Weekend Edition – @skopemag news for april 7, 2019 @ 2 pm est


Miami based, Latin infused, big personality having, mega talented Hip Hop duo, Social Club Misfits, is back and they have a story to tell! Today, Marty Santiago and Fernando Miranda, a.k.a Marty Mar and Fern, have released their latest EP MOOD. And it is just that, a mood! The EP ranges from Washington Heights, La Marina Day Party Vibes (“Que lo Que) to hip-hop inspired reflective tunes (“So Our God Came To Us”). The duo continuously connects with their audience through music, creating songs that aren’t only catchy but impactful. Their goal is to relate to every misfit that may have experienced similar struggles.We want to remind our listeners no matter how your life is going, God is with you and for you,” the guys exclaim.

Fijimacintosh Tours the Psychedelic Side of Chinatown in “Red Pill, Blue Pill / Glock Box Pt. 2” Video

Spinning sugar-coated melodies into addictive trap anthems, 17-year-old artist Fijimacintosh is here to stay. Putting his playful and wild personality on display, Fiji shares “Red Pill, Blue Pill / Glock Box Pt. 2,” his latest video. The sequel to “Glock Box,” one of Fiji’s earliest singles and one that brought him to the attention of Complex, “Red Pill, Blue Pill / Glock Box Pt. 2” is powered by Fiji’s wild vocal leaps and entrancing falsetto. Featuring a guest verse from Noirillusions, who also appeared on the original “Glock Box,” the video for “Red Pill, Blue Pill / Glock Box Pt. 2” finds Fiji and noirillusions exploring Manhattan’s Chinatown, as they prowl back alleys, dance in the streets, and engage the locals. Premiered by No Jumper, “Red Pill, Blue Pill / Glock Box Pt. 2” is a highlight from Teenage Disillusionment, Fiji’s January EP.


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In the fall of 2018, Brazilian visionary Bruno Martini released “YOUNGR” feat. Shaun Jacobs. The song skyrocketed to success around the globe and has since garnered over 18M streams across all digital platforms. Now, the young maestro breathes new life into this gem with a dreamy acoustic version that fully explores and enhances the emotion behind the track.

LA jazz pianist/beat maker, Kiefer, drops ‘Bridges’ EP today + US tour kicks off 4/10

Today LA-based jazz pianist and beat maker, Kiefer, releases his new project ‘Bridges’ on Stones Throw Records.

Listen to Bridges via Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp, Amazon Music, and more now.

Kiefer’s soulful beat music has won fans at Pitchfork, Bandcamp, the BBC, as well as artists like Dr Dre and Anderson .Paak. Last summer, Kiefer toured the US, Asia, Europe and co-produced “Smile / Petty” from .Paak’s acclaimed album ‘Oxnard.” A fixture in Mndsgn’s live setup, Kiefer has also made beats with Kaytranada, and played with Terrace Martin, Moses Sumney, among others.


Earlier this month Khalid announced the big screen premiere of a special companion film, also titled “Free Spirit.” Partnering with global event cinema distributor Trafalgar Releasing, “Khalid: Free Spirit” was screened to cinemas worldwide earlier this week and is now available on Apple Music and YouTube.

NEEDSHES Release Brand New Music Video for “U Babe”

Beck continues to expand on the album by stating, “Truth Poweris a call for awareness about the obvious truths, which are often ignored.” Within the 10-track album, the band explores this idea with hidden metaphors, life stories, and easy-to-follow imagery underling the collection. Throughout, the band offers their signature alternative rock foundation with elements of blues, funk, soul, punk and R&B while adding an array of exotic sounds. They do this with the addition of instruments such as the doira and the persian tar.

Whitesnake Release New Single “Hey You (You Make Me Rock)” – LISTEN

Whitesnake will release their new studio album “Flesh & Blood” via Frontiers Music Srl on May 10th. Today they release the third single from the new album “Hey You (You Make Me Rock)” Listen to it HERE:

Lauren Lakis. Entitled ‘Goner’

Baltimore born, Los Angeles based artist Lauren Lakis, graces listeners with her signature sound of lo-fi garage rock. Narrating some of life’s deepest and darkest moments, Lakis’ use of honest and resonating lyrics will sink into your soul, creating an immediate connection with the singer. The hand-crafted rawness of her sound bellows deep and true, unscathed by the prevailing winds of today’s polite rock.

Jazz guitarist Reza Khan’s “Next Train Home” arrives

Globetrotting guitarist Reza Khan dropped his fifth album, “Next Train Home,” on Friday. The twelve songs that he wrote and produced for the collection symbolize the discovery of his musical home, a multi-genre and multicultural mélange of straight-ahead and contemporary jazz enriched with world music and Brazilian jazz nuances. The album has already climbed into the top 100 on the Jazz Week chart based on radio spins from jazz radio stations while the smooth/contemporary jazz single, “Drop of Faith,” featuring guitarist Nils, has earned most added honors on the Billboard chart.

New LP // Dina Maccabee (of Julia Holter, tUnE-yArDs, Feist, etc.)

Dina has been featured on projects and performed onstage with artists as diverse as Julia Holter, Feist, Tune-Yards, Carla Bozulich, Idina Menzel, Sharon Jones, Donovan, and Vienna Teng.

Bear Grillz Partners with Micah Martin on “Stay”; Kicks Off Demons Tour

Bear Grillz takes rock and roll through an epic dubstep journey accompanied by the rousing vocals of Micah Martin on “Stay.” Stabbing beats and exploding bass rider over intense kicks on this unique spin on the producer’s bass heavy style. “Stay” is the third single off Bear Grillz’ forthcoming Demons album and arrives alongside the commencement of the Demons Tour, which kicked off last week in San Francisco.

Progressive Metal Quartet VALENCE Reveals Jam-Influenced, Eclectic New Track, “Walrus”

New York-based progressive metal fusion quartet VALENCE recently announced the release of their upcoming album, Cognitive Dissidents, out April 12, 2019. Expertly fusing genres like metal, rock, jam, classical, jazz, and more, VALENCE’svaried yet cohesive influences offer every listener a passport to a new state of mind that is cerebral and emotive, while not sacrificing accessibility.

Song Premiere: Valence – “Walrus”

Ya Minko & Lysian “Whole Time”

Whole Time is a song exploring the thoughts of two young artists looking at places of success and privilege from a distance realizing they have made to a place mentally where they can handle both the task and the pressure that comes from wanting to live a life that is above average with accomplishments and resources to match.

Dante HH present rocking new single “Arcane XIII”!

Los Angeles based blues-punk outfit Dante HH is back with another dose of their signature sound. “Arcane XIII” is a high energy, catchy single, combining the sounds of hard rock, rockabilly, and blues to get your feet dancing and your friends singing along. Dante HH masterfully blend the upbeat vibe of bands such as Turbonegro with a touch of LA rock and blues guitar.


New York based duo LION BABE, comprised of singer / songwriter Jillian Hervey and producer Lucas Goodman, will head out on their Cosmic Wind Tour this summer, in support of their recently released second studio album, Cosmic Wind, which has now has over 10.2M combined streams across platforms! Tickets for the 13 date US run are available now at lionbabe.com.

Producer Jack Splash and Jon Brown announce new group Kill The Motherboard, release single: “Waaaaay Gone”

Grammy Award-winning producer Jack Splash (Kendrick Lamar, Solange, CeeLo) and Jon Brown announce their new group, Kill The Motherboard. The improbable collaboration came together when Jack Splash happened to hear an old demo tape of Jon Brown, a Milwaukee singer/songwriter who had set aside his music career and become a firefighter in order to provide for his family.

Yacht Punk Release ‘Ghosts’ LP

Today, LA indie-rock outfit, Yacht Punk, release their latest record, Ghosts. They shared a new single, “Modern Condition” with The 405 yesterday ahead of the LP release who called it “a hard-rocking new single.” Check out the album up top in full and read a bit about the album below

for Skope: R3HAB remakes ATC’s Billboard charting hit from ’00s “Around The World”

The single follows R3HAB’s latest “This Is How We Party” with Icona Pop, hip-hop-influenced “BAD!” and sold-out “The Wave” North American tour.

Rod Wave ATVs Through the Lawn of His Dream Home in the “Tru Story” Video

Carrying the weight of his St. Petersburg, FL community on his shoulders, Rod Wave crafts soulful and moving rap bangers. Chronicling his recent rise in the context of his emotional struggles, Rod Wave shares “Tru Story,” his latest video. Driven by gently-plucked acoustic guitar and fluttering synth strings, Rod walks through his motivations for becoming a successful rapper on “Tru Story,” thanking the lord for his success, and differentiating himself from his fellow artists with his signature melodics: “Fuck yo favorite rapper/He ain’t gansta as he seems/I done met a lotta rappers, they don’t live the life they say they live/They don’t do the things they say they did.” In the video, Rod posts up in front of his new house, a gorgeous new mansion on a huge plot of land, throwing his cash and riding his ATV, all interspersed with images of Rod performing for sold-out crowds. “Tru Story” is the latest in a line of loosies from Rod Wave, following February’s “Hard Times,” which has over 758k plays on YouTube, and the music video for “Popular Loner,” which takes a behind-the-scenes look at Rod’s rise.


Like a vintage Eldorado retrofitted with a 21st century engine, Wilder Woods introduces himself today with two tracks that speak to the project’s brilliant duality. Simultaneously vulnerable and self-assured, the songs reflect a rich well of experience and a bold new artistic leap, pairing intimate, introspective lyricism with effortless swagger and monster hooks.


About Kids On Drugs: “It’s about feeling like an outsider in LA unsure of who you have become, knowing that nothing in life is promised, and trying to figure out what’s next.”

Georgia rock band Walden release new EP ‘The Static’

Today, Athens, GA rock band Walden releases their epic four-song EP, The Static. With hard-hitting melodies and radio-ready production, Walden proves that they have what it takes to ascend to greatness. The release comes in anticipation for their performance at Shaky Knees Festival on May 5th in Atlanta, GA and the Kaa Boom Del Mar Fest in San Deigo, CA this September.


The Chase was written by all members of the band, slowly coming together as they wrote each section of the song. The song speaks to uncertainty and doubt that one may feel in a relationship, while struggling to make it through. What started as a simple chord progression would be recorded and polished over the course of the year to become the version that is released today.

Valium Poetry new Mellow Mix

Valium Poetry is work in progress produced by Ulf Nygaard of Oslo based electronica band Flunk. ‘Girl With the Corduroy Flares’ was the third song from the Valium Poetry collective. The original string version was released in January, and now it is time for a brand new “Mellow Mix”.