@skopemag news for – weekend – november 22-23, 2019 @ 8:00 am est

Reminder: new UK rap from Natty Wylah – ‘WHOAMI’

The track is buoyed by production that rattles speakers, clicking hi-hats echoing through the track with Wylah pointedly declaring “f*ck off with your labels” right from the off. ‘WHOAMI’ flicks between firing off his own clapbacks to those who question him, and the doubt this causes within himself. It’s a mesmeric ride that sinks under the skin and one that strikes a chord in our current times of turmoil and divide.

With a triumphant show at Brixton’s legendary Windmill under his belt – see the above clip – ‘WHOAMI’ is just the beginning. “The next time ignorance asks me where I’m from/I’m from the moon” – watch out for Natty Wylah excusing himself while he kisses the sky.

X Lovers Release Debut EP virgin Today!

Pop duo/band X Lovers release the debut EP virgin today via Visionary Records/RCA Records. virgin features 8 tracks written by London, one half of X Lovers, with the production coming from the other half, Jacob. Drawing from London’s real life experiences, the tracks from the EP are driven with emotional/hard hitting lyrics that are placed over Jacob’s perfectly crafted beats.

Toronto Trap Titan Swagger Rite Unleashes ‘The Swagged Out Pedestrian,’ His Debut EP

With a nimble flow and a mischievous grin, Swagger Rite has all the ingredients you need to turn your party out. Coming through with his mosh pit manifesto, Swagger Rite shares The Swagged Out Pedestrian, his debut EP. Bucking his city’s trend towards gauzy soundscapes and half-sung rhymes, Swagger Rite’s music is visceral and direct, intended to make listeners lose their minds. Dancing atop booming bass with his array of ad-libs, Swagger delivers his flexes in locked-in cadences, captivating listeners with his outsized persona. Featuring appearances from BlocBoy JB, Flipp Dinero, and Yella Beezy, plus production from D.A. Doman and Swagger Rite’s longtime collaborator Brenden “Stretch” McDonald, The Swagged Out Pedestrian EP is available to stream everywhere..

Turkuaz Ushers In A New Era With ‘Kuadrochrome’ // EP Out Now

“We’re stripping back to our basics a bit with this release,” explains Brandwein. “We’re revisiting some of the old school elements of funk and soul that we’ve veered away from in recent years. It’s fun to change it up every once in a while and we feel it’s important for us, as well as our fans to keep things fresh. Although we’re playing some different material and sporting a new look — it’s still the same Turkuaz energy, with plenty of material from our whole catalogue. This is just the beginning. Kuadrochrome is the first of many steps into a new and exciting future in the world of Turkuaz.”

Bryan Kessler makes TRICK debut with new EP ‘Fun Is Fun’

German DJ and producer Bryan Kessler has unveiled his new EP ‘Fun Is Fun’, out 22nd November via TRICK.

A six-track release, ‘Fun Is Fun’ opens with the infectious, synth-driven title track, with a dub version and ‘Mamacita version’ also making it onto the record. Next up, ‘Dancefloor Anarchy’ is a similarly slick cut, while ‘Kill Your Friends’ is 140bpm and harnesses a killer bassline and unnerving scream sample to devastating effect.

Major Lazer Debuts Saweetie Remix of “Que Calor”

The original version of “Que Calor” featuring J Balvin and El Alfa is currently climbing charts worldwide, and has been streamed more than 125 million times to date. The track has reached #1 on the Tropical Latin Radio and Latin Digital Song Sales charts, and garnered Gold certifications in Colombia and Spain.


The Sweet Kill shares crushing debut album Neon Black

Neon Black’s crushing lead single, Night Terror Creeper, was released on October 31st along an impacting BDSM-inspired video. The short movie, directed by the late cinematographer Jamie Mitchell, features extreme dancing and executed choreography, juxtaposed with a helpless straight jacket bound Pete Mills (lead singer and composer of the band) while an actual live panther snarls and paces back and forth. You can watch it on Dark Beauty Magazine.

The Sweet Kill Talks About His New Video and Album, Neon Black

no-man (Tim Bowness, Steven Wilson) out today

Eleven years on from the band’s last release – the melancholy song suite, Schoolyard Ghosts – no-man returns with a gloriously ambitious statement unlike anything in its back catalogue. Consisting of two connected 20 minute long, five-part pieces (Love You To Bits and Love You To Pieces), the album combines shimmering Pop and pulsating Electronica elements in fresh and surprising ways (incorporating aspects of Fusion, Ambient and much more).

U2 And A.R. Rahman Release New Track “Ahimsa”

To mark U2’s first ever visit to India, Island/Interscope Records today announced the release of a new track titled ‘Ahimsa’ from U2 and legendary composer A.R. Rahman. Available to stream now on all digital platforms.

‘Ahimsa’ – the Sanskrit word for non-violence – celebrates the spiritual diversity of India and connects the ethos of U2 with the mastery of A.R. Rahman. The collaboration comes less than one month ahead of U2’s first ever show in India with the arrival of The Joshua Tree Tour in Mumbai on 15 December 2019.


Ekali and Illenium, two of EDM’s biggest stars, have joined forces for a compelling new single called “Hard To Say Goodbye” that features Chloe Angelides on vocals. Out today through Big Beat Records, “Hard To Say Goodbye” is Ekali’s fourth single from his forthcoming album, and follows his most recent single “Back To You” which debuted at #1 on the iTunes Electronic chart last month.

NEWS: Michael Doucet (Beausoleil) launches new band, Lâcher Prise

Throughout history, philosophers, politicians, thinkers, leaders, and artists ponder the same question. At one point, they all query, “Why are we here?” Michael Doucet offers what might be the answer…

“To have a good time,” he grins. “That’s why we’re here. It’s pretty simple when you break it down.”


The EP features the emotional and unapologetic track “I Don’t Like You,” the groovy “Waste My Time” and the uplifting “Ur So Beautiful,” alongside three brand new songs. See full track list below. The collection is a series of moody, layered ruminations on self-doubt, love, confidence, and growing up. “This new EP, this new era, this new me… it’s very colorful, but muted—very self-expressive, but in an understandable way,” VanderWaal says of her most recent work.


“The Heal EP is based on my process of healing through unlearning. I think it’s important to question what you believe and why you believe it. These songs are a documentation of what I’ve unlearned over the past 2 years and how I’ve healed so many open wounds I didn’t realize existed in the process..” — Jax Anderson

The Who Release New Single “I Don’t Wanna Get Wise”

The Who release the third track from their forthcoming critically acclaimed album WHO which will be released on December 6th on Interscope Records.

The new song ‘I DON’T WANNA GET WISE’ is described by Pete Townshend, ‘I wrote this in a mid-’70s style, like a song from an album like ‘WHO BY NUMBERS’. Warning: don’t get old. You might get wise’.

CANNABIS CORPSE Official Music Video for “From Enslavement to Hydrobliteration”

Stoner death metal icons CANNABIS CORPSE have shared the official animated music video for the song “From Enslavement to Hydrobliteration,” which is taken from the band’s latest album ‘Nug So Vile.’ The hilarious clip, which was once again created entirely by drummer Josh “Hallhammer” Hall can be viewed HERE.

Pollstar & VenuesNow Announce U2 as “Artist of the Decade” & O2 Arena as “Venue of the Decade”

Pollstar, the leading trade publication for the live entertainment industry, and its sister outlet, VenuesNow, the venue industry’s leading trade magazine, have named the touring “Artists of the Decade” and “Venues of the Decade” based on touring grosses and ticket sales, respectively. In the No. 1 position for artists is the 22-time Grammy winning band U2 with a staggering $1 billion-plus total gross* for the decade. The No. 1 venue is The O2 arena in London with an incredible 15.5 million tickets* sold.

Stephen Puth Releases “Crying My Eyes Out” Today With Arista Records

Today, Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and musician Stephen Puth releases his latest single, “Crying My Eyes Out” with Arista Records. The new track follows the success of Stephen’s previous release, “Look Away” which was written and co-produced with brother and fellow musician, Charlie Puth. Stephen made his television debut last month where he performed “Look Away” on ABC’s LIVE With Kelly & Ryan.

AJ Mitchell Releases Brand New Song “Unstoppable” Via Epic Records

Pop phenom AJ Mitchell has released his new song “Unstoppable” today via Epic Records. Featuring moody instrumentals and R&B-infused melodies, the sleekly-produced track showcases AJ’s rare talent as a singer-songwriter.


After building anticipation with one banger after another, multiplatinum Brooklyn phenomenon Flipp Dinero officially unleashes his brand new project, Love For Guala, today.

By carefully assembling a bold body of work, he set the stage to make a statement. Among the stacked tracklisting, “If I Tell You” has already surpassed 10.6 million Spotify streams, while the recent single “How I Move” [feat. Lil Baby] nears 1 million Spotify streams.

Prince Fox Shares New Single “Same Love” || Announces North American Tour

The past year has shown an evolution in Prince Fox’s artistry. No longer hiding behind features, Fox has taken to writing, recording, engineering, and performing all of his latest records, proving himself as a true one-man music machine. This Summer, Fox released his debut album, ALL THIS MUSIC, VOL. 1, which included some of his beloved past collaborations – “Just Call (ft. Bella Thorne),” “Space (ft. Quinn XCII),” and “Time Alone (ft. The Griswolds)” – as well as a number of new era Prince Fox tracks. As he moves towards the ‘I Got U’ EP, Fox is continuing to come into his own on tracks like his recent release “Not The One” and his new single, “Same Love.”

EXCLUSIVE: Prince Fox Talks “Same Love”, Touring And New Music


“We recorded this chilled out version of ‘More’ before we left for Europe,” frontman Asa Taccone says. “It’s good for long drives, waking up, or going to bed. Hope u like.”


The German-Swedish power duo LINDEMANN—Till Lindemann (Rammstein frontman) and Peter Tägtgren (mastermind behind legendary metal bands Pain and Hypocrisy)—have unleashed FRAU & MANN (Lindemann/Caroline), the second LINDEMANN album today, the 22nd of November. In this renewed collaboration, the duo takes some unfamiliar and sometimes unexpected paths.

“We have no rules,” says Lindemann. “We can write soft songs or very hard ones. It’s about the emotions. We also want to create something new, something that we haven’t done before, whether it’s with Lindemann or our other bands.” Tägtgren adds: “We don’t know what the result is going to be, we’re just going crazy. If it makes us happy, then it’s done.”


Grab your eggnog and raise your glasses as the globe’s biggest girl group, Little Mix, released their first ever Christmas song, “One I’ve Been Missing” today – listen here!

“One I’ve Been Missing” is a 1950’s inspired ballad and a beautiful ode to festive love, steeped in sleigh bells and luscious harmonies that is sure to become an instant Christmas classic. The song is written by Little Mix’s very own Leigh-Anne with Tre Jean-Marie, Jez Ashurst, Sinead Harnett and Rachel Furner.


“I’m always drawn to house tracks that could come out in any era and that can work in any setting,” says A-Trak. “This one came together really easily. Loods and I had never met before, and we linked for a day in London this summer and pieced this together. It’s been a mainstay in my sets ever since.”

Filmore Releases New Song “London”

“As I continue to put out new music, I want to share more of both who I am as an artist as well as my personal experiences with fans,” says Filmore. “This song felt like the perfect place to start sharing the state I’m in. I first visited London for only 12 hours around this same time years ago and that trip helped inspire the song.”