@skopemag news for – weekend – november 9-10, 2019 @ 5 pm est


As its title suggests, Michael Lington’s A Foreign Affair Christmas takes a romantic, cosmopolitan approach to holiday music. The Copenhagen-born, Los Angeles-based saxophonist-songwriter-producer has toured the globe, performing in over 40 countries – so it seemed only natural for him to bring Latin, Jazz, Caribbean, R&B and Danish flavors to Christmas classics that are beloved around the world.

Michael Lington

Fruition Issues New Release Wild As The Night Today

Pacific Northwest roots-rockers Fruition released the much-anticipated, Wild As The Night, a 7-song collection of new music showcasing their honest song-crafting skills and individual musical talents in a blend that could only be forged from years of playing together. Coming hot off of a buzzed-about late-night set at Hangtown Music Festival and guitarist and mandolinist Mimi Naja’s participation in What The Night Brings: A Tribute To Jeff Austin, Fruition have also just announced a 4-week tour of the midwest and northeast before returning to the west coast for WinterWonderGrass at Squaw Valley Resort.

North London dreamers Weird Milk share pulsating new single ‘Time Machine’

Capping off a whirlwind twelve months, the quintet’s latest effort follows acclaimed singles Anything You Want and Honey, I’m Around, having received widespread praise across the BBC Radio 1/6 Music airwaves (Annie Mac, Jack Saunders, Steve Lamacq) and growing support throughout the online community (NME, DIY, The Line Of Best Fit, Dork) as their profile continues to soar.

Lil Baby shares new track “Woah” from upcoming album

Most recently Lil Baby released “Baby (featuring DaBaby),” and “Out The Mud (featuring Future),” which clock in at 278 million streams and 109 million streams, respectively. On Thursday, Halloween day, Lil Baby hopped on a plane to play a surprise free concert at Southern University homecoming in Baton Rouge, LA, despite not getting a check.


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, some of 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.

Donovan Woods Shares Amazon Original Song “Clean Slate”

“‘Clean Slate’ is about wanting to start a new relationship without any baggage,” explains Woods. “Which is of course impossible. We’re all products of our own experiences to some extent. We can dream about loving someone like we’ve never been hurt, but yeah, like I said, it ain’t happening.”

Donovan Woods Has A Hit With “Clean Slate”

new Griselda track from upcoming Shady debut

Griselda’s long-awaited Shady Records debut LP is coming this winter and today they’ve dropped the next offering from it “Chef Dreds”. Featuring Westside Gunn, Conway, Benny The Butcher and produced by Daringer the song is pure lyrical prowess arriving at the essence of what Griselda is; the intersection of hip hop and art. Listen below and stay tuned for more info on the LP coming soon.

Yungeen Ace Gets His John Wick On in the “Step Harder” Video

Carrying the city of Jacksonville on his long-suffering shoulders, 21-year-old Yungeen Ace is coming for the rap game’s number one spot. Turning his young life’s tragedies into an unmitigated triumph, the Cinematic Music Group signee shares Step Harder, his latest project. A clear-headed examination of his trials and tribulations, Step Harder paints a vivid picture of his dangerous neighborhood and his life as a rising rap star. Throughout the tape, Ace dodging hardships like a champion boxer, thinking three steps ahead of his misfortunes, always ready to punch back.

Love Mansuy releases new EP “Of Age” | Watch + Listen to “Of Age” now

Growing up with the name “Love” wasn’t easy for the Montreal-born, New Jersey-raised artist Love Mansuy, who learned early on that people around him would always expect him to embody “love.” Love, who was raised unconventionally, would struggle to understand “love” in a conventional way, thus began a lifelong exploration on how “love” has manifested in the singer-songwriter’s life over the years. Of Age, which is out today, November 8th is a candid contemplation on Love’s more recent partnership and newfound fatherhood, but it only scratches the surface of his journey.

LiveXLive Names “Uptown Funk” Song of the Decade!

LiveXLive Media, Inc. (“LiveXLive”) (NASDAQ: LIVX), a global digital media company focused on live entertainment, today premiered the Top 100 Songs of the Decade. Determined by LiveXLive’s proprietary EQ (engagement quotient) ratings, “Uptown Funk” is ranked at #1 based on listening trends, including 67 billion total plays, “hearts,” skips, and bans.

SELEFICE – single “Mora” from mini album “I Met a God”

The Cult Extreme Metallers from Greece SELEFICE break their 25-year silence.

On May 17th 2019, SELEFICE returned to discography with “I Met a God” MCD, to introduce themselves again to both their old fans and new audience with 4 nightmarish songs expressing the rage, fear, paranoia and despair they feel and exist in their own minds creating their own cosmos.