@skopemag news for – Veterans Day – november 11, 2019 @ 9 am est

Franky Wah remixes Regard’s viral hit Ride It

Franky Wah follows Jonas Blue’s recent path in remixing DJ and producer Regard’s viral smash ‘Ride It’, the remodel of Jay Sean’s original 2008 hit. It follows the hugely popular tracks success from the lyric video made up of fans dancing to the track on Tik-Tok.

The Dark Element’s “Songs The Night Songs” Out Today on Frontiers Music Srl

The DARK ELEMENT is a musical project fronted by vocalist Anette Olzon (ex-Nightwish), together with Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen (Insomnium, Cain’s Offering, ex-Sonata Arctica). Today sees the release of the duo’s second album, entitled “Songs The Night Sings,” which is being met with rave reviews from fans and critics alike. “Songs The Night Sings” picks up where their self-titled debut record left off, with immaculate vocals from Anette and fabulous anthems written by Jani! For a taste of the album, watch the video for the recently premiered song “Not Your Monster.”

Tim Atlas (Zane Lowe) | Releases New EP & Shares Video – US dates

LA-based Zane Lowe-supported indie-pop artist, Tim Atlas, is today sharing the video for his vivacious new single, ‘Crime of Passion’. Self-produced by Atlas with the assistance of Grant Averill, the new single follows hot on the heels of the Complex-tipped ‘Tangerine’ and is the latest single to be lifted from the new seven-track EP, Together Lonely, which is also out today. The EP will be trailed with a US tour supporting Goldroom, taking in a hometown slot at the El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles on November 9, 2019. Further UK/EU dates are expected in early 2020 – the forthcoming nine US 2019 shows are below.

FIRSTWORLD (Kris Alvarez) Shares “What A Drag” With The 405

Miami producer and artist, Firstworld (Kris Alvarez) has premiered his latest single, “What A Drag.” The latest in a group of singles that explore various themes on anxiety through love songs. The single was premiered with The 405, praising, “Love does have a way of gripping hold of one’s heart, creating emotions that are often volatile and difficult to control. So, too, it is with anxiety. The parallels between the two emotional states is top-tier fodder for songwriting, and Firstworld deploys them to full effect, crafting an off-kilter atmosphere reflective of the transmuting power of love and anxiety.”


The ‘Glorious’ EP is Ella’s first release on her new label, Atlantic / Major Toms / Asylum, to which she was signed by Rudimental having toured with the band for 18 months as a live vocalist. A deeply personal labour of love, Ella spent the past year writing and recording the ‘Glorious’ EP in London and LA, and the end result is a four-track record that encompasses her journey of self-acceptance and reflects on deeply personal life events, while also highlighting her renowned vocals, which saw her shoot to global stardom at the tender age of 18-years-old.

WOLFBRIGADE: Swedish Hardcore Punk Outfit’s Tenth LP, The Enemy: Reality, Out Today

On the wind-bitten plains of Skaraborg, Sweden, the wolves have arisen once again. They are on the prowl, yearning for your blood, warm and fresh. On their tenth album, WOLFBRIGADE cuts deep, and they are ruthless. This time they have only submitted to themselves, from recording to production and artwork working in isolation, resulting in heightened senses and sharpened fangs. The ten songs rip into both body and mind, with no holds barred regarding power, substance, and melody.

QUIN Releases “Calling” – Lovelorn Disco Inspired Track

California chanteuse QUIN has followed up with a new release this week on the heels of her upcoming project, LUCID which will be out November 15th. The track “Calling,” a synthy upbeat song, is a further example of QUIN’s refinement of her ‘fantasy soul’ sound.

Dream-Folk Duo Rosu Lup Releases New Album, ‘The Ranger’

Rosu Lup, the Philadelphia-based duo of Jonathan Stewart and Josh Marsh, combines a sonic mix of indie-folk, electronic and orchestral influences on The Ranger, out today. Their sophomore full-length album is full of the observations and lessons they’ve learned during a personal and painful chapter, and offers their most expansive sound yet, thanks in part to James McAlister (Sufjan Stevens, The National) who added drums, synth and keys to the mix.

The Ranger works through difficult phases of life and finds the duo discovering hope along the way. Lead single “What You Need” explores the dissolution of a marriage and the realization that it was what both individuals needed to move forward in life. Substream Magazine notes that the song is “a deeply nuanced, beautiful track that will have listeners thinking about it for a long time.”

PREMIERE: Rosu Lup reach deep for answers on “What You Need”


The Liverpool duo have firmly established themselves as one of the most in-demand acts around and are currently Beatport’s biggest selling artist of all time. They have consistently gained support from industry heavyweights such as Annie Mac, Danny Howard and Pete Tong. Making their mark in 2017 with their Grammy-nominated hit “Cola,” CamelPhat have continued to release a flurry of club-ready hits and garner worldwide acclaim with tracks such as “Panic Room” with Au/Ra and “Be Someone” alongside Jake Bugg.


“I want songs to be fun and rebellious like stealing a neon orange Lambo on a Sunday afternoon to go eat strawberry ice cream in a lime silk gown. I think there’s a huge void in songs right now and I want to fill it with magic mushrooms, candied violet perfume and 808s.”

Nérija share new single “Where It Ends And Begins”

Blume is a truly breath-taking collection of compositions that perfectly encapsulates everything Nérija; vibrant, engaging, infectious and truly current. For just over an hour, they take us on a sprawling wonderful journey, arriving at what is a majestic body of work; their personal and collective experiences and inspirations over the last half decade or so.


Highlights of the new edition are two new exciting duets, “Return To Love” features BRIT Award-winning, Grammy-nominated British singer-songwriter, Ellie Goulding, and “Dormi Dormi Lullaby” a new track with Andrea’s good friend and Golden Globe Award-winning actress, Jennifer Garner. The duets add to the star-studded line-up on the original album: Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa and Josh Groban feature along with Andrea’s son Matteo Bocelli, whose emotional duet “Fall on Me” became a viral hit, with the accompanying music video currently surpassing 58 million views.

Pollstar Live75 – Jonas Brothers, Bad Bunny & Madonna Score Big

After four weeks rising in the ranks on LIVE75, the Jonas Brothers jump from second to No. 1 on the chart based on ticket sales from 11 concerts in October of the trio’s “Happiness Begins” tour, overtaking last week’s top touring artist, Carrie Underwood, by 150 seats. Since the Aug. 7 launch of the tour in North America, the group has drawn 685,325 fans to 47 performances for a total box office take of $74.4 million.


“Chance the Rapper and Kanye West may use gospel elements to give their music a reverent lilt, but the genre hasn’t had many crossover evangelists since Kirk Franklin’s hip-hop bombast brought it to the pop charts in the 1990s. Enter Ms. Vice, whose version of gospel is more rootsy than radio. She has a rich voice that fits easily into her groovy yet understated arrangements; the result recalls the gentle revival of artists like Leon Bridges. “ – The New York Times


The Free Nationals have announced their self-titled debut LP out December 13th via OBE, LLC / EMPIRE. The album features friends they’ve met along their musical journey including the late Mac Miller, Syd, Anderson .Paak, Kali Uchis, T.I., JID, Westside Gunn, Conway, Chronixx, Daniel Caesar, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Kadhja Bonet, MIKNNA, Benny Sings, Callum Connor, T. Nava and Joyce Wrice (full tracklisting below). Listen to the newest track from the album “Shibuya” (feat. Syd), a smooth vibe driven track punctuated with crawling bass lines.


Hailed by Pitchfork for “changing the way Atlanta raps,” Skooly has crafted a truly distinctive signature sound, switching seamlessly back and forth between laidback verses and sizzling singing. . In addition to collaborations spanning Future to Young Thug, Skooly drew millions of Spotify streams with tracks like “Habit (Feat. 2 Chainz),” “Crazy Shit (Feat. Lil Xan),” and “Really Rich,” as well as the recent bangers, “Lil Boy Shit” and “Proud Of You.” Signed to T.R.U. in 2019, he made his proper debut with “Pop Off.”