@skopemag news for February 23, 2019 @ 5 pm est

LUA SONIQUE explore metamorphosis and catharsis with electronic dream ‘Crossfire’

With support from the likes of Wonderland, Clash and 1883 Magazine, LUA SONIQUE step out with their first single of 2019. ‘Crossfire’ sees the London trio further develop their distinctive blend of foreboding beats and emotive vocals to create a compelling offering.

300 Entertainment teams up with Robert Schwartzman of Rooney to Curate “The Unicorn” Soundtrack / Releases Exclusive Track With Phony Ppl “1-2-3″  

300 Entertainment is proud to announce its involvement in curating the soundtrack for the feature film “The Unicorn.” The music curation was a joint effort between Rooney frontman/director Robert Schwartzman and rising industry star A&R Allyson Coff of 300 Entertainment. 300 Entertainment will release the soundtrack on Friday, March 8th. “The Unicorn,” is a quirky and charming tale about love and pushing boundaries starring Lauren Lapkus, Nick Rutherford, Lucy Hale, Beck Bennett, Dree Hemingway, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Maya Kazan, John Kapelos, Beverly D’Angelo and Kyle Mooney, and more. The soundtrack features two songs recorded exclusively for the movie; “Time and Time Again” by Rooney and a special collaboration between Rooney and Phony Ppl for a feel-good cover of Len Barry’s 1965 hit “1-2-3” – Out TODAY.


“I’m extremely proud of my brother, his debut album is going to change the scope of music for the rest of the year. I watched him put his everything into making this masterpiece and that’s the beauty of it.” – Young Thug

Listen to Jon Haggerty’s uncomplicated single “Backbone”

“Life can be hectic, but everything happens for a reason,” says Haggerty. “We constantly strive to be better for ourselves and for those around us. Sometimes all you ever needed is to have a little more backbone.”

Anderson .Paak hints at new album / tour on Fallon


The Swedish melodic progressive metal band DARKWATER will release their new album “Human” on March 1st via Ulterium Records. The album will be available on CD, 2LP and digital.

“In Front Of You”, the third single from the album can be streamed at YouTube below.

Ella Fitzgerald’s Long Lost Live Album “Ella At The Shrine” Available Today After More Than 60 Years

Recorded live at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on January 21, 1956, Ella At The Shrine captures Ella Fitzgerald at the beginning of her career renaissance, just weeks after becoming the first signing to Norman Granz’s newly-created Verve Records. The brief but thrilling set, which was part of Granz’s historic Jazz At The Philharmonic concert series, was only recently discovered after more than 60 years of languishing in Verve’s vaults. Thought to be Verve’s first live recording, Ella At The Shrine is available today via Verve/UMe as a single LP on standard weight black vinyl. It will be available for digital download and streaming for the first time next Friday, March 1. This wide release follows a limited edition yellow vinyl version released in November 2018 as part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday. Order Ella At The Shrine now.

3/6 at The Sinclair: Berklee Popular Music Institute Showcases its Summer Festival Artists

Berklee Popular Music Institute (BPMI) presents its 19th annual Epic Event on Wednesday, March 6 at The Sinclair, showcasing artists chosen by students in the program to perform at some of the country’s most popular summer festivals. BPMI takes students from the classroom to the stage, providing an immersive experience in every aspect of artist development and touring – important preparation for a career in performance and in the music industry.

This year’s BPMI artists – students and alumni Jackie Foster, Jobi, Roy Juno, MKULTRA, Goldspace with Trey Kams, and Alx, spanning pop, rock, Americana, hip-hop, electro-pop, and R&B – will have the opportunity to appear on the main stages at The Governors Ball, Essence Festival, Lollapalooza, Osheaga, Outside Lands, and Country LakeShake.

SPIRITS OF FIRE Self-Titled Debut Out Now on Frontiers Music Srl

Today sees the release of the self-titled debut from SPIRITS OF FIRE on Frontiers Music Srl.

Following an intense brainstorming session at Frontiers HQ, a dream team of renowned metal musicians including Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest, Iced Earth), Chris Caffery (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Steve DiGiorgio (Testament, Death, etc.) and Mark Zonder (ex-Fates Warning, Warlord) was put together under the direction of renowned LA-based producer Roy Z. (Bruce Dickinson, Halford, Tribe Of Gypsies). Called SPIRITS OF FIRE (after the title of one of their songs), the music can best be described as “classic Priest meets Savatage”. Alessandro Del Vecchio is also featured on keyboards on the album.

New Video: Atmosphere “Delicate” + New Tour Dates

Today, iconic hip hop duo Atmosphere drop their newest video for the track “Delicate,” via Rhymesayers Entertainment. The ominous visual, directed by Tomas Aksamit, is the sixth video from Slug and Ant’s 2018 album Mi Vida Local.

TR/ST Shares “Unbleached” Track On The Fader | ‘The Destroyer – 1’ LP Out 4/19 On Grouch Via House Arrest

TR/ST has shared the new single “Unbleached” on The Fader. The song was done with Maya Postepski of Austra and when talking about the track TR/ST says, “So happy to share the first collab song that me and Maya wrote for the album. This was an ode to the sound of the rats running in the roof!”

Digital Farm Animals ft. Danny Ocean Release “Lookin’ For” via Arista Records

Directed by DJ Turner, the video stars the Digital Farm Animals heroic Pigman (alongside Danny Ocean) who faces a timeless conflict of coming to a crossroads where one ends up chasing fame and success, ultimately losing sight of what’s most important in life.

Rafiq Bhatia Reworks “Breaking English” Feat. Sam Dew, Spring Tour Dates Begin March 1

New York composer, producer, and Son Lux guitarist Rafiq Bhatia has reinvented the title track of his critically acclaimed 2018 album Breaking English. Originally wordless, “Breaking English” now features original lyrics and vocals by singer and songwriter Sam Dew (Rihanna, Wale, Mary J. Blige).

Radical Face – No, I’m not well, but I’m alright

Therapy is an EP about aftermath. We often write about immediate experiences, but not so much about trying to make sense of what you’re left with. These new songs cover different aspects of this – doubt, guilt, acceptance – and the search for a new sense of normalcy after everything has changed.

New Epic Spotify Playlist from DJC

Please take a moment to check out my new Epic Spotify playlist – SINGLES VOL 1 above.

Multi-Platinum Pop Icons O-TOWN Release New Track Featuring ABC’s “The Bachelor” Star Colton Underwood

Pacific Records is proud to announce the release of O-TOWN’s heartfelt new track, “Hello World”, featuring former NFL player and ABC’s The Bachelor star Colton Underwood! The track can be streamed via Spotify and downloaded via iTunes.

Death metallers Corrosive to release “Nourished By Blood” on April 5th!

German death metal unit Corrosive have set April 5th as the release date for their third full-length “Nourished By Blood”, the follow-up for the 2017 effort “Lucifer Gave The Faith”.

Kevin Garrett Unveils New Track “Don’t Rush” Off Debut Album ‘HOAX’ Today!

Kevin speaking about the track said, “I wrote ‘Don’t Rush’ with Fred Ball at his place in London. I can’t even recall where my head was at writing it, but I remember chasing after some kind of self confidence in the midst of less than positive self-awareness, all the while warning the character in the song that falling for me is a cautionary tale.”

Official: 27th Cutting Edge Entertainment Law Seminar

For those interested in a more in-depth view of the “Hot” topics and “Current” trends in entertainment, Cutting Edge presents one of the longest continuous running independent Accredited Continuing Legal Education program in the United States, Cutting Edge Entertainment Law Seminar, August 22 – 24, 2019 at the New Orleans InterContinental Hotel.

Established 27 years ago Cutting Edge’s Entertainment Law Seminar spans the entirety of U. S. digital legislation, from its 1994 sessions “Speeding on the New Information SUPER HIGHWAY (and avoiding the potholes)” to upcoming sessions on the Music Modernization Act, blockchain technology, their applications or failures for today’s entertainment industry. This year’s program is titled, “A Brave New Worlds in Entertainment Law.”

Louis Futon delivers eagerly anticipated release of 14-track debut album, ‘Way Back When’

Amassing over 120 million streams across his back-catalogue of singles and remixes so far in his career, Louis continues to garner widespread acclaim on account of his fresh R&B influenced sound, and hip-hop leaning tones. Following up the success of singles like ‘Rewind’ (feat. Ashe)’ (5 million Spotify streams) and ‘Surreal’ (7 million Spotify streams), ‘Way Back When’ also includes the LA-based producer’s most-recent release ‘Supposed To Be’ (feat. Duckwrth & BAEGOD).

Tiffany Young Drops First U.S. EP; Featuring Babyface

“Born Again,” Tiffany’s first single off Lips On Lips, received critical acclaim and created a huge buzz upon release last month. The Hollywood Reporter referred to the song as “a glittering paean to one’s self-renewal,” and PAPER Magazine called it “a Rebirth.”


Lili St Anne – Bone Marrow EP

The singer of Portland-based band Lili St Anne (which also features members Jason Miller and Sam Arnold) liked to imagine what would happen to her if she interrupted the proceedings in such a surprising and intrusive way. What would people’s faces look like? Would she be dragged offstage?

Pure Bathing Culture Announce New Album, Premiere “Devotion”

Pure Bathing Culture have announced their first original release since 2015. New album Night Pass will be released April 26 on Infinite Companion. The highly anticipated, third studio album is the most distinguished demonstration of this Portland duo’s intensely unique musical identity to date. Over the course of their young but eventful career, vocalist Sarah Versprille and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Hindman have done more than establish a sound; they’ve honed a sonic virtue.

Punk Rock Bowling Club Show Announce

Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival has expanded their lineup with a slew of after party club shows, and they are going ALL IN! This year, the festival has a bevy of rare performances including The Dils, Frankie Stubbs of Leatherface, in addition to Killing Joke and Flipper (featuring David Yow of Jesus Lizard) making their PRB debuts! Returning alumni includes fan favorites, Pennywise, Sick Of It All, H20, and Seattle’s kings of garage punk, the Murder City Devils. Gracing the PRB stage for the first time are the young upstarts, SHAME! Hailing from the UK and quickly making a name for themselves with their heavy dose of grit, smart lyrics, and a scorching debut full-length, Songs of Praise. These lads are not to be missed. Additionally, PRB will throw a Latino Ska party at Backstage Bar featuring Los Skarnales, a festival experience unlike any other!

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Watch the “Good Guy” official video featuring Jessie Reyez. Photos by Jeremy Deputat.