#Weekend edition – @skopemag news for july 20, 2019 @ 8 am est

Abby Stephens New Video, “Dreamer” Premiered by GuitarGirlMag.com Today

Abby Stephens new video for her second single, “Dreamer”, launched today with a video premiere courtesy of GuitarGirlMag.com. The video was produced and directed by Keegan Thomas at OMNI Sound recording studios and All Access Coach Leasing in Nashville, Tennessee. The Heartland Network and The Country Network also plan to air the video.

Altin Gün launches first-ever U.S. tour

Psychedelic Turkish folk rock group Altin Gün are set to launch their first-ever U.S. tour. The group recently released their sophomore album Gece via ATO Records. The record has received praise from NPR, Aquarium Drunkard, MOJO, Uncut, and The Guardian. The Amsterdam-based six-member band are inspired by Turkish folk and psychedelia from the 60s & 70s, re-interpreting Anatolian rock and folk music and opening the doors between traditional Turkish folk songs and psych.

ARK ASCENT Release ‘Sanctuary’ Music Video/Single

UK progressive metal band, ARK ASCENT, featuring former ShadowKeep vocalist Rogue Marechal and current DGM bassist Andrea Arcangeli have released a new music video and single for ‘Sanctuary’, the song is taken from their debut album ‘Downfall’, which is set for release in September. The video can be viewed here:

R3HAB remixes Ina Wroldsen’s ‘Forgive or Forget’

International DJ and producer R3HAB has remixed Scandinavian singer-songwriter’s brand new single ‘Forgive or Forget’.

Maintaining the wistful romance of Wroldsen’s stunning original, R3HAB repurposes the track with the dancefloor in mind. The Dutch artist ramps up the tempo with forceful kick drums and devastating breakdowns, whilst ensuring that Wroldsen’s incomparable vocals remain centre stage.

Blade Brown & Giggs link up on new track ‘Blocks Hot’

Following on from Blade Brown’s collaboration with fast rising US rapper Young Dolph on The Plug’s new album ‘Plug Talk’, respected South London rappers Blade and Giggs have linked up on hard-hitting new track ‘Blocks Hot’, out now via BXB Ent.

ZEISTENCROIX New Single/Official Video ‘Sick’ – Out Today!

US post industrial noir specialists have Zeistencroix have released the first single and official video from their forthcoming album Gen Z. The track is titled Sick and is a powerful statement of intent.

Taiwan MC feat Paloma Pradal – Colombian Gyal – OUT NOW

Après son EP “Nah Leave Me Corner”, Taiwan MC nous dévoile “Colombian Gyal”, nouvel extrait de son deuxième album à venir.

Une vibe latino reggae estivale, avec la présence de la talentueuse cantaora Paloma Pradal. Une collaboration qui a déjà su mettre le feu aux dancefloors du monde entier grâce au succès retentissant du single « Catalina ». Sorti sur le 1er album de Taiwan MC en 2017, ce titre est notamment devenu un véritable tube en Amérique Latine et cumule à ce jour près de 50 Millions de stream.


“I find the process of writing to be an endlessly enjoyable pursuit, and my new resolve is to share as much music as possible with people. “Bunny” is a term of endearment for the woman I love, and also my new single.”

Exciting new talent Adam Rom drops vibrant pop track ‘Curse’

Following up on his acclaimed debut track ‘Obvious’, Self-produced Adam Rom returns with wistful new single ‘Curse’ set for release on Friday 19th July.

With ‘Curse’ taking an emotive pop style fusing trap and house elements which are parallel to ‘Obvious’, the track blends organic and electronic elements, pairing steel drums and piano chords with a sparse trap beat that perfectly complements Adam’s effortless vocals.

Solardo partner up with Eli Brown on summer banger ‘XTC’

Announcing itself with a thunderous kick drum, the track melds classic rave elements with high-intensity progressive breakdowns and an infectious “shining in the ecstasy” female vocal. With a spread of support from well-respected names in the scene including, CamelPhat, Denis Sulta, Carl Cox, Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Richy Ahmed, Nic Fanciulli, and Diplo, ‘XTC’ is fully poised to become the song of summer 2019.


“Stewart excels at keening, heart-on-sleeve balladry that mixes raw emotion with classic pop chord progressions and a voice of angelic purity.” – Sunday Times Culture

H.A.R.D. Release “Thank God There Are People Like Me”

East Nashville indie punks H.A.R.D. have released “Thank God There Are People Like Me”. It’s a twisted beast of a single; on the one hand a wrecked ode to getting in and out of trouble, on the other hand it’s candid self-reflection. Singer Thomas Sweat is at the most wry and self effacing that we’ve heard him, taking us with him “riding on a day old drunk”. Stealing beers, wrecking cars, ditching drugs, and a healthy dose of regret are in store and are backed throughout by relentless blur of guitars and woozy backing vocals.

Ed Tattersall shares new single ‘Never Believe’

Singer songwriter Ed Tattersall has unveiled the first music from his upcoming debut album – a 2 track digital single comprising of original track ‘Never Believe’ along with a cover of the Gorillaz hit single ‘Clint Eastwood’.

UMEK releases his latest EP ‘Ravaged’

Slovenian DJ and producer UMEK has released Ravaged, his third EP of 2019, on his own 1605 label, out 19th July 2019.

London House Duo Punctual Release Anything (For Your Love)

Punctual continue their assault on summer 2019 with the second in a string of singles. Anything (For Your Love) is another uplifting house banger with soaring vocals and triumphant keys that’s about as life-affirming as music gets.


“This singer brings classical precision and raw emotion to celestial pop.” – GQ

“In the next few months, you won’t be able to go anywhere without hearing Freya Ridings.” – W Magazine

The Rocket Summer shares new single “Blankets” | New album ‘Sweet Shivers” out August 2

The Rocket Summer’s “mastermind (Billboard),” multi-instrumentalist, producer, songwriter, and performer, Bryce Avary, shares his new single, “Blankets,” today. The track is the fourth single from the upcoming, new album, Sweet Shivers, due out in two weeks, on August 2, 2019.

Exciting R&B talent Just Charlii unveils confident new single ‘Do You Right’

London-based singer-songwriter Just Charlii has launched her sultry new single ‘Do You Right’, out on Friday 19th July.

An alluring slice of modern R&B, ‘Do You Right’ sees Just Charlii’s smooth vocals take centre stage amidst a flurry of mutated vocal samples, twitchy snares and sparse drums.

Rising Pop Star MAX Releases Brand New Single “Acid Dreams”

“I knew immediately that this was a special record when I wrote my first verse instantaneously in front of my wife while she was in the room,” said MAX. “The song just came together so quickly and naturally when my partner Ryan, from Party Pupils, sent me this idea that he, Alexander Lewis, and Felly worked on together. The beat and the bass just blew me away from the start. It’s definitely one of the most soulful tracks off the album.”