Staff Picks https://blog.stingray.com/staff-picks en Artists To Watch: Jazzahead! 2019 | Stingray DJAZZ https://blog.stingray.com/artists-watch-jazzahead-2019-stingray-djazz <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Artists To Watch: Jazzahead! 2019 | Stingray DJAZZ</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, 04/03/2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span>An international trade fair, exhibition, and renowned festival, ! is one of the jazz community's most important annual events. Hosted in Bremen, Germany, it brings together musicians, bookers, agents, organizers, jazz experts, and music enthusiasts. <a href="https://jazzahead.de/en/" target="_blank">Jazzahead! 2019</a> pays special attention to Norwegian jazz and this year’s edition selected 40 different jazz acts from all over the world inviting them to perform over the course of three days. <strong>Stingray DJAZZ </strong>selects 5 artists not to miss.</span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><span><a href="https://jazzahead.de/event/thomas-stronens-time-is-a-blind-guide-2/"><span>THOMAS STRØNEN’S TIME IS A BLIND GUIDE (NO)</span></a></span></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><span>25 Apr 2019 | 19:30 - 20:00 | Hall 7.1</span></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Thomas Strønen’s Time Is A Blind Guide is a true chamber music ensemble with a strong group sound performing compelling compositions. It draws lines from traditional folk to contemporary music, performed by some of Europe’s finest jazz musicians.Time Is A Blind Guide captivates the audience with intricate textures, sounds and beautiful melodies.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><span><a href="https://jazzahead.de/event/makiko-hirabayashi-trio-2/"><span>MAKIKO HIRABAYASHI TRIO (DK)</span></a></span></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><span>26 Apr 2019 | 14:00 - 14:30 | Hall 7.1</span></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>At the heart of Makiko Hirabayashi’s current work „Where The Sea Breaks“ lies the refined interplay of a trio that stands out in terms of tonal beauty and natural esthetics. It is the interaction of traditions, of chamber music impetus and improvisation, danceable moments and quiet pauses which make this formation’s music so special.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><span><a href="https://jazzahead.de/event/adam-baldych-quartet-2/"><span>ADAM BAŁDYCH QUARTET (PL)</span></a></span></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><span>26 Apr 2019 | 19:30 - 20:00 | Hall 7.2</span></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>The Adam Bałdych Quartet is the latest project of Polish violinist and composer Bałdych, who bases the group’s sound on classical music and Polish folk music and who, according to allaboutjazz.com “gives his violin a voice and emotional power that have been too rarely heard in recent decades and offers a fresh take on the instrument for the contemporary scene”.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><span><a href="https://jazzahead.de/event/matthew-whitaker-2/"><span>MATTHEW WHITAKER (US)</span></a></span></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><span>27 Apr 2019 | 19:55 - 20:40 | Kulturzentrum Schlachthof</span></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Youngest artist to ever be endorsed by Hammond at 13, youngest ever Yamaha Artist at 15, numerous awards under his belt and many played concerts in the US and internationally: At only 18 years old, Matthew Whitaker has an impressive résumé. In 2017, the pianist and organist released his debut “Outta The Box”, introducing listeners to his composing and arranging skills.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><span><a href="https://jazzahead.de/event/linda-may-han-oh-2/"><span>LINDA MAY HAN OH (AU)</span></a></span></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><span>27 Apr 2019 | 23:15 - 00:00 | Kulturzentrum Schlachthof</span></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Born in Malaysia and raised in Australia, Linda May Han Oh began playing piano, bassoon and at fifteen dabbled on bass. A lot has happened since those early days: She has performed with musicians such as Joe Lovano, Steve Wilson, Vijay Iyer, Dave Douglas, Kenny Barron and Geri Allen. She is currently the bassist with guitarist Pat Metheny.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p> </p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/jazzahead" hreflang="en">jazzahead!</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/jazz" hreflang="en">Jazz</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/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/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/76" hreflang="en">Europe</a></div> <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/2019-04/1586x952-B2C.jpg" width="1586" height="952" alt="Follow Stingray DJAZZ at Jazzahead! 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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>Calboy</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="calboy" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ba2f8e21-0349-423e-92f4-5b1b7b593731" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/calboy.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>This 19-year-old Chicago rapper first started making songs on a computer and microphone at the young age of 14, learning from cracked music softwares and YouTube tutorials. He was inspired to rap by Lil Wayne and Tupac, but also listened to a wide variety of genres like alternative soft rock. He recently signed to Polo Grounds Music and his hit single, "Envy Me," has peaked at No. 41 on Billboard's Hot 100.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Envy Me"</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Rilès</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="riles" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="43fe0aa8-0768-4902-894a-64a919b30fed" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/riles.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Although only 23-years-old, this French-Algerian rapper built his own studio, writes and composes all his music independently, and is also an author and painter. He takes inspiration from Kabyle music (traditional Algerian music) as well as from modern American hip-hop like Kanye West, Chance The Rapper, and Timbaland. His most recent single, "Marijuana," features Snoop Dogg.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Marijuana”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Octavian</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="octavian" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c8affb29-052b-4192-a492-877ba7844802" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/octavian.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Born in France and raised in the UK, the London-based rapper dropped out of school and faced homelessness throughout his teenage years. He first gained international attention when Drake posted a video singing the words to the his breakout song, "Party Here," which was recorded in his friend's living room. Since then he's seen major success, working with artists like Skepta, Mura Masa, and Diplo.</span></span></span><span><span><span> </span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Here Is Not Safe”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Suzi Wu </strong></span></span></span></h3> <img alt="suzi wu" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="5202c784-eaef-4d14-ba25-f00f22cba268" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/suziwu.png" class="align-center" /><p> </p> <p><span><span><span>The 20-year-old London-based artist is known to bend genres, fusing hip-hop rhythms with pop and punk. She wrote all her songs on her debut album, <em>Teenage Witch</em>, besides a unique cover of Tom Waits' "Jockey Full of Bourbon." She has just released her first EP since signing to Def Jam called <em>ERROR 404</em>.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Error 404”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Ea Kaya </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="ea kaya" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="665ed1ca-52cb-4e74-baaa-5c712deadee7" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/ea%20kaya.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The Danish pop singer has recently been gaining attention internationally with her latest single "Don't Complicate It," receiving airplay across 18 different countries. As a teen, she shared content on YouTube, and at 15, she hit one million views.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span>On repeat: “Don’t Complicate It”</span></span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Wallows</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="wallows" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="7f2b8453-f531-428d-b1e6-2457a976d846" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/wallows.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>This Californian indie rock trio has just released their debut album, Nothing Happens, and is already booked to play numerous festivals this upcoming year including Coachella. The three artists have been bandmates since they were 12 and have been playing music for a decade.  Although primarily musicians, two of the bandmates have also dabbled in acting.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Pictures of Girls”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Maisie Peters </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="maisie peters" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a84c152c-b3c5-4548-b579-33ac63d2490f" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/maisiepeters.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The 18-year-old singer-songwriter from the UK started writing her own music at the age of 12 and had a collection of songs by the time she was 16. She was featured on BBC Radio 1 as Best New Pop artist and has received support from artists like Sam Smith and George Ezra.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Stay Young”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Fredo </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="fredo" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="2113681e-bf8e-4e09-9e12-1ec926908e2e" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/fredo.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The 24-year-old UK rapper uploaded the first track he ever wrote, "They Ain't 100," on YouTube in 2016 which became a viral hit and has reached almost 20 million views today. He has supported Drake on his European tour with fellow UK rapper, Dave. Before his debut album, Third Avenue, which was released this year, he has previously released two mixtapes.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Survival of the Fittest”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Travis Thompson </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img alt="travis thompson" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="7acdeb3c-7e01-4a54-bc15-7871f53a56f6" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/travisthompson.png" /></p> <p><span><span><span>This Seattle-based rapper first gained widespread attention when he was featured on Macklemore's track, "Corner Store," in 2017. He sold out a local show in 2018 and recently signed to Epic Records, which puts him on the same roster as A-list rappers such as 21 Savage, Travis Scott, and Future.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Safe”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Set It Off </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="set it off" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="17a573ad-8306-46bc-9bd9-0a2862400278" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/setitoff.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Within two days of releasing their latest album <em>Midnight</em>, it has reached over one million streams and the top of Billboard's Current Alternative Chart and Current Rock Chart. They have toured with several bands like Yellowcard and Black Veil Brides, and have played at Vans Warped Tour for three consecutive years.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Dancing With The Devil”</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. </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>Rosalía</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="rosalia" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="0157bef1-8789-4c51-99db-0a1d7005633b" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/rosalia.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>Her sophomore album, <em>El mal </em><em>quere</em>r, which was released this past November, has received widespread praise for revolutionizing and reimagining flamenco with pop and hip-hop. From Catalonia, Spain, she's now breaking through internationally due to her unique sound that appeals to mass audiences. As a multi-talented artist, she recorded her latest album herself, composing, producing, and arranging her own songs.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “DE AQUÍ NO SALES (Cap.4: Disputa)"</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Ella Mai</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="elle mai" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c9dc0582-51cb-41a0-b1fb-0ded692231a3" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/ella%20mai.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>This Grammy-winning, London-based R&amp;B singer auditioned for The X Factor at 19, but built her fanbase on Instagram where she posted covers of big hip-hop songs, including DJ Mustard who invited her to a studio session. She signed to his label shortly after and released her first major hit "Boo'd Up," in 2016. In 2017 she opened for Kehlani on her SweetSexySavage Tour and is set to tour with Ariana Grande this year.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Shot Clock”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Kelsey Lu</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="Kelsey Lu" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="50283fcf-76e3-457c-b6df-1800706c2547" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/kelsey%20lu.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>The LA-based singer-songwriter is a classically trained cellist who dropped out of the North Carolina School of the Arts. She recorded her debut EP <em>Church</em> in one take in a Brooklyn church. In 2018, she went on tour with Blood Orange and has collaborated with artists like Lady Gaga, Solange, and Kelela.</span></span></span><span><span><span> </span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “I'm Not In Love”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Lexie Liu </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="Lexie Liu" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="59eac475-9d9e-4ac1-9db2-504826c24707" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/lexie%20liu.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>The latest signee to 88rising first gained international attention when she won fourth place on the South Korean TV talent show <em>K-pop Star 5</em>, although at this point she was already a major star in her native China. She has been described as the Chinese Rihanna, with both her music, fashion sense, and stardom.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Hat Trick”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Joy Crookes </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="Joy Crookes" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a5275ca3-9128-417b-8d3a-802fff7c01cc" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/joy%20crookes.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>This 20-year-old from South London started making music at a young age and learned to play covers on the guitar and piano by age 12. Her talent was noticed early - she signed to a label at just 15-years-old. She has released two EPs to date, including her latest one, <em>Reminiscence</em>, this past January.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span><span>On repeat: “Don't Let Me Down”</span></span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Mahalia</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="Mahalia" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e63dffe8-7d72-4dfb-9979-2d6a07cb47e3" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/mahalia_0.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>The R&amp;B singer-songwriter was signed at the age of 13 and caught the attention of Ed Sheeran who shared her music on social media. Since then, she has released an album and three Eps, played Afropunk in Brooklyn, and has been featured in publications like BET, Vibe, and Complex. She was nominated for Critics' Choice at the 2019 Brit Awards in February.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “I Wish I Missed My Ex”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Empress Of </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="Empress Of" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="b84b348e-e6ca-43f2-b0a7-3cbc382f7c4d" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/empress%20of.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>The Honduran L.A.-based artist was first inspired to get into music by her father, a salsa pianist. She attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she spent her time learning how to make beats. She wrote, produced, and recorded her first album, <em>Me</em>, and has recently released her sophomore album, <em>Us</em>.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “I Don't Even Smoke Weed”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Wafia </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="Wafia" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="fdd18f0e-de46-48cf-ad57-f6e8ccbd2b94" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/wafia.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>This Syrian-Iraqi, singer-songwriter has independently released two EPs and a couple of singles with millions of online streams and has sold out shows across North America, Europe, and her native Australia. Although she completed her undergraduate degree in pre-medicine, she chose to pursue music full time instead. She has worked with artists like Ta-ku and Louis the Child, and has received praise from Pharell Williams.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Better Not (Louis the Child feat. Wafia)”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>DaniLeigh </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img alt="dani leigh" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ead79eab-303c-4482-b5cf-509a744a1b44" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/danileigh.png" /></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>At just 18-years-old, this Florida native directed and co-starred in Prince's video for "Breakfast Can Wait." Her breakout hit "Lil Bebe"  has already garnered millions of streams despite entering the music industry as a dancer. Her debut album, <em>The Plan</em>, features rappers like YG, Lil Yachty, and Lil Baby.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Lil Bebe”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Nilüfer Yanya </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="nilufer yanya" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="2333fe42-7e3c-412c-b7d1-93c2970b78cd" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/nilufer%20yanya.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <ul><li><span><span><span>The 24-year-old British indie rocker took weekend music classes throughout high school and started performing at 18, at which point she released her debut single "Waves." She grew up listening to and inspired by Nina Simone, Amy Winehouse, and The Pixies. She was featured on the Longlist of BBC Music's Sound Of 2018.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “In Your Head”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Jade Bird </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="Jade Bird" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="2dbb97fd-bd4c-49ae-a2e4-1ffe0871dddf" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/jadebird.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>This upcoming, alternative English singer-songwriter is determined to write her own songs completely without the direction of anybody else. Instead of seeking guidance from labels or professional musicians, she tests her songs at live performances or with snippets on social media. Her latest single "Lottery," hit No. 1 on Billboard's Adult Alternative Songs and she is set to tour with Hozier this year.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Lottery”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>SHAED </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="SHAED" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="24301405-bf32-4caf-bb93-a99717b3b7dd" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/shaed.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>Based in Washington, D.C., this electro-pop trio is led by frontwoman Chelsea Lee who signed a multi-record deal with a major label when she was just 18. They have toured with artists like X Ambassadors, Marian Hill, and Bishop Briggs and released their first EP in July 2018.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Trampoline”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Summer Walker </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="Summer Walker" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c5d78894-0cf7-4151-a4cb-dd1ddd40401f" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/summer%20walker.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>The Atlanta-born R&amp;B singer recently toured with 6lack and Tierra Whack and is signed to LVRN under Interscope. She was named the first Apple Music Up Next artist of 2019 and her hit single "Girls Need Love" was recently remixed by Drake.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “CPR”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Bri Steves </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="Bri Steves" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="286cb3dc-02e7-4820-8469-a918198cb0e1" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/bri%20steves.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>This up-and-coming Philadelphia rapper met with G.O.O.D. Music, Top Dawg Entertainment, and Atlantic Records before deciding to sign with the latter. She engineers, produces, and writes her own songs. Since independently releasing tracks in 2016, she's performed on stage with Kendrick Lamar in 2018 and is expected to release her debut album this year.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Jealousy”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>The Regrettes </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="The Regrettes" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e98659c6-b423-49e1-99f6-8560a215f891" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/regrettes.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>This punk band from L.A. is led by frontwoman Lydia Night who formed her first band at the young age of seven, performing at school events and her local guitar shop. They are currently on tour with Twenty One Pilots and  are set to release a new album sometime this year.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Come Through”</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. </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>Empress Of</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="empressof" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c8c131bc-fc7b-42f8-819a-c0e2645c876b" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/empressof.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>The Honduran L.A.-based artist was first inspired to get into music by her father, a salsa pianist. She attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she spent her time learning how to make beats. She The Honduran L.A.-based artist was first inspired to get into music by her father, a salsa pianist. She attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she spent time learning how to make beats. She wrote, produced, and recorded her first album, Me, and has recently released her sophomore album, <em>Us</em>.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “I Don't Even Smoke Weed”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Bri Steves</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="bristeves" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ed2402cb-7cf0-46f7-b8ff-f1ee3bb83ccb" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/bristeves-Meta.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>This up-and-coming Philadelphia rapper met with G.O.O.D. Music, Top Dawg Entertainment, and Atlantic Records before deciding to sign with the latter. She engineers, produces, and writes her own songs. Since independently releasing tracks in 2016, she's performed on stage with Kendrick Lamar in 2018 and is expected to release her debut album this year.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Jealousy”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Lucky Daye</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="lucky daye" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="2caf4003-9bd3-4295-907c-6ace18cadabe" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/luckydaye.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>Born and raised in New Orleans, this R&amp;B singer grew up strictly listening to secular music as his mother belonged to a religious cult. He left New Orleans for L.A. to pursue his career and was barely scraping by when met Dernst "D'Mile" Emile II, a producer who has worked with Janet Jackson, Ty Dolla $ign and The Carters. Daye is now signed to RCA Records and has released his first major EP, I.</span></span></span><span><span><span> </span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Roll Some Mo”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Conan Gray </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="conan gray" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="2f9945ae-8b82-439c-8629-a492846cd811" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/conangray.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>Originally a YouTuber, this 19-year-old Texan amassed over 20 million streams with his self-produced <em>Idle</em> Town in 2017. It was this traction that caught the attention of labels - he was signed to Republic Records later that year. His debut EP, <em>Sunset Season</em>, was released in November 2018 and he is currently on tour in North America.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Crush Culture”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Whethan</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="whethan" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="721550d6-b34a-411e-9800-d0f6912eb38e" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/whethan.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>The 19-year-old Chicago-based producer and DJ has been selling out shows across North America following the release of his debut EP<em> Life of a Wallflower Vol. 1</em>. He first gained attention from electronic producers like Skrillex and Flux Pavilion. At such an early stage in his career, he has already collaborated and produced for big names like Dua Lipa and Portugal. The Man.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span><span>On repeat: “Superlove (feat. Oh Wonder)”</span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p> </p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Alec Benjamin</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="alec benjamin" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="96f92ecb-b91e-4052-87f7-f171bce19329" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/alecbenjamin.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>The 24-year-old singer songwriter was inspired to get into music by Eminem, whose album he bought when he was ten years old. In 2016 he went to Europe for a "self-booked" tour, performing for crowds standing in line outside Shawn Mendes and Troye Sivan concerts, handing out business cards. His dedication and hard work paid off - in 2018 he was an opener for Camilla Cabello's <em>Never Be The Same Tour</em> and his songs have garnered over 50 million streams.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Let Me Down Slowly”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Roddy Ricch</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="roddy ricch" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="540d5729-f62f-4702-a901-53924f8cc137" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/roddyricch.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>The Compton rapper's breakout single, "Die Young" has racked more than 19 million streams and was produced by acclaimed producer London On Da Track. He was recently featured in Meek Mill's album, <em>Championships</em>, who brought him out for his show at Powerhouse in Philly. He's garnered co-signs from rappers like Nipsey Hussle and Vince Staples.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Can't Express”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Young Nudy </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="youn gnudy" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="cb067f7e-5422-464d-8ba6-70cac00e5383" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/youngnudy.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>The East Atlanta rapper was first recognized after the release of his <em>Slimeball </em>mixtape in 2016. He opened for both 21 Savage and Playboi Carti on their respective tours, and has worked with numerous A-list rappers like Offset and Lil Yachty. Many of his beats are inspired by cartoons and video games from his childhood.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Friday”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>RÜFÜS DU SOL </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="rufus du sol" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="2b756864-3647-4f89-880a-32d6c1cbad5c" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/rufusdusol.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>The Grammy-nominated Australian trio has two platinum albums and have played at major music festivals around the world, including Coachella. They are currently a part of ODESZA's Foreign Family Collective and the independent Australian dance/electronic label, Sweat It Out. Their third album, <em>Solace</em>, which was released in late 2018, has received critical acclaim.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “No Place”</span></span></span></strong></p> <h3><span><span><span><strong>Robinson </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><strong><img alt="robinson" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="b7fe4580-1805-4fd2-b400-2e0f4e0ec90c" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/robinson.png" /></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>The 21-year-old from New Zealand signed with Sony in early 2018 and her first single since, <em>Nothing To Regret</em>, reached over 300,000 streams within two days. She started to play piano at age 14 and learned the guitar through video tutorials. Despite her career kicking off very recently, she has already toured in Europe and is now headlining shows in Australia.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: “Medicine”</span></span></span></strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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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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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="/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 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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