@skopemag news for – weekend – november 9-10, 2019 @ 2 pm est

announcing: Latitude 49’s “Wax and Wire”

Cross-continental new music powerhouse Latitude 49 returns with flair and verve on their sophomore release Wax and Wire. Today New Amsterdam is excited to announce Wax and Wire’s release through our subscription-only Windmill Series. The album will be available on all digital platforms on February 7. Stay tuned for details on album release shows in March!


Today, certified-platinum recording artist and Billboard chart-topping singer/songwriter Sevyn Streeter released track “WHATCHUSAY” along with a music video, as the first release off of her forthcoming album Drunken Wordz x Sober Thoughtz, via Groundwērk/Entertainment One (eOne) set to drop in 2020.

Sevyn Streeter Drops Visuals for ‘Whatchusay’


R&B Super Nova and dynamic duo Emotional Oranges released their critically acclaimed EP ‘The Juice Vol. II’ today via Avant Garden. The project comes on the heels of their sold-out tour, experiencing one of the biggest ascends of the year. Within 3 months, their shows have tripled in size, they’ve received over 60 million global streams to date and fans are dying to figure out the identities of A and V. While Emotional Oranges is just getting started, the demand is high and they’re proving to have dominated 2019 with their sights set on 2020, as break out stars.

Spotify’s #1 Global Viral Hit Cobi returns with single “Island In My Mind” 

“Island In My Mind” releases Cobi’s raw emotions into the single, showcasing triumphantly uplifting lyrics and vocals. This track demonstrated the numbness and coat of armor that many put on to keep moving forward. In this encouraging anthem, Cobi relates to the masses by practicing vulnerability and meshing the light drums with somber strings from guitars. The release brings together all of Cobi’s fans but also new audiophiles that have an appreciation of specialized sound and work that the “Don’t You Cry For Me” singer is known for producing.

Atmosphere Drops New “Bde Maka Ska” Music Video

Today, iconic hip hop duo Atmosphere delivers new music with the single “Bde Maka Ska” and announces “The Wherever Tour – North America.” “Bde Maka Ska” marks the first new release since 2018’s acclaimed Mi Vida Local album, and comes with a fresh visual from director Tomas Aksamit. “The Wherever Tour – North America” is set to kick off in Atmosphere’s hometown of Minneapolis, MN on January 13 at the renowned First Avenue, before launching across the U.S. and Canada for a slate of 30+ dates.

New Music From Lil Mosey “Certified Hitmaker” Out Now On Interscope Records

The 14-track album also features collaborations with Trippie Red, AJ Tracey and R&B superstar Chris Brown on “G Walk.” Mosey leaked a sizzling new song this week, “Live This Wild,” and on Wednesday, the prolific 17-year-old launched a Fan Only experience in honor of the album’s release with a free concert at The Echo in Los Angeles. He will follow up with two more free shows on Monday, November 11 at SOBs in New York and Sunday, November 24 at Neumos in his hometown of Seattle.

Triple threat, Elise, has released her sophomore single, “A-Frame”

On her new single, “A-Frame,” Elise reflects on the beautifully messy pressure of falling in love when you’re a dreamer with big plans. A heady, slow groove introduces Elise’s soulful voice as it undulates over a stunning melody. As she croons about struggling to separate her dreams from her desires, the beat trips and triggers beneath her whispering, introspective musings. On a track all about trying to let love fall into place while chasing your dreams, the climax explodes in a fiery rhythmic wreck of blame and goodbye. Check out Elise’s new single, “A-Frame.”


Famous Dex has earned a reputation as a “creative jitterbug,” exhibiting his spontaneous personality and boundless energy to anyone he hangs with. Dex’s sound possesses overexcited ad-libs and a penchant for turning up to the max. Dex got his start when his grind caught the attention of Rich the Kid who then signed him to Rich Forever/300 Entertainment at the end of 2016. At the time, for not having a debut album out yet, Dex’s biggest internet singles are gems in his discography: “Drip From My Walk,” “OK, Dexter,” “2 Times,” and more which have garnered millions views on YouTube. Last year, Dex released his debut album Dex Meets Dexter which houses mega hits “Japan” and “Pick It Up” ft. ASAP Rocky marking Dex’s Billboard chart debut.

N U E L A C H A R L E S – My New ‘Melt’ EP – OUT TODAY!

“These songs are the culmination of two years of creative work as I took back more control of the recording process, and dove into aspects of production and mixing that I never had before. I was able to work with my producers to mold each song into its final form, not settling for any aspect of it and making sure that I believed in it 100%.”

Moonray Release Stunning Lyric Video for “Electrifying and Upbeat”

Passionately crafted over the course of the past three years, Digital Moon is a colorful, sparkling collection that reflects the duo’s growth and maturity as a band. “The songs are each little moonbeams in a digital format that we hope to share the light with others,” they say. “The name ‘Moonray’ came about while on a camping trip. We looked up and noticed how the moon carried the light and reflected down on us on the pathway we were on. Since then, our mission became to try to create songs that will bring a sense of joy and nostalgia while pulling out of the dark into light. Out of fear as you step into the night.”

Ottawa, Canada based maxime. releases quirky indie-pop single ‘the apathy song’

21 year old Maxime Trippenbach, a.k.a. maxime., makes lush, colourful indie-pop from his home in Ottawa, Canada. Today he releases new single ‘the apathy song’ – lifted from upcoming debut album ‘whatevernowiscalled’ out December 6th via AWAL. Quirky and distinctive, maxime. is an artist who sees progression and experimentation as his natural right of passage.


On Tuesday, Chris Brown posted a flyer (right) on both his official Twitter and Instagram accounts announcing a yard sale at his house in Tarzana, CA.

By doing so, Brown proved the concept for The Yard, a technology solution developed for celebrities and influencers to monetize their entire life.

“As you can see from Chris’ success, celebrities have a bundle of value, which they can unlock with the right relationship,” says CEO Todd Brown. “The Yard is that relationship.”

Yung Pretender unveils emotional new single ‘One More’

Bristol-based DJ and producer Yung Pretender has unveiled his new single ‘One More’, out 8th November via Ultra. An emotional dance track that pairs the soaring vocals of Chilli Chilton with an irresistible bassline, ‘One More’ marks an exciting new chapter for Yung Pretender as he heads into 2020.

BROTHERS OF METAL have released the video for single ‘Njord’

The hype is real! One must have lived under a rock to not hear of this amazing new band from Falun, Sweden: BROTHERS OF METAL are an extraordinary 8-piece which is taking the Metal world by storm. Their initially self-released debut ‘Prophecy Of Ragnarök’ was officially made available by AFM Records in November 2018, and it became a best seller right away. On top of that, the album’s songs were streamed more than 25 million times!, which is a huge number for a Metal band, let alone a group still in its early stages.


Hether is 24-year-old Paul Castelluzzo. Raised near San Diego and now based in Los Angeles, Hether grew up playing Jazz and listening to T. Rex, Beach Boys, Velvet Underground and The Beatles. A guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, Hether self-produced and wrote his entire debut EP. Additional writing credits include guitar on “Time” by The Free Nationals, Mac Miller and Kali Uchis, Anderson .Paak’s “King James” and production on Mac Ayres “Devil’s in the Details.” As a new artist, Hether has been writing sun-kissed songs to cope with the vulnerability of living. Castelluzzo started Hether in the wake of his sister’s passing, and at the end of three years touring as part of popular Bachata artist Romeo Santos’ live band.


Skip Marley, the Island Records reggae prodigy, releases the duet you didn’t know you needed, a new single titled “Slow Down” with two-time 2019 Grammy© Award-winning artist H.E.R. via Tuff Gong/Island Records. As the ‘Island 60’ anniversary celebration gains momentum, Skip carries on as the newest rising star in the family tradition of his grandfather, music legend Bob Marley, a foundational icon in the reggae, roots rock, soul, and hip-hop saga of Island Records.

Taylor Swift favorite Yoke Lore releases new a/b track inspired by trust and falling in love  

In the wake of his headlining tour, Yoke Lore releases a new a/b single “Bravado” / “Body Parts.” The tracks highlight Yoke Lore’s vocal capabilities while providing calm nostalgia-provoking jams perfect for reflecting on 2019.

The Good Ones Release New Album ‘Rwanda, You Should Be Loved’ Today

The Good Ones utilize one-of-a-kind instruments in their music, often incorporating their own farming tools as percussion. Vocalist and guitarist Adrien Kazigira continues to subsist as a farmer on the land that he and his children were born on, where he hid for months and survived the 1994 Rwandan genocide, and the place where his wife died.

Lil Mosey Ready To Prove He’s A Certified Hitmaker With Debut Album

The 14-track album also features collaborations with Trippie Red, AJ Tracey and R&B superstar Chris Brown on “G Walk.” Mosey leaked a sizzling new song this week, “Live This Wild,” and on Wednesday, the prolific 17-year-old launched a Fan Only experience in honor of the album’s release with a free concert at The Echo in Los Angeles. He will follow up with two more free shows on Monday, November 11 at SOBs in New York and Sunday, November 24 at Neumos in his hometown of Seattle.

Matthew Chaim Reveals New Album ‘The Mathematics of Nature’

“The Mathematics of Nature is a conversation with myself, a conversation with my father, a conversation with someone I love,” Chaim writes of the record. “It is a meditation on the helpless nature of death, the healing nature of love, and the restless nature of our own minds. It is a creative collaboration between myself and my dearest friend Rabitt aka Jason Wu. It is a short LP, a long EP, a stream of consciousness, a hopeful expression of vulnerability and change. And it is meant to be completely and entirely yours. I love you. Thank you. Amen.”


arlier this morning, Omaha, NE born rap-singer SK8 announced via Billboard, his new joint venture label deal with his own Alignment Records and Art@War/Atlantic Records. To celebrate the news, the Taylor Gang affiliate releases the visual for “Omme” featuring Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum rap superstar and Taylor Gang boss Wiz Khalifa.

NYC trio United Waters release their fourth LP ‘Coma to Coma’

United Waters was formed in the twilight years of Mouthus, around 2009-2010, as a solo project of Brian Sullivan. It was an outlet for more song-based structures that had been drifting around the past decade and coalescing in the Arbitrary Signs imprint’s release of the 2010 LP “Your First Ever River.” Flushing out the project to play live, Patrick Cole [KHF] on 2nd guitar and Robert Mayson [Grey Daturas / Skydiver] on percussion joined in 2011. 2012 saw Chris Shields [Mr. Transylvania / Alien Trilogy] come in on percussion and new material being written, which would become the “Sunburner” LP released on Bathetic Records in 2014.

WELLS VALLEY: Portuguese Avant-garde blackened sludge trio’s ‘Reconcile The Antinomy’

Lisbon based Wells Valley’s all-consuming sound enthrallingly incorporates elements of black metal, doom, post/sludge metal, psychedelic rock and even avant-garde music.

The Portuguese trio unleashed their sophomore full length, Reconcile the Antinomy, today via Black Lion Records. Inspired by cosmology, hermeticism and theology, this 06-track album descents into a murky sphere, circled by an eerie atmosphere and monolithic heaviness. With this record, the avant-trio once again re-strengthen their own brand of sound, without bearing a resemblance to their peers.

Danish alt-pop collective Jaguar Moon find solace in letting go on ‘Bird Song’

Jaguar Moon are a new project from Denmark’s Bjarke Bendtsen. They’re releasing their latest single ‘Bird Song’, taken from the alternative pop group’s spellbinding debut EP.

Bjarke tells us the new track is about “setting free the ones you love,” a task that is easier said than done. With minimalistic drum loops and guitar textures akin to Spiritualized and early Pixies, the song represents the spectre of sadness that sits on your shoulders after a thorny separation.


Danish experimental R&B duo Phlake unveil another slice of luscious R&B-tinged pop with new single ‘Baby Steps’, out now through forward-thinking label disco:wax.

‘Baby Steps’comes on the tails of last year’s 90’s influenced single ‘Waited All Summer’, a further development of the band’s soulful signature sound created by the other half of the duo Jonathan Elkær- a renowned beat alchemist – which writing credits include Alina Baraz and Khalid collaborative single, ‘Electric’.

WATCH: Emerging Artist, Alfreda Shares Chic ‘Anyone’ Official Video

Emerging singer-songwriter Alfreda stuns on enthralling new track ‘Anyone’ – out today.

‘Anyone’ echoes the greatness of slick early noughties club-pop blended with Alfreda’s unique melodic, sound and style. The track was co-written in Berlin with Craig Walker (Archive) and produced with Thierry Fournié (Mineral) in Paris – its tender piano intro transforms into sophisticated pad synths and lounge chords. The subversive production of ‘Anyone’ mirrors the ups and downs of the stagnant love Alfreda depicts in the track’s emotional self-written lyrics.

Radio Drive’s Song “Sweet Thing” Included In Book Of The Top 1,000 Songs Of All Time

They say timing is everything and the timing couldn’t be more right for Radio Drive. The release of their sixth, full-length album in August of 2019 has been receiving rave reviews, one after another. The good news doesn’t end there for Radio Drive because the single “Sweet Thing,” featured on the album She Colors My World, recently made honorable mention in a book highlighting the Top 1,000 songs of all time. Radio Drive has incredible momentum at the moment, so just keep the wheels moving and axles turning.

In the midst of this hot streak, Kevin Gullickson, the songwriter and engine behind Radio Drive, couldn’t be more thankful and grateful for all of the recent success. At the top of the list is this honorable mention in a book written by author Jay Goldberg called Rock on Neon Radio’s Top 1,000 Songs of All Time (available at Amazon). Rock on Neon Radio is a Live365 radio station and the book features songs they’ve played from major and independent artists. Kevin’s “Sweet Thing” was selected as an honorable mention by Jay Goldberg.

Operating under the moniker BAILE, Brooklyn based producer Reed Kackley

Operating under the moniker BAILE, Brooklyn based producer Reed Kackley curates rich dance music inspired by heady house beats and down-tempo rhythms. “Winte” is a blissful journey through shadowy synths and celestial melodies – glittering with organic instrumentation and ambient dance beats. As blankets of soft, icy flakes drift through the air, barbs of static synths puncture the wintry drifts – forming frosty crystals beneath the surface.

Rookes releases sophomore EP, Liminal

Liminal is flooded with the tension and ecstasy of Rookes’ own love stories, spreading across a two-year period as she began to explore her queer identity across the London dating scene. Rookes’ potent, flexible voice weaves between joy, discovery and despair across the four tracks: Salvage, New Lovers, Liminal and Constellations – drawing from sharp eighties synth influences as well as orchestral arrangements and anthem rock to evolve this sophomore record.

“Remarkable… there’s no chance anything will hold her back from indie stardom” – The Revue