@skopemag news for april 23, 2019 @ 9:30 am est


Last Friday, Atlanta based r&b singer Alexis Roberts made her official introduction to the world as she released her debut single “Deeper,” the first single off her upcoming EP, due out later this Summer. Today she exclusively premiered the visuals on Ratedrnb.com. Quickly gaining acclamation, Alexis Roberts turned heads with popular covers including “Congratulations” by Post Malone and “Love Galore” by Sza. Not to mention her very popular tune with Chris Lake, “Turn off the Lights.” Now, Alexis is ready to unveil her solo talents to the world with original music which serves as a sneak peek to just who Alexis Roberts is.

doubleVee Drops Video for “Map the Channels”

doubleVee launched in 2012 when it became clear how Allan and Barb Vest’s musical backgrounds complemented each other and how well the two worked together in the studio.

Brother Son Premiere ‘Candy’ Music Video Via Vents Magazine

The story of Brother Son begins with four unlikely friends of disparate musical tastes and backgrounds uniting over a shared love of Alabama Shakes, The Strokes, Mac DeMarco, and ganj. Their music reflects this, bringing a unique blend of bluesy soul and jazzy smoothness to indie rock. And so they began in early 2017 with their debut EP Young & Pretty, the first order of business being to play as many shows in as many midwestern cities as they could. Rising quickly to local prominence, by the end of that year they began headlining and selling out shows at venues like El Club, The Shelter, and The Loving Touch. Now, with a tour under their belts as well, they’ve been gearing up to release their second LP, Goodies, with even more tucked away for a third project slated for early 2020. With all that locked and loaded, their next move will be east and west coast tours this summer.

Zoe & Cloyd release video for Looking Out For You And Me

On Earth Day, roots duo Zoe & Cloyd have released a video for their latest single, “Looking Out For You And Me,” a song that illustrates today’s issues of change and how it affects us. It warns against allowing self-interest and short-term gain to take precedence over the well-being of future generations.

Trickshooter Social Club – Carry Me Home single

Borne out of yearning, Trickshooter Social Club’s newest single Carry Me Home is a song for everyone who has ever felt lost or disconnected in the wilderness of life. It’s about trying to claw your way back home; self-actualizing as you admit that you’re lost, return to the places you know, and regain a semblance of self. Ultimately, though, it’s about the intimacy found when you’re stripped down and finally willing to ask for help, comparing vulnerability to a slow, unrehearsed waltz.

ARCHSPIRE’s Music Used as Template for AI-Generated Death Metal

Dadabots is special artificial intelligent (AI) software that creates music. The software, developed by Berkley College of Music graduates Zack Zukowski and CJ Carr, is built upon a “recurrent neural network” that receives data and then uses it to interpret musical sequences on its own. Simply stated, the software teaches itself how to compose music based on the work of an existing band as its data-set.

After several failed attempts at creating stable, listenable death metal, the creators turned to the music of ARCHSPIRE, which ended up being the perfect template to generating metal tunes via artificial intelligence.

Sada Baby & OMB Peezy Drop “One Me” Music Video [WATCH NOW}    

OMB Peezy just dropped the music video to his explosive new single “One Me” featuring breakout Detroit artist, Sada Baby. Peezy also announced his new mixtape, Preacher to the Streets coming April 26th, which is currently available for pre-save. The new record comes shortly after Peezy’s “Struggle” video with Boosie Badazz and “No Keys” featuring G-Eazy. Take a look at the Michelle Parker directed visual.

MC Lars & Mega Ran Take on Poe in “The Masque of the Red Death” | Tour Kicks Off Next Week!

The forever uncompromising nerdcore duo MC Lars & Mega Ran are back with the sixth single from their upcoming album The Dewey Decibel System (7 June). “The Masque of the Red Death” tells the story of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic “Masque of the Red Death” over a haunting 3/4 waltz time signature. The track was produced by Brooklyn producer Rich Matthew (Soul Coughing’s Mike Doughty, RiFF RAFF, De La Soul) with help from Portland’s Samarei (Watsky, Spose, Blindspotting).


Today, YBN Almighty Jay shares a video for “New Drip.” Directed by Open the Portal, the visual sees Jay partying poolside in a luxury mansion with YBN Nahmir and Gucci Mane as animations playfully amp up the space around them. The video continues an exhilarating year for Jay, following videos for “God Save Me” and “Let Me Breathe” alongside the announcement of his debut solo project Legend coming soon via ART@WAR / Atlantic Records.

Chain Station Travels The Backroads Of Bluegrass And Mountain Music

As winter in the mountains prepares for its annual retreat, seasoned string band Chain Station ushers in the spring touring season with the release of Backroads, an album of original bluegrass songs inspired by the highways, landscapes and residents of the band’s Colorado home. The full length record is set for release on May 3rd.

High-lonesome harmonies. Fiery fretwork. Acoustic instruments. Those ingredients of traditional bluegrass music are all present, tucked into an 11-song tracklist that not only nods to Chain Station’s appreciation for the old-time heroes of the genre, but also pushes the band into new territory. After all, Backroads isn’t your grandfather’s roots music. Produced by international banjo champion Kyle Tuttle, it’s a modern album rooted in creative arrangements and inspired performances — an album that will please newgrass fans and traditional listeners alike.

Crying High Shares “Brave The Waves” Video | ‘♬’ LP Out Tomorrow On Arbutus Records

Arbutus Records signee Crying High has shared the video for his new track entitled “Brave The Waves”. He recently announced his new record ♬ (‘Music’) and debuted the track “Hold Yr Terror Close” on BrooklynVegan.

Blossom unveils breezy new single “Moi å Moi” | Debut LP out 5/30 via Eyrst

On the track, Blossom reflects; “Me to me, moi a moi – talking to myself about being careless in decisions and the reasons I make them. Self-reflection when my wants become toxic to myself.”

6ix9ine + Gucci Mane join Joe Young for “Tsunami” (Video)

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