@skopemag news – tuesday – july 13, 2021 @ 12 pm est

@skopemag news – tuesday – july 13, 2021 @ 12 pm est

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NELLY’S “DILEMMA” Video Hits 1 Billion Views on YouTube

“It is both humbling and what every artist hopes for, to see your work from 20 years ago still getting such love from fans old and new. Super dope that a song made before YouTube existed is getting so much support now and shout out to Nelly fans and to my girl Kelly Rowland who helped make this song a hit when we made it and still a hit today!” — Nelly

[Single] Conway the Machine, M-Dot & Nutso link on “Neck Tie” prod. by Whatson

German producer Whatson recruits long time collaborator and Boston legend M-Dot, Queens street capo Nutso and one of the biggest artists in the game right now, La Maquina himself, Conway the Machine (Shady Records/Griselda). On “Neck Tie” the three emcees trade barbaric lyricism over gritty production suited for the post-mortem mutilation the song title refers to. Also look out for M-Dot’s upcoming vinyl release “Dining in Dystopia” coming this Fall.

OUT NOW: Platinum Selling Producer Bradley Denniston Explores Alternative Rock With “15 Minutes To Midnight”

Denniston is also a platinum selling music producer, singer, engineer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist, working on and for blockbuster movies, Netflix originals, and major mainstream artists. His production and creative skills shine through in “15 Minutes To Midnight” with its bold alternative rock sound paired with an underlying synth pop essence.

Karaboudjan Shares Official Vida “I’ll be Just Fine” via mxdwn, Debut EP ‘IMAGO’ Out September

Southern California-based indie psych-rock artist Karaboudjan shares a new music video for his third single, “I’ll Be Just Fine” via mxdwn. The single was premiered last month via Under the Radar who praised how he “paints soundscapes of nostalgic beauty and sweetly romantic lyricism,” now with a stunning music video to match. “I’ll Be Just Fine” is the third single off his solo debut, IMAGO, due out September this year.

mxdwn PREMIERE: Karaboudjan Shares Beautifully Animated New Video for “I’ll Be Just Fine”


ICYMI: Fantastic Negrito interviewed by Joe Bonamassa on ‘Live From Nerdville’

On the recent installment of Joe Bonamassa’s interview series Live From Nerdville, Joe talks with Grammy winner Fantastic Negrito. The renowned artist shares how he had left music to become a successful marijuana farmer, but ultimately returned to his passion and found new inspirations in the world of music.


Of the new Kenny Beats-produced LP, Staples says, “This project really gives much more information about me that wasn’t out there before. That’s why I went with that title. I feel like I’ve been trying to tell the same story. As you go on in life, your point of view changes. This is another take on myself that I might not have had before.”

GRAND COLLAPSE: listen to the new single Panic Room from the upcoming album Empty Plinths (in case you missed it)

Welsh hardcore punk band Grand Collapse has just announced their third full length album, “Empty Plinths”.

To give a taste of what they are about to release, they have just shared a new impressive single, “Panic Room”.

Texas’ CEDARS Release New Video ‘Formerly Known’, A Story of Escape And Redemption!

Texas’ electronic rockers CEDARS released their new album “Cowards” on June 11th, via Gruene Records. Today the band has unleashed their new video ‘Formerly Known’ taken from the album.

Out Now // Kenah – ‘Control’

Making her mark on the international music scene, KENAH continues her career debut with the release of ‘Control’, which follows on from the acclaimed afrocentric banger ‘Plenty’ just a week ago. Having put her foot down, it seems KENAH’s not taking her foot off the gas any time soon and the meticulous planning that has gone into her arrival in the public eye, shines through as ‘Contol’ also marks the announcement of her debut EP!

Joe Taylor Sutkowski (Dirt Buyer, ffo Alex G, Lomelda) | Announces debut album / Shares single

Joe, who is also part of the group Dirt Buyer has put together a collection of ten tracks here, largely self-produced and engineered with the occasional help of Hayden Ticehurst (Jordana) that offer windows into the lives of five different pairs of characters, each with their own story. Sutkowksi has a wonderful way with wit and lyricism, something which is explored in each track and their opposing mirror tracks. It’s a pretty wacky concept – more details on this in the press release – but there are some truly tender moments in the lyrics which explore very real problems through the lens of these fictional tales which Joe presents in an earnest manner.

UK alt-folk artist Mara Simpson announces new album In This Place and shares video for title-track

UK multi-instrumentalist and story-teller Mara Simpson has announced her new album In This Place will be released on September 24th, 2021. A heady blend of alt-folk, analogue synth and classical composition, In This Place is a tale of quiet rebellion and taking back control. Fittingly, the new album marks the start of another new journey for Mara. In This Place will be the first record to be released on Downfield Records, a non-profit imprint set up by Simpson, placing artists at its centre. “I want to try and promote transparency and equality, assist other artists to get public funding and to ‘pay’ forward the time and resources I’ve benefited from,” she says. The label’s mission is to see musicians paid fairly and release records through a creative and joyous process.

American Terror Release “Attitude” Video!

Heavy punk/metal band American Terror has dropped “Attitude”, the first single and video from their upcoming sophomore album. The aggressive, snotty, uptempo track and its raw, dirty, DIY-style video are out today on all major digital platforms.