#wednesday – @skopemag news for October 16, 2019 @ 10 am est

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Charlotte Lawrence to Perform at T.J. Martell Foundation’s Spirit of Excellence Dinner on Oct. 22

T.J. Martell Foundation has announced that Atlantic / Gold Tooth Records breakout star and acclaimed pop singer-songwriter Charlotte Lawrence will perform at its annual Spirit of Excellence Awards Dinner in Los Angeles on October 22, 2019. The intimate dinner and awards show will be hosted by comedian Bill Bellamy and held at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel. This year, the foundation will honor Scott Rodger, CEO of Quest Management & Partner of Maverick, Gary Smith, Co-Founder of Pollstar and Dr. Deepa Bhojwani, Director of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.


In the book, Questlove imagines the ultimate potluck dinner party. He invites more than fifty chefs, entertainers, artists, thought leaders and musicians and asks them to bring along their favorite recipe, see the full guest list below. He also pairs each guest with a song that he feels best captures their unique creative energy.

Raised Fist Share “Into This World” + ‘Anthems’ Out November 15

Today Swedish hardcore band Raised Fist share “Into This World”, a new track off their upcoming full-length Anthems. The album will be out November 15th via Epitaph.

“This is a song dedicated to our friends, brothers and sisters from another time,” says frontman Alexander “Alle” Hagman. “The slowest song on the album, with a style mix between ‘Wounds’ and ‘Until the end’. Also, the most powerful one. If you know, you know!” Watch the video for “Into This World” HERE.


Platinum selling rapper and GRAMMY®-winning songwriter, Pardison Fontaine has announced the release of his hugely anticipated Atlantic Records debut mixtape. UNDER8ED arrives at all DSPs and streaming services on Friday, November 15th.

UNDER8ED includes such hip hop hits as “Shea Butter,” “Rodman,” “Peach (Feat. City Girls),” and the RIAA platinum certified “Backin’ It Up (Feat. Cardi B),” all available now for individual streaming and download. In addition, “Shea Butter” is joined today by a brand new official companion video, streaming now at Pardi’s official YouTube channel HERE.

The Jungle Giants confirm U.S. tour

With more than 150 million streams to date and sold out tours all across their home country, Australian band The Jungle Giants will return to the States next year. Their U.S. tour kicks off this February in Boston and includes stops in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles and more.

Haich Ber Na releases his immersive, dystopian EP ‘Everywhere’s Home’

After releasing dark previews ‘Nowhere Like It’ and ‘Forgetful’, London based artist Haich Ber Na now reveals his sophomore EP ‘Everywhere’s Home’.

The self-taught musician has journeyed far from his origins in hip-hop and grime, now working alongside fellow alternative artists, MTMBO, Alxndr London and Elheist, spiking interest in underground and mainstream music circles.

INTERSECT Music Festival adds Toro Y Moi, SOPHIE, Kelsey Lu, JPEGMAFIA, The Black Madonna, Weyes Blood, Snail Mail, Japanese Breakfast, etc.

The festival, taking place December 6 and 7 with a custom built site at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds, will also feature a million square feet of games and activities (including a video arcade, post-apocalyptic dodgeball stadium and mega-sized ball pit with over 200,000 balls); immersive artworks from Nonotak, Kytten Janae, Beeple, Ouchhh, Mike808 and others; as well as a 500 drone airshow creative directed by Kacey Musgraves entitled “Intel Presents UPLIFT: A drone light show celebrating women in tech in collaboration with Kacey Musgraves,” accompanied by a donation to benefit Girls in Tech; and much more.

R3HAB and Ella Vos – Team Up for Dreamy, Melodic Dance-Pop Crossover Track “Exhale”

“After I remixed Ella’s ‘White Noise’ we built a relationship that has lead us to this original relase of “Exhale.” Ella’s amazing vocals were all I needed to build a great production around. I am very proud of the result and can’t wait for the world to “Exhale” with us.” -R3HAB

Broen Share New Track “Dorian Grays” || New Album ‘Do You See The Falling Leaves?’ Due Out 10/18 On Bella Union

Speaking on the track, the band comment: “Inspired by the story in “The Portrait of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde and “Time Machine” by H.G. Wells, the tune explores the irony of human existence – the fact that even though history repeats itself we tend to make the same mistakes made by our predecessors. We have the opportunity to learn from history yet we cannot learn if we haven´t experienced the same and physically been through some events. Also our obsession of staying young and never aging. Dorian Gray was ignoring all his disturbing sides and had a desire to stay young and beautiful forever.”


Award-nominated multiplatinum modern hip-hop icon Tyga officially signs to Columbia Records—as announced today.

On the heels of the biggest year of his career, the Los Angeles legend joins the label’s powerhouse roster and will debut new music under the newly minted deal very soon.

The Free Nationals ft. Chronixx

The Free Nationals return with new track “Eternal Light” featuring Jamaican reggae artist Chronixx. The track comes from their debut LP due later this year (more info on that coming very soon). The track proceeds recently released “On Sight” (feat. JID, Kadhja Bonet, MIKNNA), “Time” (ft. Mac Miller and Kali Uchis) and “Beauty and Essex” ft. Daniel Caesar & Unknown Mortal Orchestra).

OBSEQUIAE: “In The Garden Of Hyacinths” Streaming Through 20 Buck Spin

20 Buck Spin is now streaming the new “In The Garden Of Hyacinths” single by treasured Minnesota metal act OBSEQUIAE, ahead of the label’s November release of the new album, The Palms Of Sorrowed Kings.

The Palms Of Sorrowed Kings is an album singularly concerned with creating a captivating world to become willfully lost in, setting itself on a path that few now trod but a realm that OBSEQUIAE towers over like the noblest kings.

VA Beach rockers Magg Dylan sign worldwide deal with Eclipse Records

Eclipse Records is thrilled to announce the signing of Magg Dylan, a five-piece modern rock band from Virginia Beach, USA to an exclusive worldwide deal. The quintuplet’s high-energy emotional live shows have earned the band a reputation that precedes them, and they have just finished tracking a new full-length album entitled Amethyst which will see a worldwide release in early 2020.

Chris Orrick & The Lasso – “People” (New Single)

Cryptozoologist Chris Orrick died last March. The Detroit vocalist with the same name woke up and read the news of his namesake’s death. This sparked a journey into a subculture of folklore and undiscovered cryptid species. That seed grew over the months into a dark, industrial, and abstract record: I Read That I Was Dead.

Noël Wells (SNL, Master of None) Shares “Still Sleeping” Video

Noël Wells has shared a brand new video for “Still Sleeping” off of It’s So Nice; a stripped-down, folky lullaby. The visuals live in a quiet, contained space to match the sweet tone of the song, and subtly introduces elements of magical realism where we don’t know if the woman is awake or asleep; if it’s really happening or it’s a dream.

Mika Premieres New Video “Dear Jealousy”

“This album has been a rich and intense journey. Inspired by life in all its glory and all its dark challenges. It’s also inspired by love. Starting with an idea that was born in a cemetery in Savannah Georgia and ending the writing in a 650 yr old farm house in Italy. My intention was to write about life as it happened. A sort of album made in ‘real time,’” MIKA says. “It’s an explosion of joy, colour and emotion even though it was born in one of the most challenging periods for my family and I. Writing and recording this album was a form of medicine for me and my family. It is so deeply personal but also universal. I have come to realize that the only thing that matters in life are the people we love and the stories we tell. This album is dedicated to those people I love and to the notion that although we all hopefully grow with age, we should do so without losing our colors, our warmth or whimsy. I hope my “Tiny Love” stories somehow touch you or transport you, even just for an instant.”

ENFORCED: Kerrang! Premieres “Skinned Alive” Video

Kerrang! is hosting the exclusive premiere of the new “Skinned Alive” video from Richmond, Virginia crossover quintet ENFORCED. The track comes from the band’s debut LP, At The Walls, which saw release through WAR Records this summer.