#monday – @skopemag news for October 14, 2019 @ 9 am est


Filled with explosive numbers like “Fine” and “What is Love,” the very first of his solo ventures is packed with an unrelenting collection of songs that sound fresh, yet instantly familiar. It ranges from the bracing pop of the opening track “Keep Waiting” to the deceivingly sunny bubblegum “Not Alone.” Rounding out the collection is the mid-tempo “Spun Out” and “Keep Waiting” that cruises on a meaty riff that could fit into the Soundgarden canon. Tom Polce (TtheRCVR) has a natural affinity for catchy melodies and an exceptional gift for presenting sonics. On top of these infectious beats, careful listening also reveals sharp and funny lyrics layered perfectly within the sonic scape like some of the most celebrated songwriting heroes of all time.

COASTCITY x Fuego x Nat’Lee New Single “Contigo”

Artist-production duo COASTCITY release a vibey 90’s inspired video focused on a typical day boating in Miami, FL with latest single “Contigo” featuring rising Trap star Fuego and songstress Nat’Lee.

Directed by Marcos Ruiz aka Framegod (Farruko, Rick Ross, Darell, Arcangel), the video truly embodies the Miami lifestyle. “For this video we didn’t want to complicate the storyline but rather focus on what a real & fun Miami boat hang with friends is. We felt that would better compliment the feel and vibe of the song and wanted the world to see what Miami weekends are all about,” says Jean Rodriguez, main vocals and producer.

New Music // Marian Hill – “like u do”

Speaking about the song, the band says: “You have to write bad songs to write good songs. That’s a crass way of putting it, but not only is songwriting a numbers game (the more songs you write, the more will have a chance of being better), it’s a reactive process. ‘like u do’ was written directly in reaction to our getting tired of writing darker, slower songs for several weeks – it felt like a massive breath of fresh air when we finally found it.


Tonight Jónsi & Alex Somers kick off the first-ever North American live performances of their landmark ambient album Riceboy Sleeps with a performance at Paramount Theatre in Seattle. To mark the start of the tour and the 10th anniversary of the album the duo have shared a new longform companion work Lost And Found.

Lost and Found


The album includes an array of special guest features, including the recently released “Richer Than Errybody (Feat. YoungBoy Never Broke Again & DaBaby).” “Richer Than Errybody” drew acclaim upon its release last month from XXL, Rap Radar, UPROXX, and HYPEBEAST. Complex featured the breakout single in its Best New Music This Week roundup, noting how “Each artist glides over the Lex Luger-produced trap beat, easily handing off to each other on the next verse . . . Tracks that boast a handful of features sometimes feel off-balance, but Gucci Mane expertly enlisted artist that wouldn’t overpower one another on this one. They all shine in their own lane.”

S.T. Manville shares beautiful alt-folk song ‘Love is Blind’

Manville is quickly making a name for himself as one of the most promising new singer-songwriters around – his unique breed of emotional alt-folk is encapsulated in the sparse arrangement of new single ‘Love is Blind’, his subtle vocal delivery shimmering through the gaps. About the song, Manville said: “I don’t really write love songs but I wanted to write a song for my wife that captured the feelings of when we first met but from the perspective of where we are now, 10+ years later with 2 kids. I think it’s really hard to write a sincere love song and it isn’t something that comes naturally to me but I hope I’ve done our relationship justice.”

The Blue Stones return with confident new single “Shakin’ Off The Rust”

Alternative-blues rock duo, The Blue Stones, returned today with a soulful new sound via “Shakin’ Off The Rust” – the band’s first single since their 2018 Entertainment One debut, Black Holes. Meticulously layered with cannon-esque percussion and electrifying guitars, “Shakin’ Off The Rust” culminates in an inspiring chorus focused on fresh starts. Working with producer Paul Meany (Mutemath, Twenty One Pilots), guitarist/vocalist Tarek Jafar and drummer/vocalist Justin Tessier managed to sonically create an emotional intensity that sets the table perfectly for Jafar’s powerful vocal delivery.


With more than 20 million fans backing her talent on social media and almost a billion views on YouTube, multi-award winning, multi-platinum selling, chart-topping performer and songwriter Cher Lloyd makes undeniable magic with her music.

Now, after casting a spell over the world with her sensational Gold-certified single “None of My Business” last year, the young visionary is back with another knockout record. Titled “M.I.A.” the track is a fierce, upbeat and sultry stunner produced by iconic hit makers JOZNEZ, Nico The Owl and HITIMPULSE. It comes accompanied by an oh-so-sexy neon-hued video that channels plenty of throwback vibes. This one is sure to put a smile on your face so press play and get ready to dance to this certified party-starter.

BLAME ZEUS Reveals New Lyric Video and Digital Single for “The Warden”

Portuguese progressive/alternative metallers BLAME ZEUS have unleashed the new single and lyric video “The Warden” from their upcoming full-length, Seethe, available November 8 via Rockshots Records.

With influences that range from progressive metal to alternative rock, BLAME ZEUS’s music can be described as an intense and heavy rock with intimate and nostalgic ballads.

For Skope: Nicky Romero’s Protocol presents “Protocol Lab – ADE 2019” ahead of ADE showcase [out now]

Just a kind follow up to let you know that ADE-themed release “Protocol Lab” just has been released. “Protocol Lab” consists of 5 exclusive productions from the label’s promising artists (Metrush, Timmo Hendriks, SOVTH & Kevin Moncado, BRYA, Mantrastic & Rechler) to promote the upcoming event.

Space Tyger Shares “Dopamine” on OpenEars Music, Addressing Mental Health

Today, Muscle Shoals-based indie pop producer Kyle Bragwell, aka Space Tyger, premieres his latest single, Dopamine, via OpenEars Music who calls it “gorgeous and thought-provoking.” OpenEars draws comparisons to contemporaries such as Justin Vernon while bringing attention to the clear influence of Kyle’s hometown, sharing:

“a deeper listen to the singles so far reveals Space Tyger’s roots steeped in the sounds that made Muscle Shoals famous – soul, blues, rock, and R&B. It’s just delivered in a different way. Bragwell’s lyrics are also both open and honest, compelling and well-written like so many of those greats from the past.”

Imperial & K.I.N.E.T.I.K.’s “For The Love” is a sentimental ode to inspirations and influences that have fashioned them

Back in 1993, Haddaway asked the million-dollar question. What is love? Is it an emotion? A vibe? A word that comes and goes? Love is all of those things and more. For their newest single, UK Hip Hop duo, Imperial and K.I.N.E.T.I.K. get all lovey-dovey about the lives they live.

Juletta Shares “Strawberry” Single Via The Fader, Debut Album Out Next Year

Today, NYC-based pop artist Juletta shares her new single “Strawberry”, out on all streaming platforms now. Yesterday, The FADER premiered the track, praising, “Juletta turns small intimacies into entire worlds on “Strawberry.” In anticipation of her debut full-length LP, due out next year, Juletta will share one more single this year following the release of “Strawberry”. Keep an eye out for more information about those releases and the “Strawberry” live music video set to arrive next month.


Hip hop producer and recording artist FXXXXY (Rule #1/Interscope Records) has been hard at work behind the scenes and in the booth; now returning with a new track, “The Worst.” Over a mix of guitar and prominent bass, FXXXXY relays his seductive lyrics through his signature melodic flow. Fans have come to appreciate the Dallas artist’s distinctive style through popular releases such as “Savage” and “Need U” featuring Gunna; with the latter amassing over seven million streams globally.

OTF Heavy-Hitter JusBlow600 Traps Rats in His “SnitchK 2X” Video

Taking the Chicago scene by storm with his lyrical drill music, JusBlow600 is the next Only The Family rapper to hit the big time. Venting his fury towards people who break the first rule of the streets, JusBlow shares “SnitchK 2X,” his latest video. Stampeding through an operatic drill instrumental, JusBlow unleashes an extra-long verse with his machine gun patter. In the video, JusBlow lurks in his safehouse, shouting down snitches in his ice-blue Dodgers cap.


The now-iconic signature sound of Meduza immediately draws anticipation, as the emotive and powerful vocals from Hill weaves through the smooth and effortless cool of Goodboys harmonies and adlibs.

Joesef Announces Debut EP ‘Play Me Something Nice’ Released 18th October

2019 has introduced Joesef’s soulful, sultry music to a wider audience, with single’s “Don’t Give In”, “Loverboy” and “Limbo” getting early support from the likes of BBC Radio 1,BBC 6 Music, BBC 1Xtra, Colors, Miss Vogue and Gay Times. Today, we are pleased to share new single “Play Me Something Nice”, taken from the upcoming release of the new EP of the same name via AWAL recordings, out October 18th.