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Remember Sports share new song ‘Materialistic’

‘Like a Stone’, the new album from Philadelphia’s Remember Sports, is all about breaking away from old versions of yourself. Vocalist Carmen Perry (she/her) rummages through feelings of doubt and spins them into an imperative to treat herself more kindly; her experiences growing up with Catholicism and later studying religion, as well as living with an eating disorder, provide a visceral lens for the literal blood-and-guts self-scrutiny she writes through.

UK’s genre-defying LOSERS release “Lost in Translation” single

“Life can feel so lonely when we see other people and things as separate to ourselves, trying to escape from something that didn’t exist until we created it,” says multi-instrumentalist Tom Bellamy of UK’s genre-defying band LOSERS about their new single “Lost In Translation.” The track is about feeling not at home, no matter where you are or who you’re with, but then realizing that home is within. Bellamy adds, “It’s not until we step back and see ourselves as not separate to the world, but in union with it, in love with it, that we can really see beauty. It’s so important to remember to pause and not to dwell on the negative narratives we all tell ourselves.”

New Music From Machine Gun Kelly “DAYWALKER! (feat. CORPSE)” Out Now On Bad Boy/Interscope Records

After previously teasing their long-awaited collaboration “DAYWALKER!” Ohio superstar Machine Gun Kelly and popular YouTube personality Corpse Husband officially join forces on their new song. “DAYWALKER” exudes an aggressive and dynamic MGK, who continues his sweltering reign as rock’s newest icon. The chilling record is quintessential mosh-pit music, with the artist singing, “If I tell you a secret will you keep it” alongside Corpse.

LISTEN: Gorje Hewek Rings in LP Announce with “Forest Song In The Morning”

The time has come for Gorje Hewek to release his debut album. Announced today for release on All Day I Dream, ‘Collages’ breaks the surface with ethereal single “Forest Song In The Morning,” which floats along metallic synth flutters, woodwind harmonics, and light vocals to create a sense of uplifting. It’s a fitting preview of the journey Gorje takes his listeners on through the rest of the LP.

Mirabai Ceiba channels silent calm on new LP ‘The Quiet Hour’ out 6/11 on Spirit Voyage; Feat. Aukai & Martin Heyne, “She” out today

“We’ve been wanting to do this for a while,” says Markus Sieber. “This record is dedicated to the night hours. The hours when things calm down. At those times, a deeper quality of silence and listening can be perceived.”

Lushlife’s New EP Makes NPR All Songs, Shares Free Jazz Playlist Via Self-Titled ll Out Now On Fortune Tellers

Today, Lushlife shares the Redamancy EP, out now on Fortune Tellers. NPR included the album as part of their New Music Friday, dubbing it one of the the top 6 albums out today.

for Skope: Sam Blacky releases travel-inspired house single ‘Body’ (which took a lot of edits to finalize)

After releasing her debut single “Too Late” just last month, the multitalented LA-based DJ/producer Sam Blacky returns with her follow-up release “Body,” a smoldering vocal house track that was inspired by Sam’s world travels. Opening with beats that call to mind a frenzied tribal drum circle, Blacky incorporates ethereal vocals for a touch of complexity and contrast. When the deep, driving bassline kicks in, you’ll be taken to a beachside set in Mexico as the sun is going down and the dancefloor is heating up. “Body” perfectly reflects Sam’s “A New World” video series, which includes her most recent upload from Sian Ka’an, a picturesque secluded peninsula in Mexico.

For Skope: Nicky Romero’s new track “You Used To” honors WMC/MMW along with Protocol’s “Miami 2021” EP

Founded by Nicky Romero in 2012, Protocol Recordings is one of the leading imprints for innovative house music; it boasts a roster of heavy-hitters complemented with immensely talented up-and-comers, all with a diverse range of sounds that are guaranteed to light up a dance floor. The label always has a strong presence at Miami Music Week, with past showcases taking place at the chic, avant-garde Ora Nightclub in South Beach, and consistently bring both loved veterans and fresh faces in their live performance circuit. Even though health concerns are preventing them from touching down in Miami this year, the crew is still promising plenty of new music and travel dates as soon as the situation is under control. Catch Nicky and the rest of the team during their festival and club runs after the pandemic is over, and keep up to date with all Protocol news.

Kaelin Kost Steps Out With Stunning Debut Single Mulholland Drive / Watch The Video Here   

Today, NYC based newcomer Kaelin Kost makes her compelling debut in stunning offering, Mulholland Drive. A gorgeous dark R&B cut showcasing Kaelin’s stellar vocals atop intricately crafted production, the track serves as a vital introduction to an artist to add to your radar this year. Signed to 300 Entertainment ( Megan Thee Stallion, Young Thug), Kaelin is set for a huge few months. Speaking on Mulholland Drive, Kaelin Kost states:

For Skope: Cityzen returns with “Love” after 7-month hiatus (out now)

Singer/songwriter Jesse Lynn Madera Releases Melodic Live Performance Version of Single “Dante”

“I wrote “Dante” about an unfortunate business relationship,” says Jesse. “There is a lot of feeling behind it, and I always felt it would lend itself to a more stripped-down, intimate performance. I recorded the performance and filmed the accompanying video in an old loft in Nashville with Kyle Dreaden recording sound and Jason Lee Denton filming and directing. The piano had this beautiful and unexpected tone, and it wound up giving a new edge to the song that I love.”


The 22-year-old melodic young rapper first broke out with his debut single “Freddie Krueger” in 2019, the song that sparked the attention of Polo G. Just a few months later during the recording session for his latest track, “Moods,” Polo asked him to join the label as his very first signing. Without hesitation, Scorey accepted.

Dead Can Dance (4AD) members Lisa Gerrard & Jules Maxwell Collaborate with James Chapman (MAPS) – ‘Burn’

Dead Can Dance (4AD) members Lisa Gerrard and Jules Maxwell have teamed up under a new guise with James Chapman (MAPS) to create a studio album, titled ‘Burn’. The record began its journey more than seven years ago, when Lisa met Irish theatre composer Jules Maxwell before working together for the first time. ‘Burn’ is set for release on 7th May 2021 via Atlantic Curve.

LA-Based, Heavy Alt-Rock Project, Soundhoose Announce Piercing Video “Rejects” via XS Noize

According to central figure/songwriter Brandon Smith, aka Mr Bad Luck, “‘Rejects’ probably means the most to me and speaks to the character of Mr Bad Luck. It’s an upbeat track that shouts to the world that despite being called a reject, I love being the underdog who will prove others wrong. I don’t want sympathy for my struggles, I don’t want pity, and I want to drive it through everyone’s skull that I’m 100% happy with who I am, what I do, and I’m not going to conform to anyone else’s expectations of what I should be. The last chorus changes to ‘we’ with the idea that we’re all rejects in some way. It’s just a matter of whether or not you’re proud of it or if you hide that part of yourself.”

VIDEO PREMIERE: Soundhoose – Rejects

New EP Wood from folk artist Ryan Montebleu

Ryan Montebleu has over 100 million streams to date, and is well known for his powerhouse live performances and “eloquent, soulful, songwriting.” Thanks for your consideration.

Alt-Pop Singer/Songwriter Courtney Paige Nelson Drops Truth Bombs With New Single

Last year, singer, songwriter, and staunch mental health advocate, Courtney Paige Nelson, burst onto the scene with three incredibly revealing songs about mending a broken heart, her experience in and out of treatment for attempting to take her own life, and in the end, having the strength to ultimately save herself.

For Skope: Pushing Daizies release official remix of Bear Grillz & Adventure Club’s “Where We Are”

The mysterious duo Pushing Daizies returns with another meaningful, melodic future bass release on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records, this time it’s a remix of Bear Grillz, Adventure Club & JT Roach’s “Where We Are,” a lead track of Bear Grillz’s 2020’s “Friends: The Album” LP. Opening with soulful vocals and piano melodies, the track sets a wistful and nostalgic tone at first; when the glimmering, groovy basslines kick in, the remix takes on a dreamy and otherworldly vibe that is complemented by the positive message contained in its lyrics.

Track Released Today from Jakob Kupferberg

“Sweet Surrender” is the latest single from Danish artist Jakob Kupferberg. Originally released as the title track from his second EP, Jakob chose to go back in the studio and remix the string-laden song. The result is a double A-side featuring a brand new single mix and an acoustic version of the epic alt-rock ballad.

It’s Love in the Time of COVID for LGBTQIA Artist JOSHUA SADE JAMES In New Single “I’ll Wait For You”

It’s love in the time of quar for Canadian artist Joshua Sade James and his yearning new single, “I’ll Wait For You” — available now.

“I originally wrote this song about four months into quarantine,” James recalls. “It took me less than two hours; all of those feelings were incredibly raw at the time, so I wasn’t surprised at how quickly it flowed.

Luca Lush and VARI Engage Hyperdrive on the Ghostly Melodic Bass Collab “Spectral Sequence” for Heaven Sent – March 12

The versatile bass producer known as Luca Lush has been making a name for himself in the dance music space with an extremely well-rounded sound that has seen him pummel through genres including speedhouse, dubstep, future bass, electro pop, trap and more. He’s now jumping on a stunning track with Oklahoma’s VARI (who recently released on Gud Vibrations via his single “Anodize”) to create a futuristic and frenetic space-age slice of melodic bass.

Shanghai Doom and Runnit Put a Left-Field Lean on Trap With “Outsiders” Collab on Bassrush Records – March 12

The fast-rising duo Shanghai Doom is coming off a solid appearance on the ‘Prophecy’ compilation, and are now returning to the imprint with a follow-up single. They are teaming up with the Partica co-founder Runnit from Baltimore on a trippy trap-leaning heater.

TRANSPORT LEAGUE release new video and single “Criminal Energy”

Swedish boogie rockers TRANSPORT LEAGUE released the single “Criminal Energy”, the first to be taken from the band’s upcoming album “Kaiserschnitt”, which will be released by Mighty Music in the Summer. “Criminal Energy” is also released as a fantastic music video, which can be seen here, on the Mighty Music official YouTube page. The video has also debuted exclusively yesterday via our official media partners for its premiere, which you can see below.