@skopemag News For October 11, 2018 @ 1 pm est

Artist & Actress Cierra Ramirez Releases New Video “Bad Boys”

Tribeca Music/EMPIRE Records recording artist Cierra Ramirez today releases a new video for her latest single “Bad Boys”. The video exclusively premiered yesterday on Sweety High who called the video, “not only is the video visually stunning and fun to watch, it’s also oh-so-relatable.”


Generation Now/Atlantic Records rapper JACK HARLOW continues celebrating the release of his latest mixtape, Loose, with “The Loose Tour.” The North American tour is set to kick off Thursday, November 1st in Los Angeles, CA at Catch One and will continue to several markets including New York, Toronto, CA and Atlanta, GA before ending on December 28th in his hometown of Louisville, KY at the Mercury Ballroom. Tickets will be available for purchase this Friday, October 12th.

Teddy Walton Releases Short Entitled “Mental Health”

Grammy award winning Memphis producer/songwriter Teddy Walton has released the teaser for his upcoming short film “Mental Health.”

The full length short film, which is directed and produced by Teddy Walton & Lee Vuitton, features California rapper Lil B as the narrator for the trailer. Teddy connected with Lil B through text, asking if he had any advice for the people.

Afrojack and Thomas Gold Give the House Treatment to Nicky Romero & Stadiumx’s Country-Inspired “Rise”

Nicky Romero’s ventured into new territory by releasing his country-inspired release “Rise” with Stadiumx featuring Matluck back in August. Now the track has received two huge remixes from dance music legends Afrojack and Thomas Gold. Each version has a unique take on the song’s upbeat rhythms and organic instrumentals: Afrojack turns up the heat with his signature driving house basslines and dynamic percussion that turns “Rise” into a hard-hitting club track, while Thomas Gold’s melodic approach creates a dancefloor-friendly, uplifting experience reminiscent of festival progressive anthems. Both versions keep the soulful and heartfelt lyrics, ensuring that “Rise” keeps its inspiring essence. The Afrojack’s and Thomas Gold’s remixes are out on Nicky Romero’s imprint Protocol Recordings, which has been exploring new avenues of sound recently by incorporating various music genres into their productions.

Calum Scott shares ‘A Coming Out Story’ via Vevo for #NationalComingOutDay

Calum Scott was a finalist on the UK’s performance show ‘Britain’s Got Talent,’ and thanks to a powerful voice, great songs, and passionate performance style, he’s parlayed it into global acclaim. We’ve previously had him in for a solo performance of “What I Miss Most,” a tribute to his hometown of Hull and a valentine to the way his community there grounds him whenever he feels adrift. This time ’round we spent time with Scott as he recounted a painful part of his young adult life – processing the complex emotions of being a gay teen and letting the world around him aware of his sexual orientation. Friends abandoned him early on, and it hurt. But in a poignant profile, he says he found the courage to be honest about himself through music. “I know that there are people young and old struggling with the same questions, and living with that relentless fear and heartbreak. I make the music I do because I want to inspire the right kind of conversations. If one less kid can grow up without hiding who they are along the way or having to believe that who they love is something that will make them lonely, then everything I went through will be worth it.”

Slick Don reveals official video for Jammz produced track ‘Murking Again’

Hold Out is the new EP from Birmingham’s Slick Don, four new tracks that continue his trademark grime sound along with a title track that coalesces a positive message of resilience through the everyday struggles in 2018.

Beat maker / pianist Kiefer shares blissed out “What A Day” video + on US tour now

LA-based jazz pianist and beat maker, Kiefer, released his first record for Stones Throw earlier this year, Happysad. Today he shares the music video for “What A Day” directed by Eric Coleman.

New single from LA’s Sean Pawling

The ghostly quality of “San Simeon” takes the listener on an eerie tour through an abandoned, rocky California coast. Above, the golden sun sets behind a purple mountain skyline. Below, shadows of the town form distorted shapes on the orange sand. The combination of light and dark, both visually and musically, is the balance needed for the story to fully come to life. Pounding drums thump like a beating heart, jumping as the song turns each haunting corner, while vocals “ooh” and “ahh” like a ghostly figure tempting the listener to follow. According to Pawling, the song paints a picture of a party of ghosts along the desolate Central California Coast. Vivid imagery, crunchy synthesizer, and delicate falsetto make this dream a reality.

Out Now: Gucci Mane Joins Shae Brock on New Single “Transparency”

Independent recording artist, Shae Brock today dropped her new single “Transparency” with the endorsement and collaboration of hip hop heavyweight Gucci Mane. The song is receiving early support from PopDust who said, “Shae Brock is a force to be reckoned with. She covers a wide variety of emotions in her songs, and regardless of what it is that she is trying to convey, she does it with a great amount of control and power.”