@skopemag news for may 28, 2019 @ 1:30 pm est


R&B superstars Tank and Chris Brown have teamed up to deliver some hot new vibes just in time for the Memorial Day Weekend. They have officially dropped the “Dirty (Remix)” and it was only right being that the hit single recently reached #1 on the Billboard Adult R&B chart as well as the Mediabase UAC chart. In true Tank and Chris Brown fashion, the duo gives us sex, love, and passion while swooning and crooning the ladies, literally! This remix will have listeners on a nostalgic musical joyride. Sampling Keith Sweat’s “Twisted,” the single, featuring Feather and Rahky, is produced by Hitmaka and co-produced by OG Parker, Paul Cabbin, Smash David, and Tee Ramano. “Dirty (Remix)” is bound to take you down memory lane or help you create some new memories, and maybe even a viral video or two, wink wink.

Alexander 23 Releases Video For “When I Die” Today

Following the release of his debut single, rising pop artist, Alexander 23 shares the video for his second track, “When I Die,” today. The visual, which is a continuation to “Dirty AF1s,” takes you on a euphoric journey through time. Check out the playful clip directed by Kenny Okagaki HERE.

dodie shares new single “Guiltless”

Following a sold out UK and European Spring tour and the release of her third EP Human which debuted at number 5 on the album charts earlier this year, dodie has shared her latest single “Guiltless”, which premiered last night as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1. dodie explains “‘Guiltless’ is about a difficult topic that I could never talk about publicly, so I wrote about it instead. There are those complex relationships in life where there’s so much love, but so much anger, disbelief, guilt, expectation and resentment. This is a song exploring that; from a safe, vague-ish distance, I hope!”.

Wintersleep premiere incredible animated video and announce UK + EU tour dates

“We wanted “Forest Fire” to be a stage play on a grand scale, in which Mother Nature conquers over all. This was a fun video to make. Members of the band sent video performances over iPhones – I mapped and built these into “puppet faces” on the houses, with the aim of giving each house its own personality, as our “hero house” gently serenades his neighbor, soothing her with love throughout a series of catastrophic events. A theatric narrative of random events occurring over time, culminate in a fiery conclusion, vying for an operatic and dark undertone. There’s a sort of “digital veneer” that some might find mildly abrasive – while others might see this as “painterly”. Either way, what’s for sure is that the pianos are lightning, the guitar solo is definitely fire, and the bass guitar is the ocean that holds it all in.”

New Music // Alias Patrick Kelly

Patrick Kelly, a singer-songwriter from Atlanta, nods to a sense of musical otherness in his self-given stage name: Alias Patrick Kelly.

“As a songwriter, sometimes it feels like I almost don’t have a hand in writing the song, you know?” he says, acknowledging his second self: his alias. “Every now and then I get a song idea that just drops in my lap, kind of effortlessly. It almost feels like it didn’t come from me.“

Watch > Olan Monk shares video for ‘Seph’ directed by Maria Inês Baptista > C.A.N.V.A.S.

Olan Monk live:

UK & Ireland, June 2019
1.6.2019 w/ Maria Somerville, Open Ear Festival, Sherkin Island, Ireland
14.6.2019 Supporting Eartheater + Semiconductor, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes UK
17.6.2019 Supporting Eartheater + Semiconductor, Cre8 Studio, London, UK

BABYBIRD’s stunning new single ‘No Cameras’ from the upcoming album ‘Photosynthesis’

Geowulf Share New Track “I See Red” || Out Now On PIAS

The results are exceptional and the song proves a spirited anthem serving as the response to the weight of life’s varied stressors and challenges. The track also doubles as the first collaboration with songwriter/producer Justin Parker (Lana Del Rey, Bat For Lashes, Cloves) who they also worked with on a few of their forthcoming sophomore album tracks. Due out in October, it will be titled My Resignation.

GRIDFAILURE: Cvlt Nation Premieres “Exsanguination Of The Utopians” Video

Lower Hudson Valley solo outfit GRIDFAILURE has released a new video for “Exsanguination Of The Utopians,” the closing track on one of the unit’s recent albums, Sixth Mass-Extinction Skulduggery I — the first in a five-album series — which saw release through Nefarious Industries in February. Cvlt Nation is hosting the exclusive premiere of the video alongside an interview which divulges more new upcoming releases and actions from the unit.

Speaking of the Endtimes: Gridfailure Video Premiere and Interview

Jade Jackson shares new single ‘Secret’

Today, Jade Jackson is excited to share “Secret”, a song that came to her in a sudden moment of inspiration while driving in her central California hometown.

“Secret” tells a story of addiction, loss, and the heartbreak that accompanies not just death itself but of a failure to fulfill dreams and to escape the tethers of home. As Jackson’s gorgeous voice belts out the chorus of “All the walls inside me fell down / I don’t want my bones to be buried in this town,” know that the emotion, just like the story, is real.


Continuing a banner year marked by sold out arena shows, tens of millions of streams, and widespread critical acclaim, K-pop supergroup and worldwide phenomenon, Monsta X, sign to Epic Records for their English language recordings and worldwide distribution ex Korea.

“K-pop has indelibly impacted the global conversation and influenced culture everywhere. At the top of that conversation, you’ll find Monsta X. They’re ushering the genre into the future with an original style befitting of their experience, passion, and diverse influences. We’re honored to welcome them to the Epic Records family,” said Epic Records Chairman and C.E.O. Sylvia Rhone.

Lil Wayne’s 5th Annual Lil WeezyAna Fest Produced by Live Nation Urban Announced Today

Today, Live Nation Urban presentsLil Wayne’s 5th annual artist curated festival Lil WeezyAna Fest in his hometown of New Orleans taking place on September 7th. This year, the festival intends to double the attendance and moves to a new location, UNO Lakefront Arena Festival Grounds, expanding the footprint overall.

IF ONLY, IF ONLY Premieres Video for “Cross Your Fingers” on Revolver Magazine

Grand Rapids, Michigan alt-rockers If Only, If Only premiered their video for “Cross Your Fingers” via Revolver today, where it seemed to “conjure up thoughts of Minus the Bear and Citizen.” This wider premiere follows the band’s weekend set at the final Bled Fest, where one lucky fan came away with an exclusive sneak peek at the video (shot and directed by Rachel Malvich) after discovering a “secret” VHS tape near the band’s stage.


Black Lion Track: Right Somebody

This group based out of Toronto, Canada is comprised of Rich Lindo and brother JR “Heny” Lindo. Collaborating together musically since 2012, the Lindo brothers have found success and high acclaim since their debut mixtape Black Lion Presents: The Prodigy and the Architect(2015). Having discovered their passion for music together at a young age, they were eager to play a role in Canada’s Hip Hop scene and take their sound to the next level. Their chemistry together as a group is what has allowed their musical vision to come to life. Black Lion’s sound is undeniably versatile and is rooted in an awareness of relevant current, historical, and emerging global themes and trends, as well as an appreciation for the lighter moments in life.

THENIGHTTIMEPROJECT: PopMatters Debuts “Final Light” Video As Pale Season LP Nears Release Via Debemur Morti

PopMatters is hosting the exclusive premiere of “Final Light,” the new single from melancholic Swedish outfit, THENIGHTTIMEPROJECT, formed by current and former members of Katatonia, October Tide, and Letters From The Colony. The song is delivered in an official video, weeks ahead of the Pale Season album’s worldwide release through Debemur Morti Productions in late June.