skopemag news – friday #tgif – august 21, 2020 @ 10 am est

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”Automatic” Video Feat. Tory Lanez and MIA’s Dyamond Doll

The Miami native has been writing, rapping and singing since the age of 14. Now at 27-years-old and under Dark Boys Records’ wing, she’s reached over a million views after releasing her first uplifting anthem single “Dwade” featuring Miami legend Trina this past March. Her EP was released last Friday, August 14th. Now, the video of her single “Automatic” off the EP is out and we’d love to feature the video. Dyamond Doll is available for interviews to discuss working with Tory as well.

Powerhouse Ravoshia Is Explosive In New “Fashion Killa” visuals

Ravoshia has now released her anticipated single “Fashion Killa”, which is being featured on, Hip Hop Weekly, New York’s prominent Respect Magazine, UK’s Groove Magazine and many more. Initially, it received a lot of love on Chicago BMS FM reaching #4 on their urban chart called “Hits You Love”. However, this summer it is now gaining massive love and playing on some hit radio stations nationwide in the U.S, and in countries such as the United Kingdom, Toronto, Canada, and Europe. “Fashion Killa” has hit #7 on an International iTunes chart. Recently, Ravoshia hit 1 million streams on Soundcloud gaining popularity with Fashion Killa’s remix.

jxdn Releases New Track “Pray”

The track offers a deeply honest, intimate, and grit-filled exploration of his struggles with depression, which included two suicide attempts. Juxtaposing a consistent sonic cadence against lyrical duality throughout its verses, “Pray” culminates in a powerful showing of resilience, courage, and hope.

EN MINOR: Decibel Premieres “Mausoleums” Video

An experimental and eclectic musical endeavor that finds founding frontman Philip H. Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Superjoint et al) exploring a softer, graver vocal style, EN MINOR is an honest and deliberate change of pace delivering brooding tales of pain, regret, and sorrow. At once ugly and beautiful, EN MINOR features the collective talents of Stephen Taylor (Superjoint, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Wovenhand, 16 Horsepower), Kevin Bond (Superjoint, Christ Inversion, Artimus Pyledriver), Jimmy Bower (Eyehategod, Down, Superjoint), Calvin and Joiner Dover (The Dover Brothers), and Steve Bernal (former first cellist in the Temple Symphony Orchestra).

Track and Video Premiere: En Minor – “Mausoleums”


Directed by Max Vatble, the visual was shot in time-lapse and follows a hyper saturated journey through the colors and feelings of summer with hazy shots of psychedelic tinged lights and a range of hypnotic cutaways. “Hypercolour” has garnered over 6 million streams since its release and has received key support from the likes of Diplo’s Revolution and Annie Mac (who named the track as her ‘Hottest Record In The World’) as well as Pete Tong, Mista Jam, and Nick Grimshaw.

Lowlight’s Ambient New Single – “Horsefoot Volume 2”

Horsefoot Volume 2″ is significant in the band’s personal timeline because it’s the first endeavor utilizing The Church to track live overdubs to Rivera’s remix. Along with a few other cell phone and other improvised remote contributions, “Horsefoot Volume 2” comes as an ominous sequel to the original Endless Bummer track. It also marks a sign of things to come for Lowlight’s sound and process as they navigate a new landscape for independent music and music making.

Namir Blade Signs w/ MMG

Welcome Namir Blade of Nashville to Mello Music Group. The surreal Afro-futurist is an accomplished producer, instrumentalist, emcee, and all around artist. He started experimenting with sounds at the age of six and further developing and refining his talents from middle school well into high school while attending Nashville School of the Arts.


Multi-platinum singer-songwriter, Bazzi, released his debut album, COSMIC, in 2018 which has proven to be a worldwide chart success and now certified platinum; fueled in part by his international smash single, “Mine,” which is now 4x RIAA certified platinum. In 2019, Bazzi performed on both the main stage during Coachella and also Lollapalooza. Bazzi spent much of 2018 on THE COSMIC TOUR, including a sold-out headline run and special guest role on Camila Cabello’s sold out “Never Be The Same” North American tour.

HORSEWHIP: Florida Hardcore/Crust Outfit

Rooted deeply in the early 1990s scene and made up of members from Reversal Of Man, Early Grace, Combatwoundedveteran, Order of Importance, Sutek Conspiracy, amongst others, abrasive beating conjoined with immersive soundscapes have been the central building blocks of HORSEWHIP’s essence ever since the release of their eponymous 2018 debut album. With their sound refined and cultivated to its most striking state, HORSEWHIP delivers their new LP Laid To Waste, to be released through Roman Numeral Records and Financial Ruin.

‘Antebellum’ scored by Janelle Monae-collaborators Nate Wonder & Roman GianArthur

Coinciding with the September 18th release of Lionsgate’s Antebellum, the motion picture starring Janelle Monáe, on premium on-demand platforms, Milan Records announces the same day release of ANTEBELLUM (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) with music by NATE “ROCKET” WONDER and ROMAN GIANARTHUR featured in the forthcoming Janelle Monáe-starring thriller. Best known for their work alongside Monáe as part of her Wondaland Arts Society, the production duo now bring their talents to the film world with their first-ever score collaboration. Combining darkly dramatic, orchestral strings with contemporary textures and influences, the resulting 14-track collection is the perfect companion to the film’s nightmarish narrative.

Milan Records Announces Release of Antebellum Score, Shares Opening Track: Stream


Make Up For Ever introduces international recording artist Bishop Briggs as the worldwide face of their new Rouge Artist Campaign. The collaboration launches with different characters to embody all kind of beauty and gender: 11 girls and boys, artists and performers, who represent the brand’s core values of inclusivity, empowerment, boldness, creativity, self-expression and generosity. In the video that kicks off the campaign, international anthem “We Will Rock You” is boldly interpreted by Bishop Briggs who performs the famous song embodying a new modern femininity.

LA Garage Rock Band Jet Trash Release Their New Single “So High” On August 21st

Jet Trash, the four-piece rock band from Los Angeles, California, will release their new single “So High” on Friday, August 21 via Position Music. The song merges surf rock and sixties rock, along with Jet Trash’s trademark grunge-y DIY sensibilities. “So High” is the first 2020 release from Jet Trash, and serves as a precursor to their upcoming full-length album Hold Fast, due out later this year.


Hip-hop trio Migos have unveiled their new music video for “Need It” ft. YoungBoy Never Broke Again. The high-octane video showcases Migos riding in Hummer-trucks, Jeeps, low-riders, and again features their favorite ride, the 2020 Can-Am Ryker, with the trio enjoying the fast and fun “Adrenaline Red” Ryker. The Wyatt Winfrey and Migos-directed video features quick cuts between the rappers that match the energetic and call-and-response verses from the track.

Internationally Renowned Saxophonist, MIKE PHILLIPS Releases Visuals to His Latest Single Release, “WATCHING YOU” featuring BRIAN MCKNIGHT

MIKE PHILLIPS continues to display his unique combination of Jazz and R&B in the new video for the remake of the classic SLAVE hit single, “WATCHING YOU”. Mike’s version includes guest vocals from R&B superstar Brian McKnight. Brian is also featured in the video. While Mike and his band perform the song on a sound stage on the West Coast, Brian is inserted with his impassioned vocals from his home on the East Coast. Just as with Mike’s previous video for the song “Flava In Ya Ear (remix)”, he shows how artists can still be creative even during a pandemic and quarantine.

TEDY Releases Dark & Emotional Video For “Boy’s Don’t Cry”

Today, Tedy releases a dark and powerful video for the emotionally-charged single “Boy’s Don’t Cry.”  The video is an intimate portrayal of traumatic experiences Tedy has undergone or witnessed in his life and highlights how he has had to mute his emotions to survive. As the viewer watches, Tedy is tortured by his self-suppression and the pressure to fit in to certain societal views of masculinity, and as these challenges reveal themselves, Tedy finally reaches his breaking point. Through his catharsis, we finally sense acceptance and a woeful release.

Listen to Mexican artist Tuzeint’s new single “Birdz In My Eyez” via Ones To Watch

Regarding the single, Tuzeint explains: “‘Birdz in my Eyez’ resonates a place in my journey where the light I needed to continue bursted inside & out, reminding me of who I am & what I came here to do.”

Seattle’s Naked Giants unveil new album ‘The Shadow’

Seattle trio Naked Giants today share their second studio album The Shadow, released via New West Records. A culmination of experiences lived over a hectic three years of touring worldwide and meticulously honing their skills as songwriters, the album is an impactful release for Naked Giants as they continue to make their mark internationally as a dynamic group.

New Video – People Without Shoes & Inkswel – ‘Just Saying’

New Alt Pop Video from Picasso Kat – “BEAUTIFUL DAY”

Picasso Kat is an Alternative pop rock solo project fronted by Singer, Songwriter / and Producer Phil Vassil. Newly formed in 2020, the group is already on their way to becoming one of the buzzworthiest bands of the year.

Boys Noize Unleashes Hard-Hitting Remix of Willaris. K’s “Chapel ft. WaveIQ” on Astralwerks

Australian producer Willaris. K adds yet another prolific name to his recent roster of remixes, with today’s release hailing from GRAMMY-nominated producer and DJ, Boys Noize. Putting his nonconformist spin on Willaris’ latest single, “Chapel ft. WaveIQ,” Boys Noize amplifies the already frenetic track with classic drum breaks, old school vocal samples and raw tech-driven rhythms. “Chapel” sits on Willaris’ warehouse-oriented EP Full Noise, released to widespread praise last month on Astralwerks.

Legendary Chicago label DJ International release new Frankie Knuckles single ‘Carefree (I Am A Star)’

Titled ‘Carefree (I Am A Star)’, the track is a breezy, feelgood house cut with inspirational lyrics delivered by Frankie himself. It marks the first release from JACKMASTER 7, a never-released follow-up to the six JACKMASTER albums that DJ International put out between 1987 and 1991. The result of a new exclusive worldwide licence agreed between DJ International and Last Man Music, several tracks from JACKMASTER 7 will be released in the coming months, each accompanied by remixes.

[Video] Rel McCoy & Moka Only “Getting By”

For single number five from A Different Crown, Rel McCoy represents and keeps it live. This new serving of soul food is essentially a gratitude journal that reads like excerpts of appreciation lovingly scribed on really fancy paper.


Texas-based artist and producer Forrest. releases his solo project Effortless, available now via 10K Projects. A member of the duo Surfaces who exploded onto the music scene this year with their platinum-selling hit single “Sunday Best,” Forrest. is a prolific and versatile artist. Written with a few friends in an AirBnb in Northern California in between his projects with Surfaces, Forrest.’s Effortless is an easy-going and down-to-earth offering from the young star.

Internet Money Releases New Single “Thrusting” ft. Swae Lee & Future

Los Angeles based artist/producer collective Internet Money has released their latest single “Thrusting” featuring Future and Swae Lee ahead of their debut album, B4 The Storm, out August 28 via 10K Projects/Internet Money Records. With a dancehall beat and reverbed piano, “Thrusting” shows off Swae Lee’s smooth choruses and Future’s characteristic flow.