@skopemag news for December 10, 2018 @ noon est

RACKETT Release New EP – I Please Myself // Live Music Video

Sydney’s all girl riot-pop squad, RACKETT, release their second EP – I Please Myself. Following the success of their single, Tried to Quit, a stand-out track featured on the EP, with their Sydney single launch ‘SOLD OUT’ and over 500,000 views of the song on Youtube, the band have dropped this chaotic masterpiece to match, which they describe as ‘their best work yet’.

With the title track I Please Myself, o?ering listeners a new sound for RACKETT, featuring some electronic elements, fusing the band’s signature indie rock sound with an underground club feel reminiscent of the band’s current musical muse, Peaches.

Jennifer Cintron Gets the Heart Racing with Upbeat Single, “Run”

Just a few months after her successful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, Jennifer Cintron celebrates the release of her upbeat and driving single, “Run,” on January 8,2019. Cintron says, “Run is about seizing your moment now; We cannot just watch the clock ticking. We must move with speed and grace to carry out our dreams.”

RAMIN KOUSHA – Album “5th PASSENGER” (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Ramin Kousha is an Iranian-raised, Los Angeles based composer. Classically trained from the age of six Ramin has developed wide technical backgrounds with an expertise in unique artistic approaches including electronic and orchestral. His music is heard in numerous projects covering a variety of formats such as feature films, documentaries, TV series, and video games. Shortly after learning music theory and performing piano in various orchestras, Ramin realized his passion for composing. This eventually led him to study and work for the well-known Iranian classical composer Ahmad Pejman. At the age of 18 he decided to move to the United States to pursue his dream of film scoring. Ramin’s professional career began composing original scores for student films in college which shortly led to writing for features films. Ramin earned his bachelor of arts in music composition from California State University, Northridge.

Laurence Guy delivers slick remix of LEISURE’s latest single, ‘Feeling Free’ | Out Now via Nettwerk

London-based DJ & producer Laurence Guy reveals his remix of New Zealand band LEISURE’s new single, ‘Feeling Free’.

VIDEO: Every Kid Knows soar to psychedelic heights with ‘Spinning Jenny’

2018’s Best Places for New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Facts – Traditions, Spending & More – WalletHub Reports

With New Year’s Eve around the corner and the majority of Americans spending up to $200 each on the occasion per year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Best Places for New Year’s Eve Celebrations (as well as accompanying videos) to go along with its 50+ New Year’s Eve Facts – Traditions, Spending & More infographic.


Tom Speight will release his debut album ?Collide? on April 12, 2019 via Kobalt. The album was recorded in Jam Hut, Devon and Abbey Road. Chris Bond (Ben Howard?s drummer and producer) produced all the tracks on the album apart from ?Lost Me? which was produced by Guy Massey.


MASSFACE Release New Official Video For The Track ‘Blackwater’

The Emerald Cup Announces Final Lineup for 2018 Cannabis Celebration

The Emerald Cup (the “Cup”) one of the cannabis industry’s premier culture and awards events, announced today the final updates to its lineup at the 15th annual cannabis celebration, taking place December 15 and 16 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, Calif.

In partnership with Northern Nights Music Festival, the Emerald Cup will feature a curated lineup of artists taking over the Redwood Stage, including Ardalan, hip hop artist and activist Xiuhtezcatl and British DJ and producer Breach.


Skope video submission: Geedomane, “Afraid”

“I was deeply in love at one point and now my old lover has moved on, I am afraid that I will never experience a love like that with anyone else. I am afraid that the next person I will be with will not give me the same feeling I once felt and would only serve as a comparison to what used to be. This is something for anyone looking to move on from a past lover.”


Jesse captured the rock and roll soul of America and was voted the winner on Rising Star ABC. He has gained fans from all over the world who are captivated by his raw, genuine and undeniable talent.


Today, the track listing was revealed for Ninjawerks Vol. 1 – a groundbreaking project from Astralwerks and the world’s biggest gamer, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, that brings together the music and gaming worlds. The original soundtrack features music from top electronic artists around the globe including Tiësto, Kaskade, Dillon Francis, Alesso, Tycho, NOTD and many others. It will be released on December 14. See below for track listing. Billboard is giving readers an exclusive track-by-track look at the album today.

Leeds trio Far Caspian share visuals for ‘Finding My Way Home’

Emerging Leeds trio Far Caspian share the visuals for latest track ‘Finding My Way Home’, taken from their spellbinding debut EP Between Days, out now via UK label Dance To The Radio.

Hell’s Guardian: Watch the video streamer for “Colorful Dreams” (feat. Ark )

Hell’s Guardian released their new album, entitled “As Above So Below” on September 14th 2018. The album has been recorded by Media Factory Esine studios of Fabrizio Romani and mixed and mastered by Michele Guaitoli (Temperance, Kaledon) at the Groove Factory Studios in Udine and hosts singers like Adrienne Cowan (Winds of Plague, Light & Shade), Marco Pastorino (Temperance) also as vocal producer and Ark Nattlig Ulv (Ulvedharr).

Skrillex & Hikaru Utada announce “Face My Fears” from KINGDOMS HEARTS III Soundtrack

Them Guns perform “Heard It All Before” in bed to help raise money for critically ill children

Dark Sky Park’s new single “Stand My Ground”

“Sharing a common passion for dark, melodic riffs and angular phrasing, DARK SKY PARK cite everyone from Black Sabbath and Soundgarden, to Ziggy Stardust and ABBA”

Lambchop return with new album This (is what I wanted to tell you)

When we asked Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner for a sentence about the first single off his new album, he replied in typical enigmatic fashion: “Picture yourself on a boat on a river, with tangerine trees and marmalade skies… This is not that.”

Trap Choir, Creek Boyz Sample “Little Drummer Boy” for Holiday Anthem “The Recipe” [Listen Now] ???

From internet sensations to promising record breakers – Baltimore’s Creek Boyz are back with their holiday record, “The Recipe” which premiered exclusively on The Fader.

“The Recipe” is largely about getting it in with that special someone during holiday season while you’re off the spiked egg nog, but hearing Creek Boyz’s rendition of “Little Drummer Boy” on the song’s hook is especially enjoyable. It’s hard to make a unified “rum bum bum bum” sound anything short of stellar,” said The Fader.

Sub Focus & Dimension unveil video for Desire

Having teamed up to create their collaborative track ‘Desire’, which was Annie Mac’s Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1 and has already amassed 4 million streams online, Sub Focus and Dimension deliver the official video showcasing their hectic touring schedule.


Alternative R&B band Moonchild is very excited to release their new single “Get To Know It” today. Known for their spaced-out, Soulquarians-inspired grooves and the wispy, at-ease vocals of Amber Navran (also a saxophonist and flutist) with fellow multi-instrumentalists Max Bryk (keyboards, saxophone, and clarinet) and Andris Mattson (keyboards, trumpet, synth bass), the trio wrote and produced the single. “Get To Know It” is a laid-back track that will mesmerize the listener. Moonchild is currently in the studio working on a new project as well as preparing for new performance dates in 2019.


“No Chance” is currently the #5 most played track on SiriusXM’s “Diplo’s Revolution” playlist and was included on Billboard’s “Must Hear Music” Podcast upon release who calls the track an “irresistible dance jam.” The first track released from the EP is “Cold Blooded,” which was selected as a Zane Lowe World Record earlier this fall and has been streamed nearly a million times since release.

See Iceland like you’ve never seen it before in Cyrus Reynolds ‘Foraker’ video featuring S. Carey

See Iceland like you’ve never seen it before in Cyrus Reynolds video for ‘Foraker’ featuring S. Carey. Filmed throughout Iceland; the green parts during summer and the ending this Autumn. This stunning and evocative visual was shot by Ben Simon Rehn.


The Dandy Warhols have updated the exclusive offerings in their PledgeMusic campaign for their new album, ‘WHY YOU SO CRAZY’, and they have also released a brand new cut of the ‘Be Alright’ video, once again featuring Mad Men’s Jessica Paré, and this time in regular video format for users without VR headsets. This follows the stunning 360º video the band released last month.

The World Over (featuring Ernie Ball’s granddaughter) shares post-hardcore music video

LA rock/post-hardcore band The World Over has teamed up with Alternative Press for the release of their new music ideo “Rewind/Replay.” Frontwoman Tiaday Ball (granddaughter of musician and entrepreneur Ernie Ball) wrote the track about the loss of her father and the rollercoaster of emotions that came with his abrupt passing.

River Tiber shares new single “Deep End”

River Tiber, the Toronto vocalist, producer and multi-instrumentalist also known as Tommy Paxton Beesley, has shared “Deep End,” a subdued but tension-laden song that marks his first new music since last year’s “Patience.” The new track continues his tradition of crafting every element of the music himself – writing, recording, producing, as well as performing vocals, synths, keys, bass, violin, drums, vibraphone, and producing his own samples.

For Skope: Raiden & Tom Tyger’s “Electric”