@skopemag news for June 12, 2019 @ noon est

Pianist Gino Rosaria displays his depths on “Still Waters”

Don’t be fooled by the quiet facade. Pianist Gino Rosaria has an uncommon depth that stems from being a native of culturally diverse Curaçao, possessing a master’s degree in classical music performance and having a love of jazz. Each element helps shape the music he composes, produces and plays as a first-call session musician and sideman. Crafting his third album, “Still Waters Run Deep,” dropping July 12, is a purposeful leap into the soul-jazz sea as a solo artist with something to say. Collecting playlist adds and earning most added status on the Billboard chart, the set’s first single, “Night Groove,” is a slick R&B ride with Rosaria’s shimmering keys engaging in melodic banter with Marcus Anderson’s saxophone.

Boulevards unveils new video for “Dang Girl!” | New LP out now

“Dang Girl!” follows the album’s lead single, “Take It To The Top,” which premiered via Earmilk who said, “Velvety smooth, ‘Take It to the Top’ is a dream come true for those nostalgic for more invigorating and dance-dominated times.”

Watch Elton John And Taron Egerton Perform A Surprise Duet Of “Your Song”

Fans were treated to a surprise on Sunday when Taron Egerton joined Elton John on stage at the 95thshow of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour in Hove, UK. This duet marks the first time Elton has been joined on stage by a special guest for a performance since the tour began in September 2018. Following the worldwide release of ROCKETMAN, the star of ROCKETMAN and the Rocket Man himself joined forces for a duet on one of Elton’s most beloved songs.

Flipp Dinero Shares the Teyana Taylor-Directed Video for “If I Tell You”

Wielding his effortless charm and signature raspy vocals, Flipp Dinero is one of New York’s most promising rising stars. Heading to the roller rink with his boys and his bae, Flipp shares “If I Tell You,” the artist’s latest video. Directed by Teyana Taylor, the new clip is an effervescent portrayal of young love, inspired in part by the T.I.-starring 2007 film ATL and Shakespeare’s timeless Romeo & Juliet, depicting Brooklyn-native Flipp attempting to win the affections of a young woman from Harlem, whose father doesn’t approve of Flipp’s lifestyle or his neighborhood origins. The Billboard-premiered video is the perfect visual accompaniment to the sweet and confident love song, featuring an uplifting hook from the Cinematic Music Group/We The Best/Epic Records artist and buoyant horns from superstar producer Tay Keith.

CEREBRAL ROT: 20 Buck Spin Prepares Odious Descent Into Decay LP

20 Buck Spin continues its 2019 campaign of carnage, presenting the tumultuous Odious Descent Into Decay, the debut LP by Seattle US death metal outfit, CEREBRAL ROT. The label has issued the album’s lead advance single with the gory “Repulsive Infestation Of Cadaver,” now streaming on multiple platforms alongside the cover art and more. CEREBRAL ROT is also currently booking a massive US tour for the late summer days alongside labelmates Fetid.


The music industry was recently rocked by news of the shutdown of PledgeMusic and its impending bankruptcy, which has left artists, bands and their fans in a panic. Fans have been left with unfulfilled pledges and artists left with empty pockets from not being paid. One company directly affected is Texas based apparel, merch, e-commerce and fulfillment group Bandwear, who until the collapse was a longtime fulfillment partner to PledgeMusic and left with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of unpaid invoices.

As a company that can directly relate to the frustrations and losses of PledgeMusic artists, Bandwear is stepping in to help those artists/bands left in a bind, by offering to host and rebuild campaigns and online stores for any current campaigns that have been affected. Additionally, the company is committed to assisting artists through this very tough financial time by offering extremely discounted pricing on both manufacturing and fulfillment in an effort to help fulfill the end commitment to their fans. Recent campaigns by Bandwear include clients Frontiers Records and platinum-selling alternative rock bands 311 and Blue October, among others.


New Visuals from Anthony Danza – “G2G”

Just in time for summer, the retro-sounding “G2G” is met with a vintage visual directed by Harry Clean. Taking a step slightly to the left of the legendary West Coast production he’s known for, the Seattle artist channels a mix of eras for this one. Danza put together unique 80s sample arrangements and left off the 808s for the production on the second visual from the project. True to the era through and through, the sound and look are tied together epicly. From the gold rope chains to the frames, and the BMW sitting on BBS’s, this is a look into days of hustlers past without sacrificing the lyrical substance of today’s music.

Mike Adams At His Honest Weight Shares New Track + Official Video for “Do You One Better”

Mike Adams says this of the new track & official video: In 2017-18 I went on drugs for the first time to help deal with some serious depression. The drugs did not work for me, but knowing that fact did sort of force me to look for other coping mechanisms. ‘Do You One Better’ is about reaching down beneath the surface in search of some positivity. Happiness and sadness are not opposites. I find strength in the notion that I can sometimes wield stored-up positive emotions as a weapon against my mental state, or even the chemical makeup of my brain. Will it work?? I don’t know, but here’s a good hard try at it!


Casper Sun’s “Pink Matter” Out Today via Nüsense

The EP premiered with an in-depth interview via Jammerzine earlier today on Chao’s love for Aerosmith, the influence of Childish Gambino on his rap career, and his insight on navigating the music industry without fitting neatly into a single genre box.

FW: For Skope: Mosimann & Leandro Da Silva’s groovy progressive “Horizon” (out now on Protocol)

New collaboration between Mosimann and Leandro Da Silva just has been released on Nicky Romero’s label. “Horizon” displays Mosimann & Leandro Da Silva’s energetic, progressive, electro-house influenced sounds giving the track dancefloor credibility.