@skopemag news – wednesday – august 26, 2020 @ 6 am est

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New Release from Dj Reitt & Shanara “Canto a Babalú Ayé Remixes” On Slammin Media

DJ Reitt & Shanara are a Cuban house duo. DJ Reitt is a pioneer of the fusion of Cuban and electronic music and is a large supporter of Latin House in the Cuban scene. He is the creator of valuable platforms such as Space for Electronic Culture and created the 2019 Habana Ciudad Electrónica festival. Vocalist and bassist, Shanara, has acted as arranger and composer in a wide variety of styles such as: Bolero, Danzón, Bachata, Pop, in addition to dabbling in electron music styles such as house. She has participated in different festivals on the national scene such as Cuerda Viva, Las Voces Human, Eyeife. In 2018 she was selected to join the Childish Gambino band in the short film “Guava Island”.

DJ Reitt & Shanara

Latin / Canadian Artist EVETA Dishes Up “Serve”

Latin / Canadian pop singer, Eveta, continues to put his stamp on the musical landscape with his infectious brand of conscious pop.

His newest single, “SERVE,” is a wink and a nod to both female empowerment and LGBTQ rights. “I wanted to create an anthem that was both fun and political,” shares Eveta.

The Argentinian Born Artist Has LGBT Advocacy & Global Peace On His Mind As He Drops His New Single

For Skope: Cityzen releases debut 5-track EP “Be At Home” with new track “Insane,” incl. trippy visual (out now on CYB3RPVNK)

After releasing several hard-hitting, dance floor ready new tracks this summer, Cityzen packages them up with something brand new as the release of his quarantine-themed “Be At Home” EP. The five-track collection features tracks that will get your feet moving in every way, including previous singles “Party Instruction,” “Rave Tech Repeat,” “Watch Me,” and “U Need More.” The mysterious producer also gives fans a brand new track to be excited about – “Insane,” a tech-house driven banger that perfectly suits the vibe of the EP. Delivering a bouncy, four-on-the-floor bassline and distorted vocals, “Insane” will make you dance no matter where you’re listening to it, which, these days, is likely at home. Cityzen made the “Be At Home” EP during the global pandemic to give listeners a dose of positivity in dark times, and we dare say he’s accomplished his mission.


Hailing from Amsterdam, Dutch-based Surinamese/Native American artist ROSA has been pushing against toxic masculinity and male machismo since he debuted with ‘Phone’. Emphasizing an androgynous sense of style and showcasing vulnerability in layered lyrics, he’s been making sure his visual presentation encapsulates his grandiose ambitions to stand out and cut through the noise. Next year, ROSA will release his debut EP, FEMALE. It’s where his artistry coalesces into an identity: he reconfigures hip-hop, alt-R&B and pop with his own florid sense of melody, against the increasing genre-less landscape of modern production.

Ashley Campbell: Returns with ‘Something Lovely’ on second album

Ashley Campbell is delighted to announce her second album ‘Something Lovely’, released by Vacancy Records in the UK, Ireland and Europe on 9 October 2020. The follow up to her 2018 debut ‘The Lonely One’ finds her once more in assured form, the weight of one of the biggest names in Country Music seemingly no burden to her. Though very much her own woman, with her own style, the undeniable influence of her father is given a classy nod by the album’s cover which features her sporting a former Glen Campbell stage outfit that fitted her like a glove, unaltered.

Ashley Campbell Returns With Second Album, ‘Something Lovely’

New album from Loud Forest Entitled ’17’

Loud Forest share, “These songs are about love, meeting each other when we were really young in Costa Rica, crazy young wild emo love, but also very much about finding our own identity outside of each other. These songs are about loneliness and a desperation that comes from confronting your own insecurities, about trying to find love again, trying to find the things you lost or gave up.”

KRANE and The Griswolds Shine on “All I Need”

“For me, this song is about old repetitive things and being resigned to the destructive patterns when we struggle. It’s about that stuck feeling when we think we are missing something. ‘All I Need’ was written at a time in life when I was contending with these wasteful patterns, and I think others may be too. And through trying and failing, what’s left is this feeling of time wasted and feeling that life is elsewhere. We know how the cycle ends, but we keep going back to them again and again.” – KRANE

Rucci Salutes His Loyal “Killa” In a Hard-Hitting Love Song + Video

Delivering his rhymes in an energetic snarl, Inglewood’s Rucci has the mic presence to make every track come alive. Channeling his city’s electro-funk past, Rucci shares “Killa,” a new ride-or-die love song. Sampling Zapp’s 1985 classic “Computer Love,” famously sampled in 2Pac’s “I Get Around” and others, “Killa” finds Rucci declaring devotion to his latest girlfriend–someone he can finally trust after years of heartbreak: “You’re a real one, I feel you and I cherish you/I’ll never make you look dumb I won’t embarrass you/Anything that you need you know I’m there for you/Like you were there for me/I wanna take you everywhere with me.”

Skeleten Shares New Track “Mirrored”

Today, Astral People Recordings and [PIAS] are thrilled to welcome Sydney producer, musician and vocalist Skeleten to their roster. The label signing announcement comes in conjunction with a partnership between Niche Talent Agency and the Sydney electronic scene staple.


Today sees Madison Beer release her latest single “Baby” via Sing It Loud/First Access Entertainment on exclusive license to Epic Records. With the drop of the single comes a dreamy voyeuristic video that finds Madison plucked from a picturesque scene and dropped into the dark reality of life. “Baby” is taken from Madison’s forthcoming debut full length album Life Support, out later this year.


“I really like this song so much. It’s just something about it that really gets my swag vibes going. And 227 is one of my favorite shows of all time. I was probably watching it while I was writing” says Ortiz. Produced by DJ Kirk Dickens, Ortiz fires off nimble flexes on “Brenda Jenkins” delivering a lively self-assured track. “Kirk and I worked at Scarlet together, he sent me a few beats one time and I really liked them, but this beat for Brenda Jenkins really stood out to me. It kinda gave me Nightrider/Bad bitch vibes” explains Ortiz.


Today, the Atlanta genre-blending duo Danger Incorporated release a new video for their latest single “You / Me.” Directed by Eric Nelson, the video shows the guys driving around ATL, at Thomasville Cemetery and spending quality time with their significant others. The track itself is about the duo’s love and dedication to their partners, which their new video highlights.

LA trio Smith Lyle & Moore share passionate indie-folk song “Werewolf”

After making their debut with lead single “Fate,” which featured Dhani Harrison on backing vocals, LA trio Smith Lyle & Moore share another new song from their forthcoming EP I. “Werewolf” is a rollicking indie-folk stomper penned by songwriter Tyler Lyle. It builds upon the group’s earnest and powerful sound with tender verses followed by warm harmonies on each chorus.

Stay tuned for the band’s debut EP out on September 18th.

Dave B debuts uplifting new song and video Worthy

Today, Seattle rapper Dave B releases an uplifting music video entitled “Worthy” that champions the excellence, beauty and joy of black lives. Video director Bailey Williams, a black queer woman from Dave B’s hometown, captures the joy of black pride that spans all ages, shapes, sizes and gender identities. Filmed in Seattle, Dave B is with friends and family as the celebration is intercut with Zoom calls and home clips. “Worthy” is a response to our nationwide protests against police brutality and systemic racism, serving as a bold statement that Black lives are indeed worthy.

BlocBoy JB’s Quarantine Turn Up Continues With Visuals For Latest Single “Count Up”

Summer isn’t over for BlocBoy JB as plenty of women flood his crib in the wild visuals for”Count Up.” Directed by Zach Hurth x Mota Media, we find Bloc the life of the party while dropping bars about his lethal come up.

Wynton Marsalis Drops New Album (A Satirical Look At Democratic Freedom, Abuse of Power, Racism & Cultural Corruption)

Wynton Marsalis’s exploration of socio-cultural and political issues has yielded some of his most inspired and provocative work over the last four decades including the GRAMMYⓇ Award-winning Black Codes (From the Underground) in 1985, Blood on the Fields ─ the first jazz composition ever to win a Pulitzer Prize─ in 1996, All Rise in 2002 (performed by Symphonic Orchestras the world over to great acclaim), and From the Plantation to the Penitentiary in 2007, which according to one reviewer, “reveals some important truth about this country with a lot of anger and heart.”


Following a premiere on Knotfest.com, ‘Overconfidence’ joins Tallah’s extensive back catalogue of ‘Matriphagy’ video singles released thus far, including ‘The Silo’, ‘We, The Sad’, ‘Red Light’ and ‘Placenta’.

Premiere: Tallah’s Deranged “Overconfidence”

SLANDER Links Up With SVDDEN DEATH on Gripping Dubstep Collab “Blood On Me” for Gud Vibrations – Out Now

The two bass music titans are locking horns on an emotion-fueled showstopper that perfectly balances a gripping vocal delivery with subtle acid growls, thunderous low-end and high impacting synth progressions.

Bloody Your Hands Share “Weird Winter” Video

Bloody Your Hands share the official music video for “Weird Winter,” with Northen Transmissions premiering the video. A song about self-loathing and feeling powerless, “Weird Winter” was the first single off of their upcoming sophomore album, Sunday Scaries, due out next week August 28th.

Bloody Your Hands Debut “Weird Winter”

BLACK ELEPHANT: Seven Swords Full-Length From Italian Psychedelic Fuzz Rock Unit

Recorded and mixed by Giulio Farinelli at Green Fog Studio in Genoa, mastered by Farinelli at Everybody On The Shore Studio in Milan, Italy, and mastered by Chris Goosman at Baseline Audio Labs in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Seven Swords delivers an addictive assortment of classic-minded, heavy rocking tunes, picking the best the ’70s, ’90s, and ’00s had to offer in riffery and melding spacey blowouts with desert-hued hooks.

Brooklyn indie rock artist Joshua Ackley (ex-Teen Vice, The Dead Betties) releases debut album ‘Dark Arts’

Joshua Ackley is a solo musician based in Brooklyn, NY. Born in South Carolina, and raised on a farm in rural New Mexico, he moved to NYC at the age of 19 to pursue music and escape homophobia. He’s been on the music scene ever since – as the bassist and frontman of NYC art-punk band The Dead Betties & co-leader of rock band, Teen Vice, with the legendary Tammy Hart. In addition to being passionate about music, Ackley has been an advocate for woman and minorities in his professional life. While serving as Vice President of Communications for Girl Scouts of the USA for 10 years, he became the center of attacks from conservative journalists including Breitbart.com, Bill O’Reilly, & The Daily Mail who alleged he was contributing to the leftist and homosexual indoctrination of children (the “gay agenda”). Despite the controversy, Ackley stayed at Girl Scouts until 2019.

Blues Pills: Swedish Shredders Release ‘Holy Moly!’

Today, Swedish psych rockers Blues Pills shared a raucous new video for “Rhythm In The Blood.” The video is the final single from their new album out today, Holy Moly!. Originally scheduled for a spring release, “This album was created in darkness and it guided us into the light again,” the band said. “One can only hope it will give you comfort, too.”

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