Halloween edition – @skopemag news for October 31, 2019 @ 2 pm est


“I’m really happy to have finally released the entire EP! This project only marks the beginning of the growth in my music. I’m so happy to see how people are reacting, it makes me really fulfilled to know my music has touched people,” says UMI on today’s Love Language EP release.

Released Today! MkX – “right place, at the right time”

Transforming the outlandish concepts inside his brain into fully realized productions using a laptop and microphone, multi-instrumentalist/songwriter/producer MkX is quickly emerging as a fresh, innovative pop trendsetter. Juxtaposing electronic, R&B, future bass and trap production with dynamic and infectious pop songwriting, the Boston based artist is building an intense buzz with the five singles he has dropped over the last two years.

West African Artist TWICY Drops Visual for New Single “Gimme Love”

West African rapper TWICY, with his mesmerizing vocals and sensational lyrics, is quickly climbing the ladder of success in his country of Ghana and abroad. In 2018 he was recognized as Central African Artist of the Year and recently appeared on Zylofon TV gaining him some well-deserved notoriety. TWICY grabs the attention of audiences with his truly dynamic live performances and has been touring throughout France and Germany increasing his fan base. His artistry has received praise from records executives and industry tastemakers who compare his talents to artists such as Davido, Wiz Kid, and Burna Boy. His latest single “Gimme Love”, produced by African super-producers DCQ x KP, is available on all streaming platforms.

Hip Hop Artist YAVID (King 810) Releases New EP Paper Fortune Teller October 30, 2019

Hip Hop Artist YAVID (David Gunn, lead vocals of King 810) will release his solo EP titled Paper Fortune Teller independently on October 30, 2019. The EP was produced by HELLUVA, Earthworm and Josh Schroeder.

The video for the first single “Hemingway” is already at over 40,000 views. The video can be seen here (video has graphic content):


New York City art-rock icons Battles have released a video for “Fort Greene Park,” a standout single from their new album Juice B Crypts (released October 18 via Warp Records). Directed by Colin Read, the clip is a fitting addition to the group’s rich visual history, a beautifully shot meditation on movement rendered via a loosely choreographed panoply of DIY transportation-enthusiasts. The treatment is fitting for the sprawling instrumental, whose steady, controlled pace and pastoral melodies are reflected by the band performing the song on flatbed carts being towed (and accompanied) by a small army of skaters, cyclists, joggers, scooterists, rollerbladers, and veritably every other method of self-transport. As the crew make their way through parks, neighborhoods, and industrial backstreets, the clip breathes life into the album’s distinct New York influence.

Robyn Hitchcock releases new “Juliet, Naked” video, announces U.S. tour

Robyn Hitchcock has unveiled a striking companion video for his recently released single, “Sunday Never Comes.” The clip – directed by award-winning Australian filmmaker Jeremy Dylan (Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts) – is streaming now at Hitchcock’s official YouTube channel HERE.

Chelsea Rose Premieres “Eyes” Video via Indie Current

Chelsea Rose is a songstress and sorceress of the arts.

Channeling through guitar, songwriting and visual arts, she shines an honest light on human truths. Themes of hope, heartache, love and its counterparts are prevalent in her work.

Hybrid Minds & Fred V release new single ‘Drowning in You’

In recent years, there are two acts who have consistently stood at the forefront of the liquid drum & bass scene: Hybrid Minds and Fred V. Each has established a global reputation for powerful, musical D&B, with their sound becoming inextricably entwined into the DNA of the genre.


“Blink-182 is the reason I started playing guitar when I was a kid. Their music helped me through my entire childhood & teenage years and Icouldn’t be more honored to have them on a song of mine,” says Goody, “Travis Barker reached out to me last Fall to open for Blink in Las Vegas and we’ve became great friends since then. I hope ‘Scumbag’ can be the anthem for people’s lives such as Blink’s entire discography is for me.”

David Harks and Vhyce Present: Rosa Ama — “Ethers”

Today, October 30th, they share a double single titled “Ethers.” The multifaceted “Ethers” release features both a ‘Day Version’ and ‘Night Version’ of Rosa Ama’s song. The unique presentation is designed to complement the two different moods that embody the music. The Day Version is a slower and more loungey adult-contemporary edit. While the Night Version is a more uptempo indie dance track produced for DJing and the dance floor. Both cuts feature identical lyrics and showcase Rosa Ama’s dynamic songwriting and powerful production abilities.

FYRHTU: BrooklynVegan Premieres “Ritual” By Ambient Project Formed By Vastum And Cardinal Wyrm Members

Newly formed Oakland, California ambient-electronic folk duo FYRHTU – formed in the past year by multi-instrumentalists and co-vocalists Leila Abdul-Rauf (Vastum, Hammers Of Misfortune, Ionophore) and Nathan A. Verrill (Cardinal Wyrm) – prepares to release their expansive No More Days In The Light debut next week. As the album nears its public unveiling, BrooklynVegan is hosting an exclusive premiere of the album’s “Ritual.”

Ásgeir is back!

Ásgeir had Iceland’s biggest selling debut album by a home grown artist at just 20 years old, outselling Björk, Sigur Rós and Of Monsters & Men, winning 4 Icelandic Music Awards and a prestigious Nordic Music Prize nomination. No stranger to accolades, at 17 he also held his nation’s record for the longest javelin throw…