018 has already produced an incredible crop of new artists that remind us why we listen to new music at all, and what it can do on emotional and social levels. Here are some of our favorites so far. They are the future.</p> <h3><span><span><span>TRINIDAD CARDONA</span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-06-artists-to-watch/stingray-blog-trinidad-cardona_0.PNG" width="810" height="458" alt="stingray-blog-trinidad-cardona_0.PNG" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 Trinidad Cardona. All rights reserved.</p> <ul><li><span><span><span>This 18-year-old native from Phoenix, AZ woke up one morning to 7 million views on his first single, “Jennifer,” which started out as a joke song between him and his friends.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>His music has been shared by other A-list artists such as Gucci Mane, Ludacris, and Kelly Rowland.</span></span></span></li> <li><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Jennifer”</span></span></span></strong></li> </ul><h3><span><span><span>THE REGRETTES</span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-06-artists-to-watch/stingray-blog-the-regrettes.PNG" width="1702" height="583" alt="stingray-blog-the-regrettes.PNG" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 The Regrettes. All rights reserved.</p> <ul><li><span><span><span>This teenage quartet is led by 15-year-old lead singer Lydia Night, who went to her first concert at the age of 5 and started playing music at the age of 6 when her parents bought her a guitar.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>The band met while taking music classes in Burbank, California.</span></span></span></li> <li><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “A Living Human Girl”</span></span></span></strong></li> </ul><h3><span><span><span>ARIN RAY</span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-06-artists-to-watch/stingray-blog-arin-ray.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="stingray-blog-arin-ray.jpg" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 Arin Ray. All rights reserved.</p> <ul><li><span><span><span>He was first known from X Factor in 2012, where he was mentored by Britney Spears, but after coming in only 10th place decided to start anew and work on his debut album Platinum Fire.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>His family was also involved with music – his father was a drummer for a swing groups New Edition and Bell Biv DeVoe, and his aunt sang background vocals for Marvin Gaye.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>He got his first songwriting break with “Favorite” on Nicki Minaj’s Pinkprint.</span></span></span></li> <li><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Communication” feat. DRAM</span></span></span></strong></li> </ul><p> </p> <h3><span><span><span>DREAMS</span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-06-artists-to-watch/stingray-blog-dreams.jpg" width="2492" height="1607" alt="stingray-blog-dreams.jpg" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 Dreams. All rights reserved.</p> <ul><li><span><span><span>The Australian duo made up Silverchair’s Daniel Johns and Empire of the Sun’s Luke Steele, made their live debut at Coachella this year.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Daniel Johns was recently featured on three tracks of Australian producer What So Not’s Not All the Beautiful Things.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Luke Steele co-wrote and produced Beyonce’s track “Rather Die Young.”</span></span></span></li> <li><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Silence”</span></span></span></strong></li> </ul><p> </p> <h3><span><span><span>KATORI WALKER</span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-06-artists-to-watch/stingray-blog-katori-walker.PNG" width="893" height="540" alt="stingray-blog-katori-walker.PNG" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 Katori Walker. All rights reserved.</p> <ul><li><span><span><span>He was influenced by his dad who was a producer/DJ in Pasadena and often had collaborations with other artists and rappers in his living room.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>He recorded his first song at the age of 9 with his brothers. While his brothers pursued sports in high school, Katori turned to music.</span></span></span></li> <li><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “</span></span></span></strong><span><span><span><strong>Ormoni</strong></span></span></span><strong><span><span><span>”</span></span></span></strong></li> </ul><h3><span><span><span>lovelytheband</span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-06-artists-to-watch/stingray-blog-lovelytheband.jpg" width="2304" height="1532" alt="stingray-blog-lovelytheband.jpg" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 lovelytheband. All rights reserved.</p> <ul><li><span><span><span>The band’s debut single “Broken,” which was released in September 2017, recently hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>The trio formed after a drunken night out at a club in West Hollywood.</span></span></span></li> <li><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Broken”</span></span></span></strong></li> </ul><p> </p> <h3><span><span><span>OvaEast Meech</span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-06-artists-to-watch/stingray-blog-ovaeast-meech.PNG" width="709" height="576" alt="stingray-blog-ovaeast-meech.PNG" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 OvaEast Meech. All rights reserved.</p> <ul><li><span><span><span>The Chicago-born rapper and producer started his own collective called Sober Gold with his friends in college when he was just 19 years old.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Although he now creates hip-hop music, he didn’t always grow up with it – his mom only listened to gospel and 60s-80s music until he was a teenager. The first rap song he learned word for word was Nelly’s “Hot in Here.”</span></span></span></li> <li><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “HBH”</span></span></span></strong></li> </ul><h3><span><span><span>NAO</span></span></span></h3> <p><img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-06-artists-to-watch/stingray-blog-nao.jpg" width="658" height="374" alt="stingray-blog-nao.jpg" /></p> <p class="tinytext">© 2018 NAO. All rights reserved.</p> <ul><li><span><span><span>Her earliest songs on SoundCloud, such as “Back Porch” were posted from her living room.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Although she graduated from Guildhall School of Music in jazz vocal but didn’t pursue a solo career until much later, starting out first as a session singer for other artists.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>You can hear her featured on songs like Disclosure’s “Superego” and Mura Masa’s “Firefly”</span></span></span></li> <li><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Happy”</span></span></span></strong></li> </ul><p> </p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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