Month: May 2017

Downie Streahl – ‘I’m Alright’

Adult contemporary when this word came across as a genre to me some time ago, it took me a back as to not understanding the genre it was really. For those who don’t know about it, it is pretty much a form of radio played music that is of the popular sense. It doesn’t matter…

Ashley J – ‘Trapped’

A native of Orlando, Florida, Ashley J self-penned “Trapped,” and on a chance meeting convinced legendary songwriter/producer and multi-platinum Grammy and Emmy winning, Narada Michael Walden to produce her steamy single. The song was recorded at his famed Tarpan Studio complex in San Rafael, CA. Ashley’s sultry pipes gradually build a gravitating tension throughout the…

Blister – ‘No Good Deeds’

Blister has turned the BIG 2-0 just last year. Now that sometime has passed so has the band of course. They now being of the age at 21, the years will continue to grow just as they do as musicians and individuals as well. In any case though, being together for 20 years, 10 years,…

MOTHICA RELEASES FULL-LENGTH EP

With 60 million plus streams across all platforms to date, Brooklyn based singer / songwriter Mothica has established herself as dark pops most viable rising star. Now, the singer- real name McKenzie Ellis-is ready to unveil her highly anticipated sophomore EP, ‘Heavy Heart.’ Out today, May 25th, ‘Heavy Heart’ first began to emerge earlier this…

The Corridors – ‘End Of The Times’

Sung with great confidence, the Corridors delve into an impeccably crafted alt rock sound with the powerful “End Of The Times”. Poetic in nature, the songs are filled with bright airy textures. With great confidence, the Corridors bring hope and optimism through their thoughtful, reflective lyrics. Everything works together from the insistent groove to the…

Sideffects New Single “Wait for the Captain”

Check out the latest single from the alternative rock band Sideffects – “Wait for the Captain” is the 2nd song from the band’s upcoming album titled “Emperors for the Day.” Be sure to connect with them on Facebook for the latest news and upcoming releases at: https://www.facebook.com/sideffects.band/ Alternative rock band Sideffects has never let geography…

Water New Video “One Night” Prod. by DJ Toro

It’s rare that an unsigned, underground artist is able to gain traction on their own, but Queens-based rapped Water has done just that. His debut music video for “Loco”, which was released in September of last year, has gotten over 100,000 views on YouTube, and his follow-up single, “One Night”, has received over 60,000 streams…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MAY 25, 2017

Hayden Calnin expresses regret on new single Waves is from his new EP due out this summer, and is a song about regret: “‘Waves’ was written for a good friend and became my interpretation of what was going on in that friend’s head whilst battling severe mental health issues,” I wasn’t always able to be…

Rich Relationships: Why Do Famous Musicians Divorce More Often?

If you follow gossip blogs, you understand than high profile individuals divorce more often. This reality is especially true amongst entertainers. So, one of the questions often posed about rich people is “why do famous musicians divorce more often?” Below are a few answers. Options When you’re poor, stuck in a small town and unpopular,…

Tips for Planning the Perfect Backyard Bash

The laid-back charm makes the backyard bash ideal, but it does still require some preparation. Here is an outdoor party to-do list that will allow you to check things off in advance so you feel relaxed and ready to mingle when party day arrives. One Month before the Party Look at your schedule. It’s easy…

Samantha Leon – ‘Bright Yellow Shoes’

Whenever an artist or band goes as far as combining together multiple genres together to create something all their own, it could work out flawlessly or disappointedly for them. In the case of Samantha Leon she has taken into account three genre choices for her musical career path, which are folk, soul, and pop. How…

Julia McDonald – ‘Gravity’

Here we go another person wanting to do music. Just like any other person that wants to do such and such in whatever it may be. In this case it is music of course, from an up and comer named Julia McDonald. But she is more than just another indie pop artist, breaking onto the…

Frank Migliorelli – ‘Bass,Drums,Guitars & Organs’

Frank Migliorelli and The Dirt Nappers tap into the heart and soul of rock and roll with “Bass, Drums, Guitars & Organs”. Representing the best Americana can offer, there is true grit with the intimate, perfectly crafted sound. Besides these styles, Frank Migliorelli clever storytelling graces the entirety of the album with his strong expressive…

DUTCH ARTIST/PRODUCER SAN HOLO RELEASES STUNNING VIDEO FOR “LIGHT”

Rising star San Holo releases the powerful video for his hit “Light” today. Directed by acclaimed duo Greg + Lio, the atmospheric video presents two other-worldly outsiders who are unable to face sunlight directly. As the mysterious couple become increasingly attracted to what lies behind the darkness, they devise innovative methods to help them “to…

Rich Lowe New Video “Boogey Man”

Singer, songwriter, and producer Rich Lowe currently lives in San Antonio, but his roots are firmly entrenched in the NYC boro of Brooklyn. With both of his parents incarcerated by the time he was three years old, Lowe is no stranger to adversity. But despite facing many difficult circumstances, he had music as his savior.…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MAY 24, 2017

CALIFORNIA ROOTS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE 2017 FOOD AND CRAFT VENDOR LINEUP Monterey, CA – The California Roots Music and Arts Festival is excited to announce the food and craft vendor lineup for the festival happening on May 26-28, 2017 in Monterey, CA. Now in its eighth year, the festival continues to partner with…

BUCHI

Born in Kaduna, Nigeria to parents of Abia State origin, Buchi’s early education began in Enugu and took him through Methodist College, Uzuakoli and Federal Government College, Enugu. In 1983, he came to Lagos to study English Language and Literary Studies at the University of Lagos, obtained a BA in 1986, MA in 1988 and…

Natalie Bouloudis Releases ‘Whirlwinds’

Natalie Bouloudis’s debut EP is the perfect document of her humbling creative powers at this point in time. Harbouring her own distinct sound, Dead Sea Scripts channels her experiences and meditations into a deeply enchanting record. By turns evoking sixties’ girl band nostalgia with the concise hook-driven songwriting of ‘Firebird’ or entertaining her darker side…

A Smartphone Guide For Music Lovers

Whether you blast the Top 40 pop charts while on your commute to work or school, or jam the indie rock scene while plugged in at the gym, music lovers need a smartphone with a healthy battery life, a reliable data carrier and the best music specific smartphone accessories. But with all the static in…

Roma Moss feat. hOlY New Video “Leaving Traces” (FREE.D remix)

At the close of 2016, we had the pleasure of working with Moscow’s FREE.D to promote the “Liberate Your Mind” where FREE.D collaborated with London-based producer Roubs for a pure synth anthem that called on humanity to stop feeding their egos, and to open their hearts and minds to a more peaceful and tolerant world.…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MAY 23, 2017

Provocative Dancehall Anthem from Gorgeous HBO Actress While its common for a new recording artist to be dubbed the “the next big thing,” Caribbean-American musician and actress Toy Connor stands out as a far cry from anything common with her unique Caribbean dancehall sound that captured the eye of Motown legend Berry Gordy, and landed…

Devi – ‘Amazing’

“One More Day”, comes off the EP “Heart Stone” by born again singer/song writer Devi. Not only was that song included on the EP, but was then made into a video to accompany said song, which was at the time a single, later turned video. Which would then be led on to being re-issued on…

Astair Nite – ‘Lovesick’

Astari Nite first formed in 2008 and represent a thrilling evolution of influences they derive from iconic bands like The Cure and New Order. The first single from the forthcoming EP Dreams of Majesty, “Lovesick”, shows off the four piece’s unique combination of retro guitar work, modern electronica, and energetic drumming that has helped them…

Metaleptic Fit

Metaleptic Fit is an industrial/thrash metal band based in the Chicago area, formed in 2013 and lead by The Reverend. The Reverend’s background has crossed through rock, blues, rap, hip-hop, house, and dance genres. From the beginning, he has enraptured heavy metal as a lifestyle of spiritual reverence. On the self-titled debut two track release…

Ann Faith Harris – ‘The Time Is Right’

Ann Faith Harris was born and reared in the blue-collar music mecca of Buffalo, New York. Growing up in a household headed by her mother, a classically trained vocalist, Faith started singing hymns and anthems in her family church, St. Phillips Episcopal. Throughout her school years, she studied piano, sang in school choirs, ensembles, and…

Unlock your Creative Genius with Piano Lessons On-Demand

Do you think that your child could benefit from piano lessons? Do you think they have an elegant, classy side to them that could benefit from learning to play the world’s finest classic musical instrument? Learning to play the piano is not just for snobs and high society, it’s for anyone that can appreciate good…

The Coathangers Tour & New EP ‘Parasite’

Parasite kicks off with the title track, a rowdy throwback to a younger, angrier incarnation of the band. Crafted in the wake of the election and during a tumultuous period in the band members’ private lives, “Parasite” is pure catharsis. “During the making of our last album, I didn’t want to scream anymore, I just…

Joseph Pagano – “More Friends In Heaven (Than In Hell)”

Joseph Pagano sings a song of hope and redemption is “More Friends In Heaven (Than In Hell)”. With a playful attitude to it the way the song unfolds in infectious, with catchy hooks dominating the song. A swinging rhythm comes into play as the way that the song works itself into a glorious rush feels…

MØ’S “NIGHTS WITH YOU” VIDEO PREMIERES TODAY

Danish vocalist, songwriter and breakout star MØ’s new video for latest single “Nights With You” debuts today. Watch the video, filmed in Sofia, Bulgaria with director Bouha Kazmi, here. “‘Nights With You’ was written for my best (and oldest) friend, and the song is a celebration of our friendship and of my love for her,”…

Greer Wilson New Single “Satisfy”

Greer likes a little controversy and isn’t afraid to push buttons. As long as he can remember he was drawn to pop stars who are provocative and do what they want to do. Whether it is in their music, fashion, live performances or videos. He is a 20 year old pop singer/songwriter from the outskirts…

Ricky Official New Video “Work in Progression”

Born and raised in Germany, German/Japanese rapper Ricky Official grew up immersed in hip-hop culture. It was only natural that when he left Europe in 2014, it was to move to Atlanta, Georgia, a hotbed for hip-hop music. An international move was no safe bet, but when Ricky Official rolled the dice to pursue his…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MAY 22, 2017

The William Shakes Share New Video For “Leaden Messengers” The William Shakes is as much a concept project as it is a band. Written, produced, and fronted by Mark McGettrick, The William Shakes decontextualizes Shakespearean prose to the tune of alternative indie pop. The debut release How Goes The Night? EP explores five Shakespearean characters:…

Jess Weimer – ‘Until You Drop’

Jess Weimer is a nobody who wants to be somebody. Hence why she left her hometown of Wichita, Kansas to pursue her dreams of music creation. Heading to the wonderful lime light that is Los Angeles, California, where her background ranges from quite a bit of activity such as a bluegrass-fiddle band, to musical theater,…

Jess Weimer Shares the Vibes of her Music Creativity

Jess Weimer a former Midwesterner now a West Coast starlit, has had quite the musical journey for as long as she can recall. In fact, she been writing and singing songs, for such a long time that it has lead her to write and record for her debut EP release “Until You Drop”. Thus, Jess…

Swaylex – ‘No Rules’

If you haven’t already gotten to the memo, welcome to the new age. Swaylex’s YouTube uploads are a real one-man-band effort with the musician playing all of the electric guitar parts, bass, and drums. There’s utterly honest DIY productions are executed far better than some might expect and the intimacy of the surroundings is no…