If there’s one thing award-winning Canadian electronic artist, producer and events/label Vibe Raiders co-founder Jay Slay is certain of this holiday season (and beyond), it’s that it’s going to be A Very Vibin’ Christmas all-around.
Landing as the first in an inventive annual series reimagining holiday classics by way of electro, dance, and EDM flavours, so goes the title of the multi-talented DJ and classically trained pianist’s newly minted seasonal offering.
The six-track A Very Vibin’ Christmas includes modern takes on the likes of “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” “The First Noel,” “Silent Night,” and more, and welcomes guests such as Los Angeles-based Nevve, one of the world’s top electronic vocal crews with over 1+ Billion streams, and NYC-based American Idol finalist Robbie Rosen to the featured roster alongside Victoria, BC-based Scarlett Darling and Edmonton, AB-based Kelly Alaina.
Check out this cool Christmas offering on Spotify here: open.spotify.com/album/20BbNJCmSojKljlrtyFQU7?si=T8jIrGQ5TpiTSlCbFuVC1g&nd=1
Best known for his breakthrough original track “All Night Long,” Jay Slay’s extensive roster plays host to upwards of 17 releases to date — including more than 1+ Million streams, tastemaker playlist adds, extensive radio play, podcast and media features, and more. Speaking of, the video for “All Night Long” won Best Music Video at The Indie Gathering International Film Festival 2021, and was an Official Selection at ~20 festivals, including New York, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, and Moscow.
In addition to writing and producing, as well as co-fronting the recently launched events company and record label, Vibe Raiders, Jay Slay — né Jonathan Robert Hamill — is also a noted conference speaker, author, and highly involved and valued asset to the music industry. Within his role as a medical educator, he has provided insight in the topics of “Emergency Divergency: crisis de-escalation demonstration” at the University of Calgary School of Medicine’s Mass Gathering Medicine Conference 2021 / Abnormal Psychology guest lecturer University of Alberta 2018, been a musician mental health speaker as the Virtual Electronic Music Summit 2020’s “Pandemic Panic Panel” facilitator, and a contributing author for the Music Industry Therapists & Coaches’ touring artist mental health manual 2021 funded by Live Nation, and more.