@skopemag news – Weekend Edition – November 2-3, 2019 @ 7:00 am est


Taking his inspiration from film and video game music, Zen/it transfers his creative tastes to his music; energetic and beautiful, sometimes brutal, but always with always full of heart. Refusing to remain stuck in one genre, his music pushes boundaries in order to shed light on his deep and dark universe. ‘I want to tell my stories – regardless of the genre’ Zen/it explains. Establishing his “retro-futuristic” sound through a love of cinematic ambiences, video games, comics, and wider pop cultural influences, his new single ‘Ocean’ follows on from ‘Ashamed’ as the second chapter in a song trilogy concept being released on Sony Music.

Walker & Royce remix Dom Dolla’s smash ‘San Frandisco’

ARIA nominated Melbourne producer Dom Dolla has solidified his status as one of Australia’s leading dance exports with the release of ‘San Frandisco’. Already a huge success the world over, Dom now passes the torch to Brooklyn stalwarts Walker & Royce who have put their own unique wonky tech house touch on the already bass heavy tune, with early support from industry heavyweights Claude Vonstroke and Chris Lake.

Knife Party Release ‘Lost Souls’ Remixes

Remixing fan favourite ‘Death & Desire’ ft. Harrison, Laidback Luke’s reworking of the track will complete the package which already features remixes of ‘Ghost Train’ by DnB heavyweight Muzzy and ‘Lost Souls’ by British duo Annix.

Redeyes unveils new ‘Unfinished Theory’ EP

Toulouse-born DJ and producer Redeyes returns to The North Quarter with new EP ‘Unfinished Theory’, out 1st November.

An artist who has fully embraced the multi-genre aspirations of The North Quarter on previous releases, Redeyes returns to his roots on ‘Unfinished Theory’, delivering a more homogenous project that draws inspiration from jazz, techno and dub.

Icarus Reveal How They Made ‘Dreams Of You’ ft. Rae Morris in BTS Video

The video features Icarus in their UK studio and highlights the production journey, from initial chords, to equipment, to the collaborative process with Rae Morris, as well as the challenges they faced in the process. ‘Dream’s Of You’, which has already garnered Annie Mac’s HOTTEST RECORD on BBC Radio 1 since its 4th October release, follows on from their February 2019 EP ‘This Must Be The Place’, a lauded, four-track release that included ‘Echoes’, a single that hit #3 on BBC Radio 1 Dance Chart.

Julia Bhatt Releases Glistening New Single “Marco”

“Marco” is a lustrous new track by genre-jumping indie artist Julia Bhatt that rides on the heels of her critically-acclaimed debut single “Tall.” Working with producer and mentor Elliot Jacobson (Elle King, Ingrid Michaelson, Verite), the track features a slinky lounge-esque r&b groove that makes Julia’s sultry, flowy vocals shine bright, leading into a sense of urgency as the chorus chimes in.

Drifting In Silence Announces New Video Metamorphosis Directed By John Donica

Away is the new album released by ambient veteran Drifting In Silence. The project’s signature pure tones and bold minimalism return with a shroud of mystery. Just when the environment seems familiar, the entire terrain shifts, revealing what has been hiding in plain sight. The album glows with maturity and gentle attention to sound design.

KILLY Releases Drake-Approved “Triple Helix” Single

With the help of a rapid grassroots fanbase drawn to his cutting-edge aesthetic and earworm hooks, multi-faceted artist KILLY is Canada’s most exciting rap riser. Bringing his mutated and melodic strain of trap music to a new level, KILLY shares “Triple Helix,” his new single. Produced by WorkingOnDying collective member OogieMane (Drake’s “I’m Upset”, Lil Uzi Vert’s “That’s a Rack” and “Sanguine Paradise”) and 16yrold (Sheck Wes’s “Mo Bamba”, Playboi Carti’s “I Promise You”), “Triple Helix” is a futuristic flexer’s anthem, complete with reverberating keyboards, wavy synthesizers, and a slight reggae feel in the percussion. Rocking a motormouthed flow and tossing out otherworldly ad-libs, “Triple Helix” finds the Toronto rapper rhyming with a confidence that earned a positive reaction from Drake when KILLY dropped a sneak peek at the track on Instagram: “Can’t fear man, but I might fear God/Got the whole world all in my palm/Stand on the Benz make me feel so tall/In high demand, I got what you wan


Violinist, singer, songwriter, and producer Sudan Archives has released her highly anticipated debut album Athena via Stones Throw Records. The album is available for purchase on standard black vinyl, limited black and bronze marbled vinyl, and in a deluxe edition with a bonus zine and 7-inch of two unreleased songs, as well as on CD and digital. The album’s central theme is duality. Herself a twin, Sudan has long been acquainted with the notion of opposites coexisting within one entity. Embracing her most direct lyrical approach to date she plunges headfirst into themes of female strength, the coexistence of good and evil in people, breakups, and the gulf between others’ perception of her and how she perceives herself.

Honky-Tonk Singer-Songwriter Ags Connolly’s New LP “Wrong Again” Is Out Today!

Wrong Again is Ags Connolly’s third studio album, following on from his highly-acclaimed offerings How About Now (2014) and Nothin’ Unexpected (2017). The traditional country singer-songwriter from Oxfordshire, England, took the reins on this latest effort, producing the album with a team of London-based musicians in the peaceful and intimate surroundings of Woodworm Studios in his home county. Ags also enlisted the expert help of accordionist Michael Guerra (The Mavericks) and fiddle player Eamon McLoughlin (Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell), both of whom had graced his previous album.

RIP – Neal Casal Solo Discography Released Today On Digital Music Platforms

Neal Casal—a guitarist, singer and songwriter—passed away on August 26. He was celebrated most recently for his work with Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Circles Around the Sun. Prior to his involvement in those projects, however, he recorded and toured prolifically as a solo artist. Though never reaching the wider success he found in the later stages of his career, he left behind a critically acclaimed body of work under his own name, including nine solo albums, two duo albums and a handful of compilations and retrospectives that intertwined elements of vintage rock, country and soul.

a-ha Take On Me YouTube Documentary Premieres Today

THE MAKING OF … “TAKE ON ME” recounts the story behind the writing of the song and the making of its iconic video. It weaves new interviews with members of a-ha – Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket and Pål Waaktaar – Savoy together with interviews that spotlight the people who were part of the song’s phenomenal success. Those guests include the song’s producer, Alan Tarney; the woman who starred in the video, Bunty Bailey; and the video’s designers/animators, Candace Reckinger and Michael Patterson.

Alok teams up with French artist Hugel on infectious new single ‘I Don’t Wanna Talk’ ft. Amber Van Day

Brazilian artist Alok has collaborated with French DJ and producer Hugel and British singer-songwriter Amber Van Day on new single ‘I Don’t Wanna Talk’, out now via Alok’s CONTROVERSIA imprint.

Combining upbeat drums with impassioned pop vocals and Alok’s signature Brazilian bass drops, ‘I Don’t Wanna Talk’ possesses all of the elements necessary to become an adored crossover track.

Knife Party Release Halloween Remix of ‘Death and Desire’

After releasing the explosive ‘Lost Souls EP’ back in July as well as two huge remixes, Knife Party can exclusively announce the final remix in the package is from Dutch EDM DJ and producer Laidback Luke.

Remixing fan favourite ‘Death & Desire’ ft. Harrison, Laidback Luke’s reworking of the track will complete the package which already features remixes of ‘Ghost Train’ by DnB heavyweight Muzzy and ‘Lost Souls’ by British duo Annix.

New Music: The Game featuring Anderson .Paak “Stainless”

Today, Compton rapper The Game shares his soulful new jam “Stainless” featuring Grammy winning artist Anderson .Paak. Produced by Big Duke, The Game rides over a sweet-sounding smooth West Coast track with an effortless flow reminiscing over Nipsey Hussle, 2Pac, Fatal Hussein, Yaki Kadafi, Orlando “Baby Lane” Anderson and 2Pac. A music video for the song was filmed in LA earlier this month. The song track appear on The Game’s ninth studio album Born 2 Rap available via Entertainment One/Prolific/5th Amendment Entertainment on November 29th, 2019.

Marie Miller Shares New Single “Imaginary Friend” From Forthcoming Album

Of the song, Miller stated “‘Imaginary Friend’ is about falling in love with someone you barely know and creating them as the perfect person in your head. I grew up reading classic literature and fairy tales and devoloped quite the imagination. Although this has been helpful as an artist, my imagination has not always been the most helpful in love.”

The Jacks Bring California Sunshine To Their Holiday Single “In The Bleak Midwinter;”

Los Angeles-based rock ‘n’ roll band The Jacks release “In The Bleak Midwinter,” today, November 1 via EDGEOUT Records/UMe. The track is an exciting change for the original carol; taking it from a traditional choir ensemble and giving it a refreshing rock and roll spin. Produced by GRAMMY®-winning engineer/mixer Thom Russo, the song was recorded in Southern California on a hot summer day, but regardless, The Jacks added their spirit of the holidays to the song.


History-making award-winning New Zealand quintet SIX60 stir rock, reggae, funk, and pop together with a twist of kiwi roots music and Maori instrumentation. Invoking this spirit and Kiwi roots, their latest music and next evolution showcases traditional Maori instruments such as Pūtātara and Pūkāe (stone and long trumpets), Bone Kōauao (Bone Flute), and Karanga Weka (Stone Flute).

Leeds indie prospects Talkboy release debut EP ‘Over & Under’ alongside blissful new single ‘Hollow Spheres’

Shifting between epic moments of joyful indie pop, interspersed with emotional and engaging songwriting, Leeds sextet Talkboy demonstrate their glittering potential in debut EP Over & Under, set for release 1st November via Come Play With Me / LAB Records.

Emerging in late 2018 with euphoric debut cut Mother, the fledgling six-piece have since become one of Yorkshire’s hottest indie prospects, releasing a series of irresistible anthems including the addictive Someone Else For You and melodic Wasting Time, both of which feature on the band’s upcoming EP.

Country Music Legend Clint Black Releases First Single “This Old House” Off His 22nd Album, Still Killin Time

One of Country music’s most celebrated and admired artists, Clint Black, released the first single and accompanying music video for “This Old House” today from his highly-anticipated album, Still Killin’ Time.

“This Old House” honors country music’s home the Grand Ole Opry and features a team of powerhouse performers who are no strangers to the Opry stage including; Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, Cody Jinks, Sara Evans, Michael Ray, Darius Rucker, Travis Tritt, and Steve Wariner.

Guided By Voices Share ‘Sweating The Plague’ LP Via COS | 12-Song LP Out Now On GBV Inc.

Guided By Voice’s new album (and 3rd this year!) Sweating The Plague has been released across all streaming services today via GBV Inc. The LP was shared with a track by track feature with Consequence of Sound. Singles from the record have received praise from KCRW, Stereogum and more. Later this month, the band will be touring across the United States in support of the record, dates below.

Guided by Voices share Track by Track breakdown of new album Sweating the Plague: Stream


Dua Lipa releases her new track “Don’t Start Now” today. She announced the single last Thursday with a teaser to great fan excitement, with Billboard noting, “The disco-tinged track doesn’t skip a beat in its electric gusto. Fans have been left flabbergasted by the snippet… #DL2 couldn’t come any sooner,” and GQ adding, “We’re getting a Dua Lipa comeback that we do not deserve but we do need.”

“Promare (Redux)” Showing in Select U.S. Movie Theaters on December 8 Only

In September, GKIDS and Fathom Events continued their collaboration to bring exciting all new animated features to U.S. cinemas with “Promare” premiere events. Due to overwhelming fan demand, the companies announce that “Promare” will return for a special encore showing in December with “Promare (Redux).”

“Promare” is the first feature-length film from the acclaimed Studio TRIGGER, creators of the hit series “KILL la KILL” and “Little Witch Academia.” Directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi (“GURREN LAGANN,” “KILL la KILL”), it is the spiritual successor to many his former works, and uses a bold cel-shaded visual style to tell a blistering action-adventure story.

Naked Six announce debut album ‘Lost Art Of Conversation’

British rock’n’roll trio Naked Six have unveiled their fiery debut single ‘Gimme Something’. The track is taken from their incredible debut album Lost Art of Conversation, set for release on March 6th 2020 via Silver Lining Music.

‘Gimme Something’ is a balls-to-the-wall slice of attitude that strides confidently into the room, kicks the furniture around laughing loudly, and leaves the smashed-up building taller and cooler than when it went in. It’s a catchy, groovy, punk-washed-bass-driven morsel of ear candy – a blast of sweet, fresh, invigorating air serving as a stellar introduction to the band.

Los Rakas Releases Today New Single For Dia De Los Muertos Ya Tú Sabes

On November 1st, Panamanian Grammy nominated duo Los Rakas brings a new hit for Dia de Los Muertos titled “Ya tú Sabes”. The first single following their album “Manes De Negocio”, Los Rakas went to Medellín, Colombia, and created a trap-meets-rock anthem. Imagine Migos and Metallica on one song; that’s the energy that this track gives. “Ya tú Sabes” releases as Los Rakas kicks off the Panameri’kana Tour, playing 10 cities along the west coast with immigrant rock band Making Movies.