Staff Picks https://blog.stingray.com/staff-picks en Jazz Album Of The Year | We Out Here by Various Artists https://blog.stingray.com/jazz-album-year-we-out-here-various-artists <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Jazz Album Of The Year | We Out Here by Various Artists</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/121" lang="" about="/user/121" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Rokas</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 12/12/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span>2018 was full of amazing jazz releases: Kamasi Washington’s <i>Heaven and Earth</i>, Makaya McCraven’s <i><em>Universal Beings</em></i>, and Robert Glasper’s new R+R=Now project. There was also John Coltrane’s lost album <i><em>Both Directions At Once</em></i>. Some amazing hidden gems were released by Ben Lamar Gay, Chris Dave, or Ambrose Akinmusire. And there was the whole British jazz explosion: Ezra Collective, Joe Armon-Jones, Kamaal Williams, Maisha, Moses Boyd, Sons Of Kemet and many more who released new albums in 2018. Yet, no other album epitomized the year better than<em> <i>We Out Here</i></em>.</span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span class="button"><a class="button" href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_S0529&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=americanafest-2018-fresh-vibe&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=artists-to-watch-september-2018" target="_blank">⏯🎧</a></span></p> <p><span><span><span>For many years, Gilles Peterson has been a prime international music tastemaker when it comes to jazz, soul, and pretty much every other related music genre. From his London headquarters, the influential DJ-broadcaster has introduced emerging artists to worldwide audiences on his BBC Radio show as well as through his “Brownswood Recordings” label, the Worldwide Festival and its namesake radio station. Curated by the man himself, <em>We Out Here</em> is a compilation album that showcases the young musicians of the London jazz scene.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Throughout his career, Peterson mainly released compilations albums under his <a>name</a>. Although he has put out many jazz compilations, he has recently focused on Brazilian, African, and Cuban music. No compilation has proved as influential as <i><em>We Out Here</em></i>, which gave a boost to the careers of Maisha, Ezra Collective, Moses Boyd, Theon Cross, Nubya Garcia, and Joe Armon-Jones.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>More importantly, <em>We Out Here </em>gave fresh awareness to the UK jazz scene. The last time British jazz attracted so much attention was in the ‘90s when Peterson introduced the acid jazz phenomenon to global audiences. What’s different with this year’s compilation however, is that this time the music sounds so much more like jazz since the artists that have been selected do not wander far from the jazz tradition.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The opening track by <a href="https://blog.stingray.com/there-place-maisha?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">Maisha</a> incorporates exotic eastern influences and doesn’t contain any steady rhythm although it is full of percussive richness. Ezra Collective’s track evokes Carribean calypso elements, while Moses Boyd’s performance mixes synthetic and repetitive EDM elements with an explosive saxophone solo. While fully acoustic, Theon Cross’ track is also unusual in terms of the drumming, which sound nothing like typical jazz drums.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Nubya Garcia’s performance is probably the most traditional sounding of the first five tracks. Although Garcia is one of the preeminent artists of the London and UK jazz scenes, she is far from a jazz traditionalist. The same stylistic narrative is heard throughout the rest of the album with performances by Shabaka Hutchings, Triforce, Joe Armon-Jones and Kokoroko. Various musical genres from across London and UK musical cultures are blended with the abstract framework of the jazz tradition.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><em>We Out Here</em> is accompanied by a documentary film that captures a more intimate portrait of the artistic community involved in the album’s production. The film not only helps the album stand out amongst other 2018 releases, it also gives additional insight into the music.<em>We Out Here</em> sums up 2018 better than any other jazz album in a year that marked the global resurgence of British jazz.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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Here are fun facts about our TOP 5. Let the jingles bell!</span></span></span></p> <p><em>Listen to your favorite Christmas soundtracks on Stingray Music:</em></p> <p><a class="button" href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1307?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">🎧⏯</a></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"><img alt="Home Alone" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="0958082e-f125-4104-be5f-31a43cfd3f87" height="365" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Home%20Alone.jpg" width="261" /></div> <div class="col"> <h2><span class="color-white"><strong><em>Home Alone</em> theme by John Williams</strong></span></h2> <p><span class="color-white">You might not know him, but John Williams is one of the most famous music composers of all times. He is behind the iconic soundtracks to the <em>Star Wars</em> series, the first 3 <em>Harry Potter </em>movies, <em>E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial</em>, <em>Jaws</em>, <em>Superman,</em> the <em>Indiana Jones</em> series, the first two <em>Jurassic Park</em> films, and so many more including the theme to the first two <em>Home Alone </em>movies entitled "Somewhere in my Memory".</span></p> <p><span class="color-white">Not only has John Williams been critically acclaimed for his many masterpieces, but it is safe to say that his music is closely connected to many of our memories.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row"> <div class="col"> <h2><span><span><span><strong><em>A Charlie Brown Christmas</em> by Vince Guaraldi</strong></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span>This classic animated film was released in 1965. By that time, the Peanuts comic strip was already beloved by millions. The creator of A Charlie Brown Christmas, Charles Schulz, partnered with director Bill Melendez and they got sponsored by Coca-Cola. The movie was done on the cheap and changed over time. For example, Coca-Cola’s logo was removed from several shots, and the movie has been cut to allow more time for commercials.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The soundtrack to A Charlie Brown Christmas was composed by American jazz pianist Vince Guaraldi. In 1964, Guaraldi also composed the music for a documentary on the Peanuts comic strip and its creator.</span></span></span></p> </div> <div class="col"> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="A Charlie Brown Christmas" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="4d980325-2b85-4a9e-8ed0-2652868bd980" height="234" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Charlie%20Brown.PNG" width="416" /></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"><figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="Home Alone" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="cf70830f-b002-41ad-82d7-6a3f968bfe75" height="365" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Roland%20L%C3%B6sslein.jpg" width="261" /><figcaption>© Roland Lösslein</figcaption></figure></div> <div class="col"> <h2><span class="color-white"><strong><em>Harry Potter</em> theme by John Williams</strong></span></h2> <p> </p> <p><span class="color-white"><span class="color-white">As</span><span class="color-white"> previously mentioned, John Williams composed the theme for the first 3 Harry Potter movies. The instrumental track, Hedwig's Theme, became the theme for every following Harry Potter film. </span></span></p> <p><span class="color-white"><span class="color-white">The composers of the other 5 Harry Potter movies (Patrick Doyle, Nicholas Hooper, and Alexandre Desplat) reinterpreted the original Hedwig's Theme.</span></span></p> <p> </p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row"> <div class="col"> <h2><span><span><span><strong><em>Love Actually</em>’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Olivia Olson</strong></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span>In the movie Love Actually, young actress Olivia Olson performs an incredible rendition of "All I Want for Christmas Is You". We all know Mariah Carey’s original version, but Olivia Olson brought it to another level! Even if her live performance in the movie only lasts </span></span></span>a few minutes, it is etched in our memories. In 2009, the actress and singer admitted in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that the team behind the movie asked her to sing it worse than she actually could to make it sounds more like a 10-year old girl.</p> </div> <div class="col"> <p> </p> <p>                 <img alt="love actually" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="0f969ed7-ec4d-4f3a-8ad5-29b32cfc6843" height="336" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/love%20actually_0.jpg" width="227" /></p> <p> </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"><img alt="mean girls" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="429ddb8a-9491-4f77-9d99-f407113f551a" height="359" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/mean%20girls_0.jpg" width="292" /></div> <div class="col"> <h2><span class="color-white"><strong>"Jingle Bell Rock” by the cast of <em>Mean Girls</em></strong></span></h2> <p><span class="color-white">Mean Girls is a pop culture classic. Even if it is not really a holiday film, one scene makes it a seasonal classic. In this scene, the Plastics, the most popular girls in school, perform their own – quite girly - rendition of “Jingle Bell Rock” at a talent show. Their version, choreography, costumes, and glitches, totally revamped this vintage ‘50s Christmas song. </span></p> <p> </p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p><strong><span><span><span>Take a break, pour yourself a cup of hot chocolate, wrap your feet in a warm blanket, and binge watch holiday movies!</span></span></span></strong></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/holiday" hreflang="en">Holiday</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/christmas" hreflang="en">Christmas</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/45" hreflang="en">Stingray Brava</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/97" hreflang="en">Stingray Classica</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingraycmusic" hreflang="en">Stingray CMusic</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/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/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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It might be the last, but it is definitely not the least!</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Browsing one profile to another, we explored Instagram and discovered music gems. This month, we present 4 bands, 100% <i>Made in Canada,</i> who will please your ears, and asked them a few short questions. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Sit back, try to relax, and enjoy the ride!</span></span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>The Zolas</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></h2> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt=" © The Zolas" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ba1cfe2e-cef2-4cfe-808a-9dd1188207c1" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/The%20Zolas.jpg" /><figcaption> © The Zolas</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <p><span><span><span><span>Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/thezolas/?hl=en" target="_blank">@thezolas</a> </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">The Zolas hail from Vancouver. With 3 albums and 1 EP recorded in less than a decade, they’ve grown a strong and dedicated fan base! </span></span></span></span></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">__</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">1.  What genre would best describe your music?</span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Alt-rock/brit-pop? We try to make every album different. It’s not a rule for us it just seems to be that way. Our last record was definitely poppy with flourishing synths. The new one has much more guitar in it and sounds like something we would have worshipped growing up.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">2. Can you share a random fun fact about The Zolas?</span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Our drummer Cody is low-key the undisputed best singer in the band.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">3. Which #hashtag (just 1!) would you use to describe your work?</span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">#plur</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">4. Which bands/artists do you follow on social media?</span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">We Are The City. Dilly dally. Yukon blonde. Peach pit.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">5. Tell us, in less than 140 characters, about your upcoming projects. </span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">We’re submerged in our nasty jam space writing this generation’s “What’s the Story Morning Glory”.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Listen to The Zolas on Stingray Music</span>  <a class="button" href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1128?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">🎧⏯</a></span></span></span></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <h2><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Yukon Blonde </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></h2> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="YUKON BLONDE - CRITICAL HIT - LABEL DINE ALONE RECORDS" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="385308e3-a386-438c-95ec-c1176ca541c8" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/YUKON%20BLONDE%20-%20CRITICAL%20HIT%20-LABEL%20%20DINE%20ALONE%20RECORDS.jpg" /><figcaption> © Yukon Blonde - Dine Alone Records</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <p><span><span><span><span>Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/yukonblonde/?hl=en" target="_blank">@yukonblonde</a></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Yukon Blonde is also from the Canadian West Coast. Their catchy melodies bring us back to the ‘80s, and we love it! </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>On repeat: ‘Saturday Night’, a tune from their 5th album <i>On Blonde</i>. </span></span></span></span></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">__</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><i><span>1.  What genre would best describe your music?</span></i></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Psychedelic lounge? That’s always a hard question.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><i><span>2. Can you share a random fun fact about Yukon Blonde?</span></i></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span>We open our bags of chips in landscape mode as opposed to portrait mode. That way you can get a good look at your chip and, you know, see what you’re working with. You also don’t need do put your hand so deep in the chip well. It’s definitely a more premium chip user experience.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><i><span>3. Which #hashtag (just 1!) would you use to describe your work?</span></i></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><i><span>#garth</span></i></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><i><span>4. Which bands/artists do you follow on social media?</span></i></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Nihilist Arby’s.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><i><span>5. </span></i><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Tell us, in less than 140 characters, about your upcoming projects. </span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><i><span>Going to Japan, then coming home and getting jobs!</span></i></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Listen to Yukon Blonde on Stingray Music</span>  <a class="button" href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1128?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">🎧⏯</a></span></span></span></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <h2><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>We Are The City</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></h2> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="We Are The City - Kirsten Huculiak" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="82ec97b1-cd6d-425d-8135-da9929b6e136" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/We%20Are%20The%20City%20-%20Kirsten%20Huculiak.jpg" /><figcaption>We Are The City | © Kirsten Huculiak</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <p><span><span><span><span>Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/wearethecity/?hl=en" target="_blank">@wearethecity</a></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Kudos to another Canadian band! We Are The City is a trio composed of</span> <span>Cayne McKenzie (singer-keyboardist), Andy Huculiak (drummer), and David Menze (guitarist). We really love “Dark Horizon”,  it’s just unique and beautiful. Andy Huculiak answered to our questions. </span><span><span>🔽</span></span></span></span></span></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <p><span><span><span><span>__</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span>1.  What genre would best describe your music?</span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Experimental and explosive pop.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span>2. Can you share a random fun fact about We Are The City?</span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>We've been a band for 10 years and started playing together when we were still in high school. And yet, we're still learning new things about each other.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span>3. Which #hashtag (just 1!) would you use to describe your work?</span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>#musicforeverymood</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span>4. Which bands/artists do you follow on social media?</span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Some great Canadian artists — Shad, Royal Canoe, Highs, Said the Whale, The Zolas, Shane Koyczan, Hannah Epperson, Andy Shauf, Blue J.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Some great American artists — Copeland, Kanye West, mewithoutYou, Deerhoof.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>And some great International artists — Razika, Hope, Ryoji Ikeda, Moddi.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>This is not an exhaustive list though!</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span>5. </span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Tell us, in less than 140 characters, about your upcoming projects. </span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Putting together our next album that will be released next year called RIP. Planning a special tour around that. And perhaps our most ambitious/daring music video yet.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Listen to We Are The City on Stingray Music </span>  <a class="button" href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1128?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">🎧⏯</a></span></span></span></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <h2><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Born Ruffians</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></h2> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="BORN RUFFIANS by Matt Barnes" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f4b2aa6c-de2b-4d94-aad6-f1411498c9eb" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/BORN%20RUFFIANS%20by%20Matt%20Barnes%20%28LO%20RES%29.jpg" /><figcaption>Born Ruffians | © Matt Barnes</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <p><span><span><span><span>Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/bornruffiansmusic/?hl=en" target="_blank">@bornruffiansmusic</a> </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>The Ontario’s band Born Ruffians was formed in 2004 by school friends Luke Lalonde (guitar/vocals), Mitch Derosier (bass), Andy Lloyd (guitar/keyboard) and Steve Hamelin (drums). This year, the band released their 5th studio album</span> <i><span>Uncle, Duke &amp; The Chief</span></i><span>. Go see them on stage! They’re currently touring North America. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Listen to “Fade To Black” and get your daily dose of good vibes! </span></span></span></span></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <p><span><span><span><span>--</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span>1. </span></strong><strong> </strong><strong><span>What genre would best describe your music?</span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span> Indie Rock</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span>2. Can you share a random fun fact about Born Ruffians?</span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span> We formed our band in our high school music class where we all played trombone. We suck at trombone.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span>3. Which #hashtag (just 1!) would you use to describe your work?</span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span> #ruff</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span>4. Which bands/artists do you follow on social media?</span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span> Garth Brooks has the best Instagram.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span>5. </span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Tell us, in less than 140 characters, about your upcoming projects. </span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span>We’ll have a new record out in 2019 and a tour to go along with it. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Listen to Born Ruffians on Stingray Music</span>  <a class="button" href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1128?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">🎧⏯</a></span></span></span></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span>Want to be featured next month? </span></span></span></span></strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span>Tag </span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.instagram.com/stingray_music/" target="_blank"><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span>@stingray_music</span></span></span></span></strong></a><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span> on Instagram and use the hashtag</span></span></span></span><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span> #SocialStatus </span></span></span></span></strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span>to get our attention! 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class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span>Jazz has celebrated enormous resurgence in 2018. Many jazz festivals’ lineups highlighted young and upcoming artists, while different radio and video broadcasts gave them exposure that has been unprecedented over the past 30 years. It almost seems that jazz started looking towards the future instead of its rich history, which hasn’t really been the case since the 1980s when the last boom of really young jazz musicians from the United States appeared on the scene. With this in mind, we have selected 10 nominees for jazz album of the year. Each, in one way or another, reflect jazz’s mood in 2018.</span></span></span></span></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><span class="white">Ezra Collective -<em> Juan Pablo: The Philosopher </em>| Enter The Jungle Records</span></h3> <p><img alt="Ezra Collective - Juan Pablo: The Philosopher" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="b43472ae-bf16-4a99-9dac-2318451db29e" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Juan%20Pablo%20The%20Philosopher_3.jpg" /></p> <p><span class="color-white">The debut release of the London-based group Ezra Collective has already won the prestigious Jazz Album of the Year Award at Gilles Peterson’s 2018 Worldwide Awards. Recorded in the legendary Abbey Road Studios and partly mixed by Sam "Floating Points" Shepherd, this album is one of 2018’s highlights.</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><span><strong><span><span><span>Joe Armon-Jones - <i><em>Starting Today</em> </i>| Brownswood Records</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></h3> <h3><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><img alt=" Joe Armon-Jones - Starting Today " data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="9096029b-6af4-4658-8bea-fac3705baba1" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Joe%20Armon-Jones%20-%20Starting%20Today.jpg" /></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>The pianist Joe Armon-Jones was one of 2018’s most productive jazz. He recorded with Ezra Collective and toured with them and Nubya Garcia. More importantly, Armon-Jones released his solo album, which is a soulful combination of original numbers that differ from everything else released this year.</span></span></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 class="color-white">GoGo Penguin - <i><em>A Hundrum Star</em> </i>| Blue Note Records</span></strong></h3> <p><span class="color-white"><strong><img alt="GoGo Penguin - A Hundrum Star" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="fe01658d-ad30-493c-8241-d8fce5959a97" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/GoGo%20Penguin%20-%20A%20Hundrum%20Star_1.jpg" /></strong></span></p> <p><span class="color-white">The fourth studio release by the Manchester-based piano trio is further shaping the group's sonic identity: an elegant blend of jazz and electronic music elements, original compositions, as well as a subtle cinematic atmosphere. The trio has one of the most unique voices on the jazz scene today.</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><span>Kamaal Williams - <i><em>The Return </em></i>| Black Focus Records</span></span></span></span></strong><br />  </h3> <p><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><img alt="Kamaal Williams - The Return" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e14e0385-0a13-4071-8bbc-ec8e30e87896" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Kamaal%20Williams%20-%20The%20Return.jpg" /></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>It didn’t take long for Kamaal Williams to release his solo album after leaving the duo Yussef Kamaal. The unique musical aspects that made the duo special are all present in Williams’ new release, making it feel like an organic continuation rather than a new path in the pianist’s artistic career.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <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><span class="color-white">Kamasi Washington - <i><em>Heaven And Earth</em> </i>| Young Turks</span></span></span></span></strong></h3> <h3><img alt="Kamasi Washington - Heaven And Earth" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="34e75f51-5c24-47b9-8429-f4cfc1119c61" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Kamasi%20Washington%20-%20Heaven%20And%20Earth.jpg" /></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span class="color-white">After releasing <i>The Epic</i> in 2015, Kamasi Washington was declared the saviour of jazz. The album’s success left huge shoes to fill for the saxophonist’s future releases. Yet, <i>Heaven And Earth</i> is a very similarly crafted sonic journey that lasts for more than 2 hours and further explores the meaning of spirituality 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"> <h3><strong><span><span><span><span>Maisha - <i><em>There Is A Place </em></i>| Brownswood Records</span></span></span></span></strong></h3> <h3><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><img alt="Maisha - There Is A Place" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="63dbb0dd-16c4-4012-82ba-1383bd92d5ec" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Maisha%20-%20There%20Is%20A%20Place.jpg" /></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Blending African and Eastern musical elements r with modality and expressiveness, Maisha’s debut album is one of the most exciting and fresh sounding releases of 2018. At times, the album’s atmosphere feels tribal and the overall hypnotic feel is what makes it sound so unique.</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><span class="color-white">Moses Boyd Exodus - <i><em>Displaced Diaspora</em> </i>| Exodus</span></span></span></span></strong></h3> <h3><span class="color-white"><strong><img alt="Moses Boyd Exodus - Displaced Diaspora" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a6c5e1fa-67ce-4d31-86dd-46e6ebf9f2cf" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Moses%20Boyd%20Exodus%20-%20Displaced%20Diaspora.jpg" /></strong></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span class="color-white">The British drummer Moses Boyd has already proven that there are still fresh ideas to be born from the marriage between jazz and electronic music. His new release, however, reaches beyond the repetitive rhythmic pattern exploration and incorporates a beautiful jazz ensemble arrangements as well.</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><span>R + R = Now - <i><em>Collagically Speaking </em></i>| Blue Note Records</span></span></span></span></strong></h3> <h3><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><img alt="R + R = Now - Collagically Speaking" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e9f3eaae-19dc-477e-9b6c-13f8218aa1b2" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/R%20%2B%20R%20%3D%20Now%20-%20Collagically%20Speaking.jpg" /></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Robert Glasper has been one of the leading jazz pianists for a decade. His piano trio and the experimental band later set new trends in the music. Following the same path, Glasper’s new supergroup debut album’s featuring Christian Scott and Taylor McFerrin combines R&amp;B, jazz fusion, and instrumental hip-hop.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <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><span class="color-white">Sons Of Kemet - <i><em>Your Queen Is A Reptile </em></i>| Impulse!</span></span></span></span></strong></h3> <h3><img alt="Sons Of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="578a6902-5d5c-4dae-ae44-dc56142d8046" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Sons%20Of%20Kemet%20-%20Your%20Queen%20Is%20A%20Reptile.jpg" /></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span class="color-white">Led by Shabaka Hutching, Sons Of Kemet’s third studio album is perhaps the most political jazz release in years. Exploring racial and gender inequalities and dedicated to influential black women throughout history, it was nominated for the 2018 Hyundai Mercury Prize Album of the Year award.</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><span>Various Artists -<em> <i>We Out Here</i></em> | Brownswood Records</span></span></span></span></strong></h3> <h3><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><img alt="Various Artists - We Out Here" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ec35ac22-4e84-4553-aebc-24dc45a19471" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Various%20Artists%20-%20We%20Out%20Here.jpg" /></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>The influential British music tastemaker, Gilles Peterson, assembled a compilation of tracks that represent London jazz music scene. The album’s release was followed by the video documentary portraying the music’s community and the musicians involved: Joe Armon-Jones, Maisha, Moses Boyd and many more.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </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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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/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-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 #SocialStatus | November 2018 https://blog.stingray.com/socialstatus-november-2018 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">#SocialStatus | November 2018</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/114" lang="" about="/user/114" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Lucille</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 11/07/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong><span><span><span>Stingray Music is all about good vibes. </span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>Once in a while, we get lost on Instagram and go on our favorite quest: looking for talented artists everybody should know about. That’s why we’ve come up with this new selection of artists for the<strong> #SocialStatus </strong>series. From the US to the UK and France, discover artists who will, for sure, brighten up your day!</span></span></span></p> <p><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span><span>And while you read, </span></span></span></span></span><span class="size-normal"><a href="https://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1128?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">listen to the Social Status channel</a>.</span></p> <h2><span><span><span><span><span>Insecure Men</span></span></span></span></span></h2> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="Insecure Men Album Cover" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="877ce176-fe3d-4eb9-b142-bf84017c7a7f" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Insecure%20Men%20Album%20Cover.jpg" /><figcaption>Insecure Men - <em>Insecure Men</em> Album Cover</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Instagram</strong>: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/saul_adamczewski/" target="_blank">@saul_adamczewski</a> &amp; <a href="https://www.instagram.com/benromans_hopcraft/" target="_blank">@benromans_hopcraft</a></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Insecure Men is a duo composed of Saul Adamczewski (Fat White Family) and Ben Romans-Hopcraft (Childhood). The British band recorded their debut album in Sean Lennon’s studio in upstate New York and released it in February 2018. The result is a melting pot of indie pop, glam-rock, and sad stories... and we love it! </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>On-repeat: Cliff Has Left The Building</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><em><span><span><span><span><span>Listen to Insecure Men on Stingray Music: <a href="https://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1128?utm_source=referral&amp;amp;amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">Social Status</a></span></span></span></span></span></em></p> <h2><span><span><span><span><span>Lewis OfMan</span></span></span></span></span></h2> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="Lewis ofMan - Yo Bene Cover" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="d049171c-e81c-4030-9211-eda94cb6afdb" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Lewis%20ofMan%20-%20Yo%20Bene%20Cover.jpg" /><figcaption>Lewis ofMan - <em>Yo Bene</em> Cover</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Instagram</strong>: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/lewisofman/" target="_blank">@lewisofman </a></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Say hello to your new electro-pop crush! Lewis OfMan is a French phenomenon (yes, he is one!) He is only in his early twenties but has already released 3 EPs and collaborated with Rejjie Snow, Vendredi Sur Mer, and Ichon, Fakear… to name few. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>His inspirations include Frank Ocean, John Lennon, Serge Gainsbourg, and even Ennio Morricone. Lewis OfMan’s electro-pop is truly his own, creating “a shivering atmosphere where melancholia meets elevation and joy” (according to the artist). If you don’t understand the French lyrics, just know that it’s all about love and feelings.</span></span></span><br /><br /><span><span><span><strong>On-repeat:<i> </i>Yo Bene</strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><em>Listen to Lewis OfMan on Stingray Music: <a href="https://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1128?utm_source=referral&amp;amp;amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">Social Status</a></em></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Mild High Club</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></h2> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="Mild High Club Timeline Album Cover" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="fd4ff7cc-4c70-4e03-adbf-3a00a76dac5f" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Mild%20High%20Club%20Timeline%20Album%20Cover.jpg" /><figcaption>Mild High Club - <em>Timeline</em> Album Cover</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Instagram</strong>: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/mildhighclub/" target="_blank">@mildhighclub </a></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>If you were looking for a unique and relaxing indie sound, you’ve found it! Mild High Club is Alex Brettin, a jazz-schooled musician and Alex Brettin is Mild High Club. Brettin released 2 albums under Mild High Club’s name<i>: <em>Timeline</em></i> and <i><em>Skiptracing</em></i>, both embraced the style of nostalgic and sunshine pop. This is the kind of music you’ll want to tune in to while enjoying the morning light, contemplating the world from the warmth of your home.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: Timeline</span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><em>Listen to Mild High Club on Stingray Music: <a href="https://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1128?utm_source=referral&amp;amp;amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">Social Status</a></em></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span><span><span><span>Pépite</span></span></span></span></span></h2> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="Pépite - Les bateaux Album Cover" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="7f0e43c9-2232-4c0a-aa4a-b50532440dc7" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/P%C3%A9pite%20-%20Les%20Bateaux%20Album%20Cover.jpg" /><figcaption>Pépite - <em>Les Bateaux</em> Album Cover</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Instagram</strong>: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/pepite/" target="_blank">@pepite</a></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>In French, the word “pépite” means nugget, as in “gold nugget”. It’s no surprise that Pépite IS a pépite! The band is composed of Edouard and Thomas, and with them it’s all about love and wrecks. The duo’s 2 albums, <i><em>Renaissance</em></i> and <i><em>Les Bateaux</em></i>, take you on an epic pop odyssey. Get onboard this sweet dreamy boat that floats on nostalgic guitar sounds, electric synthesizers melodies, and bright voices.  </span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: Reste avec moi</span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><em>Listen to Pépite on Stingray Music: <a href="https://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1128?utm_source=referral&amp;amp;amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">Social Status</a></em></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span><span><span><span>STRFKR</span></span></span></span></span></h2> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="STRFKR_Coachella_2014_Thomas Hawk" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="519f042f-19e0-4062-ba99-b66b60029ed0" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/STRFKR_Coachella_2014_Thomas%20Hawk.jpg" /><figcaption>STRFKR at Coachella in 2014 - ©Thomas Hawk</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Instagram</strong>: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/strfkr_music/" target="_blank">@strfkr_music </a></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>STRFKR (also called Starfucker) is an indie rock band from Portland that was created by Josh Hodges in 2007. At the time, the band offered a new type, surfing the same wave as the Vampire Weekend, MGMT or even Ratatat. 11 years and 5 albums later, they still master their style, with catchy pop lullabies and rock passages here and there. We particularly like the music from their most recent release <i>Vault Vol. 1</i>, <i>Vault Vol. 2</i> and <i>Vault Vol. 3</i>, a 64-track set of demos rescued from Hodges' dying laptop.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span>On repeat: <span>Late Again</span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><em>Listen to STRFKR on Stingray Music: <a href="https://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1128?utm_source=referral&amp;amp;amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">Social Status</a></em></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span>Want to be featured next month? </span></span></span></span></strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span>Tag </span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.instagram.com/stingray_music/" target="_blank"><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span>@stingray_music</span></span></span></span></strong></a><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span> on Instagram and use the hashtag</span></span></span></span><strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span> #SocialStatus </span></span></span></span></strong><span class="size-normal"><span><span><span>to get our attention! 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Timeline Album Cover" 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/2018-11/Social%20Status%20Channel.PNG" width="267" height="266" 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://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1128?utm_source=referral&amp;amp;amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog</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 href="https://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1128?utm_source=referral&amp;amp;amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank"><strong>#SocialStatus 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> Wed, 07 Nov 2018 16:15:20 +0000 Lucille 617 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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Think again!</p> <p>No matter how hardcore you are, our Top 10 Monsters of Rock will make you want to sleep with the lights on and the closet door closed. To celebrate the Day of the Dead, we’re counting down the most grotesquely-terrifyingly-blood-drippingly-nightmare-inducing rock music videos ever.</p> <p>Better check under the bed, who knows what horrid creature from the underworld might be lurking!?</p> <p><strong>Welcome to our nightmare!</strong></p> <p>Our Top 10’s not creepy enough for you? We’ve dug up even more bone-chilling and stomach-churning videos. Tune in to <a href="https://loud.stingray.com/en" target="_blank">Stingray Loud</a>’s “Monsters of Rock” special programming* for music videos that’ll haunt your dream. 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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