@skopemag news for july 2, 2019 @ 1 pm est

Digital Farm Animals, AJ Mitchell Drop “Without You Now” Out Today Via Arista Records!

“Without You Now” arrives after the release of Digital Farm Animals’ “Next To You” with Becky G ft. Rvssian, and “Next To You Part II” with Becky G, ft. Rvssian and Afrobeats megastar, Davido. Of the song, Rolling Stone proclaimed: “The production from Digital Farm Animals and Rvssian sees perfect blend of the former’s pop prowess…” Prior to the release of “Next To You,” Digital Farm Animals released “Lookin’ For” with Venezuelan artist, Danny Ocean. Earmilk praised the song for being “altogether calm and funky, sincere, and brimming with emotion.”

Redlight King Release Music Video For Lift The Curse

Redlight King, a four-piece rock band, has recorded four full-length albums and performed over 1,000 live shows including the largest festivals in North America and Europe. Their credits include over 100 live radio performances and musical guest appearances on both Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Steve Aoki, Showtek and MAKJ Join Forces in the Name of “RAVE”

EDM titans Steve Aoki, Showtek and MAKJ join forces in the name of “RAVE” on one of the year’s most-anticipated releases. Kicking off with a party-starting call to arms from London-based Kris Kiss (“It’s time to start the party / it’s time to misbehave…”), “RAVE” is a full on banger. Big buildups and euphoric electro drops serve as the backbone to the all-star collaboration set to soundtrack festival stages this summer.

HUMMUS RECORDS New signing – Swiss Pop-Psych-Rock weirdos DIRTY SOUND MAGNET

About two years after the release of the album ‘Western Lies’ (2017, Noise Solution), Swiss psych-rock alchemists Dirty Sound Magnet just inked a deal with La Chaux-de-Fonds (CH) based label Hummus Records (Coilguns, Emilie Zoé, Louis Jucker, Closet Disco Queen…). in order to release a brand new full-length record coming out on Fall 2019.

Premieres New Von Video ‘Floatin’ Produced By Rhythm D

Up and coming southern rapper, Von has a new video out today – a summer ode to weed entitled ‘Floatin’ available on all digital platforms. The track is another collaboration between Von and legendary producer Rhythm D, best known for his previous work with NWA founding member Eazy-E. Von’s sound meshes his deep south upbringing with the laid-back vibe of Cali hip hop blending the new, OG west coast sounds with Trap Hop. Early supporters include BET and Music Choice with Von’s last video ‘Who is He’ featured on BET Jams ‘Fresh Faces’ and Music Choice’s Hip Hop Channel. ‘Who is He’ also saw a lot of love in Von’s adopted home of Atlanta on E.T. Cali’s mixshow Galaxy Life on iHeartRadio 96.7 FM.

Brooklyn-based Alt/”Grunge Wave” Band, Big Cheese, Announce New Single Ahead of Album, Out September 13

Wild to Be Born is Big Cheese’s third full length album. It was recorded at Holy Fang Studios in Brooklyn, produced by Oliver Ignatius (Ezra MIller, The Great American Novel, The Harmonica Lewinskies), and represents the band’s self-proclaimed “grunge wave” genre. In contrast to their previous releases, the new release expands beyond their rock boundaries, combining their influences that range from dim-Americana to unhinged grunge. Wild to Be Born takes its name from the untamed sentiment of the songs and a general feeling of being ravenous for some kind of awakening.

Indie-pop band Super Low bring summer vibes on single “Unlimited Data”

“The song is a reminder that things don’t stay the same. When things are going well they are going to get worse. And when things are going badly they will get better,” shared vocalist/guitarist Tiger Adams. Introspectively focused, Super Low’s material often presents an empathetically reliable discussion, wrapped within a bright pop melody. Everything Is Noise premiered the track, citing the band’s alluring combination of “melancholia and whimsical expression” that makes it so approachable. Applicably noting the bands progression in sound, they also complimented how they have “continued to distill their sound from the rough around the edges rock sound of their previous iteration to something more charming, more honest.”

Indie Rockers Super Low Charm with Honest New Track “Unlimited Data”

Black Lion – Track: Survive

In Autumn, Black Lion’s dedication to their art was highlighted by the release of their debut EP titled Free Association. In a creative twist, the EP was distributed as a stunning audio-visual production. Each song was accompanied by a lyric video that captured its message perfectly. The list of collaborators includes Grammy-nominated production juggernaut Tone Mason, and soulful Toronto R&B artist Ray Robinson.


Merging pop elements with reggae in the likes of Sublime, “Girl Next Door” introduces the band’s summery, poolside vibe along with their storytelling style that draws on relatable circumstances from real-life experiences. – ALT PRESS

Long Branch Records News Update Featuring Ivy Crown and KOJ

The Danish all-female Metalcore band IVY CROWN has released anew single with video today, named “Not Who We Are”. The song is the third single taken from their upcoming debut full-length album scheduled for October 2019.

The band says about the song:
“Not who we are is about how life can be difficult, and how you feel pressured, stressed, depressed and all that can lead you to get different diagnoses you get medicated for. But it gives you a false feeling of happiness and you actually never feel completely happy. The video illustrates the zombie state you get in”

Richie Quake Releases New EP, ‘Paradise Dreams’

Brooklyn singer, songwriter, producer, and DJ Richie Quake is preparing to release a brand new EP, ‘Paradise Dreams,’ out June 28th. His previous releases have appeared in nationally syndicated TV series Broad City and Detroiters, and has been featured in publications such as The FADER, Nylon, Milk, Pigeons and Planes, Vice, and more.

3x Grammy-Nominated Duo Grey Release New Track “Criminal” Along With Music Video

Los Angeles-based production duo Grey, composed of brothers Kyle and Michael Trewartha, have released a brand new track “Criminal” along with the official music video!

Daxon – ‘December’

“Well way to put out an absolute showstopper, MAXON! Vocals that’d make London Grammar quiver, and guitars with the same kinda gut-punch as Julien Baker. I think I just held my breath for three and a half minutes straight”. – Gemma Pike, Triple J

Pepper Drops ‘Local Motion’ Today With Tastemaker LAW Records

Pepper is excited to announce their new album Local Motion dropped today via LAW Records. Bringing the vibe back to their reggae rock roots, the new album is stacked with hot collaborations that will have fans diving deep into the full album experience. Exclusive DTC bundles, vinyl, and CD’s of Local Motion are available here (www.pepperlive.com/)!

Local Motion is Pepper’s 8th full length studio album, out on the band’s tastemaker imprint LAW Records. Local Motion pays tribute to the many days and weeks they spend on the road touring, and the relationships forged both with their fans and the music community alike. Reflecting back on the new album, Pepper comments, “We are f*#%king pumped and it’s contagious so get ready!!!!!”

UV Rays Share “Overrated” Single On Under The Radar, Announce EP Out 8/9

Today, Brooklyn-based indie rock band UV Rays announce their new EP, The Right Stuff, and share lead single “Overrated.” Under The Radar premiered the track, praising, “The single takes its cues from ’90s emo, opening with an in media res beginning that evolves into a explosive chorus that mixes bright vocal harmonies with a pleasingly discordant wall of distorted guitars.” The band will be performing at Trans-Pecos (AdHoc Presents) on 7/6, supporting Potty Mouth & Colleen Green. The Right Stuff EP is out 8/9.

Los Angeles alt rock band Raised on TV

Entitled ‘Soul on Fire’ the single narrates rediscovering one’s self in the midst of the digital age. Bursting with adrenaline while maintaining a sense of self-reflection, track emits a traditional and infectious rock feel.

Raised on TV have garnered notable Spotify playlists and extensive media acclaim, as well as having performed to sold out audiences at tours across the States.

Secrecies announce visual video series to accompany debut LP

Dallas-based synth pop act Secrecies released their self-titled debut record earlier this month via Idol Records, but the duo comprised of Shawn Magill and Joey Noga are already announcing plans to release visual accompaniments to every song on the record.

Curated by Magill and Noga themselves, the visuals predominantly focus on found footage and old film the band uses during their live sets.


The tragic passing of Hella Sketchy is a devastating loss. He was an enormously creative, sensitive soul with a brilliant sense of humor. He was just beginning to show the world his talent and originality, and it’s heartbreaking that such a bright future has been cut short. Everyone at APG and Atlantic sends our deepest condolence to his family, friends and fans.

Matt Perriment addresses metropolitan claustrophobia with a yearning sense of wanderlust on ‘Denali’      

New single from here from indie-folk artist Matt Perriment – ‘Denali’ as a follow-up to his latest EP ‘Memos’ released earlier this year in March, via V2 Records Benelux.

‘Memos’ EP introduced an expansion of Perriment’s signature sound with haunting keys and ambient soundscapes. Building on his artistic progression, he releases ‘Denali’ to complete this creative chapter. It addresses metropolitan claustrophobia, with its tribal drums and layered vocals a stirring call to arms to follow what moves you.

KODIAK has a New Music Video, GOODBYE, plus a new song ALONE

A simple video with footage from the studio and the band’s stage show, the video is a great introduction to the band- – the Biggiani brothers—drummer Pete and guitarist Chris, bassist TJ Haefner, lead singer Eric Dalton.

Boy Pablo shares “Never Cared” ft. Jimi Somewhere

Born and raised in Norway by Chilean parents, Pablo Muñoz aka Boy Pablo is a 19-year-old songwriter and producer making indie-pop songs for every walk of teenage life. Gaining early praise from Pitchfork, The FADER, Pigeon & Planes, RedBull Sound Select and more, Boy Pablo is quickly rising to the forefront of the bedroom indie-pop genre. Following his recent Spotify single session and the massive success of his 2018 EP ‘Soy Pablo’, Norwegian bedroom-pop artist turned global indie-pop success is back with a one-off single, “Never Cared” with Jimi Somewhere. The track is the result of a hang-out session at the house of 777 founder and Boy Pablo manager, Fabio Enzo that turned into an impromptu jam session and video shoot.

Soft Kill release video for “Saint” featuring Adam Klopp of Choir Boy

Portland, Oregon-based punk quartet Soft Kill recently debuted the video for their new single “Saint,” the A-side of an imminent 7-inch slated to hit the streets via Cercle Social. The song features guest vocals and musical arrangements from Adam Klopp of Choir Boy (Dais Records).

CARRY THE TORCH Are Touched By Their ‘Obsession’

Philip (vocals) brought in Dennis to contribute towards lyrics and melody and together they continued to rewrite and rearrange the songs. Some songs were kept in their original form (Bow Down, Awakening), others were torn apart, rebuilt, rearranged and so on. For example, the track New Hell contains just one original riff from the old version, the rest was written in 2016. Most of the songs were made in a similar way, however, they did spend more time of arrangements, melodies and hooks this time to create the very best they were able to make which in their own opinion they achieved.

Hi Skope! // Crash Adams releases catchy indie single “Astronauts”

There are so many “astronauts” in the world, they may know it or not, but eventually they will achieve everything they’ve wanted out of their time on earth. It will be hard, and they will be considered different from those who aren’t astronauts. But in the end, the view of earth is greatest from outer space.

S – https://open.spotify.com/album/25rqpqD0Enuu31kDVpRw5M

DARKO unveil ‘Saturday’ featuring Christina Milian

Mysterious producer collective Darko have collaborated with well-known singer-songwriter Christina Milian on new single ‘Saturday’, out 28th June via ADIO Music Group.


“Chika’s ready to take center stage.” – TIME MAGAZINE


Co-written by Bloom Twins (Sonya and Anna Kuprienko), Shannon Saunders and top UK producer/mixer Toby Scott, ‘Love Me Right Now’ is an upbeat summer anthem that combines the girls’ signature ‘dark pop’ sound with a driving melody and infectious lyrics. The video, which premiered via Hunger, is directed by Serge Vane.

New > Galya Bisengalieva > “EP TWO” out now > Listen here

Following the release of her debut artist EP ‘EP ONE’ in Winter 2018, Galya Bisengalieva returns with ‘EP TWO’ on her own NOMAD Music Productions label featuring three new compositions commissioned and curated by her. She has chosen pieces by leading contemporary composers Shiva Feshareki and CHAINES to perform, with all the tracks using the violin primarily, as a tool to create innovative sound worlds.

New Remix – San Carol dub chic remix

DEMUNICK & 1104 MILLIONS collaborate together on a unique version of “Society” inspiring by dub chic style. Behind these two artists hides Nicolas Steib aka Demunick, half of Slogan and Maxime Jacquard aka 1104 Millions, the boss of Echo Orange. In this new remix, solo of staggered synths and minimalist samples that mix through SAN CAROL’s leader voice.