@skopemag news – weekend – december 12, 2020 @ 2 pm est

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Today, South Florida artist POORSTACY releases his latest single “Hills Have Eyes,” out now via 10K Projects. His final release of the year, “Hills Have Eyes” finds the artist at the end of his biggest year yet. Featured on the GRAMMY-nominated soundtrack for Bill & Ted Face the Music and with recent collaborations with iann dior and Blink 182’s Travis Barker this year, POORSTACY proved that he is just getting started.


Today, Arkansas-born R&B artist Moe Young releases his latest single “Shot With Me,” featuring lilspirit, out now via 10K Projects/Internet Money Records. His label debut, Moe Young’s “Shot With Me” is a smooth R&B/pop track with production from proven hitmaker Nick Mira (Juice WRLD, Lil Tecca, The Weeknd).


Today, singer/songwriter Salem Ilese releases her festive song “Marry Christmas” just in time for the holidays. Out now via 10K Projects/Homemade Projects, “Marry Christmas” has all the trappings to become a Christmas pop hit with its cheery melody, bright horns, and driving beat. The new single follows up the breakout success of her August 2020 hit, “Mad At Disney” and her November 2020 single “Coke & Mentos.” Gaining significant momentum on TikTok, “Mad At Disney” has sparked the creation of over 3.1M videos and has been streamed 116M+ streams on Spotify and was featured on Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits playlist for over 15 weeks. Another undeniable pop hit, Zane Lowe debuted “Coke & Mentos” on his Apple Music 1 show on November 22.


Alabama-born rapper, singer, actress and activist Chika releases her equally soulful and straightforward new single, “FWB,” out now on Warner Records. Teasing out the vulnerability that accompanies a fresh physical romance, the cut breathes with sensuality and emotionality. “FWB” follows Chika receiving her first-ever GRAMMY nomination for Best New Artist – a worthy recognition for her debut 2020 EP, Industry Games.


Following “GOOD EVENING” and the announcement of their Memory Lane collaboration project, set for release on January 15th via Warner Records, Shordie Shordie and Murda Beatz dig deeper into their bag for this new song and video titled “DOCTORS.” The visual finds Shordie surrounded by his team in Baltimore as he floats on Murda’s gorgeous, melancholic R&B-style production. It is the second song released from the highly anticipated project by both artists who are having monumental years. Shordie released his latest >Music project, receiving critical acclaim from Pitchfork, The FADER, Complex, XXL and more, and has generated over 600 million cumulative streams across platforms.


The Avalanches’ new album, We Will Always Love You, was released today by Astralwerks. In a four-star review, Rolling Stone said, “‘We Will Always Love You’ may be the soundtrack we need–one that builds a bridge between people, emotions and eras.” NME also awarded the album four stars, hailing it as a “vibrant cosmic journey like no other, and a love letter to the unifying power of music.”

New Music From Brokeasf “Rock Out” Out Now On Cinematic Music Group/Geffen Records


Discovered by Ray Daniels, SVP of A&R at Warner Records and founder of Atlanta-based RayDar, and Theron Thomas of R. City/3400, TI.NY’s already flipped social media upside down with just under 400K followers and now she makes her official debut as an artist. Produced by Hustle Gang’s EVERYBODYKNOWSTROUD [T.I.,Trey Songz], a big bass boom gives way to her command, “Watch my ass shake like jelly.” Rattling off raunchy bars with the promise, “And I’m thick like a milkshake, move the ground like an earthquake,” as the visualizer might as well be the Olympics of twerking (with BIG HOMIE TY.NI worthy of a gold medal). Stay tuned for the official music video next week!


Today, Sacramento alt-metal icons Deftones release Black Stallion, a star-studded track-by-track remix of their classic 2000 album, White Pony. Listen HERE. Accompanied with the project is a new video for the Tourist remix of “Change” (In The House of Flies), reimagined by Yhellow. The new remix album is included in White Pony’s 20th-anniversary deluxe edition, out now on Warner Records.


New Music from NO1-NOAH “Ridin For My Love” Out Now On Ghetto Earth Records / Interscope Records

Summer says “I signed him because we’re alike in a lot of ways, musically and personally. He’s talented and I figured it’d be easy for us to work together and I could use my platform to help him follow his dreams.”


“Dynamite” has seen massive success worldwide, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart three times. BTS was also named TIME’s 2020 Entertainer of the Year and earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, marking them the first Korean Pop act to get such a nod.

Jakob Mind release single “Rock’n’roll’s Got Me All Messed Up”

Jakob Mind release the digital single “Rock’n’roll’s Got Me All Messed Up”. The single is the second one leading up to Rotten Mind singer/vocalist Jakob Arvidsson’s debut solo album. His album, entitled “The One Who Got Away” will be released on Lövely Records in spring 2021.


The words “let me go” became a clear hook that represents the song’s concept, and inspiration for thesong’s sound can be heard from artists such as Yellow Claw, Marshmallow & Skrillex. It is a feel-good song that you can easily sing along to and a song that we hope that many will be able to recognize themselves in.

CB3 release the single and live video “Acid Haze (Live)”

CB3 (Charlottas Burning Trio) are set to release a live session album on The Sign Records early 2021. The album contains three tracks from the band’s latest release “Aeons”, clocking in at 28 minutes of mind-bending and psychedelic cosmic jams. All three tracks are accompanied by live videos. The first of these recording was released in mid November and now, the band is sharing the second single leading up to the album – “Acid Haze (Live)”.

UK New Wave/SKA from London – Kevee Lynch – Stick Your Hands Up

Kevee Lynch was the singer and creative driving force behind SKA Band Sko-Mads who formed back in 2016.

His father passed away and the next day he wrote the song Dad.

After posting the tribute on Facebook and getting thousands of views and encouragement from friends he decided to form a Ska enthused band.

Rob the drummer having played with Kevee back in the 80’s in various Garage and surf bands decided he needed to get back into a band and signed up.

No Stone Left Unturned Releases New Single “The Endless Void”

The Danish/European Metal Rock band No Stone Left Unturned are now ready with the second release, the single The Endless Void.

Besides, Peter Wolf Frandsen, No Stone Left Unturned is this time featuring Jim Dummer and Alessandro Medri on vocals, Konstantin Raidovski on lead guitar and Paolo Conte on drums. The single was Mixed and Mastered in Widek Studio by Maciej Dawidek.

Says, Peter Wolf of the release:
The Endless Void is a dark piece of music I wrote years ago. It’s such a song I listened to, once in a while, and thought, this I have to record again… So, I did in an updated version with some new stuff in there, hope you like it!

THUNDERMAKER New Single ‘The Road’ – Out Today!

Thundermaker’s new track is called The Road ft. Ronny Munroe and it’s about the obstacles that life throws at you and how You persevere through it all. It’s also about how people around you change depending on the situation, as long as it turns out well for them.

The lead vocals are by Ronny Munroe (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Metal Church, Between Worlds, One Machine) with music and lyrics written by Thundermaker. The track was mixed and mastered by Andy La Rocque (King Diamond) & Peter Granberg at Sonic Train Studios, Sweden. The Road is the opening track of the forthcoming Thundermaker album, also called The Road, and is due out via Sliptrick Records in early 2021.

Metteson’s tender ballad “Forever” | OUT TODAY

The single showcases another side of Metteson; it’s a stunning ballad that he wrote a couple of years ago, and has now brought in Vetle Junker (Aurora, Gundelach) on the production, Carmen Bóveda plays the cello and Matias Tellez (Girl in Red, Boy Pablo) has mixed the track.

Edenbridge Releases Lyric Video For “Taurengold”

The Austrian symphonic metal act Edenbridge releases a new digital single and lyric video today. The song “Tauerngold” is taken from the forthcoming best of album “The Chronicles Of Eden Part 2”.

French melo-death metallers Swarmageddon shared entire new album ‘Inhuman’ on YouTube // Out now on CD & Digital through all legal platforms 

Just a few days after unveilling their brand new official music video for the single “Reanimation”, French melodic death-metallers SWARMAGEDDON just shared their latest album ‘Inhuman’ for full-streaming on YouTube.

Shanghai Restoration Project release new album “Brave New World Symphony” | Out today via Undercover Culture Music

On the run-up to release the duo recently shared new singles “Night Odyssey”, “Present Continuous” and “Involuntary Prophet”, which earned plaudits across international media, with the latter also being recently added to Spotify’s Genre Glitch playlist.

Speaking on the album’s release, the band say, “we hope this album will bring some consolation and remind people from all over the world that though isolated, we have gone through all of this together and hopefully will start to see the healing of our societies soon.”

Los Angeles alt rock outfit SLUGS have just dropped their new single “Super Sane”

SLUGS is a 4 piece alt rock outfit out of Los Angeles comprised of singer/songwriter/guitarist Marissa Longstreet, Sarsten Noice (bass/vocals), Josh Beavers (lead guitar) and Dash Hutton (drums). Their influences range from Linda Perhacs with their melodic harmonies and tenderness to Thee Oh Sees with their high energy, spitfire performances.

Martin Smoge’s debut album A Long Tale of Life | OUT TODAY

Having made a name for himself in his native Norway as a composer for film and a producer for other artists, Martin Smoge is finally releasing a debut album close to a decade in the making. A Long Tale of Life is the appropriately-titled record, out today on GEMS.


Amapiano pioneers Scorpion Kings (DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small) have teamed up with pioneering Afro-pop singer, TRESOR to announce the release of ‘Rumble in the Jungle’, a 14-track anthemic amapiano experience that’s available for pre-order on Apple Music today and due for release in February 2021 via Platoon.

With the uplifting, dance-rooted first single “Funu”, that’s available to stream on all DSPs today, DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small cement their status as South Africa’s premiere DJs by fully integrating amapiano into the mainstream and by doing so, further spearheading the culture.

Hyperpop act Holliday Howe drops “crushed” – out today

Writing and producing the track herself, “crushed” merges sounds from underground UK pop with Howe’s own unique cyber-pop spin.

With influences ranging from A.G. Cook, Easyfun and Mssingno to visual references like Sailor Moon and David LaChapelle, Howe’s unique brand of pop merges the
intersection between analogue and hyper-real digital art.

JAEL “Catching Feels”

Acting as the perfect follow up to the emotive “With Me”, as he continues to tease his forthcoming project, the Netherlands raised multi-talented artist and producer returns to the studio following a vast performance schedule of approximately 100 shows (Magnetic Field Festival (India), Rocking the Daisies (South Africa), Melbourne Music Festival) and the result is a Funk filled heater with fiery production.

FERGUS releases cover of ‘I Want To Know what Love Is’ via Goldun Egg Records – 11.12.20

London based singer-songwriter FERGUS releases his unique and very personal rendition of Foreigner’s worldwide hit ‘I Want To Know what Love Is’ on December 11th, 2020 via Goldun Egg Records. The track was co-produced remotely by the artist and Jake Gosling.

Incendiary US artist Des Rocs’ releases new EP ‘This Is Our Life’

The music of New York-based artist Des Rocs is boundary-bending, risk-taking, riff-driven, explosive rock’n’roll. Des is a fourth generation New Yorker whose very life force is synonymous with The City. A dynamic live performer, he is hugely inspired by Elvis, Roy Orbison, Talking Heads, Bruce Springsteen, Queen and Jimi Hendrix. In just his first couple of years, Des Rocs has opened for The Rolling Stones (“…it was so inspiring that they just liked my music and wanted to give it a platform”), Muse (“I can’t begin to tell you how profound a connection I have with their music”), and Grandson to name a few.