@skopemag news for march 22, 2019 @ 10 am est

Avant Gardner Presents Belgian Techno Star Charlotte de Witte with Monoloc + Victor Ruiz on April 13

Brooklyn’s leading nightlife complex Avant Gardner is pleased to present Belgian techno star Charlotte de Witte as she makes a rare appearance in New York on Saturday, April 13 2019 from 10pm-4:30am. Bringing her heavy-hitting techno to the gritty and vast industrial space of the Great Hall, Charlotte will also be joined by two of Berlin’s most exciting techno artists on the rise: Dystopian favorite Monoloc and Brazilian-born Victor Ruiz as he makes his debut in the city that never sleeps. With three of Europe’s most exciting underground artists on the bill, this is a night sure to please techno tastemakers in New York.

Scotty McCreery Celebrates Chart-Topping Success of “This is It” off Seasons Change Album

Last night Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery celebrated his chart topping single, “This Is It,” in Nashville with friends, family, colleagues and media in attendance at an industry celebration hosted by ASCAP and BMI. “This Is It” is McCreery’s second ever No. 1 and second consecutive No. 1 hit off his Seasons Change album. He was joined by fellow song co-writers (and two of the three album co-producers) Frank Rogers and Aaron Eshuis at the event where the North Carolina native received a plaque to signify the song’s two weeks at No. 1 as well as RIAA Gold Certification.

“If you had told me a couple years ago we’d be here, I’d have told you, you were crazy. It has been an incredible feeling and an incredible ride,” shared McCreery who went on to thank wife Gabi who served as the inspiration for the hit song.

Darkly Comic New Music Video from Singer-Songwriter Bobby Long

The video for the album’s first single, “Nautical,” is a darkly entertaining, cinematic clip that is inspired by such films as The Collector and Misery. Shot on location in rural New Jersey by filmmaker Arthur Douglass (The Underwater Realm, The Real Life First Person Shooter Series), the “Nautical” video unspools like a blackly comic nightmare, with Long as a jaunty psychopath who decides to kidnap and imprison a musical collaborator played by Dawson, culminating in a “concert” for mannequins and barnyard animals.

Ghostfeeder – Electronic Synthwave // Distorted New Single

A guitarist long inspired by technical studio masterminds like IAMX and Nine Inch Nails, Walborn was initially mystified by the level of knowledge and expertise needed to craft electronic music. It wasn’t until he picked up a gig playing guitar for an electro artist in Los Angeles that he discovered that a minimal, DIY approach to the material could yield big results, thus eliminating his fear and uncertainty about diving into the genre. “I realized I had what I needed already, being that I had Garageband on my Macbook, and within a few months I had my first album done. It was a really liberating experience and required me to totally rethink my idea of being a musician. I haven’t looked back since.” Nostalgia plays a big role throughout Ghostfeeder’s music. Having been immersed in video games in his youth, Walborn actually utilizes the same hardware and sounds to evoke a time in his life when the world was bigger and more infinite, but somehow simpler and more quaint. “I even use Game Boys, N64, Sega Saturn, and Super Nintendo controllers alongside more typical gear when I perform live. It’s fun for me to show my roots and everyone wants to know how I’m doing it. Some people even ask me if they’re really making the sounds that they’re hearing. Yes, they are!” says the musician.

CHROME WAVES: Invisible Oranges Premieres “Open Casket” Video

Midwestern trio CHROME WAVES – containing former members of Wolvhammer, Nachtmystium, Abigail Williams, The Gates Of Slumber, Amiensus, and more – delivers a new video from their newly-unleashed debut LP, the harrowing A Grief Observed. Following the album’s release through Disorder Recordings earlier this month, a bleak video for the track “Open Casket” has been issued, hosted through a premiere at Invisible Oranges.

Seattle’s Flying Fish Cove share a new single and West Coast tour dates

Seattle’s Flying Fish Cove share a new single and announce their West Coast tour!

Elsa Y Elmar named Billboard’s “Latin Artist On The Rise”

“This album talks about the process of breaking and emerging with a better sense of self…In this album I go from dancehall tracks to old school ballads, and then acoustic tracks in which I recorded piano and vocals simultaneously. To be honest, I love variety. I can go from Tame Impala to Selena Quintanilla in one afternoon,” explains Elsa y Elmar’s Elsa Carvajal.

Tech N9ne Announces New Album: N9NA

Tech N9ne’s new N9NA album is slated for an April 19, 2019 release. The 21-track effort is a direct response to comments the pioneering Kansas City rapper has gotten from his rabid supporters.

“Fans have been asking for an album centered around just Tech N9ne with minimal features, so I give them N9NA,” Tech N9ne explains. “This is me, wholeheartedly. It’s something for my die-hard fans and an introduction for all newcomers. I’m rapping like never before – like I’ve never sold a Gold or Platinum record.”

Hannah Cohen Shares New Track “Wasting My Time”

Hannah Cohen has arrived home. From the title of her new album to the depth and beauty of the music, the Woodstock, NY-based singer-songwriter’s third album Welcome Home displays a new level of confidence and comfort with the many creative tools at her disposal. Cohen’s remarkably evocative voice is surrounded by dreamy, swooning incantations, from the rippling “This Is Your Life” and the slow-burning, forthright statement of “All I Want,” to the soul swagger of “Get in Line” and dramatic vocal leaps of “Wasting My Time.”

new Injury Reserve track/vid ft. Aminé.

Injury Reserve just dropped another song/video called “Jailbreak the Tesla”. Directed by group member/producer Parker Corey the video and track features friend and collaborator Aminé. Full of Hype Williams references a la fisheye lens shots + quick cut cinematography the video is yet another impressive visual from the Phoenix, Arizona rap trio who dropped their video/track “Jawbreaker” just last month.

Emcee puts Malaysia on the map with heavy hitting EP

Zamaera has had her music heard around the world with her ever-growing success in Malaysia and in having the opportunity to open for Vince Staples and SZA at Good Vibes Fest along with Masego while he was on tour.

Lyrics Born’s “Can’t Lose My Joy Video” Out Friday!


“I Like Girls (Feat. Lil Skies)” marks PnB Rock’s first single off his forthcoming debut album, TrapStar Turnt PopStar, due to arrive at all DSPs and streaming services in May.

SYML Shares “Wildfire,” Debut Album Out May 3rd

Speaking about “Wildfire” and working with Mark Ralph, SYML explains, “This song started as a gentle production, comparing the devastation wreaked by wildfire to what some experience in their everyday lives. It was invigorating to work on the album version with someone as imaginative as Mark Ralph. He really made this song sound as powerful as its theme.”