@skopemag news for – wednesday – november 27, 2019 @ 2 pm est

New French-Cameroonian Rapper MIKANO Reflects On Gender And Identity In New Single ‘Silhouette’

‘Silhouette’ celebrates the female beauty in all its diversity, is a reflection on gender and identity and is the first instalment from his forthcoming mixtape, ‘Melting Balloons’, planned for release in Spring 2020. Mixing a pop-driven afrobeat melody with trap-tinged beats, the cut perfectly depicts Mikano’s multicultural upbringing – a Third Culture Kid whose music has been dramatically influenced by his rootless past.

Marco Benevento Releases “Nature’s Change” Video | West Coast Tour Starts Next Week

Benevento and his band featuring bassist Karina Rykman and drummer Dave Butler kick off a ten show West Coast tour next Thursday in San Diego. It marks the third leg of shows, having already covered the Northeast and Midwest this October and November, in support of ‘Let It Slide.’ Following the West Coast tour in December, Benevento and company pick up again in 2020 with Texas and Southeast shows in January and a three night Colorado run in February.

Cold Reading (Indie) present Mexican Noir style video for ‘Tree Diagram’

Lucerne, Switzerland based Indie quintet COLD READING just released their new single ‘Tree Diagram’, introducing the third and final part of their EP-trilogy. The band also announce details on full album ‘ZYT’, which includes all three EPs.

With ‘Part 3: Future Continuous’ the five-piece enters new territory and tries to look at their style from a different perspective. As a result, the band’s songwriting has become more experimental and versatile than ever before. The unifying element in COLD READINGs songs – the melancholy – is no longer mainly driven by wistfulness, but contains a hopeful note. With these four captivating new songs COLD READING remind us that even the worst times will come to an end at some point.

otta Shares New Track “small hours”

The British-Finnish artist will release their debut EP via [PIAS] and Warp Records producer kwes’(worked with Loyle Carner, Mica Levi, Damon Albarn, Solange Knowles, Tirzah) label BOKKLE. While all songs on the EP have been written, recorded, produced, engineered and performed by otta, kwes also lent additional production and mixing to the EP.

Lisa Donahey Releases New Music Video for “Christmas In Our Soul”

While most contemporary Holiday albums are designed as easy listening background music for holiday parties, Christmas In Our Soul stands out with fresh surprises. Among these are three compelling, never-before recorded songs – including “Christmas in Our Soul” and “It’s Gonna Be A Hot, Hot Christmas” – co-written by two-time Academy Award®, Grammy and Golden Globe nominee, Allan Rich, who has also written for other powerhouse singers like Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Natalie Cole, Dolly Parton, Tina Turner and more.

FUTURE FEATS debut video for “Runaway”

FUTURE FEATS debut album [ P R E S E T S ] is a dynamic project filled with anthemic alt pop and driven by synth and guitars. A diverse collection of tracks comprised of electronic dance beats, emotional pop-rock ballads, and songs with powerful, undeniably uplifting choruses — each individual song directly corresponds to a series of personal journal entries from FUTURE FEATS frontman IJ Quinn.

SCOUR Announces The Black EP

SCOUR — the extreme metal unit featuring Philip H. Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Superjoint etc.), John Jarvis (Agoraphobic Nosebleed), Derek Engemann (Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, ex-Cattle Decapitation), Mark Kloeppel (Misery Index), and Adam Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Misery Index) — will release their long-anticipated Black EP — the third in a three-part series — next year via Housecore Records.

GLINTS drops outrageous exotic banger ‘Lemonade Money’

‘Lemonade Money’, lead single of Glints’ debut album which is set to be released March 2020, expresses the beauty of getting by with what you have in any situation. It is an encouragement to hang in there and do you; a promise not to compromise. The track celebrates working the graveshift, being broke and getting dumped, yet staying true to yourself. It’s a celebration of shittiness, the beauty in the ugliness.

Rittz Drops New “Twin Lakes” Music Video; New Album Due Out Black Friday

Today, Rittz drops a new music video, “Twin Lakes.” Named after the recovery center in Atlanta, GA in which Rittz took his first steps towards sobriety, the track and accompanying visual are a candid look into the struggles of overcoming addiction. Rittz, now more than eight months sober, shares one of the darkest times in his life in the hopes that others can relate and ultimately find redemption. “I thought it was important to write about my experience,” Rittz says. “Usually my writing is so detailed and personal, but I wanted to make it broader. That’s why I chose the singing approach. I just wanted everybody to be able to relate… [I]t’s something that could shed light on everybody that’s dealing with recovery or even just dealing with shame when they look into the mirror.”

DEIVOS: No Clean Singing Streams Casus Belli Full-Length From Polish Death Metal Crew

The bulk of DEIVOS’ Casus Belli,including guitars and vocals were captured at Zed Studio in Chechło Poland, where they recorded several of their prior albums. The drums were recorded at Roslyn Studio, and the bass at Kamil Home Studio. The record was also mixed and mastered at Zed Studio by Tomek Zalewski (Decapitated, Crionics, Thy Disease), and completed with album art by Maciej Kamuda (Sleep, Coffins, Pathology).



Dubbed as the protege for Grammy-award winning rapper Young Thug, Lil Keed undeniably one of the most buzzworthy new artists to come out of Atlanta this year. Signed to YSL Records/300, Keed broke onto the scene last year with his viral hit “Nameless” (over 54 Million streams) and delivered his Keed Talk To Em mixtape with noteworthy collaborations with artists such as 21 Savage, Lil Yatchy, Trippie Redd, Brandy + more. As a follow up, this June Keed released his critically acclaimed debut album Long Live Mexico which led to Rolling Stone naming him their top breakout artist and the success of singles such as “Ride The Wave” and “HBS”, which went viral on Tik Tok. Since wrapping his headlining tour this year, he has headlined the Fader Fort in Atlanta and graced festival stages across the country including Rolling Loud, Day N Vegas, Mala Luna, and more.

Kilo Kish Debuts “Spark” from forthcoming EP Redux

Kish says of the video, “Spark is about keeping a fire lit within yourself. I directed the video out of necessity. The last video for “Bite Me” Justin Potter (DP) and I had a lot of setups and props and puppets. This time we decided we wanted a completely simple video where the majority of the change comes from the lighting. We start in full sun and move to complete darkness with a single flashlight and it’s beautiful the way the landscape changes. A lot of time there’s a focus on making cuts quicker and having more scenes to make things constantly engaging to viewers. Personally, I enjoy a slow build or even the anticipation of something happening that may not. I obviously like a bit of oddness in the films I make. Due to the passage of time, spark really feels like a long, long walk searching for something you may or may not find – which is the whole basis of the song.”


Rising artist and LA-based singer-songwriter Annika Rose has shared a new video for “Fly To You,” the folky yet romantic lead single from her debut EP, Ventura Boulevard. Debuted by Billboard and directed by Ece Gurlu (Christina Aguilera, Halsey) and Kit Walters, the video opens with Annika alone at a bus stop, seemingly emotionless until the song builds and she dwells over a distant love, “I’m not good enough, so what am I to do? what am I to lose?”