@skopemag news for december 20, 2018 @ 9 am est

Analea Brown Releases New Music Video “Nuttah Buttah”!

Rising Tongan songstress Analea Brown has just released her playful new music video for her standout single “Nuttah Buttah” on Friday, December 14th! Reggae beats, soulful vocals and loving lyrics about self-acceptance make up the vibrant track. Analea sings, “You are beautiful, every curve, every shade, see the size of our hearts will never depend on the size of our weight.”


Bread Winners Association recording artist Kevin Gates is on a roll leading into 2019. The multi-platinum artist has unveiled another new music video, this time for “Discussion,” the opening track of his critically acclaimed mixtape LUCA BRASI 3. The visual for “Discussion” – which gives us a look at multiple sides of Kevin Gates (all at once) and sees him rapping his way through life’s issues with a therapist figure – is streaming now.

CLTB video ft. The Shins’ James Mercer

Revered drummer & prolific songwriter, Kyle Crane has lent his talents on tours with the likes of Neko Case and M. Ward among others, as well as being the incredible drum double for the Ocsar-winning film Whiplash.

Strawberry Girls Announce Spring 2019 US Tour

Last summer, Strawberry Girls embarked on their first-ever headlining tour, selling out several dates of the tour. Now, the band is back with a whole new run of dates. On March 18th, 2019, Strawberry Girls will kick-off the upcoming Spring tour alongside Veil of Maya, Intervals, and Cryptodira, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. From there, the bands will be visiting several major cities across the United States.

Veil of Maya & Intervals announce spring U.S tour w/ Strawberry Girls & Cryptodira

Australian Artist and YouTube Star ARLENE ZELINA Releases “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas “

Zelina has gained an extensive following with her flawless vocals in her viral Youtube covers. After uploading her first video, her career skyrocketed. Her cover of Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger” has racked up 14 million views, and that number is still growing. She has over 230,000 followers across all her social media platforms, and has captured the attention of several international celebrities including Ryan Seacrest, Jason Derulo, and Ellen DeGeneres. Additionally, she has been featured on EllenTube.com by Ellen DeGeneres, on RyanSeacrest.com, and as a spotlight artist on Youtube.com. Zelina was previously signed to Future History, Jason Derulo’s record label. She continues to work with award winning producers and musicians who have worked with pop icons including Selena Gomez, John Legend, Mary J Blige, Fifth Harmony, and more.

New music from Shiny Darkly + GENTS

GENTS have also released their new single “Smoke Machine” ahead of their new album out in Spring 2019. You can check out the track on Northern Transmissions. GENTS is Denmark-based duo consisting of Theis Vesterløkke and Niels Fejrskov Juhl and they’ll be releasing a new album in 2019 on Danish label Big Oil Recordings. The new album will be the follow up to their 2017 debut album ‘About Time’. Over the last 12 months, the band has also toured Europe and Russia, released a double single, and are now ready with new music – sentimental-yet-optimistic synth pop songs.

Grayshot Premiere Cover of Vince Guaraldi’s “Christmas Time Is Here” Via Prelude Press

Today, Grayshot share their rendition of the beloved Holiday classic, “Christmas Time Is Here,” from the 1965 TV Special, A Charlie Brown Christmas. The timeless tune has been covered by so many incredible artists, Aaron Ankrum, one of the brothers who make up Grayshot says, “This song has been a foundational part of our Christmas soundtrack as far back as we can remember- basically the Vince Guaraldi Trio album would come on and it was Christmas. When we started thinking about putting together a song for the holidays, it didn’t take long to settle on this one.” Adds Christian Ankrum, “Trying to capture its original magic but still make it our own was a great challenge for us- especially honoring the way Vince captured such a wide range of emotion without letting it become either saccharine or melancholy. It feels like real life, it’s hopeful and beautiful and maybe that’s why this is one of the most definitive Christmas songs for me.”

New video from dreadrock

Las Vegas New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Weekend will offer Zedd, Alesso, Kaskade, Tiesto and Diplo. New Year’s Eve will feature Calvin Harris, The Chainsmokers, J. Cole and Dillon Francis.

You can book your restaurant and nightclub reservations in thirteen cities at www.myrsvp.com. All upcoming events for here in Las Vegas can be found at – myrsvp.com/las-vegas/events.

Exclusive Premier of Brave’s “Electric Ravens” on The Great Southern Brainfart

Washington DC based, progressive/melodic rock sextuplet BRAVE is back with a brand new release called the calm | the storm. the calm | the storm marks their first full length since their critically acclaimed 2008 full length release Monuments and their 2014 Surrounds Me single. the calm | the storm will be released independently on all standard distribution platforms on January 8, 2019. A limited number of physical CD’s will also be exclusively available on the bands brand new website: www.bravemusic.com.

Exclusive Premier of “Electric Ravens” by Brave from the Forthcoming Album, The Calm|The Storm

Grayson Erhard “Introvert” Music Video

Del Norte, CO based Singer / Songwriter GRAYSON ERHARD a stunning music video for “Introvert,” off of his November 2nd released EP, Earthship. Originally premiered on mxdwn, “Introvert” was directed and filmed by Jason Lee Denton.

“‘Introvert’ is a reflection of the internal struggles of an introvert, outlining battles with constant bombardment of social situations and wanting to get back to solitude, but ultimately becoming comfortable in one’s own skin. Personally, it’s a musical observation of what I see living with and loving an introvert.”- Grayson Erhard

mxdwn PREMIERE: Grayson Erhard Explores the Inner Turmoil of an “Introvert” in Stunning New Video

Kentrails – ‘Beatrice’ Single & Video

Beatrice is a nostalgic epilogue of joy, trials and tribulations that come with belonging. A fusion of past music styles condensed into a three minute journey, Beatrice is intended to guide the listener toward their own reflection of circumstance.

NSFW – SKOPE NEWS: Neo-romantic composer Nico Cartosio shares unforeseen Christmas video

‘Christmas On The Moon’ features world renowned orchestra conductor Gavin Greenaway, who has worked on films such as Inception, Star Wars, Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, Pearl Harbor and many more alongside modern composer heavyweights such as Hans Zimmer, John Williams, and John Powell. The violin that can be heard throughout ‘Christmas On The Moon’ is performed by famed chamber musician John Mills who is the co-leader of the English Chamber Orchestra and for the past 10 years has been the leader of the highly acclaimed Tippett Quartet, performing, and broadcasting widely across the UK and worldwide.

Phillip Hodge aka Thuggizzle – The Hip-Hop Philanthropist

It has been an incredible year for Phillip Hodge better known by his stage name Thuggizzle a talented American hip-hop artist and rapper notable for his exceptional talent in rhyming freestyle rap. Thuggizzle’s incredible upbeat attitude, motivational songs, philanthropic lifestyle and positive energy combine to make him one of the most sought after rap artist in the business today.

The Texas based rapper formally known to be Young Thug but presently called Thuggizzle is highly rated for his excellent and creative rap style, little wonder how he comes about with his lyrics, Phillip would simply say “I am able to run my mouth”, literally speaking he doesn’t write his lyrics down or practice them. His popularity grew after his first owned album titled “The Chronic” was released featuring the popular rap star Snoop Dogg the then Snoop Doggy Dogg. Phillip Hodge is widely considered a man with a heart of gold, touching lives as a community philanthropist inspired by his life’s story growing up in different foster homes facing life’s challenges unease.

Phillip was born into this world 28 years ago, growing up in foster homecare with two older sisters and a younger sister, they faced a lot of difficulties, instabilities, neglection and sexual abuse, all that could be experienced when one lacked care and moral attention. But still eager to make a meaning out of a rough life, fighting challenges of his time he ran in and out of troubles and was placed on medications, Phillip engaged in a few jobs, always ready to make ends meet. Many would say that his memories and encounters in life added to his flow in rapping.

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