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“No Me Digas” by Sammi Rae & Los Vegas

Building on the skyrocketing success of their recent collaborations, emerging Reggaeton duo Sammi Rae & Los Vegas just released their latest track and video “No Me Digas”, on Sunday July 19th, 2020 to YouTube, Spotify and all the major services.

Luca Schreiner x Raphaella – Keep This Fire Burning

With over 117 million streams to his name and crafting magic on solo releases with ULTRA and remixes for some of the world’s best-known pop artists including One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson, Kelly Clarkson, Alessia Cara and Clean Bandit, German renegade Luca Schreiner continues on in delivering a sterling original output to ‘Keep This Fire Burning’ for Summer 2020.

Kitsuna – New song “Can I Love” out now

“Can I Love” functions as an ode to one’s own loneliness and the unpleasant realization of being trapped within a cage of solitude. The loneliness in this song is one formed from the belief that wisdom is enough to see you through this life, when really without love, however you define that, life is a battle you cannot win.


The Thread Shop, the merchandising division of Sony Music Entertainment, in partnership with Authentic Hendrix LLC and Experience Hendrix L.L.C., has launched an online Jimi Hendrix store, offering exclusive, authorized merchandise of the legendary artist worldwide. This launch is a result of an agreement signed by the companies in 2019.

The new Jimi Hendrix online store offers unique merchandise—including clothing, accessories, and collectibles. The product line includes a curated assortment of hoodies, t-shirts, accessories and an army jacket, all of which pay homage to the innovative style of one of the most creative musicians of all time.

Terry Ohms Shares New Single “Sadness”

“It’s not just the changes of timing, or the minor keys that make this new song from Terry Ohms memorable: ‘I’ve been told, by people who would know, I don’t have a prayer and I’m not worth ten cents.’ Yeah, it’s the lyrics. ‘Sadness’ just drips with memorable lyrics that embody desperation, a real desperation with no hope: ‘lately I’ve been trying to make sense of myself / But oh I got nowhere.'” – Americana UK

Track Premiere: Terry Ohms “Sadness”

Trae Sheehan To Release New Album Postcards from the Country Sept. 18

From his homeschooled upbringing on an Alpaca farm in West Virginia, Trae Sheehan has always made the time to focus on crafting songs. From learning the ropes from his musician parents to going on tour as soon as he acquired a driver’s license, Sheehan used his every minute of that time to prepare himself for a busy, fruitful career in music. On September 18th, Sheehan will release his third full-length album, Postcards from the Country on Half Moon Records. PopMatters premiered Postcards’ first single, “To Be Alone,” calling Sheehan a “true-to-life modern troubadour.”

Lailien Releases Brand-New Album Taking on Society and Religion in his Wake

The rapturous reception for Lailien’s 2019 debut album, Ensoular, saw the Canadian electro-psychedelic cosmonaut featured around the world, including BBC 6Music’s Freakzone and Sirius XM, and his forthcoming sophomore album, Ta-Da! looks to blast him even further into solar system. Ta-Da! Is pure Lailien, a combination of ultra-trippy melodies, religious invention and a nuclear powered-kaleidoscopic world view, it shows off the endless colours of Brad Shubat’s magical musical mind.

Chronixx Envisions a Post-Quarantine Summer in New Video

Today, Chronixx unveils his new song and video, “COOL AS THE BREEZE/FRIDAY” a heartfelt dedication to his beloved Kingston, Jamaica. The stream of releases continues as Chronixx builds anticipation for his forthcoming album Dela Splash via Soul Circle Music. The latest cut is produced by Pantha, who crafted a crisp, shimmery beat for Chronixx’s third single reveal from the LP.

Video: RAZ & AFLA make fresh statement about the struggles of black people with visual for ‘Secrets & Lies’

Dance duo Raz & Afla are back from a short break after having ignited the airwaves in early 2020 with their addictive debut ‘No Touch’. It was picked up as Mary Anne Hobbs’ ‘Near Future Track’ on 6 music, Frankie Francis’ Amazing Radio’s single of the week and gained support from Radio 1 & 1xtra’s Toddla T, Jamz Supernova, Worldwide FM and more.


The Brightest Blue Experience is a one-off exclusive pay-per-view presented by ‘Live Now’, recorded and livestreamed from London’s iconic V&A (Victoria & Albert Museum) on 26th August 2020. The showcase will see Ellie perform tracks from her new album for the first time as well as some fan favourites. Ellie will be accompanied by a special ensemble of live musicians and a very special guest – to be announced in the coming weeks.

Maddox Jones / Skope Magazine – EP entitled Headspace

The five-track EP follows up on a string of singles – the recently released afterparty anthem “My House” and the kaleidoscopic “Headspace,” the EP’s title track and Maddox Jones’ first release as a solo artist – which received praise from likes of American Songwriter and SPIN, amongst others.

Girl Friday share video for latest single “Public Bodies”

LA band Girl Friday’s debut full-length Androgynous Mary will be out worldwide on LP, CD, digital, and cassette on Friday, August 21st. Today, they’ve debuted a new music video for their third pre-release single, “Public Bodies,” from director Gussie Larkin. Girl Friday have offered the following statement about the song:

Ashe Shares New Single “Save Myself”

“Save Myself” sees Ashe’s distinctive, self-possessed style and sound on full display, with nods to her strong influences including The Beach Boys and Carole King. The song builds on the foundation of sparkling piano, layered melodies and an infectious chorus resulting in an instantly memorable earworm. Produced by Jason Evigan (Maroon 5, Demi Lovato, Madonna), the song was co-written by Ashe, Evigan, Casey Smith, and Michael Pollack. Pollack worked on additional production along with Big Taste (Justin Bieber, Adam Lambert), who acted as executive producer, with mixing by Manny Marroquin (Pink, John Mayer, Rihanna).

Bruce Hornsby debuts “Bright Star Cast” featuring Jamila Woods and Vernon Reid

Finding inspiration from The New York Times Magazine’s “1619 Project,” James Weldon Johnson’s “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” as well as the work of historian Taylor Branch, Grammy-award winning pianist, singer and songwriter Bruce Hornsby debuts “Bright Star Cast.” The song features vocals from Chicago-based Jamila Woods, guitar from Vernon Reid (Living Colour) and several of his new musician friends from Eau Claire, WI and Minneapolis. “This attempt marks the seventh song of my career that deals with the issue of race in America, a deep, seemingly intractable problem that never seems to be solved in any satisfactory way- until, hopefully, now,” notes Hornsby.

Delicate Steve Performs New Song “Green” In The Desert, Watch + Listen Now

“I chose to film this in the desert because I wanted to play in front of the most life possible,” Steve said. “The Sonoran desert—with its saguaros, its cholla, jackrabbits, prickly pear, tarantulas and rattlesnakes, Gila monsters and coyotes, roadrunners and lizards, killer bees and white-winged doves—these are some of my biggest fans.”

Tali Announces New EP Shadows Via Glide

Toronto-based R&B/Pop artist Tali has announced the release of her upcoming EP, Shadows out September 11th. Along with this announcement came the single “(Don’t) Wanna Be Yours” shared exclusively with Glide.

Sounds for deep sleep, relaxation and meditation by Forest Walks

Dreams and Drones is a new label focusing on mood music, especially music for deep sleep, relaxation and meditation. On our roster you’ll find new and exciting artists such as Forest Walk, Aqurian Summer and The Dream House.

Shirley Collins Shares New Song “Barbara Allen”

Ahead of the release of her new album Heart’s Ease this Friday, July 24, Shirley Collins is pleased to share “Barbara Allen,” the third single from the record. The ballad “Barbara Allen” has been loved for centuries; Collins first heard it in school and has recorded it twice before: one Appalachian version, and one English version, for which she wrote a new tune. On Heart’s Ease, Collins returns to the traditional English arrangement.

HEXN and Black Lagoon release joint album NUDE / DUNE on Non Piangere Dischi

On the surface, the shared audio and visual language of HEXN and Black Lagoon can be easily recognised, as a combination of synthesizers and Middle Eastern sounds, psychedelia and cosmic landscapes, ancestral vibrations and enveloping echoes.

However, a deeper analysis allows us to perceive the conjugations of their personal universes – two sides united by a similar intent yet clearly reflecting the different perspectives of the two artists.

Freak Heat Waves Share New Single ‘Let It Go’

The FADER, Brooklyn Vegan and KEXP-tipped duo Freak Heat Waves are today sharing their new single ‘Let It Go’, the latest to be taken from their new record, Zap The Planet which is out September 4 on Telephone Explosion Records, wondered if this could be of interest at Skope Mag?

Godcaster Share “All The Feral Girls in the Universe” From Upcoming Debut LP (Rock)

The video captures the band’s energy in full, rabid form, and the track shows Godcaster’s knack for solid hooks. The images and the lyrics, written by Jud Kolk, portray scenes similar to the awry psychosexual fantasy settings in Kolk’s drawings (he creates the album and poster art, and the lyrics, all of which comprise the backing mythology, the “Godcaster world” behind the music).