@skopemag news for tuesday – October 29, 2019 @ 9:30 am est

Arin Ray Releases Visual For His New Song “A Seat”

Singer-songwriter and producer, Arin Ray (Interscope Records), has just released the sensual video for his song, “A Seat,” directed by Keemotion. Arin shows off his romantic side, as he sets the scene for his woman; replete with roses, champagne and a love note containing the lyrics to the song’s first verse. It is just another side to the Cincinnati-artist whose body of work features everything from love songs, party anthems and street-geared tracks.


“Rence has had a breakthrough summer” – NYLON
“Rence is one of the breakout stars of 2019” – IDOLATOR
“Rence maintains his independence in an industry full of clones” – O.N.S

Luh Kel and PNB Rock Blow a Bag and Mess With Models in “Movie”

With a charmingly melodic style that straddles the line between rap and R&B, 17-year-old St. Louis artist Luh Kel& is ready to hit the big time. Showing off his irrepressible charisma, Luh Kel shares “Movie,” his latest music video. Aided by an appearance from PNB Rock, another genre-blending melodist, “Movie” is a romantic and spritely new single, as Luh Kel radiates pure joy at his newfound life of luxury: “New drop to a new Porsche/I used to trap out the porch.”


Rufus Wainwright makes a most welcome return with the smart classic pop of brand new single Trouble In Paradise.

The song is full of firsts: his first with new producer Mitchell Froom on his new label BMG and his first new pop music since his 2012 Out of the Game album produced by Mark Ronson.

Redd Kross announce first comprehensive UK & European tour since 1997

Today, California legends Redd Kross have announced their first UK and European headline dates in several years including two intimate dates at The Lexington in London which promise to be evenings to remember.

Steven McDonald had the following to say:

“This is the most comprehensive headlining tour we’ve done of the UK and Europe since ‘97. We are beyond thrilled to be bringing our booty shaking, mind melting party to your shores. So get your head fixed right and polish up those dancing shoes, because we are ready to DO THIS!”

Out Now: A Permanent Shadow releases third single “Now” taken from debut album “Songs of Loss”

This pretty much sums up Songs of Loss, the debut album by A Permanent Shadow, out on September 20th, 2019, which has garnered rave reviews, including Alternative Nation calling it “a most pleasant and welcome surprise – when we seemingly need it the most, in our mostly monotonous musical times.”.

GHSTWRLD x Metaxas Release ‘Everything’ Single

Cypriot artist Metaxas and indie duo GHSTWRLD have teamed up once again for the uplifting new electronic pop single ‘Everything’, due for release on October 25th via Majestic Casual.

VIDEO: Paul Mosley ft. Jess Morgan ‘Build Your Fire’

Riding high after his groundbreaking folk opera ‘The Butcher’ (**** The Quietus, **** R2, ‘Album Of The Year’ Resonance.fm) Mosley’s plans for the follow up faltered when his personal life unexpectedly had to take priority for a year.

Now he returns with his most personal and striking album to date – and what could have been a dour and contemplative album is a life affirming kaleidoscope of beauty and joy!

Revered production duo Showtek unveil collaboration with hard-style icon Gammer on ‘EDM Sucks’

Acclaimed Dutch brothers Showtek link up with Gammer on new single ‘EDM Sucks’, out on 25th October via Skink Records.

A collaboration with UK hardcore legend Gammer, the track is characterised by maximalist production, unruly drops and Siri vocals explaining “Roses are red, violets are blue, EDM sucks and so do you,” it’s a tongue-in-cheek behemoth that harks back to the early days of US dubstep.

Skope single submission: IQ, “Everywhere I Go”. Cali underground hiphop

Los Angeles emcee/producer IQ presents his new self-produced single “Everywhere I Go”. IQ’s last release was IQ Test (Bandcamp). “I’m releasing this single beacause I need to start somewhere and I have tons of rhymes that I plan to deliver to anyone who wants to hear them,” IQ says about his new single. “I make my own beats, do my own mixing, and record my own vocals. I just started feeling the heat from this beat and decided to let people know how I feel about certain things and even how I got started, and then speed up the flow at the end a little bit Big L style.”

DECLAN WELSH & THE DECADENT WEST – Release The Strokes / Lizzo mash-up

A mash-up that needs to be heard to be believed, the track is cut from the band’s Maida Vale live session earlier this week when they were invited to play at the legendary London studios by BBC R1’s Jack Saunders. The Glasgow four piece took the opportunity to re-imagine the lead single of their freshly released debut album ‘Cheaply Bought, Expensively Sold’ (out now on Modern Sky UK), with distinctively Scottish-flavoured covers of the mega-hits by two of their favourite US artists.

(BROCKTON, MA) – Shellz Releases “Cry” Featuring Kxng Crooked

Budding artist, Shellz recently teamed up with the incomparable Statik Selektah and esteemed lyricist, KXNG Crooked to unleash a fantastic new track titled “Cry.” The song kicks in with a beautiful melody, giving the track a laid-back feel. The drumbeat kicks in along with the vocals, going for an old-school east coast flavor (think Wu-Tang, or A Tribe Called Quest). The lead vocals have a modern R&B flavor, with a succinct arrangement that really highlights the main vocal melody. The hooks welcome some added ad-libs and subtle background vocals, while maintaining the focus on the lead vocals.

Producer, Songwriter Izzat Music Video Scores Big with US Retail Chains

He is goal driven and an enthusiast, and nowadays his energies are vested towards Electronic Dance Music, Deep House, Euro dance, Pop, and other Progressive genres. Additionally, he is working on a variety of professional projects.

Another Life music video was Directed by Zane and shot in Los Angeles with the lead actress Paige McGarvin acting as BRBN. Another Life video was distributed by Roc Video Promo in NY. The music video is regarded as a great screenplay for a hot Dance video and song. More so, the video has over 6 million views on YouTube. It’s airing on Music Choice Vod, Music Inner City on the West Coast and it stayed in rotation at CMC Playlist for at least 6 weeks. Another Life music video is airing in Planet Fitness, Gold’s Gym, Anytime Fitness, Retro Fitness and over 4,000 Gyms nationwide.

Amy Milner explores Vulnerability & Fragility in Stunning, Electronica Soundscape (Fans of James Blake/ Bon Iver)

‘A Little More’, is the stunning new collaboration between singer-songwriter Amy Milner and producer Tim Larcombe (Lana Del Rey/Halsey). The second track from a stunning forthcoming project, it’s a breathtaking piece of electronica that’s right at home among the likes of James Blake or Bon Iver. The track is accompanied by a visual, created from clips of Amy & Tim’s process recording the album, showcasing the depth and creative flair involved in their artistic process.

Balt Getty Debuts New Single, ‘LOSER’ with Eccentric Music Video

“LOSER” brings a sense of humor and wit to the subject. Balt, himself, feels this way but yet travels the world, designs beautiful clothing, DJs some amazing parties, and still, sometimes he feels like a loser and an alien in this world. The song itself has a catchy melody that’s easy to move and sing or rap along with. The lyrics are literally brought to lyrics through the music video, giving viewers an inside look on the real-life of Balt Getty; everything from his art to his clothing line, his drawings, his travels, his music. Intertwined with the lyrics as they’re brought to life around the screen with playful effects that give the video some extra oomph.

Eclipse Darkness – ‘Quit That’

Since releasing his two singles Jimmy Kimmel and Knock Knock and his recent concert Raw: Toronto Presents Reveal held in Toronto, Canada and Rudeboy release party in London, United Kingdom sponsored by clothing company Rude Boy, Eclipse Darkness proves that he is ready to make an impact in the world. Eclipse Darkness captured audiences and the judges when he first appeared showcasing his tongue twisting freestyling skills on the hit reality show AMERICA’S GOT TALENT. Since then he has continued to rise in the music industry, even collaborating with iconic legends like Busta Rhymes and Twista. In an industry that cries for creativity and uniqueness, Eclipse Darkness sets himself apart from the rest by striving to remain outside the collection of cookie-cutter artists in the Rap and Hip-Hop community and writing about his observations and opinions concerning his own experiences.

Alexandra Savior shares title track + video for new LP ‘The Archer’

“Portland’s mystery girl (VICE)” may no longer be a kept secret, but Alexandra Savior can never be fully figured out. She wears many colored hats, quite literally, as she explores a lighthouse, in her brand new video for the title track to her forthcoming album, The Archer, out now on Danger Mouse’s 30th Century Records.

Today, Savior also announces her 2020 North American tour dates, which will bring her mesmerizing live show to Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, San Francisco, CA and New York, NY in February. Tickets will be on-sale on Wednesday, October 30th.

Jackie – “Lifetime in a Touch”

““Lifetime in a Touch” is essentially a song about heartbreak, but it’s told through a positive outlook. The lyrics in the verses represent the past lover that engulfed and controlled you, while the chorus reminds you that there is more to life than lovers.”

Lauv Unveils “Sims” Video – Miquela Remix Out Now!

PLATINUM-certified independent singer, songwriter, producer, and pop visionary Lauv unveils the music video for newly released track “Sims.” The music video directed by Phillip Lopez (Kygo, Selena Gomez, Liam Payne) serves as the proper visual introduction of the “Little Lauv” characters that adorn his debut album artwork for ~how i’m feeling~ and make up Lauv’s “one man boyband.” The six multi-colored Little Lauv’s represent different aspects of his personality and in the video, we enter the world of Lauv’s mind as he struggles with which part of his identity he wants to embrace. The video, along with the music and other visuals of Lauv’s debut album ~how i’m feeling~ emphasize the message that we are more than just one identity and to embrace all different parts that make us unique and who we are.

Maccie – I Met My Baby in the “Dungeon”

“”Dungeon” is about acknowledging your own recklessness and embracing danger and desire. This song is meant to be heard as though hearing a secret, and meant to be felt like criminals making love on the run.”

Exclusive Premiere: Stream Maccie’s New Single “Dungeon”

Electro Rock Band Aiming for Enrike to Release New LP, ‘Music for Working Out’, January 10, 2020

Norwegian experimental rock band Aiming for Enrike plays explosive, fun and high energy music that has been called “a fascinating instrumental adventure in sound”. The Oslo-based duo — guitarist Simon Følstad Nilsen and drummer Tobias Ørnes (Ihsahn, Leprous, Shining) — known for its extraordinary live performances, will release its new album, ‘Music for Working Out’, on January 10, 2020 via Pekula Records.


Minnesota based, cinematic rock band COYOTE KID has released their hotly anticipated concept album, Skeleton Man. Funded in large part through fan support via a highly successful Kickstarter campaign, Skeleton Man introduces fans to the dark world first revealed in the debut single, “Femme Fatale.”