Weekend Edition – @skopemag news for March 23, 2019 @ noon est


Today, global superstar Becky G releases her new track “Green Light Go” via Kemosabe Records/RCA Records. “Green Light Go” follows Becky’s latest track, “LBD”, which received rave reviews with Idolator calling it a “bilingual smash” and Paper Magazine calling Becky a “bonafide urbano star”.


UK Band Mosa Wild Return with New Single “Night”

Despite being one of the tracks that took longest to form during the process of making this anticipated EP, ‘Night’ is Mosa Wild at their most sonically immediate. The anthemic refrain of “help me be strong” throughout the chorus is an instant rallying cry, ready-made for audiences en masse.


Hailing from Bergen, Norway and comprised of brothers Daniel and Markus Slettebakken, KREAM has been steadily trickling out hit singles since 2016, without a proper EP or album to their name. The brothers got an early jump on their forward-thinking production style, having started producing at a young age and never slowing down. The duo quickly found a home at Big Beat Records on the strength of their singles, including most recent release “Enough” featuring Cazztek & Shoffy, “Love You More,” “Another Life” (feat. Mark Asari), and their beloved smash “Taped Up Heart” which featured the Swedish singer Clara Mae. “Taped Up Heart” has already garnered over 87 million streams on Spotify and the song reached #21 on Billboard’s Hot/Dance Electronic Chart…which is where we predict “Edit You” is going to wind up before we know it!

SJae, Releases NEW EP Today (Premiered on Run the Trap)

A proponent and prominent representative for women in technology, SJae is proud to announce her debut EP, FIRST, out today March 22, 2019. Part one of a series of EPs, includes collaborations with acclaimed songwriters, producers, and EDM artists, namely, Raphael Saadiq ,Sam Sparro, and Dria Thornton.

Rare DM shares new single “Night Watch” about dating a heroin addict

RRare DM states “”Night Watch” is about dating a heroin user in NYC when I worked a late night cocktail waitressing shift and would come home to my s/o passed out & nodding off. I would feel like I was on the “night watch” and always worried I would find them dead. I would try to make them stop using and they would tell me I was worthless. The bass synth is meant to emulate a heart rate monitor, the vibraphone synth line was a one-take improvisation on a Casio CZ 5000 I found on the street in SoHo.”

Rare DM shares new single "Night Watch" about dating a heroin addict

Reggae Ambassadors & Grammy Nominated Third World Release ‘Loving You Is Easy’ Remix featuring Fiji

After garnering tremendous traction internationally for their single”Loving You is Easy’ the Reggae Ambassador’s, THIRD WORLD are set to release the official remix featuring Grammy nominated, Polynesian artist Fiji. Produced by multi-Grammy-award winning business mogul Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley on Ghetto Youths International, “Loving You is Easy” remix officially releases today Friday March 22, 2019 on all digital platforms worldwide by visiting:

Pander Sera ‘Bothy’ LP Out TODAY (Mateo Sound)

After years of bedroom experimentation, Pander Sera wanted to focus the project toward a more cohesive body of material that could be performed live with a deliberate hint of pop sensibility. The drums, being her first instrument, she would play along with phrases of looped vocals and accent moments with a heavily distorted oscillator. This minimal palette led to a series of creative limitations that could connect the album’s music to its themes: much of the music is in 4 and centered around an emphasized “home note” featuring friction between catchy melodies and abrasive textures. Bothy was written to work through the issues that dominated Pander Sera’s life around this time, such as depression, suicide, gender dysphoria, independence, conformity, and agency. She not only had to piece together her sense of self but also somehow rekindle a desire to stay alive. She felt as though she had been exposed to great cosmic truths and it was up to her to reconcile an overwhelming sense of meaninglessness with the need to carry on and create something she felt was worthwhile.

The alternative punk rockers Earthstate reveal their debut self-titled album!

Happy to announce that the alternative punk rockers Earthstate have just unveiled their debut self-titled album. The latter is now available on major streaming platforms.

New York composer, producer Emily Wells’ new album out today, touring West Coast in April!

The new album is a scoring of the current climate crisis and exploration of the human interaction with the natural world, written from her queer perspective underscoring the eco-feminist link between social and environmental transgressions. Produced and written by Wells, the record began as a commission of new works from the renowned Liquid Music Series (Philip Glass, Bon Iver, Blood Orange) and also features New York’s Grammy nominated chamber orchestra Metropolis Ensemble and drummer Shayna Dunkleman (Xiu Xiu, Peptalk). Additionally, the album was arranged for chamber ensemble by composer Michi Wiancko.

Wallows Release Debut Album Nothing Happens

“It feels great to finally be releasing our debut record,” Wallows state. “We’ve been playing together for the past 10 years, so it’s been a long time coming. Nothing Happens reflects on our experiences growing up together, our loss of innocence and the thoughts and fears that come with transitioning into adulthood.”

Steel Pulse to release first album in 15 years, Mass Manipulation, May 17 + Lead single out today!

Comprised of 15 new, original songs and two mystic interludes written and arranged by lead vocalist David Hinds and co-produced by bandmates Sidney Mills and David Elecciri, Mass Manipulation marks Steel Pulse’s twelfth studio album—and a timely return to the band’s signature message of social justice and bridging the racial divide through the power of music. While many of the actors and details of the world’s socio-political landscape have changed in the four decades that Steel Pulse has been committed to bettering mankind through music, the band continues to engage controversial topics of human rights on a global scale. “We cannot abandon the future that our ancestors have struggled for,” asserts Hinds.

Sublime With Rome Releases New Song “Blackout” Today

“‘Blackout’ is one of my favorite songs off the album and it was an honor to work with Rob Cavallo on it,” states Sublime With Rome singer Rome Ramirez. “Eric’s bass synth’s make the whole song feel like it’s beating like a heart. Lyrically, the song is about stacking so many expectations on yourself and ultimately feeling overwhelmed and pushed to a dangerous point. This album is fire, best music we ever made.”

Ashes to Omens – The Conflict Within (Official Video)

Head For The Hills Release New EP ‘Say Your Mind’

“seasoned eclecticism” – Marquee Magazine

The Cleverlys’ new album Blue available now

Every art form needs to be able to laugh at itself, and The Cleverlys, from the deep Ozark hollows of Cane Spur, Arkansas, do so on their latest album, Blue, available now from Mountain Home Music Company.

The Cleverlys apply their own Bluegrass treatment to songs like like Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable,” LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem,” Justin Bieber’s “Baby” and The Zombies’ “She’s Not (Ain’t) There,” creating music that would be at the edge of being full camp if it weren’t for the obvious vocal talent and stellar picking that holds up to any of today’s progressive acoustic bands.

LMFAO and Bieber get the bluegrass treatment on The Cleverlys’ new album ‘Blue’

MISERY INDEX Unleashes “Naysayer” Video

Veteran death metal unit MISERY INDEX are pleased to unveil their new video for “Naysayer.” The track comes by way of their sixth full-length Rituals Of Power, recently released via Season Of Mist, and comes in advance of the band’s European headlining tour set to commence this weekend.

PREMIERE: Naysayer – Misery Index

Aaron Carpenter debut single “Attitude” out today!

As announced earlier this week in Billboard, Carpenter has signed to Capitol Records. In this interview, the 20-year-old self-taught musician talks about how his social media success paved the way for him to move from Shreveport, Louisiana to Los Angeles to pursue his musical ambitions. Carpenter co-founded the MAGCON tour, which took him and other social media influencers across the U.S. to meet their fans. He has more than 7.5 million followers across his socials.

Matt Perriment meditates on the transformation of a past love

After successful debut EP ‘Everlast’, two sold-out headline shows in London and 4 international headline and support tours, Matt Perriment returns with new track ‘Distance’ from his upcoming ‘Memos’ EP set for release 22nd March 2019. With support from BBC Introducing, Spotify editorial, and placement in various singer-songwriter charts, Perriment lives up to expectations with this new piece of work.

DENM Releases Refreshing New Single “Life’s Too Short”

DENM, the San Diego-raised musician with the laid-back attitude and low-maintenance look, has released his newest track, “Life’s Too Short.” It’s the first of four singles from his upcoming album, dropping this summer.

U.K. breakout Celeste’s new EP Lately out now on True Panther/EQT

Of the new songs Celeste says, “I feel I have found my voice with this EP. I also got to collaborate and write with some people whose work I really admire.”


A music producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has grown up immersed in music and the performing arts, Portuguese talent Artur Gaio, better known under his moniker TUYA, is no newcomer to the world of dance floors and nightlife – in fact, one could argue it’s a common side-effect of being based out of club capital Amsterdam. What isn’t common, though, is TUYA’s electrifying onstage persona and inimitable knack for constructing guaranteed hits and mixing exhilarating sets. His abilities have earned him performance slots at legendary dance music meccas like Ministry of Sound and Egg London and have carved out a reputation among some of dance music’s most influential industry personalities.

Prague’s ABYSS, WATCHING ME Releases New Single “Best Believe”

Started in 2011 in Stavropol, Russia, it was originally meant to be a band. After releasing the debut effort ‘Don’t Take Away This Moment’ the band broke up, and was re-formed in 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic by Erushin.

LA’s Country Pop Phenom CHRISTIE HUFF Shares New Single “Black and White” Available Today

CA: Up and coming country pop singer/songwriter Christie Huff is set to release her new single Black and White—the follow up to her buzzing January release “Urban Love” (which made it onto both the Wild Country and Pop Co Spotify Playlists). Whereas the last single had a sassy take on relationships in the big city, “Black and White” takes a quieter, introspective tone on her story of lost love. Produced by Noah Hunt and Michael Nocny @ Endeavor Studios in Los Angeles, the song is a classic slice of country/pop balladry. “Black and White” is available digitally on all platforms March 22 and is the second single taken from her forthcoming EP.


Nav has officially released his anticipated new album Bad Habits (XO Records / Republic Records) today that is executive produced by The Weeknd and currently #1 on Apple Music and #1 on the iTunes Hip Hop album chart. It arrives just a week after his manager and XO Records co-founder, Cash, unexpectedly leaked Nav’s five track EP titled Brown Boy, which quickly trended #1, clocked in over 1 millions plays by the next morning, and now has over 4 million streams a week later.


Annie Mac favourite Franky Wah has revealed new single ‘Get Me High’, which has already been making serious waves by climbing to as high as #2 on Beatport’s Top 100 Tracks.

Billy Raffoul Releases New Song “Lovely” Today, March 22nd

“Lovely is a sad happy song about missed opportunity,” says Raffoul.