#monday – @skopemag news for October 14, 2019 @ 9:30 am est

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John The Blind marks the latest solo endeavor by songwriter/producer John Henry Ryan II – continuing today with the release of “Bottle of Pills,” available now via Atlantic Records. The self-penned and produced track follows last month’s release of “The Running,” both showcasing a new side to the multi-faceted singer-songwriter. An incredible live performer and instrumentalist, John The Blind is also set to join Louis The Child for their North American “Here For Now” tour this fall (select dates only, full routing below).


Young King Osiris, – whose career-defining double platinum signature hit “Worth It” has amassed over 500 million global streams and over 75 million combined YouTube views – today celebrates the arrival of his eagerly-awaited debut album THE GOLDEN CHILD.


Lil Tjay a.k.a. “The Prince of New York” has released his highly anticipated debut album, True 2 Myself, via Columbia Records today. The 17-track album features collaborations with Lil Wayne, Lil Baby, Jay Critch, Lil Durk as well as Lil Tjay’s label-mate Rileyy Lanez. See full track list below. The album includes previously released tracks “Laneswitch,” “Hold On,” “Ruthless” and the current single “FN,” which has been a staple on the Billboard Hot 100 chart since release and has charted Top 50 on both Apple Music and Spotify and is currently #1 on SoundCloud. The music video for “F.N” trended Top 3 on YouTube reaching 1 million views in 24 hours, and now has over 26 million views. The album also features a Lil Durk assisted remix of Tjay’s RIAA Gold-certified breakout hit “Brothers.” Lil Wayne closes the album joining Tjay for a remix of “Leaked,” which has amassed over 50 Million streams since release.

mmeadows Reveals New Single ” A Matter Of Perspective” // LISTEN HERE

Having gained the acclaim of PASTE with recent single I’ll Never Let You Go, NYC duo mmeadows cement their status as a new act to watch with stunning new single A Matter of Perspective. The second track taken from their upcoming debut EP, A Matter of Perspective is a gorgeous indie jam displaying woozy vocals atop a gorgeous spundscape. Speaking on the release, the duo state:

Max Styler Releases Uplifting House Single “Echo Over Me”

Max Styler is making some of the best music of his career, with a streak of radio-friendly house records what highlight his diverse arsenal of euphoric textures and inspiring melodies. Coming off of last year’s “Feel It,” which spent 8 weeks on Billboard’s Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart (peaking at #8), Styler emerged this August with “Let Me Take You There,” featuring vocals from Grammy-nominated Singer/Songwriter Laura White. Boasting support from Steve Aoki, Don Diablo, Afrojack, Hardwell, Oliver Heldens and Bingo Players, the breakthrough single is seeing frequent spins on SiriusXM: It is currency in the Top 3 Most Played Tunes on Diplo’s Revolution and in regular rotation on their flagship dance channel, BPM.


Lost Kings consists of Los Angeles based Rob Gainley and Nick Shanholtz. The two have risen up through the ranks of new producer talents gaining over 400 million total streams worldwide. In the process, they have released various original music and remixes, had a longstanding Las Vegas residency at The Wynn, was named Google Play’s #1 Artist to Watch in 2017 and made Billboard’s Dance 100 List ranking them among the top DJ’s in the world.

Dan Luke And The Raid Release Debut Album “Out Of The Blue” Today

Dan Luke and The Raid have released their debut album, Out of the Blue, today via New West Records. The 10-song set was produced by Bradley Shultz of Cage the Elephant, engineered by Jeremy Ferguson at Battle Tapes Recording in Nashville, TN and mixed by Ben Baptie (U2, Mark Ronson, The Growlers). From their appearance at Bonnaroo in 2018, Rolling Stone has already called the Bowling Green, KY-based outfit a “fully-formed-on-arrival band,” saying they “have a brand of garage-surf-meets-Floyd psychedelia that’s all its own.” Entertainment Weekly has also stated, “The group’s clangy music feels somehow both retro and futuristic,” comparing them to “The Beatles at their “Helter Skelter”-heaviest.”

Tiffany Young Releases Dark New Club Anthem, “Run For Your Life”

Tiffany Young aims to win, and empower, with the release of her video for “Run For Your Life,” after a slew of teasers across her social accounts. Fans went into a frenzy when the artist revealed her new look; black hair and edgier styling. Tiffany speaks on the Fernando Garibay [Lady Gaga] produced track, stating “This song is a mood from the deepest darkest part of my subconscious, where survival mode switches on & I run and fight and shine knowing this is worth LIVING for. Every hurdle sparks the fire inside me. This song is the ambition inside you, where you will do anything you can & run towards it like your life depends on it.”

Jennifer Hope Makes Her Rhino Debut With Van Halen Classic Runnin’ With The Devil Available Today

Jennifer Hope makes her Rhino Records debut as the singer-songwriter puts her own dark twist on Van Halen’s “Runnin’ With The Devil.”

Guitarist Eddie Van Halen – who played on the original – is an early fan. “When I heard Jennifer’s ‘trailer remix’ version, I was blown away. It is a very powerful, unique approach, and I couldn’t have done better myself!”

“I was inspired to create and record my version of ‘RWTD’ because I knew it would challenge me in new ways,” says Jennifer Hope. “I re-imagined the song with a mood and vibe that is significantly unlike the original. Continuing to evolve artistically is an important factor in my creative process, along with expressing the message within the song.”

elbow Release New Album ‘Giants Of All Sizes’ Today

‘Giants of All Sizes’ was recorded at Hamburg’s Clouds Hill Studio, The Dairy in Brixton, 604 Studios in Vancouver and Blueprint Studios in Salford, with additional recording taking place at various band member’s home studios in Manchester. Lead singer and lyricist Guy Garvey describes the album as “an angry, old blue lament which finds its salvation in family, friends, the band and new life.” It is a record that lyrically takes in moments of deep personal loss whilst reflecting its times by confronting head-on, the specters of injustice and division not just in the UK but across the world. It is a record that could only have been made in the 21st Century.

Detroit Raised Artist, Yoshi Flower Releases New Track “Addicted” Today

Genre-blending, alt-pop/rock artist, Yoshi Flower shares new song today. “Addicted” is the latest to come from Flower since his track “Rolling Thunder,” which followed his summer mixtape Peer Pleasure. The mixtape, described by Rolling Stone as the “perfect album” for a “smooth summer soundtrack,” revolved around the question “what are things that would make me [Yoshi] happy?” Some of his choices included love, coffee, and space, all which are titles of tracks from the tape. While pushing out music Yoshi also played countless amount of shows including headlining dates, opening spots for artist such as Dua Lipa, Elohim, and Epik High, as well as secured slots at major festivals including SXSW, Lollapalooza, and Made in America.

Girl Wilde Shares Debut EP ‘Probably Crying’

Probably Crying captures the good, the bad, and the ugly of the human experience. Through her lyrics, Girl Wilde approaches the oft-taboo topics of depression, anxiety, and female sex positivity with a radiant confidence. Her musicality is equally as rebellious, blurring genre boundaries with bombastic punk-inspired riffs, electro-pop melodies, and 90s indie-rock nostalgia. The Probably Crying EP sees Girl Wilde emerging through a therapeutic journey of self-discovery, which she explains in the following statement: “For many years I felt like my voice had been stifled and I can proudly say that this EP is my first step towards freedom. I am excited to finally speak my truth and unapologetically be myself.”


Kidd Kenn, openly gay 16-year old Southside Chicago rapper, is confident as ever in his new track “Babysitter.” His wit and moxie, apparent in his lyrics, tie with a superbly catchy beat, making for a fun party bop. Lil Nas X has already shown the new song love, calling it a “hit.” The new music video matches the song’s playful energy, showing Kidd Kenn throwing a party against his mother’s direct orders. Watch the “Babysitter” music video HERE.


Xavier Omär & Sango release their new single “What Do We Do?” feat. Parisalexa via RCA Records. Listen HERE. “What Do We Do” is the latest offering from their forthcoming album Moments Spent Loving You which will be released on October 25th. Last month Xavier & Sango reunited to release “Thief,” the first taste of music from Moments Spent Loving You – which led HOTNEWHIPHOP to declare them a “unique knockout.”


Spanish icon Sak Noel has been shaking up dance floors around the world for some time now. The visionary responsible for now-classic hits like “Loca People” and “Trumpets,” he certainly knows a thing or two about producing hit records. Mexican pop singer, R&B dancer and social media star Mario Bautista has also carved out a reputation for himself as one of the hottest acts to come out of the region. Having earned a spot-on Billboard’s Social 50 Chart, he’s considered by industry experts around the world as someone to keep your eye on. Rounding out this trio of heavyweights is Jamaican dancehall reggae titan Konshens, an almost instant international sensation who has broken records and topped hit lists as far away as Japan with his infectious music.


Today, Nashville-based singer/songwriter Kyshona releases “Fallen People,” a track from her forthcoming album Listen. Written with Jenn Bostic and Maureen Murphy, “Fallen People” is a reflection on how we see others; its classic feel encourages us to handle each another with care–that we find commonality in the fact that we all struggle and that we all fight something on a daily basis.


The track is joined by a companion video, directed by JMP and now boasting over 15 million YouTube views HERE. “Out Tha Mud” drew critical applause upon its release, with Pitchfork naming it among “The Ones,” noting, “Like usual with Roddy, his songwriting is catchy…and his gleaming melody calls for countless replays.”

Mr. Elevator (Tomas Dolas, Oh Sees) Share “Alone Together” Via The 405

Today, Mr Elevator, project of Oh Sees’ Tomas Dolas, released their lead single, “Alone Together” off of their upcoming LP. Yesterday, The 405 premiered the track, praising, “The resulting sound is imbued with a modern sensibility that keeps the song’s thematic content feeling fresh.” With this release, the band announces their upcoming album, Goodbye, Blue Sky, out January 17th via Castle Face Records.

Mountain Boy releases cinematic new alt-folk single ‘Morning Heat’

London based Kiwi, Mountain Boy (real name: Aaron Clarke) today releases new single ‘Morning Heat’. A warming ballad written during the depths of winter in New Zealand – the song reminisces on moments of unadulterated togetherness, sharing body-heat when you need it most.