@skopemag news for June 5, 2019 @ 2:15 pm est

Suigeneris Develops Superpowers in the Stranger Things-Themed “Slime” Video

Attracting more than 200k monthly listeners on Spotify before he can legally drive a car, Bay Area rapper Suigeneris is a melodic prodigy. Giving the visual treatment to a futuristic and eerie slapper, Suigeneris shares the video for “Slime.” Loosely based on the hit Netflix series Stranger Things (catch a modified version of the show’s theme song in the video’s intro), the video finds the 15-year-old rapper developing godlike powers after a radioactive encounter with a meteor. He morphs from a normal high school student into a leather-jacket wearing badass, transforming his white Toyota into a fire-breathing hot rod, repelling a rival’s punch with telekinesis. Directed by Ariel Porta aka BAWS World, “Slime” is the latest video from Suie’s recent mixtape Suinami, following the fun-loving “Cap 2 Much,” romantic Feel The Same,” the demonic video for “Selfish,” and the cheekily funny video for “Dancin.”

IANN DIOR Releases Music Video To “molly”

Within a little over a month of dropping his debut single “cutthroat,” Texas rapper iann dior amassed more than 13 million streams on SoundCloud, gaining major buzz for his moody and melodic brand of lo-fi hip-hop. The 19-year-old artist arrived at his explosive breakthrough through sheer force of talent—an undeniable instinct for merging emotionally charged lyrics with his smooth flow and addictive hooks, all packaged in hypnotic production. Iann’s rapid rise on Soundcloud brought him to the attention of 10K Projects who immediately signed him to a deal and released his debut mixtape nothing’s ever good enough in April. No one would argue that Iann’s emergence onto the music scene is nothing short of phenomenal.

Biglemoi Share Pulsating New Single “Decipher”

“Biglemoi’s ‘Joyride’ [is] an anthemic rocker that molds the big sound of early Arcade Fire with the musical versatility of Broken Social Scene. Biglemoi might very well sound quite unlike anything from New Orleans, a city versed in jazz traditions, as their rock-leaning sound makes them the Delta’s most unpredictable musical offering.” – Glide Magazine

Nominations Now Open for 2020 She Rocks Awards

The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) announces that nominations are now open for its eighth annual She Rocks Awards ceremony honoring women in the music industry, which will return to the House of Blues Anaheim on January 17, 2020 during the NAMM Show.

The She Rocks Awards honors trailblazing women from all areas of the industry– from educators, to label execs, manufacturers, non-profits, media, performers, engineers, and more. Past honorees include Melissa Etheridge, Nita Strauss, Pat Benatar, The Bangles, The B-52s, Colbie Caillat, Sheila E., Chaka Khan, Ronnie Spector, Lita Ford, Esperanza Spalding, Shirley Manson and many others.

Opeongo (Singer/Songwriter Keegan Trumpour) Shares New Song “Hopeless”

Opeongo is the moniker of 26-year-old singer/songwriter Keegan Trumpour. Originally from Midland, ON, he now resides in the city of Toronto. Keegan is currently in the midst of releasing Opeongo’s debut Miasma LP. These songs were written through a period of immense change – change signified by moving from a small town to a large city, change signified by heartache, and change signified in the recognition of the times before us.

New Video: Freekbass Drops Video 4 ‘Your Love Is Always On Time’

“It’s one serious slice of retro-neo-funk. (Right, we just created a genre.) And if its heavy pocket and deep groove doesn’t have you moving and nodding along, friend—you’re dead. Our recommendation: play this one loud.” – The Vinyl District

Freekbass, The TVD First Date and Premiere of “R U Ready” and Vinyl Giveaway

Calboy Gives an Inside Glimpse of His Operation in the “Love Me” Video

Last week, Chicago up-and-comer Calboy dropped the star-studded Wildboy EP, featuring the Platinum-selling smash “Envy Me.” Today, Calboy shares the video for “Love Me,” a heartsick new trap ballad from the project. Emoting atop echoing vox, airy synths, and thumping percussion, Calboy melodically reflects on his turbulent background, worrying that his past might keep him from finding a woman who will stand by his side: “I’ve been trapping, got this weight on me/I need time for fixing, can you wait on me?/Stay 100, never change on me.” The new video gives a glamorous glimpse into Calboy’s illicit trade, as he retreats to his trap house with his crew, counting cash and cooking weight with some femme fatales, including Chicago R&B starlet Ann Marie.

Calboy’s ‘Envy Me’ Is Only Two Minutes Long and a Wrenching Listen — It’s Still Going to Be a Hit


“Travis holds things down on his own, effortlessly doing his thing and providing a number of new reasons to be a fan.” – STUPIDDOPE

Queercore Icons Team Dresch Release First New Track In 19 Years!

“Your Hands My Pockets” shoots out of the gates with fervently paced guitar riffs, thick angsty vocal deliveries, and transfixing musical dynamism that will leave you feeling…ready to listen to it over and over again. With middle fingers extended towards the Political Right’s horrific agenda, Team Dresch is still fucking shit up after all these years.

Nate Mercereau debuts “Joy Techniques” video, debut album out July 12

Mercereau tells Flaunt, “My album is titled Joy Techniques because it explores the idea of going as far as manufacturing positivity when you have to. Making and performing this record is an intentional creation of that space. I wanted the visuals for the album to expand upon this idea through the lens of different directors with each video exploring a different take on what it means to be intentional about your own joy. For the ‘Joy Techniques’ video, Miko Revereza and I found it in the bursting vibrancy of spring in Los Angeles after a particularly wet winter. Shot on 16 mm film with a Bolex over the course of a sunny spring day in Elysian Park, Miko truly captures the ecstatic sizzle of this song in his visuals. The way he films is similar to how I record as well—first takes, following the inspiration, intuition over technique.”