@skopemag news for january 9, 2019 @ 1:30 pm est

VOS Unveils New Video For ‘Serious’, Announces 2019 UK Tour Dates

UK alternative R&B duo VOS unveil their brand new video for their latest single, ‘Serious’ via TMRW Magazine. Directed by the band and edited by Rowan While, the video captures a gorgeous visual metaphor of the feeling of instant connection with someone.


Upbeat Afro-beat Sensation D-SARO Contemplates his ‘Conundrum’

D-Saro is pretty on the nose when he suggests in his new single ‘Conundrum’ that he ‘ain’t your average joe from London’. He has previously worked (under a different artist name) with urban music collective Roll Deep, including Wiley and J2K, as well as supporting The Game and Flo Rida. ‘Conundrum’ is his third release under the name D-Saro, following on from his salvation-themed ‘Save Me’ and the touching, celebrity-backed (Stormzy, Harry Kane) charity single ‘Fight Like Micky’, written to raise money for a local youngster struggling with a rare form of leukaemia.

JENNY TEATOR Releases Enticing New Single, “Surrender”

VARNA Release Lyric Video for “The Craving”

“We are extremely proud to release such high driven female powered beast as ‘The Craving’ for 2019. This song about the push and pull of primal emotions you have instantly with someone–that carnal desire–but it never transforms into what you would like. You are stuck with the craving. Sometimes we just want what we aren’t meant to have.” – VARNA

Watch Pedro The Lion’s new video for “Quietest Friend”


Billie Eilish Releases ‘When I Was Older (Inspired By Roma)’

Global superstar Billie Eilish has released an original song for the forthcoming ‘Inspired By’ album to the critically acclaimed, two-time Golden Globe®-winning Netflix film, ROMA.

UNKLE Announce New Album “The Road: Part II / Lost Highway” Set for March 29th Release

UNKLE have announced their new album THE ROAD: PART II / LOST HIGHWAY which is set for release through frontman James Lavelle’s label Songs For The Def on March 29, 2019. The album, which is split into two acts, is the follow-up to the highly acclaimed The Road: Part 1.

New release: Bony Macaroni – Bony The Philosopher (Single)

Bony Macaroni are making self-loathing cool again. At least, they hope so. Because, after previous failed attempts at life in general, these dudes want to give a fuck again. Their moderately heart-wrenching and semi-catchy debut EP will hit the digital shelves early 2019. With potential bangers such as debut single Piece of Shit and second single Doom, and now new single Bony The Philosopher, probably nothing can stop these guys (we think).

Bony Macaroni’s New Track Brings a Zany, Sarcastic Tone to the Self-Loathing of Emo Pop

Dave Matthews to Perform at “Willie: Life & Songs Of An American Outlaw” on Jan. 12

Blackbird Presents is proud to announce iconic singer-songwriter Dave Matthews will join the all-star lineup of artists performing at Willie: Life & Songs Of An American Outlaw, a once-in-a-lifetime concert event set to take place this Saturday at 7:00pm CT at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

Willie: Life & Songs Of An American Outlaw


Daniel Steinbock Announces Indie Folk Single “13 September”

The new indie folk single, “13 September”, from California native Daniel Steinbock, pulls a remembered young love from the depths of an acoustic daydream. The song navigates through gentle fingerstyle guitar as odes to a first sweetheart conjure tender moments out of true love’s past. The single is off the upcoming debut album, Out of Blue, out February 15.

Grand Opus feat. Skyzoo | “Surf’s Up”

Joc Scholar [MC] & Centric [Producer] are… Grand Opus, the Fresno/Oakland, CA duo continue riding the 2018 “High Power” wave into 2019 with the forth release from their sophomore album, “Surf’s Up” is an absolute bar-fest featuring an assist from one of the most consistent, hard working lyricists you’ll find anywhere, Brooklynite Skyzoo. If you didn’t hear “High Power” on Dec 7, it’s available now via iTunes.

new La Dispute song/video

Elohim shares new song “Buckets” on OWSLA

Daniel Shaw Goes Global with Heart-Breaking New Single & Video

It may seem improbable that Australian artist, Daniel Shaw, is already a veteran of the music scene at only 20-years old, but this is very much the case. Having released his first album, and touring in America and Europe, at the age of 12, Daniel has already outlasted many whom he considers influences such as Passenger and has been longer on the scene than Ed Sheeran. Don’t Leave Me Now is the pinnacle of his output so far, a heart-breakingly beautiful track with a stunning video to match, which has already garnered over 75,000 organic views. With Australia already conquered, Daniel has the world at his feet.


The Black Moods have entered into a management deal with FM Music Management. They have joined FM Music Management’s impressive roster which includes Nonpoint, Adelitas Way, Through Fire, SHIM, Kataklysm, Royal Bliss, Deadset Society, Keith Wallen, Spoken and more. The band is currently #37 on the rock chart with their single “BELLA DONNA” and have announced a special show on January 17th at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, California. The band will also be attending NAMM 2019.

Luther Dickinson And Sisters Of The Strawberry Moon To Release Debut Album “Solstice” March 22nd

Luther Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon are set to release their debut album Solstice on March 22nd via New West Records. The all-star collaboration features Luther Dickinson alongside Amy Helm, Amy LaVere, Birds of Chicago, Sharde Thomas, and the Como Mamas. Produced by Dickinson over four days at his family’s Zebra Ranch Studio in Independence, MS, Solstice follows his critically acclaimed and Grammy-nominated 2016 album Blues & Ballads (A Folksinger’s Songbook) Volumes I & II and Prayers For Peace, his 2017 album with the North Mississippi Allstars, his celebrated band with brother Cody.


Harlem-based singer/songwriter/rapper Melii continues her run of head-turning singles with “HML,” a new track featuring Bronx rapper A Boogie wit da Hoodie. Released today via Rule#1/Interscope Records, “Hit My Line” was Zane Lowe’s World Record this morning on Apple Music’s Beats 1 and is available now through all digital retailers.

Papooz | new single & album

Parisians Papooz today release the video for new single ‘You and I’, alongside details for their forthcoming new album. Produced by Adrien Durand of Bon Voyage Organisation, the new album ‘Night Sketches’ will be released in 2019. It’s the follow-up to Armand Penicaut & Ulysse Cottin’s 2016 debut ‘Green Juice’, which featured single ‘Ann Wants To Dance’, whose SoKo-directed video has since clocked over 12 million streams online. Having previously played London shows at Moth Club & The Sebright Arms, Papooz sold-out a recent Scala headline purely through word of mouth. Details of further UK shows around the release of ‘Night Sketches’ are soon to be announced.

Solo Guitar Virtuoso STEVE DADAIAN Joined by Björn Strid of Soilwork on New Track “Soul Connection”

Fast-rising fusion guitarist STEVE DADAIAN will release his upcoming new full-length concept album, Follow The Light, on February 1, 2019. Today, STEVE DADAIAN has revealed a brand new track from the album, entitled “Soul Connection”, featuring the powerful guest lead vocals of Soilwork frontman Björn Strid. Listen to the entire track and watch the stunning lyric video (created by Wayne Joyner) for “Soul Connection” here via Consequence of Sound’s Heavy Consequence.

Guitarist Steve Dadaian unveils new song “Soul Connection” featuring Soilwork’s Bjorn Strid: Stream

Billboard Emerging Artist Releases New Single And Lyric Video

2018 was a good year for James Lee Baker. He released his EP, “Canadian River” and the title track reached the Folk/DJ chart Top 25. Following that success, he released the Top 15 Roots music chart hit, “Cowtown Blues” from his 2017 album, “Home Again.” That song finished among the Top 50 Contemporary Folk songs of the year. In fact, in 2018, James’ music charted on the New Music Weekly and Airplay Today charts, as well. In December 2018, James appeared in Billboard Magazine as an Emerging Artist. Yes, 2018 was a good year…

Ann Marie, Chicago’s Next R&B Superstar, Shares Tripolar 2 Album

Building a massive online fanbase with her relatable and sleek brand of R&B, Ann Marie is ready to break out of Chicago and become a national star. Serving up a new batch of radio-ready jams, Ann Marie shares Tripolar 2, her new album. Channeling the sounds and styles of the 90s and early 00s with a distinctly contemporary twist, Ann Marie pours her innermost thoughts and feelings into her music, using her emotional, yet conversational vocal to deeply connect with her fans.

Snoop Dogg and Mark Ronson to Perform at the 2019 Pegasus World Cup January 26th

Belinda Stronach (Chairman and President, The Stronach Group) and Groot Hospitality’s David Grutman announced their continued partnership for the upcoming Pegasus World Cup that will take place on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at The Stronach Group’s South Florida entertainment destination, Gulfstream Park.

The Stronach Group will team up with Groot Hospitality’s LIV for the second year, to offer an entertainment experience unlike any other. The highly anticipated return of the trackside club known as the Pegasus LIV Stretch Village (formerly the Pegasus LIV Boardwalk) will feature race day entertainment, celebrities, VIP hospitality, eclectic programming and post-race A-list performances by award-winning rapper Snoop Dogg and Mark Ronson, the award-winning DJ & Producer who just won a Golden Globe for Best Original Song on January 6, 2019. The Pegasus LIV Stretch Village will showcase a restaurant row offering bites by Komodo, Swan, Bar Bevy and other local eateries. Tickets to Pegasus LIV Stretch Village are priced at $75 and can be purchased.

RAT BOY Shares New Single ‘Don’t Hesitate’