@skopemag News For Halloween October 31, 2018 @ noon est

Mansa Obi drops off his latest track, “YRNRW.”

After surviving a Thirty-Five foot fall with his close friend August 16th, 2016. Four surgeries and a year of rehab later; Mansa Obi has emerged from the ashes to finish his life’s work.


Today, singer-songwriter Kulick unveils the music video for his recently released track “Colors” today, which was directed by Kassy Mahea. The song will also be included on his upcoming debut EP entitled Hydroplane, which is set for release on November 16th via Gold’N Retriever/RCA Records.

The Beatles Release New “Glass Onion” Music Video Exclusively on Apple Music

As the world readies itself for the comprehensive new edition of The Beatles’ 1968 studio album, The BEATLES (‘White Album’), the group today launches a brand new music video for the album’s “Glass Onion,” available now exclusively on Apple Music. Beatlemania hit Apple Music back in December of 2015 and has continued to grow with streaming audiences ever since, more than 40% in the last year alone.

Nikkie McLeod Releases Quarrel EP

The new EP from Afrofuture artist Nikkie McLeod is a swirling storm cloud of trial and tribulation breaking into overcoming resolution. Its steady rise and fall captures each breath McLeod pours forth from an aching soul. The Quarrel EP, which is a dedication and tribute to their late mother and younger brother, whose birthday is September 8, is out today (Oct. 30) in honor of their mother’s birthday.

THE MON: “Hate One I Hate” Video Playing At Cvlt Nation

THE MON, the new solo project by Ufomammut’s bassist, synth player, and vocalist Urlo, will officially release its Doppelleben debut LP through Supernatural Cat in early November. As the album is prepared for its public unveiling, Cvlt Nation has premiered the album’s latest single, through a video for the track “Hate One I Hate.”

Hear the Bleak Psychedelics of THE MON

New L.A. Duo OSBS Connect w/ 2 Chainz, Announce Upcoming EP, No Cap

Blending Dirty South and West Coast rap sounds into a signature concoction, Big U-signed duo OSBS cut a unique figure in modern hip-hop. Preparing a batch of radio-ready heaters, the duo of Smoke and D5 announce No Cap, their debut EP. Unbound by region or style, the strength of OSBS (short for “On Some Bullshit”) is in the chemistry of the two members and their complementary approaches to the mic. Smoke’s drawl occupies a space between singing and rapping, stretching syllables in unpredictable ways to craft hooks, while D5 rhymes in an auto-tuned monotone, locking into airtight cadences and expertly navigating negative space. On No Cap EP, Crenshaw duo creates their own melting pot of rap styles, taking elements of L.A. rider music and ATL trap and creating a fiery brand of party music. Featuring appearances from Lil Baby, Gunna, 2 Chainz, and Lil Xan, No Cap EP arrives on November 16th via Uneek/EMPIRE.

Krafty Kuts Releases New Single: “Light It Up” Featuring Dynamite MC, Out Today Via Westwood Recordings

Through crafted DJ sets and original productions, DJ/producer Krafty Kuts has manifested an esteemed position as a key pioneer in the UK breakbeat and bass movement. With turntable techniques revered around the world, Krafty Kuts boasts multiple awards and accreditations in addition to releasing music with the industries most respected labels including Ministry Of Sound, OWSLA, Southern Fried, DMC, Fabric, Finger Lickin Records, and many more. Now following his past summer release “Impact” with longtime collaborator Dynamite MC, Krafty Kuts and Dynamite are back once again with a brand new collaboration titled “Light It Up” out now via Westwood Recordings.

Rosie Carney-like tenderness, poignancy, & honesty from newcomer Melanie Baker

Melanie Baker, a twenty year old singer-songwriter hailing from the Lake District, is releasing her EP ‘Dreamer’ this September. After returning from Nashville earlier in the year, Melanie has spent the last few months working on new music and recording in the heart of the Lake District. The EP will pay homage to her teenage years; her raw and honest songwriting sharing stories and life lessons about being a teenager and experiencing love, heartbreak and leaving home for the first time.

New Music: Melymel Announces New Album ‘Dragon Queen’ Due Out FRIDAY

The most respected female rapper in the Dominican Republic, Melymel, A.K.A. “La mama del Rap” (Rap Mom), is due to drop Dragon Queen on November 2nd with the tastemaker label EMPIRE. It is a powerful nod to female empowerment, with a fresh sound and message that resonates with the Latin trap scene.

SUNFLO’ER: PureGrainAudio Premieres “Inverted Cross Tattoo” Video

Experimental hardcore trio SUNFLO’ER unleashed their No Hell full-length late last month via Canada’s Noise Salvation Records. In celebration of its release, today PureGrainAudio is pleased to unveil the band’s official new video for “Inverted Cross Tattoo.”

Metal Mariachi Band METALACHI Takes on Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Promising French Producer Basstrick Shines on New Noise Debut “Diamonds”

Basstrick aka Romain Atherton has claimed his spot as one of the most promising and innovative artists to explode onto the Dubstep and Bass House scenes in years. The producer has dropped a steady output of music since 2015, with releases on Never Say Die, Rottun, Buygore and Interscope Records. Notable singles include “King Bass” and “Ghostbuster,” the latter of which earned live spins by Slushii at Pukklepop, Gramatik at Lollapalooza and Ghastly at Electric Zoo. With support from some of his country’s finest, such as DJ Snake, Tchami and Habstrakt, Basstrick is carrying the torch for the next generation of French DJ / producers.

Reese LaFlare and Gunna go back in time in new video for “Drip Like That”

Atlanta rapper Reese LaFlare has shared a new video for “Drip Like That” feat. Gunna, one of the stand out tracks from his self-titled album released via Empire / LaFlare records earlier this year. Directed by Jason Lindner and Ben Searies, check out Reese and Gunna go back in time as they don vintage fabrics, show off a Cadillac and flex at a dimly-lit disco in the new video.

Cursive Debut Video for “Life Savings” via Dread Central

“We worked with friend Matt Hewitt to make this video, he’s been making amazing action/horror shorts since he was young. We gave him full license to come up with the idea and to be as violent and/or as gory as he wanted to be,” says singer/guitarist Tim Kasher. “I love this video.” Director Hewitt explains further, “I brought up a few things with Tim as far as inspiration, namely the Scott Smith novel and the equally good Sam Raimi adaptation, A Simple Plan. It seemed to fit with snippets of the lyrics here and there, and while the ‘find money in the woods’ trope is a little tired for a feature, we agreed it made a very jam-packed and interesting video. And gangsters with guns are traipsing around the woods, The Sopranos episode ‘Pine Barrens’ is never far from my mind either, so there was a dash of that too.” “Life Savings” is the lead single from the band’s acclaimed new album Vitriola, which was released on October 5th via their own label 15 Passenger.

Exclusive CURSIVE “Life Savings” Video Premiere Shows One Bloody Backpacking Trip

Unloved Share New Track “Crash Boom Bang”

Unloved, whose music is currently sound-tracking the hit BBC series ‘Killing Eve’, have announced details of their second full-length album, Heartbreak, which will be released on Heavenly Recordings on February 1st, 2019. Alongside this announcement they have shared track “Crash Boom Bang”.

Tragul premieres the video of “Inside the Mirror” via LEGACY

TRAGUL is an international symphonic metal metal project founded by keyboardist and composer Adrian Benegas in 2017. A band with an exceptional vision right from the outset, features an insanely talented cast of collaborators that includes spanish singer Zuberoa Aznarez (Diabulus In Musica), american guitarist Steve Conley (Flotsam and Jetsam), paraguayan guitarist Diego Bogarin, german bassist Oliver Holzwarth (ex Blind Guardian, ex Rhapsody of Fire, ex Tarja) and dutch drummer Sander Zoer (ex Delain).

Leeds’ Talkboy share second shimmering offering ‘Over And Under’

Building on the hype surrounding debut release Mother earlier this year, Leeds sextet Talkboy share their second shimmering offering Over And Under.


Today, LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA introduces the latest Hamildrop, “Theodosia Reprise” starring Grammy®, Tony® and Emmy® Award-nominated singer, songwriter, actress, and author, Sara Bareilles while also featuring Questlove on the drums and Alex Lacimore on piano and bass. The latest track is also accompanied by a new companion visual available here. “Theodosia Reprise” serves as a cover from a song cut from Hamilton Off-Broadway and arrives after Bareilles introduces her latest single “Armor,” the first song off her upcoming album and her most poignant, passionate, and powerful statement yet. Bareilles is also responsible for the music from the hit Broadway musical “Waitress” and was most recently seen hosting the 2018 Tony Awards.

Memoremains: Watch the video for “Turn”

On this year’s Halloween, Finland’s Memoremains have published a music video for the track “Turn”, the band’s brand new single. “Turn” is about making a change and turning the course of life. In the music video, members of the band are seeking another trails of life, but instead they find their own dark sides over and over again.

Official Soundtrack to “Anna And The Apocalypse” Out Nov 23

Described as “Shaun of the Dead meets La La Land,” Anna and The Apocalypse follows Anna (Ella Hunt), whose life is dominated by the typical concerns of her youthful peers until the Christmas season brings not Santa but an outbreak of the undead. A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town, forcing Anna and her high school friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing off in a desperate race to reach their loved ones. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and with civilization falling apart around them, the only people they can truly rely on are each other…

Maven Grace release haunting video for their latest single ?Darkness?

Having recently released their latest single ?Darkness?, Maven Grace today – October 31st, All Hallows Eve – release the haunting visual to accompany the track. It?s a moving piece that fits perfectly with the song?s narrative of loss and grief sung from the perspective of a young mother.

Eddie Argos Gives Exclusive Stereogum Interview

Stereogum has done an in-depth interview with Art Brut lead singer Eddie Argos. The interview catches up with Eddie to see what he and the rest of the band have been up to since the group’s last LP was released seven years ago. Art Brut recently announced their new LP Wham! Bang! Pow! Let’s Rock Out!. Along with the album announce, they also shared their new single “Hospital!”, which is out now on all DSP’s. Wham! Bang! Pow! Let’s Rock Out! is out 11/23 on Alcopop! Records and is produced by award-winning folk musician Jim Moray.

ShadowHood – “Wonder Eyes”


L.A. Witch returns with a surprise new EP, Octubre!

Their surprise new EP is out this Friday, November 2nd on Suicide Squeeze and NYLON premiered the Halloween appropriate lead single today saying that “‘Haunting’ is the perfect last-minute addition to your party playlist…”


“Breakaway” is the follow up to lead-single “Bad,” both of which will be included on Lennon’s forthcoming debut EP. Next month, Lennon will perform sold-out shows in Nashville, Los Angeles, and New York. See full itinerary below.

Petit Biscuit debuts video for “Suffer” featuring Skott

“We asked Theo & Akim, the two directors, to write a story that was about fire, with a darker atmosphere,” says Petit Biscuit of the video. “I love how they turned this into a weird love story, with all those flashbacks that the girl has, of what was once good then turned bad. It’s telling us about how our memories are important to build ourselves, even if it hurts a lot remembering them.”

Ed Harcourt Shares New Track “Empress Of The Lake”

Talking about the track, Ed said: “This piece was written as an imaginary soundtrack to Beyond the End’s protagonist, the intrepid mariner, lost out on his boat for days, eventually meeting his untimely death through the seduction of a ghostly siren known as the Empress, calling him from the depths of the water, falling through the mirror of the lake into a murky, dream-like underworld, where he remains forever. It features the very talented Amy Langley on cello and a beautiful old instrument called a ‘dulcitone’, which is sort of similar to a celeste. I hope it induces you into a ‘bardo’ like state.”