@skopemag News For November 3, 2018 @ 8 am est


Today, Stockholm-based duo State of Sound release their new single “Brighter Day” along with the B-side of their acoustic track “Misty Morning Skies.” Both songs are available now at all digital retail providers via Sony Music Sweden/RCA Records.

Bear Grillz Releases Dim Mak Debut EP “TOO LOUD”

Across four bass-centric bangers, Bear Grillz proves why he’s the wildest animal in the park on his Dim Mak EP TOO LOUD. Opening with “INVINCIBLE,” the Colorado producer stands tall and fearless, powering up before the powerful melodic vocal drops. Immediately following, Bear Grillz cranks the volume to extreme frequencies on the neck-breaking title track. Notorious content creator Blake Webber joins him on the aerial-themed “TAKE OFF,” which sees him release an unrelinquishing blitz of bass into the wild. Before heading back into hibernation, Bear Grillz leaves listeners with a touch of melody on the trap-flavored “DIP IT.”

Hard Rockers AUDIOTOPSY Release New Album, “The Real Now”, Today

AUDIOTOPSY, the American heavy rock quartet featuring the deft musical talents of guitarist Greg Tribbett and drummer Matt McDonough – both of Grammy-nominated metal band Mudvayne – as well asBilly Keeton of Skrape and bassist Perry Stern, have released their highly-anticipated second full-length release, The Real Now͟, today via Megaforce Records.Self-produced with vocal production and mixing completed by Dave Fortman (Evanescence, Slipknot, Mudvayne), The Real Nowis available to order now via Amazon and iTunes.

Anthony Hamilton Premieres New Music Video “Love Conquers All” on Essence

Iconic GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum-selling R&B singer, songwriter, and producer Anthony Hamilton is using his voice to speak out about the importance of the 2018 midterm elections and he’s doing so through a timely new song and music video via ESSENCE.com.


Today marks the premiere of “Kill ‘Em With Success” by Mike WiLL Made-It, ScHoolboy Q, 2 Chainz & Eearz, the first single from the forthcoming original motion picture soundtrack for Creed II, the latest installment in the legendary Rocky saga starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone. Grammy Award-winning producer/songwriter Mike WiLL Made-It was previously announced as the executive producer for the Creed II soundtrack.

Nef The Pharaoh & ShooterGang Kony Connect with Sage The Gemini for a Hyphy Slow Jam

United by a love of clever bars and breakneck flows, Vallejo’s Nef The Pharaoh and Sacramento’s ShooterGang Kony have a natural and inviting chemistry. Slowing their roll atop skittering hi-hats and gently plinked electric piano, Nef and Kony brag about their winning ways on “Vice Versa,” their latest single, premiered by The 405. Produced by Sage The Gemini, who also contributes a laid-back hook, “Vice Versa” is a lyrical showcase for both rappers, proving that they excel even when outside of their comfort zone of hyperactive slappers. Adopting a “Weezy” flow, Nef creatively name drops celebrities and fellow rappers in his verse: “For the Euros I never side step/I am Salt Bae with the pyrex.” Meanwhile, ShooterGang Kony lives up to his name, bragging about his skill with arms: “I got a jump shot, the cleanest one/Shoot with both hands, slip with gun/Tryna shoot up the after party/I came with hoes, I’m gon leave with one.” Featuring an appearance from Raymond McMahon, brings his soaring melody to the song’s chorus, “Vice Versa” is the title track from the upcoming Vice Versa EP, a six-track collaboration between Nef and Kony. Featuring the raucous video single “Ludacris,” premiered in October by HYPEBEAST, Vice Versa EP drops on November 9th via KILFMB / Sick Wid It / EMPIRE

Listen To The Debut Single From Bronx Native Goldee Clarke

There’s no doubt you’re going to want a whole lot more of “More,” the debut single from singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Goldee Clarke.


Rising to the forefront of the musical community’s consciousness with their stunning 2014 single “Wish,” Brazilian duo Elekfantz has developed a reputation for their lush, spellbinding melodies, ethereal harmonies, and the earthy, organic quality of their music. Their latest release, “The Promise,” lives up to the Elekfantz standard of quality sounds – conjuring memories of a decade gone by, the warm and moody melodic masterpiece is filled with longing, nostalgia and hope. It’s easy to hear influences of New Order and The Cure in its haunting beauty.

Origami Crane // “SQ1” – New Single

On the track, lead vocalist Jake Fine shares, “‘SQ1’ shows a more melancholy side to our writing. Born from the instinct we all experience in holding onto that which is dear to us, ‘SQ1’ captures a moment in which one doesn’t want to start over. It holds that moment for what we see as several minutes of truly earnest emotion.”

The new single from Joan Armatrading discovery Ben Holland – ‘Midnight Blue’

The stunning new single from Joan Armatrading’s first discovery since Rag N Bone Man. Ben Holland’s Midnight Blue is his debut on Nub Music and brings echoes of Dylan into the modern era.

He captures the beauty of his amazing live performances with his vocal performance of a simple song with depths of emotion and lyrical imagery.

“Guitar Hero” Hamish Anderson Premieres NEW Track via All Things Go Alongside Fall Tour

Australia-born, blues-rock artist Hamish Anderson premiered his new track, “Breaking Down” on All Things Go, who declared, “From soulful strums of a thick bass to near-rockabilly breakdowns, the young artist clearly knows the path from nostalgia to the future.” Anderson is currently on an East coast tour with The Main Squeeze and will be performing on November 17 with Doyle Bramhall II at Moroccan Lounge in Los Angeles.

Peter Sterling: Harp, Guitar and Electronic Music Reign in his Magic Kingdom

MAGIC KINGDOM is a beautiful all-ages new release by Sedona-based harpist & spiritual backcountry tour guide, Peter Sterling. Explore the albums news or video sampler or visit Peter at HarpMagic.com

Skope: benny mayne’s “dollas” ft. Terrell Morris [out on CloudKid]

benny mayne is being tipped for big things in 2019, but the hype surrounding him hasn’t come overnight. The Toronto-born LA-based musician has been making sensual R&B blended Hip Hop for the last 12 months. His music has earned him a growing following and seen him soar to the top of Soundcloud’s RnB charts in multiple countries. benny’s provocative verses and hooks have produced tracks like “attitude” in collaboration with Jutes, “basic bitch,” “bounce,” and “say my name” – which recently surpassed half a million plays on Spotify.

Evie Joy – Expiration Date single + music video