@skopemag news for February 9, 2019 @ 8:30 am est

ADN releases first single “Kamalemba” — Hit song draws attention to misogynistic urban music landscape

“Kamalemba’s” Afro-beats and electro vibes give the single a bouncy dance club feel. Meanwhile, ADN’s rapid-fire vocals provide a soulful aesthetic to the track. Lyrically, the song takes aim at the testosterone filled misogynistic urban music landscape. “Kamalemba” is the perfect single for Paris’ all-night dance clubs or even the next installment of the hit videogame FIFA.

Hot Lunch to Release New LP, ‘Seconds’, March 15

Bay Area proto-metal band Hot Lunch will release its sophomore album, ‘Seconds’, on March 15 via Tee Pee Records. Recorded in full analog at SF’s El Studio (Trans Am, Moon Duo), ‘Seconds’ captures the band’s hot-as-hell on-stage energy and is an ass-kicking tour-de-force that weaponizes Hot Lunch as noisy rock insurrectionists for these molten, modern times. The LP is the follow-up to the band’s 2013 self-titled debut which was hailed as “fuzzed-out fury” by CBS San Francisco and “so classic” by Decibel.


The ‘Do Not Disturb’ single comes before her new album, set to be released this summer. Mahalia will headline shows and festivals from April through November, including select US dates in May, along with a fall US headline tour. The songstress will also be appearing with the legendary Lauryn Hill at Blenheim Palace and Love Supreme Festival.

Fantastic Negrito shares video for ‘A Boy Named Andrew’

Fantastic Negrito has shared the video for ‘A Boy Named Andrew’, ahead of Sunday’s 61st annual Grammy Awards, where he will celebrate his second consecutive nomination for Best Contemporary Blues Album, after winning the award for his last album The Last Days Of Oakland.

LISSIE Redefines Herself with “When I’m Alone: The Piano Retrospective”

“When you take a song out of its production and strip it down to its basic elements, you get the heart of the song,” says Iowa resident LISSIE about songwriting in general. That sentiment though carries directly over to her new album When I’m Alone: The Piano Retrospective (Cooking Vinyl; release date April 5, 2019). A reimagining of her best-loved and career-defining tunes, When I’m Alone… unclothes the songs down to their most intimate and vulnerable selves, letting her pristine voice and songwriting shine. “You find out whether [a song] can stand on its own, whether it’s a good song,” she continues. “When they come down to their basic bones, are these really meaningful pieces that stand on their own?”

Godlands Brings Her Unique Sound To New Single “Valour”

Braving her way through the electronic music scene, Godlands brings heroic spirit on her Dim Mak war-cry “Valour,” featuring BOI. The single landed in Spotify’s New Music Friday AU & NZ playlist and received world premieres via Triple J and RunTheTrap. Mixing future bass melodies and heavy-hitting trap drums, the Australian producer keeps you on your toes throughout this vocal banger. In her own words:

PREMIERE: Godlands Shows Off Her Unique Sound In New Single “Valour” Featuring BOI

Lost Cousins release celestial debut album ‘In Scenery’

The In Scenery LP is a sweeping, anthemic tribute to the things one loses or gives up, and the places one longs for. Lost Cousins are influenced by contemporary indie rock outfits like Tame Impala, Bombay Bicycle Club, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Local Natives, but pull, too, from the foundations of rock music, and pop sensibilities to create anthems to sing-along to.

Royce 5’9″ Releases New Track “Field Negro”

Royce 5’9 has never been one to hold his tongue and on his new track “Field Negro,” out today via Entertainment One/Heaven Studios, Inc., he takes aim at everyone from his hip hop peers, athletes, award shows and anyone who dares not stand and speak up for fear of falling out of favor in their respective industries.

Cape Francis Releases Shares New Single “Midnight Owl” Today

Late last year Cape Francis followed up 2017’s debut LP “Falling Into Pieces” with a respite from the daily grind on the gritty pop tune “Nobody”, another complimentary track that acts as an act of pure escapism, a moment to get your bearings and find yourself in the serenity of putting it all on hold and finding yourself some space.

Cheat Codes team up with Afrojack for huge new single, “Ferrari”

Multi-platinum, electronic dance music trio CHEAT CODES (comprised of Trevor Dahl, Matthew Russell and Kevi Ford) have teamed up with Afrojack for the huge new track, “Ferrari”, taken from their forthcoming EP, “Level 2”. The bass-heavy track blends dance and hip hop sensibilities that break into an anthemic chorus, drenched with Cheat Codes signature electronic textures that have seen them become one of the fastest growing pop and dance acts, garnering over 2 billion streams.

Radiant Baby Shares Debut LP ‘Restless’

Today, Montreal-based electro-pop artist Radiant Baby shares his debut album, Restless, out on all streaming platforms and available on vinyl via Lisbon Lux Records. Yesterday, Northern Transmissions streamed the record in advance, and highlighted the upcoming live dates in Canada and NYC. The band will be playing select dates in Quebec City, Montreal and Toronto in celebration of the debut before heading to NYC in March. Radiant Baby will be performing in NYC as part of The New Colossus Music Festival in March – catch him and his full live band at Piano’s on 3/8 and Arlene’s Grocery on 3/10. Restless LP is out now on DSPs and vinyl via Lisbon Lux Records.

Radiant Baby streams new LP ‘Restless’