#tgif edition – @skopemag news for September 27, 2019 @ 3:30 pm est

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For Skope: Swanky Tunes and UK rapper LexBlaze team up on “Game Time”. Out now on Protocol

“Game Time,” which just has been released on Nicky Romero’s Protocol Recordings. The Russian trio joined forces with Nssnd and UK rapper LexBlaze to give the dance record that street credibility. Nicky Romero has been playing “Game Time” at Ultra Music Europe, Untold Festival, Tomorrowland and many more throughout this summer.

TENTS Share “Hutah!” Video On Flaunt, Track Out Now On All DSPs | New LP ‘Medicine’ Out 10/11 On Badman Recording Co.

Medicine is the sophomore effort of Portland based outfit, TENTS. It is a fist fight between melancholy and resolve.

Medicine sounds like an indie record that was made in the Northwest. The hooks, the production, and the sensibilities are of the fold. The sentiment, however, is not. It is on the front foot. It is brave, celebratory, and intent. In Medicine, TENTS departs.

INTEGRITY & BLEACH EVERYTHING: Dark Operative Presents Septic Death/Rocket

Dark Operative presents an intimately caustic split album from INTEGRITY and BLEACH EVERYTHING, paying homage to Septic Death and Rocket From The Crypt. SDK x RFTCC (Septic Death Karaoke x Rocket From The Crypt Covers). With the cover art and album info, BLEACH EVERYTHING’s rendition of Rocket From The Crypt’s “On A Rope” – featuring guest vocals from Riley Gale of Power Trip and Mike Kennerty of The All-American Rejects – has been debuted through an exclusive premiere at Alternative Press.

Bleach Everything add Power Trip, AAR members for RFTC tribute

Jeryko Releases New Single “Friends”

Of the album, Hoffman elaborates, “The journey of writing this album spans in my life from a period of working on myself and searching for my soul-mate, to me finding that love in the most unexpected place in a woman who lost her husband and has three kids, having to push past boundaries and face uncomfortable realities for the sake of love, truth and life. The songs are written through a lens of faith and mission and pull from this unexpected and wild story, and from my experiences working with youth and trying to understand and express solutions for the challenges that young people are facing today.”

ICMYI: Reva Devito (vocalist Kaytranada, Chuck Inglish, Miami Horror) releases new single “Cali” via Ultra

In case you missed it Reva Devito, whose voice you may be familiar with due to her many collaborations with Kaytranada, Chuck Inglish, and B.Bravo, has released a new R&B single titled “Cali.” Produced by Yung Franco, “Cali” is a nostalgic ode to the west-coast showcasing Devito’s renowned vocal talents. We’d love for you to check out the single below, out now via Ultra Records:

The Lows – Love Xtinction (Official Music Video)

“We thought it would be great to bring viewers into the studio where we actually recorded the song at, Pearl Sound Studios. It really is a magical place. So many legendary artists have recorded there. So we shot some video of us performing the song together in the huge ambient drum room to capture the energy we bring to the stage and mixed in various shots of the band during the actual recording process. We wanted to have a playful mood to the video to translate how much fun we have together when we perform and record.” – Angelo Coppola

SHEAFS – Race For The Prize in ‘CARE LESS’ Video – Watch

It may sound like the kind of chat you’d expect from a band who’ve spent weeks holed-up on a tourbus together, but in SHEAFS’ new video for ‘Care Less’ they put this very question to the test.


South London rapper Brags Boogie initially earned his stripes working with childhood friends Saskilla and Boya Dee, forming the undisputable Channel U super group Nu Brand Flex before pursuing a celebrated career in professional football. A talented lyricist with a penchant for infectious hooks, Brags has always breathed life into the tracks he spits on, and for his latest drop ‘Good Life’, taken off of his forthcoming EP of the same name, the crew reunite with zero disappointments.

PLYA share immersive video for ‘Fever’

London-based trio PLYA have revealed a brand new video for their gorgeous single ‘Fever’, taken from their Still In Love EP, available now. The visual premiered on Clash Magazine who called it “A gorgeous alt-pop moment…offering something minimal while letting lush emotional resonance flow through”.


Playing For Change (PFC), the multimedia company responsible for the popular “Songs Around The World” video series garnering more than 600 million total online views, announces the release of its newest Song Around The World, “The Weight,” in partnership with Cambria®. Celebrating 50 years of this classic song, the video launched with a premiere on RollingStone.com on September 18th, 2019.

HunBjørn releases crisp and dreamy new electro-pop single ‘Keep Breathing’

‘Keep Breathing’ is a heartfelt encouragement to stand by who you are. It’s inspired by the current tendency to display perfect lives on social media platforms and the direct negative impact it has, especially on young girls and boys’ self image and self esteem. It’s a call to pause for a minute and breathe.

Boston Is 2019’s 10th Best Coffee City in America – WalletHub Study

With National Coffee Day around the corner and the U.S. coffee industry currently valued at $48 billion, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best Coffee Cities in America as well as accompanying videos, along with its list of top coffee deals and discounts offered by retailers during the holiday.

IAMNOTSHANE – “Afterlife”// Friday

iamnotshane is an LA based alt pop singer-songwriter who steadily built a cult fanbase off his debut SAD EP. The EP includes 8 bedroom demos that have collected over 20 million combined streams to date. His self-directed music video for“Insecure”and the 5 music videos that followed total over 9 million YouTube views and 12M Facebook views.

Ben Watt Announces New Album ‘Storm Damage’ on January 31, 2020 – Releases Debut Single “Sunlight Follows The Night”

Completing a compelling trilogy of albums since his late-flowering return to solo songwriting and singing six years ago, Ben Watt releases his fourth LP, Storm Damage on January 31, 2020, and with it a new sound and fervency. The first track to be shared is “Sunlight Follows The Night” with an accompanying video by award-winning film maker Rahim Moledina, who wrote and directed the video for the title track from Watt’s album Hendra in 2014. The album is now available for pre-order.

Half Wolf, shes an LA-based singer-songwriter – ‘Cigarette Smoke’

Cigarette Smoke was inspired by an abusive relationship & the confusion that comes with being in love with your abuser. This track is a really beautiful outcome, from a shitty relationship.

The Lighthouse releases debut album Whatever Comes Our Way

With their debut album, ‘Whatever Comes Our Way’, The Lighthouse provides the framework for a lifelong journey of slumbering romance. While drifting through a variety of mood-driven tracks, the listener cycles trough the nights and days of two protagonists, who slowly learn to communicate the merits of their puzzling relationship. While the band offers a versatile palate of sounds, the record, as an entity, aims to breath along with the audience.


Lights of Skadi is a Swedish band and consist of Jörgen André (drums, synthesizers, guitar, bass) Jesper Jansson (guitar) and Martin Ragnarsson (drums, guitar and orchestrations). All three musicians are multi-instrumentalists and share songwriting credits on all tracks on their upcoming debut album Shimmer, to be released October 25th. Apparently three is a magic number, so even though the album includes 60 minutes of powerful instrumental progressive rock, it will only feature three tracks: Norse Code, White Eyed Raven and their new single Time.

Dannic and Teamworx ‘Bump N Roll’ through with long-awaited ID – out via Fonk now!

From solo, peak-time Beatport #1 anthems, to collaborations with some of the biggest artists in the big-room scene, Dannic continues to blaze through the year with yet another stellar production – this time on his own Fonk imprint with Teamworx on ‘Bump N Roll’.

Andy Michaels new Album “Incendiary Heart”

“Incendiary Heart is a beautifully-produced work of love, and it’s an album that will cut straight to the listener’s heart as Andy Michaels is clearly singing from his own.” Michaels’ voice is soulful and impassioned like Cat Stevens, but his sound is much more expansive and theatrical with evident touches of both Pink Floyd and David Bowie.


Boston ska-punk vets The Mighty Mighty BossToneS will say goodbye to 2019 by once again throwing the biggest party of the holiday season. HomeTown ThrowDown 22 “It’s A Plaid Plaid World” will take place at House of Blues Boston on December 27, 28 and 29. All shows are all ages and opening bands will be announced soon.


WIVES Share New Track “Servants” From Debut LP ‘So Removed’ Out 10/4 (City Slang)

WIVES—Beach, guitarist Andrew Bailey (also of DIIV), drummer Adam Sachs, and bassist Alex Crawford—will celebrate their debut LP with shows at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade (10/3) and Philadelphia’s Dawson Street Pub (10/5) before setting out on a tour of Europe and the UK in November. See below for a current itinerary. The band’s live show has earned praise from outlets like MAGNET, which wrote of their May performance at Philadelphia’s NON-COMMvention that the band “obliterated the upstairs with their stunning punk. They were one of the best discoveries.”

Jauz returns with energetic new single ‘Movin’

Centred around a sample of Fargetta’s 1993 track ‘The Music Is Moving’, ‘Movin’ is a jacking house track that has dropped just in time to soundtrack countless Ibiza 2019 closing parties. Building on the tech-house sound he first introduced on the Jauz Presents: This Is Off The Deep End compilation, Jauz continues to deliver club-ready hits that keeps his fans ‘Movin’ all night long.