@skopemag news – weekend – november 28, 2020 @ 11 am est

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Fresh off her second consecutive MTV EMA win for “Best Brazil Artist” and a curated experimental avatar IMVU Halloween club night featuring DJ sets from artist such as Christine and the Queens, Kim Petras, Nina Kraviz, Maya Jane Coles, Purity Ring, Romy, and more, international pop sensation and drag super star Pabllo Vittar is releasing a deluxe version of her critically acclaimed third album, 111. The lead single, ‘Bandida,’ which features Brazilian MC Pocah, speaks to female freedom and empowerment, blending a mixture of Rio De Janeiro electronic and pop influences with a sample of MC Mayara’s, ‘Ai Como Eu To Bandida.’ The single is accompanied by a 9-track 111 remix package, with contributions from artists such as Alice Glass, A Travestis, and more.

New video: Paper Fishes – All Your Lives Are Dreams Played Inside My Head

The UK alternative rock band Paper Fishes discloses a new video excerpt from their debut album ‘Instant Happiness’, recorded by the acclaimed producer Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Editors) at Livingston Studios in London, and now available in limited edition orange vinyl via Rough Trade Records.

The video for ‘All Your Lives Are Dreams Played Inside My Head”‘ was conceived and shot by Paper Fishes singer Andre Levy during a two-week self-isolation period in the autumn of 2020. Filmed in black and white with a stationary camera, rudimentary set, low angle and cramped frame, the video draws on the song’s introspective lyric, its sense of dislocation, and its interweaving themes of failed expectations, restless nostalgia, lost loves and fraying relationships.


DJ Zinc brings all his recent collaborations together plus three unreleased tracks on new LP ‘Friends and Family’. Out on Friday 27th November on Bingo Records, the eight-track LP features the best UK talent around.

Collaborating with Andreya Triana, Kudu Blue, Maverick Sabre and AlIcai Harley, the LP features the latest alliance with bass producer Notion on ‘Lights Out’ plus three unreleased tracks featuring UK talent Charlotte Haining on opening track ‘Therapy’, Sweetie Irie featuring Kyd on ‘Felt So Good’, closing the LP with Lady Sanity’s hard-hitting bars on ‘Deep It’.

Sleepwalkrs drops VIP Remix of ‘More Than Words’

Sleepwalkrs has unveiled a ‘VIP Remix’ of ‘More Than Words’, his smash collaborative single with MNEK, out now.

Combining punchy kick drums, euphoric rave sirens and a behemoth drop, the ‘VIP Remix’ of ‘More Than Words’ transforms the melodic original to a stripped-back club version, highlighting the wide range of Sleepwalkrs’ production style. It marks the second transformation of the single, following on from Ferreck Dawn’s tech house cut released earlier this month.


WARGASM on the track “”It always starts with a smile, and ends with something sick and twisted. Politicians lie. People are brainwashed. Services get cut. No one can afford a house. The cost of living goes up. Our wages go down. Art suffers. People suffer. The forests are burning, the waters full of chemicals and every day theres a new false flag hoisted next to a very real knife dangling above our heads. Nothing changes and nothing gets better. We wouldn’t say Wargasm is a political band; but we’re not just pissed off, we’re rage all over”

Piqued Jacks preview new album with the galloping new single ‘Golden Mine’

Following on from the success of their recently released single ‘Every Day Special’ in recent months, Italian outfit Piqued Jacks have now returned to continue the support for their upcoming new album ‘Synchronizer’ with the galloping new offering ‘Golden Mine’, out on the 27th November via INRI.

Jake Isaac unveils candid single ‘Eyes For You’

South London singer-songwriter Jake Isaac continues his prolific 2020 with new single ‘Eyes For You’, out today.

A heart-on-sleeve love song, ‘Eyes For You’ sees Jake open up about his “love for a queen” that first came to him “in a dream”. His smooth, impassioned vocals take centre stage, accompanied by sparse drums, delicate guitar and emotion-tinged violin. It marks his second single release in as many months, following on from heartfelt October ballad ‘Good’ featuring fellow London artist Tertia May.

“This one is literally about what it says on the tin,” Jake explains. “Being honest with myself, I was always the one to fall first, this song’s about that.”

HOLYGOOD Announce Return With New Killing Giants EP

London’s HOLYGOOD (formerly known as Light You Up) are pleased to announce their return with new EP Killing Giants set for release next year on 22nd January 2021.

As a first taste of the new material, the band are today sharing an official lyric video for the title track and lead single ‘Killing Giants’ which is out now on all good DSPs.

Produced by Evil Genius and front man Thomas Napier, mixed by Elliot Polokoff, and mastered by EC Mastering, the single is a bold and forward-thinking new sound from the quartet, who are pushing at the boundaries of their pop-rock sound in a post-genre world.


Purple Disco Machine remains at the forefront of world dance music, following a series of remixes for A-list icons Diplo, Dua Lipa, Mark Ronson, Foals, Calvin Harris, Fatboy Slim, Sir Elton John, whilst more recently delivering his stellar cuts of Duke Dumont’s ‘Ocean Drive’, and Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s international hit single ‘Rain On Me’, and Royal Blood’s ‘Trouble’s Coming’.

Challenging Social Media Hypocrisy Alt-Rock Artist Inhibit, Releases New Single and Eye Opening Video for ‘Shadows of Fire’

Following his single The Quest which drew media attention from around the world with its controversial video, electro alt-rock artist InHibit has now released his latest single, Shadows of Fire, leaning heavily in terms of influence on prime Duran Duran and Queen’s Another One Bites the Dust. The lyrics to Shadows of Fire are inspired by a trip Inhibit took to Vietnam where he saw at first hand the hypocrisy of social media posts showing an idyllic lifestyle whereas the reality was significantly different, with people often living in far more challenging conditions.

LOW ISLAND – Unveil ‘In Your Arms’ single + Animated Video

Reminiscent of the swirling textures found on Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool as well as the modulating synths from Caribou’s Suddenly, ‘In Your Arms’ sees the Oxford quartet intertwine wonderfully, with guitars and synth lines hazily blending together as Posada’s silky voice glides on top. The sorrow of a lost twenties, a prominent theme across their music, is evident; ‘In Your Arms’ mourns people moving on and times changing with staggering musical clarity, but there’s hope among the chaos and the loss, too:

Posada: ‘In Your Arms is a love letter to my childhood bedroom. It’s about how objects or spaces that are important to us can get tangled up in our past and present, and how the memories and emotions they evoke can both comfort us and weigh us down. I find this to be particularly true of spaces we associate with childhood – they are heavy, often with so many contradictory feelings which complicates our relationship with them. This combination of comfort and oppression through nostalgia was at the heart of the conversations we had with Patrick about the video. We talked about artists like Rachel Whiteread and Robert Kipniss, playing with everyday objects and abstracting them to take on new meanings.’

Kemi Ade Announces New EP, Shares Blue Lab Beats Produced ‘Promise’

‘Promise’, produced by Blue Lab Beats, is the first taste of this new music, drenched in elements of 90s electronic & R&B and sees Kemi verbally wrestling with a potential lover, asking them to promise “we won’t fuck up each other”. Speaking on the track, Kemi says “this embodies my sound, or me as person. It sounds perfect on a long drive and gives me this warm feeling even though it’s so vulnerable. This one’s for This one’s for everyone, and anyone, who gave their word to someone who never deserved a promise.”

SAINTED SINNERS Feat. Members Of BONFIRE & TYGERS OF PAN TANG Release ‘Same Ol‘ Song’ Music Video, Second Single Out Now

German hard rockers, SAINTED SINNERS, have released a music video for ‘Same Ol’ Song’, it’s the second single taken from their new album ‘Unlocked & Reloaded’, which will be released on December 4th via El Puerto Records. The YouTube video can be viewed here:

Redlight launches new label with single ‘Dreamquest’.

UK DJ and producer Redlight has unveiled his new single ‘Dreamquest’, out 27th November via his own new label ‘Dream Vision Future’.

Combining orchestral synths, ethereal breakbeats and rave-evoking drums, ‘Dreamquest’ is a captivating dose of ambient electronica that leaves a lasting impression.

Anna Krantz returns with honey-coated ‘The Trouble with Suzie’

Anna Krantz’s third single in her latest bewitching series ‘new moon, new tune’ ‘The Trouble With Suzie’ takes a look at the destructive behaviours we all experience in some shape or form. Suzie represents those ill-advised choices we can all make, which don’t support our ultimate happiness and well-being but feel so damn good in the moment! So we choose them over and over again, and that’s the trouble with Suzie…

Tunnelvisions drop hotly anticipated new EP ‘Gold Teeth’

A three-track release, ‘Gold Teeth’ opens with an extended version of the title track, an infectiously feelgood house number, characterised by driving synths, busy percussion and catchy vocals. Next up, ‘Hyperfocus’ is a slow-burning progressive house cut that unfurls steadily across its six minutes. Closing things out, ‘Heat Wave’ harnesses an old-school house vibe, characterised by deep bass and fluttering percussive elements.

Yamaneko releases new EP, ‘Kaizo Nanaduru’, on 1000Doors > Listen in full here

A year since his last full length project, Spirals Heaven Wide, and following the second instalment of his Spa Commissions series in May, Yamaneko closes off 2020 with the sixth and final release this year from 1000Doors — an uplifting ode to the collective’s once was headquarters and formative years in London.

Listen: cktrl Shares New EP ‘Robyn’ On Touching Bass

Admired on the alternative London club scene, cktrl has blossomed into a sought-after musician, producer and multi-instrumentalist with a steady flow of exceptional projects (The Guardian cited his ‘Indi’ mixtape as an album of the year in 2017). Latest EP ‘Robyn’ is a vital exploration of contemporary classical from the black perspective, spurred on by the overpowering feelings of heartbreak. Speaking on the project, cktrl says: “‘Robyn’ at its core is heartbreak and is just really sentimental. It’s a journey of losing a love but it ends with optimism as you find strength to love again.”

Hot Since 82 drops hotly anticipated new album Recovery

British dance music titan Hot Since 82 has unveiled his long awaited full-length studio album Recovery, out 27th November on his own Knee Deep in Sound label.

Following on from 2019’s ‘8-track’, a project that was written during a period of mourning, Recovery is a similarly personal release, with Hot Since 82 describing the LP as a “healing record”, offering a therapeutic release that enabled a more positive headspace.


Following the release of his brand new single ‘Feed the Fire ft. Lucky Daye’ (watch the official video directed by Aidan Cullen and featuring rising stars Alton Mason and Quen Blackwell HERE), SG Lewis today releases funk-bass driven remix by The Brothers Macklovitch – the brother duo of legendary remix artist and DJ A-Trak and Chromeo frontman Dave 1.

Marie Naffah releases latest track, Gabriel, today

Described by Chris Difford from Squeeze as “perfect”, ‘Gabriel’ was produced by Simon Byrt (Pixx, Charlotte OC, Babeheaven) and mastered by Kevin Tuffy (MØ, London Grammar, George Ezra).

Tori Handsley releases debut album “As We Stand”

Today, Tori Handsley has released her much-anticipated debut album “As We Stand”. The new album is out via Cadillac Records (Harry Beckett, Mike Westbrook, Joe Harriot), and features Mercury Prize 2020 shortlisted drummer and producer Moses Boyd and Melt Yourself Down’s Ruth Goller on bass.

KRIEGSGOTT – “H8 4All” 7″ Ep – Song premiere 

Odium Records presents self-titled song from the upcoming 7″ ep of Kriegsgott “H8 4All”. Kriegsgott is a solo project of Shadow from Black Altar, founded in 1999. “H8 4All” was recorded in 2013. You can check the song at:

Southend-on-Sea band The Trusted – ‘Criminals’

Entitled “Criminals” the song is a combination of bittersweet emotions and feelings. The smooth, elongated, indie vocals compliment the nostalgic [The] Killers-esque guitar and drums. The song draws out juxtaposed feelings of emotional elevation and deep longing.

Billen Ted drop carefree new single ‘Satisfied’

UK production duo Billen Ted have unveiled their new single ‘Satisfied’, out now on Black Butter.

Centred around a sample from the Chaka Khan 1984 classic ‘I Feel For You’, ‘Satisfied’ is an infectious dance-pop jam, combining feelgood piano chords, euphoric vocals and a deep, bumping bassline.

Operating out of Ealing Studios in West London, Billen Ted are a production-writing duo who have made the unlikely transition from death metal bands to the world of dance music. Working with a long list of artists from the club and pop scenes, they have previously written tracks for the likes of 220 Kid, Hugel, MNEK, Sleepwalkrs, Melanie C and many more.

Genre-crossing, storytelling prog-rock debut from Sealand Airlines

The time has finally come for the release of Ukrainian prog-rockers Sealand Airlines’ debut album! An experimental, cross-genre record with a wide array of sounds and lyrical influences; ranging from heavy guitars to almost acoustic melodies and filled to the brim with science fiction, action and allusions to cinema and pop culture. Released on vinyl, CD and digital format by The Sign Records.