#tgif edition – @skopemag news for july 19, 2019 @ 12:30 pm est


Coming off “Focus” featuring 21 Savage, released last month, Bazzi returns today with new track, “I.F.L.Y.” Over a breezy acoustic beat he croons, “Tan lines and some memories, guess summer got the best of me” and clears up any confusion by adding, “I guess what I’m saying is I f**king love you.” “I.F.L.Y.” furthers Bazzi’s string of lauded releases this year including his summer smash “Paradise,” which he performed at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards on June 17th, politically aimed “Caught In The Fire”, “Focus” ft. 21 Savage, in addition to feature appearances on Netsky’s “I Don’t Even Know You Anymore” with Lil Wayne and Tyga’s latest album ‘Legendary’ on the R&B cut “Made Me.”

Kacey Musgraves Adds Dallas, NYC, and Nashville Dates On Headlining Oh, What a World: Tour II

Due to overwhelming demand, six-time GRAMMY Award-winning artist Kacey Musgraves has announced five additional tour dates on her Oh, What a World: Tour II. Produced by Live Nation, these U.S. tour dates will see Kacey headlining some of the biggest venues of her career, including Dallas’ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory on October 10th and 11th, New York City’s Radio City Music Hall on October 15th and 16th, and Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena with special guest Maggie Rogers on October 25th(see full list of dates below). Kacey announced these tour dates this morning on NBC’s TODAY, where she performed her hits “Slow Burn,” “Lonely Weekend,” “Happy and Sad,” and “Oh, What a World” as part of the show’s summer concert series.


Aftercluv is Universal Music Latin America’s dance entertainment division. With offices located in nine countries and ten cities across the U.S., Latin America, Spain, and Portugal, Aftercluv is dedicated to global-dance-culture, crossing boundaries between languages and culture while embracing musical styles that range from House to Dance-hall, Cumbia to Baile funk, Afrobeats to Dembow and everything in between.

Young Dolph & Key Glock Create Cul-De-Sac Chaos in “Baby Joker” Video

Bringing their brand of witty and luxurious Memphis rap to a national audience, few elevate the art of flexing like Young Dolph and Key Glock. Creating chaos in a subdued California suburb, the two Paper Route EMPIRE bosses (and cousins-by-marriage) share “Baby Joker,” premiered by Complex. Named after a villain from Next Friday, the sequel to the 1995 Ice Cube-starring classic, “Baby Joker” finds the two emcees squaring off atop minimal production from Bandplay. In the video, injected with the humor fans have come to expect from PRE visuals, Dolph and Glock attempt to finesse their plug out of his cash and his sister, before putting aside their differences for a cul-de-sac jam. “Baby Joker” arrives one week after Dolph and Glock connected on “CheezNDope,” a track by fellow Memphis icon Project Pat.

WATCH: HappyBirthdayCalvin’s Official Music Video For New Single “Kari’s Song (Long Way Home)”

Rising 17-year-old Chicago rapper and producer HappyBirthdayCalvin uncovers the music video for his breakout single “Kari’s Song (Long Way Home)” [feat. Tati] today.


“Matoma has perfected a relentlessly uplifting cross-genre sound with a chilled house backbone…he’s excelled in blending dancehall and house in a pop-friendly package” -ROLLING STONE


The tattoo on the front of Nasaan’s neck is subtle, but its message is loud and clear: “LONER” it reads in all caps. He knows himself well. Unlike many his age, the 20-year-old rapper is reserved, finding comfort in close friends and making music over going to parties or being overly social.

Written By Wolves announce debut LP, premiere bombastic single “Tell Me…” with New Noise

“Upbeat, frenetic, and melodic,” New Noise writer Sean Gonzalez wrote. “The atmosphere of the tune pounds into the listeners ears, shaking arenas around the world.”

Music Video Premiere: Written By Wolves – “Tell Me What You’re Running From?”

For Skope: ShockOne releases drum & bass “Til Dawn”

ShockOne’s new drum & bass track “Til Dawn,” which dropped today on Monstercat. It’s a second release from the Australian bass music heavyweight’s forthcoming 2nd album “A Dark Machine,” which will be released on August 01. Today’s release follows ShockOne’s “Run,” ft. The Bloody Beetroots, released last month.


Brilliant storyteller and folk maestro Nels Andrews has released “Memory Compass,” the latest track from his forthcoming LP Pigeon and The Crow, out August 9th. “News of a Nels Andrews single is always worth getting excited about,” says Folk Radio UK, who describes his music as “deft storytelling with a warmth of tone and gentleness of pace… Like finding a seashell at the back of a dusty cupboard, putting it to your ear and hearing the ocean. It is, in fact, the ocean in Santa Cruz, California that Nels Andrews now calls home, a place that surely inspires him and forms the perfect back-drop for contemplation.”

Premiere: Nels Andrews – Memory Compass

Geoffroy Unveils New Track/Video “21 Days”

“The song’s spectacular video, directed by Didier Charette, documents Geoffroy’s trip to India, beautifully capturing the sights, sounds, culture and people Geoffroy encountered along the way. With stunning cinematography courtesy of Derek Branscombe, the video for ’21 Days’ is one of the most breathtaking I have seen in quite some time.” – The 405

Knife Party release ‘Lost Souls’ EP

With over a BILLION streams and downloads to date the devilish duo of Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen who brought you the likes of ‘BONFIRE’, ‘CENTIPEDE’ & ‘INTERNET FRIENDS’ are BACK with an EP of epic proportions! It’s no surprise that the new EP has received strong support from DJs all across the globe, with everyone from Martin Garrix to Alesso happy to have new Knife Party music to play in their sets again.

THE HARMALEIGHS Share New Song + Video “Anthem For The Weak” + Nashville Album Release Show       

“a warm and intimate tune with vocals that play as though [Haley] Grant is whispering lyrics into your ear.” – FLOOD

MARIAMA – ‘Raindrops’ : first single from new album ‘Love, Sweat And Tears’ (album out 20.09.19)

Mariama was born in Sierra Leone but raised in Germany. ‘Love, Sweat And Tears’ is her second album and is inspired by her travels throughout Europe and Africa as well as various recent professional and personal encounters. Part of an ongoing search for artistic freedom and independence, the record’s fourteen songs create one of the most beautiful sonic excursions into the Soul of global Folk and the electronic energy of modern R&B.