@skopemag news – thursday – october 29, 2020 @ 10 am est

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Raves for days with the party banger ‘Funky Pills’ from nocturnal animals Chemical Safari (aka Brody Jenner) and D-wayne who have linked up to drop some techy-styled house wobble to the dancefloor or living room!

Those tuning in for this unavoidable belly trembling beat-beast will be pinned against the wall by the tracks raw low-slung, yet aggressive power. Like a bad trip, the break on ‘Funky Pills’ sends the head into various states of expression, but its payoff is anything but malicious, instead giving the listener an aural buzz more akin to a euphoric rush of serotonin. Behold the ‘Funky Pills’!

Listen: ‘Right There’ – New Single From Rising Soul Artist Jerome Thomas

The new track showcases Jerome’s distinctive, honeyed vocals as he addresses the theme of being ‘Right There’ for a loved one no matter the time or place after they’ve been there for him. The new track is a low-key, smooth comfort of a track blending Jerome’s R&B and jazz-tinged tendencies.


Crush Club about “Domino”: “Domino” is our love letter to the club. This Latin house banger is our way of conjuring that beautiful feeling of togetherness on a dance floor. Though we can’t be physically together, bodies close, the music still connects us. We can’t wait to be back in the club with you – dancing, loving, living – to “Domino”.”

Le Youth debuts on Armada Music with first single of upcoming four-track EP: ‘Other Voices’

Out of all the names that became synonymous with genre-crossing dance music in the past decade or so, Le Youth remains one of the most lauded ones. The American DJ and producer has been turning heads since he first made waves with his trademark progressive-meets-melodic-techno hybrid tracks in 2013, and now joins forces with Armada Music to deliver ‘Other Voices’, the first track of a complete four-track EP to be released with the Amsterdam-, New York- and London-based record label later on.

17-Time DC Wammie-Award Winner ERIC SCOTT Drops “Peace Bomb” Video 10/23

DC’s own Neo-soul/RnB master Eric Scott just released “Peace Bomb”, the title-track and official music video from his forthcoming 5th studio album of the same name. The song is a message of peace and love that this world desperately needs right now, and the video stars a child playing music and using his imagination as an escape from the messed-up world of adults.

Hannah Grace releases infectious new song ‘Closer’

Hannah Grace has released a brand new track ‘Closer’, taken from the forthcoming debut album Remedy out November 20th via Never Fade Records.

‘Closer’ celebrates love and features bright shimmering pop production riding on a funky groove. Housing an infectious vocal melody, Hannah’s beautiful voice shines in the track with exquisite delivery.


Pete says his new single is about “the next day of a newly-married couple who wed the night before in Las Vegas. The newlywed couple tells their story about their love for each other and the beauty of that love.”

Doorly and Mike Konstanty drop new single ‘Say Nay Say’

Following One For The Crew ft. Thabo earlier this year, Doorly returns to Gorgon City’s REALM, this time alongside rising producer Mike Konstanty for new collab single Say Nay Say.

Demonstrating an impressive track record, Doorly’s stellar catalogue ranges from Beatport and Traxsource no.1’s on the likes of Cajual, Dirtybird, Hot Creations, Club Sweat, his own label Reptile Dysfunction and WOW Recordings for Gravity Check which spent a whole month at no.1 on Beatport.

Dallas String Quartet Spreads Joy With New ‘Joy To The World’ Single

Today, international music sensation Dallas String Quartet released their first sparkling holiday single “Joy To The World” in advance of their upcoming 4-track Holiday EP, “The Christmas Album.” Sure to dazzle their fans and warm hearts, Dallas String Quartet delivers a little peace, joy, and hope for the holiday season.

Bryant Myers Leaves the Past Behind and Looks to the Future with “Relax”

One of the most influential artists in the genre, Latin Trap pioneer Bryant Myers releases his new single “Relax,” today. The highly anticipated single is featured on his upcoming sophomore studio album Bendecido. Produced by Charlie Toro, the new single and music video is released via Millo Gang Music/ eOne and is available on all digital music platforms worldwide.

Painted Shield Releases New Video for “Ten Years From Now”

Today, Painted Shield have shared a video for their new single “Ten Years From Now.” The band, who consists of Stone Gossard, Mason Jennings, Matt Chamberlain and Brittany Davis, will release their self-titled debut on November 27th via Gossard’s revived Loosegroove Records.

Slime Krime | “Man Down” Official Music Video


Zedd says about “Inside Out”, “I started working on ‘Inside Out’ roughly a year and a half ago and I’m incredibly proud for it to finally see the light of day. We are in such a tense state of the world right now; I feel like this song can provide people with a much-needed sense of hope. I always strive to push myself to try new things, musically. With that in mind, this song feels very new but also familiar at the same time. A huge thank you to Griff for bringing such an intense level of emotion to ‘Inside Out’ with her beautiful voice!!”


With seven episodes available to date, each with its very own video following the adventures of Noodle, 2D, Murdoc and Russel in the studio and across the world, the complete Season One collection is available now for the first time.

Today also sees the biggest virtual band in the world announce a string of live shows, with a global live streaming performance in December and a run of dates next year. The SONG MACHINE TOUR will see Gorillaz broadcast their first show since 2018 live on 12th and 13th December, ahead of a visit to Köln, Berlin and Luxembourg next summer, with a homecoming show at The O2, London on 11th August 2021.

Multi-Platinum Artist Mat Kearney Returns with New Single “Grand Canyon”

Multi-Platinum recording artist Mat Kearney is back with new music as his new single “Grand Canyon” drops today via Tomorrow Music/Caroline. The song is available now via your preferred listening service. Recorded entirely in quarantine with Kearney’s longtime production collaborator Robert Marvin (Tove Lo, Kelly Clarkson), the song touches on feelings of being disconnected with those around you, as Kearney explains:

“I think we all can relate to the feeling of being disconnected from people in this season. ‘Grand Canyon’ was written about wanting to connect to someone close to you, but feeling like they’re a mile away. A lot of my new songs were written on one fateful writing trip to Joshua Tree to reconnect with my singer-songwriter roots. ‘Grand Canyon’ took on a life of its own – the song felt sexy and earthy with a lot of yearning. I’ve never put 808s and pedal steel guitar on the same song.” – Mat Kearney


Fresh off the release of her debut WHO IS WHIPPED CREAM EP (and its subsequent remix EP) for Big Beat Records, WHIPPED CREAM isn’t showing signs of slowing down anytime soon. Today, she’s releasing the music video for her track “DUMB SH!T” (ft. Jasiah), one of the stand-out tracks on her debut EP. Starting off with a sci-fi twist, a laser-eyed WHIPPED CREAM beams down in a spaceship, only to find Jasiah and his crew causing a ruckus in the California desert, sound tracked by the single’s take-no-prisoners approach that highlights WHIPPED CREAM’s unique and cinematic sound that draws roots from hip hop and electronic.

UK’s ALLEGRA unleashes her latest “feel-good bop” with “Do What I Want”

UK pop artist ALLEGRA is releasing her new single “Do What I Want” today October, 23, 2020 via Radikal Records. Premiered with Wonderland Magazine who calls the track a “feel-good bop, filled with an irresistibly catchy hand-clap beat and house-inspired melodies,” the single is the second release from Allegra.


Matthew Mast releases brooding new LP ‘Of All The Endings’

Today, the promising heavy songwriter, Matthew Mast has released his latest full-length album titled Of All The Endings through the burgeoning label V.A.S.P. Legacy. Across ten colossal tracks, Mast wrestles with internal anxieties, self-doubt, and his attempts with balancing the beauty and drabness of life. Written and recorded over the course of two years, Mast delivers a towering and emotional collection of tracks that serve as a powerful reminder of the murkiness lying just beneath the surface of everyday life.

Drax Project & Fetty Wap team up for enthralling new track & visual “Firefly”  

“Firefly” sees the quartet lean further into their R&B sensibilities and adopt a more mature sound, all while keeping their signature jazz licks and impeccable vibes intact. By fusing the stylings of Drax Project and Fetty Wap, “Firefly” is rich in enticing vocals, instrumentation, and iconic Fetty ad-libs, generating an intoxicating and timeless track. The track arrives alongside a visual that takes viewers on a journey through a magical bonfire party filled with a piano camp-fire, Fetty Wap apparition, love at first sight and incendiary dance moves.

CLOVES Releases New Single “Dead” Along With Music Video Today

Today, Australian artist CLOVES (a.k.a. Kaity Dunstan) is back with a brand-new single entitled “Dead” along with the music video, which was directed by Daniel Carberry & Carley Cussen. “Dead” is the first single off of her upcoming conceptual sophomore album due out in 2021 and represents CLOVES’ newfound direction. “Dead” is available now at all digital retail providers via Interscope Records.


Delivering his rhymes through his eerie vocals and fiery intensity, VA’s StaySolidRocky is a natural born spitter. Walking us through his dark and sinister past, Rocky shares “Demons”, his latest video. Produced by Daysix & Gibbo, “Demons” finds Rocky weaving his way through thumping 808s and, as he artfully explains his continuous fight against his dark side: “Looking in the mirror, right at me/and I see scars on him/ He say that the demons coming back/ don’t get involved with them”. In the video, Rocky wonders through an abandoned trap house shifting between shots of Rocky in a room full of white mannequins and hanging in the haunting hallways with his crew as they prepare for battle.

Singer/Songwriter Emily James releases New Single – BACK IN THE SUMMER

Emily James began her musical journey growing up just north of New York City in a household where she remembers records – by Billy Joel and Stevie Wonder to musicals and folk music – always playing. The youngest of five kids, she would set up her karaoke machine in the kitchen and perform for her family. “I took it very seriously,” she recalls with a laugh. She began taking piano lessons when she was five years old, and later added voice and guitar lessons. By the time she was ten, she was writing her own songs.


Pop superstars Little Mix release their brand new single “Sweet Melody” today. The track is lifted from their upcoming sixth album Confetti¸ due to release November 6.

Co-written by Ariana Grande’s collaborator Tayla Parx, and co-produced by No.1 hit maker MNEK, “Sweet Melody” is an infectious pop song emblazoned with gigantic harmonies and a driving rhythm.


After the release of their sublime sophomore album ‘Life After’ last summer followed by sold-out UK, European and debut North American tours, London band Palace today release the ‘Someday, Somewhere’ EP via Fiction.

Affect Display Releases Debut EP Animal Drift Animal

Today, Affect Display is sharing his beautifully immersive debut album, Animal Drift Animal. Out now on Pirates Blend, it’s the first release from Canadian producer Damien Smith, and it takes cues from his deep well of influences, ranging from electronic, techno, experimental, psychedelic and indie pop. Smith is also sharing the vibrant video for album opener “Until The Light Hits The Door”, an explosion of colour announcing his arrival.

Kendall Street Company’s New Album Out Today!

Today, Charlottesville, VA quintet Kendall Street Company releases their fourth studio album – The Stories We Write For Ourselves – available now all digital service providers. The 15-track album was recorded in Virginia Beach and co-produced by Scott Gordon (Ringo Starr, Alanis Morisette, Aerosmith, Baja Men, Hanson, Cher and more).

Kendall Street Company Discuss Latest Album, ‘The Stories We Write for Ourselves’


“Paper Thin” follows the release of ILLENIUM’s “Nightlight”, his first single via 12Tone Music since his 2019 album, Ascend. The album has over 1 billion streams and became his first number one on the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart, reaching his highest peak on the Billboard 200.

Jeff DeVito’s 90’s indebted debut is out [ffo: Third Eye Blind, REM]

Today we’re excited to share Jeff DeVito’s debut LP, Acceleration Due To Gravity. The New Jersey songwriter has been kicking around for years, making a name for himself as the principal songwriter behind the band Particle Zoo, who The Star Ledger said “has survived in the indie underground by updating and changing its sound”.

Now, he’s looking back at all those years, and delivering his first solo effort. It’s an album that tackles nostalgia, regret, longing, and the feelings of relief that come from confronting those feelings.

The Test Drive: Jeff DeVito – Acceleration Due To Gravity


“WOW” features vocals from 17-year-old Norwegian pop sensation Emma Steinbakken, a talented singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has quickly racked up more than 20 million worldwide streams since making her official debut last year.


Phenomenally talented singer-songwriter Jamie Miller has shared his highly anticipated second single “Onto Something” – available now via Atlantic Records and Geaux Uptown Records alongside a suave Evan Hara-directed music video. Penned/produced by Quinn XCII & Louis Schoorl, the track features a slick beat and palm-muted guitar as Miller’s voice takes flight on the infectious hook.

Plants and Animals Release First Album in 4 Years ‘The Jungle’ Out Today via Secret City Records

Today, the Montreal-based Plants and Animals released their first album in 4 years The Jungle via Secret City Records. At 3:00 pm ET today, the trio of Warren Spicer, Matthew Woody Woodley and Nic Basque will host a listening party on YouTube and will be chatting live with fans as they listen to the record in its entirety. Click here to join.

Today, the band have shared a track by track breakdown of the 8 songs that comprise their 5th studio album with The Talkhouse.

James Hersey Begins New Era with “Forget (About Everyone Else)”

Produced by Will Hicks (Ed Sheeran, James Blunt) and mixed by Manny Marroquin (Bruno Mars, Post Malone, Rihanna), the track is a modern power-pop hybrid soaked in Hersey’s unique brand of romance. He elaborates: “Forget (About Everyone Else) is about unconditional acceptance and empathy. It’s a reminder that no matter how chaotic and confusing the world may get, we need to conserve our energy for the most important people in our lives.” This is the start of a new era for James and the song will be the first single off of his first full-length album to be released next year.

Bailey Bryan is Going to “Steal Your Girl” as Ultimate Revenge on Track and New Music Video Out Today  

Bailey Bryan is taking no prisoners in her straight-to-the point new track and music video for “Steal Your Girl” out today, and available to listen here and watch here. Co-written by Bryan with AJ Pruis and Brett Tyler and produced by Jon Santana, the clever break-up retort has been a longtime fan-favorite from the road and stands as her most-requested song by fans to release in the past two years. Directed by Emma Kate Golden and conceptualized by Bryan, the video brings the song to life as it follows Bryan who is attempting to ‘steal your girl’… but with a twist as Bryan sneaks around the neighborhood “collecting” felines. Bryan’s cat co-stars belong to Nashville, TN’s “The Catio,” and some of the cats are currently available to adopt at cationashville.com.

Rap Supervillain Comethazine Shares Bawskee 4 Project & “556” Video

Delivering pure-evil bars in a ferocious snarl, Comethazine’s high-octane trap music takes no prisoners. Continuing his run as one of rap’s self-sustaining stars, Comethazine shares Bawskee 4, his latest project. Created with help from longtime producers like DIV, Childboy, and Toom, Bawskee 4 walks the line between introducing new sonic elements and pleasing longtime fans, adding dramatic strings, organic instrumentation, and sampled sounds to contrast with his trademark trap elements.

Ricky Reed’s animated video for “No Stone” with Dirty Projectors & Ayoni out today!

Of the video, Reed explains, “Making The Room kept me from slipping all the way into scary places in the summer of 2020. At times when I couldn’t find hope I would look to my collaborators, some of them I’d known for only for a few days. Dave from Dirty Projectors and Ayoni are two such people that, just their kindness and openhanded approach to collaboration, they would lift me up on days when I was feeling low. The result is the most hopeful song on the album, and a most incredible video by Ansso An that reminds me why I started this project in the first place: to create a special place for all of us.”


El artista cubano Chacal está más que listo para darle una dosis de romanticismo a todos sus fans con el lanzamiento de su nuevo tema “Mi Corazón es Tuyo”, disponible a partir de hoy en todas las plataformas de streaming.

Ramón Lavado Martínez, mejor conocido en el mundo del espectáculo como “Chacal” es considerado una de las figuras más relevantes del reciente movimiento musical cubano y con el nuevo tema de su autoria, “Mi Corazón es Tuyo”, Chacal celebra el amor eterno hacia las mujeres.


“It’s about all of us being beautiful in our own way,” says the girl group of the song. “We are each incredibly unique. Our favorite thing about the song is the message behind the song; the lyrics make us feel confident and beautiful. Beautiful is all about loving yourself and expressing who you are.”

Hoger has just released his new single “Same Mistakes”

To understand what an incredible feat it is for someone like Hoger to pursue a career within music we must go back in time… to a period when Hoger was a young boy that could not speak yet he could sing. He sang and danced on tabletops to the delight of his parents and the rest of the family who didn’t think much of it. He was a cute kid, a born entertainer, but no one ever expected him to do anything with his talent. In fact no one would allow it.


Today sees the release of Winona Oak’s second EP SHE (Neon Gold/ Atlantic). In celebration, she has released a transfixing video for the title-track “SHE”, which vibrantly explores the duality of the human condition. The “SHE” it refers to is the part of us that is willing to do anything to fulfill our ambitions (good or bad). The video, directed by Julian Gillström underscores the theme as Winona plays both the blameless hostage and calculating captor. Read Paper Magazine’s video premiere piece and EP track by track here.

PASSENGER Returns With ‘Songs For The Drunk And Broken Hearted’ Out Jan 8; Title Track Out Today 

Mike Rosenberg, better known as Passenger, announces his new studio album Songs for the Drunk and Broken Hearted will be released on January 8, 2021, and today he shares the track that inspired the album’s title, “A Song for the Drunk and Broken Hearted,” along with an accompanying video. He’s also happy to announce that all physical packaging of CDs and Vinyl will be made of 100% recycled material, and one tree will be planted for every physical piece sold via the Passenger webstore thanks to a partnership with Ecologi and the Eden Project.

(Skope) Video: Owen Meany’s Batting Stance’s new animated visuals is a sentimental reflection of the past

With his music distinguished as ‘impassioned literary folk’, Owen Meany’s Batting Stance is the pseudonym of singer-songwriter Daniel Walker.

Daniel has spent the last few years exploring the thrills of the live circuit, whilst constantly perfecting his craft. Following on from the release of his highly anticipated full-length Feather Weights with LHM Records, the Canadian native returns with animated visuals for focus track Car Odyssey.


Today, Ruel releases his new EP Bright Lights, Red Eyes via RCA Records. Written entirely in Paris, the EP includes his previously-released singles “as long as you care” and “say it over” featuring Cautious Clay, which PAPER said “delivers the soulful sound Ruel has come to be known for.” The EP also arrives alongside a 60’s mod-themed visualizer for “courage.”


“A ‘Big Homie’ is someone who doesn’t let those who look up to him make the same mistakes he has. He doesn’t just give game, he provides another way. He provides access to a better situation for those who he takes under his wing. Shout out to the big bro Chainz, who I’ve always looked up to as an artist and as a figure in the culture but in the little time we’ve been in actual contact, he’s given me a lot of advice that only a Big Homie can give. It’s just an honor to have him on this record and on my upcoming mixtape.” -SYMBA