@skopemag news for – thursday – november 21, 2019 @ 2 pm est

Apollo Brown feat. Clear Soul Forces (New Video)

Detroit has an indelible legacy in hip-hop. From artists like J Dilla to Black Milk, from Denaun Porter to Apollo Brown, Detroit’s music has a sound unlike any other. When Apollo Brown set out to create the tribute to his home, he knew he needed to do the city justice.

Mute Choir Drop New Single “Familiar Ways”

Producer/songwriter Sam Arion founded Mute Choir as a response to an identity crisis. He is joined by fellow musical polymaths Milan Sarkadi and Iris Waters; a team brought together by their thirst for experimentation and a long-established songwriting bond between Arion and Waters. Loosely defining their style as organized chaos, Mute Choir is as much the sound of a cluttered downtown as it is the lonesome ambience of insomnia. The group seeks to make sense of the noise around them, searching for a middle ground between conflicting forces.

HAZEMAZE stream addictive album ‘Hymns Of The Damned’ in full!

Occult proto-doom trio HAZEMAZE share their compelling new album ‘Hymns Of The Damned’ in full today via Doomed & Stoned and Deaf Forever. Official release is set to November 22nd on Ripple Music.

The Obelisk describes “Hymns Of The Damned” as “Righteous and portentous” whereas Doomed & Stoned explain that “this whole album is an ear magnet from start to finish and satisfies with that level of Scandinavian quality we have come to expect, but always admire. Skål!”

New Music: Max Fry, Hanz and Still Haze team up for an intimate, chill electronic offering single “Passage” (Majestic Casual)

It’s an impressive effort, short yet sweet, and after the two-minute duration it’s hard to do something other than hit the replay button – EDM.com

“Passage” is what happens when you pair three SoundCloud up-and- comers together. And the result is magic. Released via tastemaker label Majestic Casual, “Passage” is the collaborative effort of Norwegian beatsmith Hanz, US producer Max Fry and featured singer Still Haze.


Shot in London and directed by Dan Cadan and Scully, who also directed the videos for previous singles “Black Star Dancing” and “This Is The Place,” the festive video stars Stephen as Santa Claus and Hannah as a single mum doing what she can to ensure her kids have gifts at Christmas.

Julian’s Lullaby – “Starbringer”

Julian’s Lullaby released their second full-length album titled “Prisoner of Emotions”. The vand formed in 2006 aiming to make a blend of metal rock music enriched with neo-classical, symphonic and acoustic-folk rock elements.


“The first time I watched this music video I cried – It is as real and honest as the ‘Every Little Thing’ video was for me. This song is so personal and I wanted the visual to truly reflect that part of my story. I feel like this song is the closing piece to this chapter in my life, so the ending is bittersweet, but it leaves things on a positive note. If I were to run into this person today, my hope is that things would play out exactly how the video ends.” – Carly Pearce

“So excited to be a part of this with Carly… Singing with her is natural! This one was so fun to shoot!” – Lee Brice

LA-based indie pop/r&b Rituals of Mine share Flume-inspired “BURST”

“Dev the Goon is one of my favorite producers out right now. His music sensibility is so next-level and fresh. I feel honored to work with him. Since he co-produced the original track, he wanted to take more of a dub/R&B approach in the vein of Flume, but with a twist of R&B á la Kelela. This is one of my favorite remixes of ours to date because he was able to keep the energy of the track but bring a beautiful, heavy R&B influence to it.”

mmmonika Plays With Contradiction In Debut EP, Very American!

Rising indie-pop boy band, mmmonika, has released their debut EP Very American! The project consists of four already released hits and one brand new track, each filled with lively beats and deep meaning essentially proving to be happy music for sad people.

In their five months together, mmmonika has already begun to make their impression on the music industry. Through the four singles they have released, the group has garnered over half a million streams on Spotify and have been included in multiple Spotify playlists including Lorem, Study Break and Fresh Finds.


Following widespread acclaim and millions of streams, Broward County rapper and co-founder of rising hip-hop collective F$O [Fly Shit Only], F$O Dinero closes out 2019 by dropping his first official project, Color Money on Tuesday, November 26.

Nolan Potter’s Nightmare Band Release Nightmare Forever

“Making use of an eclectic assembly of instruments — double drumsets, flutes, strings, keys and ripping guitars — Nolan Potter’s Nightmare Band makes for a wild listen.”
-The 405

Nolan Potter’s Nightmare Band announced their upcoming LP, Nightmare Forever, which will be released November 22nd via Castle Face Records. The album is sure to be filled with captivating arrangements and concepts unlike any other.

NOISEPOETNOBODY: Cvlt Nation Streams Concrete Vitalist From Experimental Sound Architect

“NOISEPOETNOBODY makes end of times music. But it’s unlike most music we describe as ‘apocalyptic’… This is the sound of post-apocalypse; a quiet shuddering of what remains of human civilization. It’s the creak of useless metal and the static hum of wasted land. It’s the slow crawling of nature as it swallows the framework of our creation and buries it in ancient history… Concrete Vitalist may not be something you throw on to jam out to, but it’s something that will captivate your imagination and take you to a world we’re fast approaching…” — Cvlt Nation

Hear the skyscraping NOISEPOETNOBODY ‘Concrete Vitalist’ LP


Recording artist and producer FXXXXY (Rule #1/Interscope Records) has dropped a new track, “Uncomfortable,” released today. The self-produced song is a stark reminder of the Dallas artist’s hip hop roots, as he veers away from his laid-back melodic sound to offer a hard-hitting street anthem. While rhyming about his new lifestyle, FXXXXY sends a clear message to himself and those around him to never get too comfortable.

Tim Barr (Silverbird) Shares “Crimson Kid”, Debut LP ‘Sign Of The Good Times’ Out Jan 31

Today, Tim Barr releases “Crimson Kid” off of his upcoming LP, Sign Of The Good Times. Glide praised the single, “Barr melds shades of Ride and Slowdive atop sweet and seductive floating melodies, creating a dreamy wave of harmony.”

Tim Barr says, “Crimson Kid is about a desire for a secure and peaceful future. A future that is ungraspable yet free.” Through layers of guitars flowing across soothing vocals, “Crimson Kid” exudes this unrestricted relieving world.

Wildstreet Release New Single “Three Way Ride”

Wildstreet has released their official music video for their single “Three Way Ride.”The single has been released to all digital platforms.

Wildstreet began in 2006 and released their self-titled debut album in 2009 with Retrospect Records. The band spent the next 4 years touring nonstop and performing at US festivals including: Rocklahoma (5 consecutive years), SXSW and M3 Rock Festival. Wildstreet rocked alongside Black Veil Brides, Vains of Jenna, The Bouncing Souls, The Last Vegas, Twisted Sister, Michael Monroe, Crashdiet, Diemonds, Kix, LA Guns and more. The band won the Best Buy/Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands for Rockstar Energy’s Uproar Festival and opened for Avenged Sevenfold, Sevendust and Three Days Grace in Camden, NJ.

Ryan Beatty Reveals New Music Video for “Patchwork”

Ryan Beatty is a 23-year-old vocalist, songwriter and producer born and raised in Southern California, and now based in Los Angeles. In July 2018, Beatty released Boy in Jeans to widespread critical acclaim from The Fader, Paper Magazine, Vice, Highsnobiety, Document Journal and many more with accompanying videos for “Haircut,” “Powerslide,” “Camo” and “Bruise.” Beatty has worked with Tyler, the Creator on his critically acclaimed album Igor as well as his Grinch soundtrack. He also made contributions to Brockhampton’s Ginger and Kevin Abstract’s Arizona Baby in addition to appearing on Brockhampton’s Saturation II and III.

Kyle Richardson’s “Christmas Time This Year”

Canadian pop artist Kyle Richardson has released a new digital single and lyric video for his new tune, “Christmas Time This Year”. As Kyle’s first single release after a creative hiatus, it’s a taste of his new style and what’s to come in 2020 for his debut album “Louder Than Words” – under the guidance of acclaimed producer Jeff Dawson (Daniel Powter, Eleven Past One, State of Shock).

Modular-synth musician Sontag shares new single ‘Overwhelmed’

Los Angeles based modular-synth musician Sontag released his two-track EP Overwhelmed on 15 November via Lushkills, mastered by Chris Simon (Moon Boots). Sontag has garnered support from tastemaker Youtube channels Proximity, DubstepGutter, UKF Dubstep, Monstercat: Uncaged, Nik Cooper and AirwaveMusicTV as well as press support from Earmilk and The Music Ninja. He has racked up over 10 million Youtube views, nearly 400K Soundcloud streams and 700K Spotify streams, and featured on Protohype’s ‘Fight To Hold’ which saw BBC radio play on 1Xtra’s Rewind. He has played Big Surreal, and SnowGlobe Festival as a live guest vocalist for Sirensceol.

GHSTWRLD x Metaxas Release ‘Take It Slow’ Single

Cypriot artist Metaxas and US indie duo GHSTWRLD follow up the recent ‘Everything’ single with their newest collaborative release ‘Take It Slow’, available from November 20th via Majestic Casual.

‘Take It Slow’ further cements the pairing of Metaxas and GHSTWRLD as a dynamic project worthy of praise, as they continue to create catchy indie-electronic singles with polished production and feel good pop sensibilities.