@skopemag News For October 6 2018 @ 9 AM EST


Jessie Ware Releases Brand New Track “Overtime” Today

“Overtime” is Jessie’s first release in a year and the follow up to her critically-acclaimed third album, GLASSHOUSE in 2017. The album further cemented Jessie’s reputation as one of the strongest and most successful songwriters and vocalists in UK music.

Dirty Heads “Vacation” Pineapple Session Ale Now Available Nationwide!

Southern California’s favorite reggae/alt/hip-hop band Dirty Heads are thrilled to announce that six-packs of their new craft brew “Vacation” pineapple session ale is now available for fans to order online nationwide. There is no limit on the amount of beer that can be ordered and will ship for a flat-rate fee for those who order a case (4) six-packs. Shipping rates will vary by location for orders of 1-3 six-packs. Each order will include custom “Vacation” coasters featuring the Dirty Heads octopus design that appears on the beer can.

Four Sons/ Dirty Heads Vacation

Flobots Celebrate 10th Anniversary Of Breakout Album Fight With Tools

Today, alternative hip-hop band Flobots celebrate the 10th anniversary of the release of their breakthrough debut album Fight With Tools. Released ten years ago during the frenzy of the 2008 election season, the album defied categorization, weaving conscious hip-hop lyrics and classical viola solos over live instrumentation, their anthems captured attention from all directions. The album featured platinum single, ‘Handlebars,’ which was the fastest charting song debut by a new artist in a decade, and saw the band grow from playing local clubs to selling out tours internationally, performing on late-night television, signing a major label record deal, and receiving constant rotation on alternative radio. Today, Flobots’ original call to envision “another America,” which resonated with a generation experiencing a sense of profound political and social awakening, is just as poignant and timely as ever.


“She Knows” is a new direction for us as a band, says front man Jake Nawas. “After touring last year and receiving so much encouragement from fans and listeners, we were excited to get back in the studio and work with John Hill, who brought out new musical elements in us that fit our desires perfectly.”


Born in Kingston, Jamaica and raised in Toronto, ON, an international scope informs his production style. It’s a big reason why Boi-1da’s songs resonate around the globe more. With eight GRAMMY® Award nods to his name, he has produced some of the defining hits of the past decade including Eminem’s “Not Afraid”(10x-platinum), Rihanna’s “Work” [feat. Drake] (6x-platinum), Drake’s “Controlla” (3x-platinum), Drake’s “God’s Plan” “Best I Ever Had” (2x-platinum), “Headlines” (1x-platinum), and many more.


Rising duo Tall Heights release their much-anticipated sophomore album Pretty Colors For Your Actions today via Sony Music Masterworks. Pretty Colors For Your Actions heralds a new chapter for Tall Heights, who made their major label debut with 2016’s Neptune and have since racked up 140 million streams to date as well as critical acclaim from the likes of NPR, Wall Street Journal, Paste, Stereogum and more. The 11-track collection is grounded by the duo’s signature melodies, layered and shaped with live instrumentation and contemporary production to create a sonic universe all their own – listen now.


Nao has released the captivating new song “Curiosity”, lifted from her upcoming album Saturn which is set to release on Oct 26th via Little Tokyo Recordings/Sony Music Entertainment UK/RCA Records. In true Nao fashion, the sensual track channels deep emotionality, while this time covering a more physical side of love. Nao has also announced her highly-anticipated world tour. Starting off in Japan, she will then go on to perform in North America and Europe, concluding with a show in London’s Brixton Academy on March 28th.

New Jon Porras LP out October 26th on Ba Da Bing

On October 26th we release the new solo album from Barn Owl’s Jon Porras, Voices of the Air. You can listen to the track “Winter Bloom,” which exemplifies how Porras plumbs deep into sound to a startling effect.


oday, Australian singer Isaiah releases his brand new single “Close To Me.” The track, which was written by Ian Franzino, And

rew Haas (aka AFTRHRS), James Newman and John Ryan, is a warm and uplifting pop track that showcases Isaiah’s smooth and soulful vocals. “Close To Me” is available now at all digital retail providers via Sony Music Australia/RCA Records.


It’s sultry rhythms evoked images of a lush rainforest setting, and fans will be pleased to discover the follow-up single “Punta Norte” – out now – picks up right where “Lemon Tree” left off. As fun and funky as it’s flashback-style music video, “Punta Norte” is just another global accomplishment for a unique artist who’s making waves, having performed at BPM 2017, Tropico 2016, Ceremonia, Corona Sunset and more, and having received honors like the title of Best Mexican Artist in Premios MIN España.

Eric Church’s Sixth Studio Album, DESPERATE MAN, Released Today

In August’s candid Rolling Stone cover story shortly after Eric Church announced his sixth album was in the works, readers learned exactly what the North Carolinian has been shouldering since his Holdin’ My Own Tour wrapped last May. It was the first time the songwriter had spoken out regarding the turmoil and angst of the last year, his processing of it all and the outcome: a collection of 11 songs that tell a broader story with today’s release of Desperate Man.


Two of Atlanta’s brightest young stars, Lil Baby and Gunna, have finally released one of the most eagerly anticipated collaborative projects of the year, Drip Harder produced by Turbo via Quality Control Music, Young Stoner Life Records / A 300 Entertainment Label / Capitol Records / Motown. Drip Harder features Drake, Young Thug, NAV, and Lil Durk. The project arrives with the release of the Spike Jordan directed video for “Drip Too Hard”. The red-hot rookies gave the world a taste of Drip Harder project with the potent first single, “Drip Too Hard” which currently sits at #25 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart with over 50 million streams across platforms since its release and still climbing.

Gunna Taught Lil Baby How to Rap. Now, They’re the Best Duo of 2018

Latinx psych rock band INNER WAVE share new video for “Whoa” ft. Bane’s World + on tour w/ HYUKOH

LA psych rock band INNER WAVE share the new video for their “Whoa” ft. Bane’s World today. They already have millions of plays on Spotify alone and selling out shows around the country. The 5 Latino members hail from Inglewood, CA and have been playing together since the age of 13 years old. Highly influenced by their own culture and hometown, their music blends synth-wave, Latin beats, hip hop and R&B to create a sound totally unique to them. They are breaking out in the indie rock world, which has traditionally grossly lacked Latino representation and leading the new wave of rising Chicano artists in music right now. They’re currently on tour supporting HYUKOH on their nationwide trek and playing LA’s Latinx Tropicalia festival on November 3. More to come from them soon.

Z Money Stacks Cabbage in the Dizzying “Apart of Trappin'” Video

Speaking softly and carrying a big glock, Z Money is one of Chicago’s most respected street rappers. Reveling in the company of his white Benz and some beautiful women, Z Money bides his time in his trap house in “Apart of Trappin’,” his latest video. Accompanied by a spooky, minimalist beat from producer Lil Mexico, Z Money cleverly reveals his day-to-day in his subtle cadence: I been stackin’ cabbage, no wrappin’, but I been baggin’ plastic/Four-five automatic, no cappin’, that’s why I’m packin’ damage/My trap house abandoned, no party but I got junkies jammin’/Dope so good, they stealin’ from mammies and out here panhandlin’.” In the video, directed by Truman Kewley, Z Money rocks a teal tracksuit, counting cash and sitting back in his throne as the camera swirls in a centrifugal motion. Premiered by The FADER, “Apart of Trappin'” is the latest release from Chiraq Mogul, Z Money’s acclaimed new mixtape, shared in August.

Trevor Daniel Signs to Taz Taylor’s Internet Money Records, Shares Lovestruck “Falling” Single

A budding super-producer and an architect of the sound behind rising artists like Juice WRLD, Lil Skies, and more, Taz Taylor knows talent when he hears it. Introducing the world to the first signee to his Internet Money Records, Taz presents Trevor Daniel, a velvet-voiced Houston singer-songwriter with a supernatural sense of melody. Collaborating for the label’s first single release, Trevor and Taz share “Falling,” a mournful and romantic new single. The new single finds Taz expanding the boundaries of his sound, collaborating with co-producers Charlie Handsome and KC Supreme to combine gently plucked acoustic guitars with swells of bass synth, as Trevor Daniel displays the breadth of his talents with infectious melodic runs and cockeyed harmonies. Premiered by Complex, “Falling” is a sweetly sung love song, and a fleeting glimpse at the chart-topping potential of Trevor Daniel when matched with Taz Taylor’s soundscapes. “Falling” is the lead single from Homesick, Trevor’s debut EP, hitting retailers next Friday, October 12th.


Global hospitality company Hakkasan Group announces a spirited roster of events to celebrate Halloween weekend, spanning Thursday, Oct. 25 through Wednesday, Oct. 31. Partygoers are invited to experience a thrilling array of themed events paired with performances by electronic and open-format artists including Steve Aoki, Zedd, Martin Garrix, blackbear and more.


JØUR Debuts Eccentric New Album, Chiaroscuro

After her singles “Danger Game,” “American Nightmare” and “Black Hole,” JØUR unveils the otherworldly album that connects the tracks, Chiaroscuro. Unconventional in nature, JØUR brings together elements of light vs dark, analog vs electronic, minimalism vs complexity to form her LP. Chiaroscuro is now available for streaming or download on digital music services worldwide.


Island Records artist Bishop Briggs, whose debut album CHURCH OF SCARS debuted top 10 worldwide, has paired up with Sofi Tukker to release the remix of her new single “Baby” today. Sofi Tukker flips the original track into a dark and industrial remix. “Baby (Sofi Tukker Remix)” follows the recently released “Baby” video, which has garnered over 1 million views and counting.

Big Bliss Share “Duplicate” Via The Wild Honey Pie

Brooklyn-based, post-punk trio Big Bliss share their new single, “Duplicate,” and share new Fall tour dates, including their NYC LP release show on October 20th at Alphaville. Yesterday, The Wild Honey Pie exclusively premiered the track, praising, “The heavy drum beat at the start of Big Bliss’s newest track “Duplicate” carries the weight of its substantial theme.” Their new LP, At Middle Distance, is due out October 19th on Exit Stencil Recordings.