@skopemag news for – tuesday – november 12, 2019 @ 11 am est

Skope News: Ambient Electronic producer Koresma shares new ‘New Frontier’. FFO: Caribou, Tycho

Electronic producer Koresma has shared his track ‘New Frontier’ via his own imprint Koresma. The track is lifted from his upcoming EP North, part of a four-part series that follows on from previous EP’s East and West and boasts mixing credits by Shawn Hatfield of Audible Oddities (Amon Tobin, Tokimonsta, Eskmo, Papadosio). Koresma has seen previous support from The 405, Indieshuffle, Acid Stag, Stereofox, Surviving The Golden Age and Obscure Sound, as well as tastemaker Youtube channels such as Mr Suicide Sheep, Fluidified, Sir Chillicious, nourish, Ambient, and Aruarian Music. He has hit #1 on The Hype Machine Charts a number of times, has 250k monthly Spotify listeners with over 7 million Spotify streams, over 4.3 million Youtube views and was playlisted on Apple Music’s “Today’s Chill”. The ambient electronic producer receives regular radio play from NPR Radio’s All Things Considered and The Morning Edition. Koresma has opened shows for the likes of Emancipator, Little People, CloZee, Ninja Tune artist Blockhead and STLNDRMS.

JPEGMAFIA Announces EU Tour, Releases New Video for FREE THE FRAIL

JPEGMAFIA has shared the video for the fan-favorite song “Free The Frail” off his latest album, All My Heroes Are Cornballs. Tonight is the last show of his sold out US tour and with that comes the announce of an all new EU tour in 2020. Watch the video and see full tour dates below.

EU Tour Dates:
Feb 29: Birmingham, UK – Academy 2
March 1: Manchester, UK – Club Academy
March 3: Dublin, IE – Green Room
March 4: Glasgow, UK – SWG3 Warehouse
March 6: London, UK – EartH
March 7: Paris, FR – Trabendo
March 9: Cologne, DE – Yuca
March 11: Antwerp, BE – Zappa
March 12: Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso Noord
March 14: Berlin, DE – Saalchen
March 16: Copenhagen, DK – Loppen
March 18: Stockholm, SE – Fryshuset Klubben

New > Zebra Katz > ‘IN IN IN’ > hard-hitting dark ballroom single > listen here

For years, the music media have asked Zebra Katz about his relationship to queer rap––”oh it can’t be true? / you ain’t really into dudes?” he spits on “IN IN IN”––but here he goes beyond any label or genre. He’s the architect of his artistic domain, unafraid to tackle social issues, from black male subjectivity to sexuality.

Glen Osmond – ‘Dream Future’ Single

A tale of lost love from a growing young man, Glen Osmond’s commitment to maximalist song production imbues Dream Future with an incandescent charm. An avid student of popular song and the diverse arrangements of the 1970’s, Glen Osmond seeks to maintain the explorative nature and uninhibited expression of that era through unconventional and expansive rock.

Reese LAFLARE releases new visual – WATCH “MASQUERADE” HERE

Reese LAFLARE, just dropped a new video for “Masquerade” – from his sophomore album Final Fantasy out now. The video is a take on one of Reese’s favorite movies, the 1996 Baz Luhrmann depiction of Romeo and Juliet, The video starts with an urban recreation of the movie’s opening scene. The video ends with LAFLARE, who plays Romeo winning over his Juliet, showing that love is something worth fighting for. Final Fantasy features production from Hitboy, Bizness Boi, Foreign Teck and more and a feature from Young Thug.

Alt-Pop Songwriter Eleanor Ailie Returns with new single ‘Warm Up’

Having already seen support from TripleR and Radio Adelaide, playing support slots for established artists, Canberra singer-songwriter Eleanor Ailie, releases ‘Warm Up’ from her long awaited 5-track EP, November 22nd.

Crownz Release Music Video For New Single “Away”

The playful and energetic anthem is a unique fusion of synth-y pop and pulsating rock instrumentation. Their debut single “Our Way,” released in late summer, quickly racked up 70,000+ streams on Spotify, putting them on the radar of many. Although a relatively new band in the game, Crownz’s identity is clear-cut, youthful, and a whole lot of fun.


Going deeper on the EP FKJ states, “It’s called Ylang, it’s the name of the place I stayed isolated for months in the jungle. It’s not a single; I want to present it a more like a conceptual one, like a film scoring of that time and place. Last year I spent about six months in a very remote tropical place where I setup a studio. There is almost no one there. No electricity. I was making music out of a generator that was running only by night. The most beautiful landscapes, mountains, beaches. It’s one of my favourite places in the world. When I made music there it felt kind of like a dream state”