#tgif edition – @skopemag news for may 31, 2019 @ noon est


“I’m incredibly grateful that people come to my shows and are enthusiastic about the songs,” says Ridings. “I feel really humbled when people say that my music helped them in some way. I’ve made an album that I’m really proud of, but I’m determined to keep working hard.”


Recorded at Zappos Theater at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Hello From Las Vegas features Richie performing material from throughout his career, including beloved songs from his solo albums (“All Night Long,” “Hello,” “Say You, Say Me,” “Dancing On The Ceiling,” “Truly”) and his time with The Commodores (“Three Times a Lady,” “Easy”). The album also includes an inspiring performance of the landmark song “We Are the World,” which Richie co-wrote for USA for Africa.

Kyan Palmer & nicopop.’s Release Summery New Single “What U Like (ft. Johnny Mac)”

Pop’s rising duo Kyan Palmer & nicopop. are back with a brand new single, “What U Like (ft. Johnny Mac),” available on all streaming platforms today. It’s a high-energy, danceable, bass-heavy pop jam that oozes with catchy, flirty lyricism. “What U Like” is the perfect Summer-ready single.

Laurent Bourque – “Matador” (Visual/Sound)

Swirling about in his stoic, flashy garb, the Matador leads his heedless opponent around in circles. Chasing in furious zig-zag patterns, the opponent doesn’t know where they are being led to or why they’re chasing at all.

City Girls – “Act Up” Music Video: Spring Break is Shut Down!

City Girls continue to ride the streak as Billboard’s No. 1 Emerging Artists for 24 weeks in a row powered by the Miami-based hip-hop duo single “Act Up”:


Multi-platinum international star Dennis Lloyd today announces his eagerly awaited new video for “GFY”– one of the highlights of Lloyd’s acclaimed new EP, EXIDENT, available now via Columbia Records. Since the release of ‘Exident’ – Lloyd has surpassed 8 million monthly Spotify listeners.

New flor Track – “Little Light One”

Los Angeles, CA alt-pop band flor have released “little light one”, the third track off their forthcoming sophomore album, expected later this year on Fueled By Ramen.

Shaun Johnson & The Big Band Experience Sets Release For June 21

Shaun Johnson wants to give his audience an experience. Whether on stage or with his new project – Shaun Johnson’s Big Band Experience • Capitol (Release date June 21st) – he has his heart set on engaging listeners with contemporary songs born out of a “big band punch.”

Capitol is filled with Shaun’s inspirations and energetic big band spirit on songs such as Michael Franti’s “Crazy For You, The Mavericks’ “What You Do To Me,” Ben Rector’s “The Men That Drive Me Places,” and “Elvis Presley’s “Bossa Nova.” He delivers a powerful version of the superhero theme song, “Spiderman.” He throws in an original called “Who Will Love Me,” (complete with a guest appearance by rap artist, MaLLy) and adds vocal percussion and a cappella harmony to another entitled “Marching Soldiers.”

Young Thug’s Artist, Strick Drops “Whoa Whoa” via Hypebeast    

Young Thug’s right hand man and artist, Strick returns with his latest music video “Whoa Whoa” which premiered via Hypebeast. His EP, See You When I Land is currently available on all streaming platforms with guest appearances from Gunna, Young Thug, and Duke.

OUT FRIDAY: ‘Transfigurations’ LP from California’s groundbreaking genre-defying avant artist Cellista

Groundbreaking experimental cellist and multimedia artist Cellista presents her new ‘Transfigurations’ album. As a stage poem, this entails a multi-media work that includes dance, poetry, original classical compositions, noise and sound textures.

“In 2017, Transfigurations began growing out of a avant-garde performance art piece I wrote, composed, and directed called ‘Wants’. It was meant to be a response to Trump and the rapid gentrification of the Bay, and address the tragedy of the Ghost Ship fire. Wants became a 20-minute film that my regular filmmaker Jennifer Gigantino shot and edited. The ruptures feature sounds from the Internet Archive and there are lots of historical recordings and found sounds, most originating from the Bay area,” explains Cellista.

UFOMAMMUT Announces XX Discography Boxset Celebrating Their 20th Anniversary In 2019

Italy’s mind-altering trio UFOMAMMUT marks their 20th Anniversary as a band this year. Having recently returned from their latest European and North American tours, the band has a new surprise for their amazing and loyal fans. On September 9th, Supernatural Cat will release a special anniversary box set, XX.

Insideinfo Releases Genre Bending ‘Airwaves’

For InsideInfo’s next project he brings Rhymestar into the mix with a track which takes it back to the underground, reintroducing you to the sounds which helped grow the UK’s music culture over the last decade. Although with Insideinfo’s solid foundations within dance music this comes as no surprise, having already made appearances on imprints such as Viper Recordings (with his debut ‘Insideinfo’ LP), the historic Virus Recordings, Critical and more. Musically he’s covered ground and this commitment to a versatile output continues through his forthcoming single ‘Airwaves’.

Domani Dramatizes Stories From His Past in the “Time Will Tell” Video

Tasteful and wise well-beyond his eighteen years, ATL rapper Domani is destined for big things. Worrying about his come-up and his future as an artist, Domani shares “Time Will Tell,” his latest video. Riding a beat that changes from life-affirming gospel to sinister bass-boosted trap, Domani tells a pair of connected stories from his childhood–both related to his father’s arrest and imprisonment, and his difficulty finding people to trust. Ever a reflective and philosophical thinker, Domani takes solace in the realization that everyone’s intentions become clear over time: “Time will tell who’s real or fake/if you’re not with me then you’re in the way,” rhymes Domani on the hook. In the video, premiered by Dirty-Glove Bastard, Domani dramatizes moments from his youth, including the moment of his father’s arrest and his dealings with an opportunistic teacher, contrasting them with candles, coffins, hearses, and other funereal iconography. “Time Will Tell” is the latest video from the upcoming Time Will Tell project, following the symbolist video for “Game We Play,” premiered earlier this month.

DGB Video Premiere: Domani “Time Will Tell”

London-based singer-songwriter Tragic Sasha delivers sparkling alt-pop single ‘Cake’

London-based singer-songwriter Tragic Sasha delivers sparkling new single Cake, her first of 2019 centred around tongue-in-cheek lyrics, swirling synths and an infectious chorus to match as she delves deeper into the alt-pop landscape.

Diplo, Herve Pagez and Charli XCX team up for new song “Spicy”

Herve Pagez is from the small Caribbean island of Guadeloupe. As a kid, he soaked in homegrown dancehall, educating himself to the rhythms of Vybz Kartel, Elephant Man and Sizzla, eventually teaching himself how to produce in his bedroom. In 2012 Laidback Luke discovered Pagez and signed him to his label, Mixmash. Soon after, Diplo reached out to Pagez for an official remix of Major Lazer’s “Lose Yourself” and the two stayed in touch. Pagez now lives in Paris.

Hear Diplo, Herve Pagez, Charli XCX Reimagine Spice Girls on ‘Spicy’

Penny and Sparrow Release “Don’t Wanna Be Without Ya” from New Album ‘Finch’ out August 2 via Thirty Tigers / Touring with Josh Ritter

Today, the critically-acclaimed duo Penny and Sparrow released “Don’t Wanna Be Without Ya” the second single from their forthcoming album Finch out August 2 via Thirty Tigers. NPR’s World Cafe premiered the song and called Finch, “…a collection of new songs that showcase the duo’s celestial harmonies, songs with stories that unfold like wild, vivid dreams.”

Int’l star Dennis Lloyd unveils epic “GFY” music video

Multi-platinum international star Dennis Lloyd has announced today’s premiere of his eagerly awaited new video. “GFY” is streaming now via the Israeli singer-songwriter-producer-multi-instrumentalist’s official YouTube channel HERE.

Sublime With Rome Comeback Album ‘Blessings’ Out May 31st

Ska-punk trio Sublime With Rome (aka Sublime) is gearing up to release their highly anticipated third full-length album Blessings out on May 31st and I would love for you to write an album review on the forthcoming release.

Tasha The Amazon Returns To Her Warehouse Roots in “That Ain’t You” Video

With a fiery and punishing rap sound that springs directly from Toronto’s warehouse party scene, Tasha The Amazon is a serious talent. Delivering an exhilarating visual for a visceral song, Tasha shares the video for “That Ain’t You,” directed and conceptualized by Colin G. Cooper. Dominated by bullying bass, complemented with guttural chants and twinkling synth, “That Ain’t You” finds the artist adopting patois, crafting dexterous hooks as she shouts down those who try to vulture her swag: “We can like the same shit, but you still ain’t the crew/Ride the same whip, but you still ain’t the crew/Buy the same fits, but you still ain’t the crew.” In the video, Tasha rocks two metallic and futuristic outfits, styled by Jess Mori, as she wilds out in a warehouse, lit by bars of neon light. Premiered by NYLON, the video also shines a spotlight on several individuals worthy of being in Tasha’s crew–bohemian individuals like the ones who used to frequent the warehouse parties on which Tasha made her name. With audio premiered earlier this year by Highsnobiety, “That Ain’t You” is the lead single from Black Moon, Tasha’s upcoming album.

BERTHOLD CITY: Decibel Magazine Premieres Title Track To What Time Takes

Decibel Magazine is streaming “What Time Takes,” the title track to the new EP by Los Angeles hardcore outfit, BERTHOLD CITY, founded by members of Strife, World Be Free, Internal Affairs, Allegiance, and more. The What Time TakesEP is nearing release through WAR Records in June.

Track Premiere: Berthold City – ‘What Time Takes’