@skopemag news for december 21, 2018 @ 3 pm est

Toad & The Stooligans Drop New Single “Trap Song” With Music Video

“For “Trap Song” we just wanted to take the vibe that hip hop artists put into trap beats and drop it into a live band environment. We wanted it to be rhythmically intricate, hard hitting and powerful. Recording this song wasn’t immediately in the plans; we had just planned on rolling it out as a live song. But the response was so overwhelming from our hometown crowd that we had to get in the studio and lay it down. The video concept was thought up by our vocalist Mike Jencks. He took his love for monster movies and spun it into something original. He handmade all the buildings for the set himself and put countless hours into this project.”

Micropixie Shares New Video “New Year’s Day”

In March 2019, the UK native, formerly Paris-, now San Francisco-based indie/electronic artist Micropixie will release her new album Dark Sight Of The Moon. Today, she has shared a new video for the song “New Year’s Day,” which is currently streaming via Glide Magazine who writes that “the song takes a high-concept approach to offering commentary on a world that is torn by injustice, violence and war, and financial misdoings.”


Swedish duo Galantis releases new track + video for “San Francisco” featuring singer and actress Sofia Carson, replete with a dazzling piano melody and accentuated with tasteful brass that builds into one of the duo’s signature drops. The hook-laden song celebrates the internationally-acclaimed superstar production duo’s triumphant SOLD OUT return to San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium last month – with a massive chorus, especially when paired with Carson’s sticky-sweet vocals. The neon-lit video takes place in a Galantis-themed karaoke dive bar, and stars none other than Sofia Carson on the karaoke stage, performing to… well, you’ll have to tune in to what unfolds – WATCH HERE!

Leon Bridges featured on remix of Shawn Mendes “Why”

Leon, who is Grammy Nominated for Best R&B album for Good Thing, and Best Traditional R&B performance for “Bet Aint Worth the Hand”, can next be seen at the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute to Dolly Parton on Friday, February 8th.

Major Lazer debuts E Kelly remix of “Blow That Smoke”

E Kelly has produced several top charting records such as: “So inspired” by Waje ft. Muna, “Say My Name” by Wizkid, Mr. Eazi’s “Pour Me Water” and Loose Kaynon’s “Mo Ti De” ft. Maytronomy. The remix follows a string of releases from Major Lazer collaborating with African artists including Burna Boy, Babes Wodumo, Mr. Eazi, RAYE and Kizz Daniel, plus Kranium.


A hit that swept audiences throughout Latin America and helped solidify Dominican artist and Premios Q nominee Lirico En La Casa as one of the names to watch in the global music community, “El Motorcito” was a knockout that dominated national and international radio and garnered more than five million streams on YouTube alone in its first month.

Tove Lo Releases Official Video For “hey you got drugs?” and BLUE LIPS ASL Edition

It’s been another incredible year for the multi-platinum selling artist Tove Lo. Uncompromising and always one to blaze her own path, the Swedish chart-topper celebrates a spectacular year, which saw the release of her latest full-length BLUE LIPS, a short film of the same title, collaborations with Major Lazer, Charli XCX, Icona Pop, ALMA and Elliphant, plus tours and festivals all around the world. Now, to honor the release of the fan favorite song taken from BLUE LIPS, Tove Lo has released an official video for “hey you got drugs?” today.

OMB Peezy Pays Tribute to His Grandma in “Ms. Lois House”

Specializing in soulful Southern street gospel, OMB Peezy packs fine detail and powerful emotion into his drawly, fast-talking rhymes. Dedicating his latest single to his grandmother, Peezy shares “Ms. Lois House.” Riding a plaintive, piano-laden beat, Peezy examines his conflicted past in the new single, as his grandmother’s house progressed from a den of childhood hopes and innocence to a headquarters for Peezy and his delinquent friends: “44s and calicos at Ms. Lois House.” In the video, which features a moving introduction from Peezy’s grandmother herself, Peezy and his crew mob at his old address, reminiscing about old times and reveling in Peezy’s success. Premiered by XXL, “Ms. Lois House” follows “Deeper Than You Think,” the most recent clip from Loyalty Over Love, Peezy’s debut full-length.

‘Country People Do’ By The Herban Cowboys


Following the recent news of his signing to Cash Money West, Long Beach home-town hip hop hero Saviii 3rd just released a new project, Snow Boy.

The project features Mozzy, AD, Goon Gates and more. It magnifies the street storytelling and west coast hustles, Saviii delivers brash and bold bars throughout the entire 12-track project.

Warhol.SS Catches a Body in the Stylish and Paranoid “Red Night” Video

Known for his nimble flow and wavy aesthetic, Chicago’s Warhol.SS crafts substantive and addictive trunk-rattlers. Rocking a steady, low-key flow above dusty ambient piano and booming trap drums n’ bass, Warhol promises a bad time for his enemies on “Red Night,” his latest video. Produced by Left Brain (formerly of Odd Future) and Matt Dumas, “Red Night” is paranoid and sinister, as Warhol flexes on his clothing and threatens death for those who cross him: “Rare king, rare ice/YSL, real tight/Walking with a long pipe/If he make the wrong move, he gon’ have a red night.” Premiered by The FADER, the new video aptly captures the menace and paranoia of the single, starting with Warhol disposing of a dead body and continuing with hallucinatory color schemes and visual effects as the rapper celebrates his victories.

Guitar Legend Jason Becker’s New Album “Triumphant Hearts” Receives Rave Reviews Worldwide!

Jason Becker is a musical phenomenon!

Guitar legend Jason Becker released his eagerly anticipated new album “Triumphant Hearts” on December 7, 2018. The album has been receiving amazing reviews around the globe!

“It feels so good that people are experiencing the music in a deep way. When I was writing the album, it was what my soul needed, and I hoped others would feel the same. To see that people are feeling my heart is the greatest gift any artist could ask for.” – Jason Becker


Multiplatinum singer-songwriter Ally Brooke has teamed up with Weight Watchers, Oprah Winfrey & Kate Hudson, lending her voice the reimagined WW program’s “For Every Body” campaign theme song “The Truth Is In There.” The uplifting song, penned by renowned award-winning songwriter Diane Warren (Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Hudson), is available now via all DSPs and will be featured on commercials launching globally next week.