SKOPE NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 10 – 11, 2018 @ 12:30 PM EST

Fuse Honors Legendary Grammy Award-winning singer and actress Whitney Houston

On Sunday, February 11 at 7p.m. ET/PT, the anniversary of Whitney Houston’s passing, Fuse will air a #WeMissYouWhitney five- hour programming block in honor of the legendary Grammy Award-winning singer and actress. Throughout the evening, Fuse will celebrate her catalog of classic hits and reflect upon the unrivaled career of an amazing and remarkable icon. Also included that night, is a back-to-back airing of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, starring Houston as the Fairy Godmother, alongside another Grammy award-winning singer, Brandy, who plays the title role of Cinderella. The groundbreaking 1997 movie follows the classic tale of Cinderella as she fights to escape the cruelty of her wicked stepmother (Bernadette Peters) and her evil stepsisters, Calliope (Veanne Cox) and Minerva (Natalie Desselle), until her beguiling Fairy Godmother steps in to change her life, making “impossible things happen” for one unforgettable night.

Five years later, Whitney Houston’s immeasurable contributions to the music industry continue to resonate. Join Fuse as they pay tribute to the voice of a generation, singing the soundtrack of our lives.

Anenon’s ‘Tongue’ out today on Friends of Friends

The fourth LP from the producer born Brian Simon was created in just under a month far away from his native Los Angeles near the small town of Palaia in Italy’s Tuscany region—home to some of the history’s finest creators from Dante to the Florentine Renaissance painters, Puccini to Andrea Bocelli. As America shuddered in a dystopian spring, Simon decamped overseas to attempt to find something pure and ostensibly forgotten something capable of reaching deep into our DNA coding and dimly remembered past.

Kotek & Shylow Release New Single: “Reflection Sequence” Out Today via Lowtemp

Mike Mlikotic, better known as Kotek, is a Vancouver Island-native who burst onto the scene in 2016 when he won Splice’s remix competition for “Anima Mundi,” a track from Gramatik’s album “Epigram,” and earned himself a slot at Mysteryland festival in June. Six months later Mike released his debut EP, “Aurora,” on Gramatik’s Lowtemp Records. His diverse background – studying piano at an early age and then switching to drums and jazz, paired with a genre-bending approach to making music- earned him praises both from music writers and peers alike. Last year he also put out an excellent remix for fellow Canadian producers The Funk Hunters and a track made in collaboration with Rezz, before returning to Lowtemp with a hard-hitting single “Surface.”

Canadian Alt.Popster DAHLIA Takes You “Back To The Days”

Reminiscing with a smile is pretty much the only result to gain from watching indie-pop powerhouse DAHLIA’s newest video, “Back To The Days.”

Well, that, and becoming the 2017 Toronto Independent Music Award winner for “Best Singer-Songwriter”‘s newest fan.

A familiar indie industry face since 2006, DAHLIA — Dahlia Fernandes — has long been dubbed one of the most dexterous songwriters on the scene. Having created in collaboration with the likes of Rich Kidd (Drake, Busta Rhymes, K-os), Roy Hamilton III (Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, N’Sync), and America’s Got Talent’s Stacey Kay — as well as placing a song in Degrassi’s Ana Golja’s film, ‘Full Out’ (seen on NBC, Family Channel, and Netflix) — her versatility in sound mixed with unique life experiences weave together a deeply authentic and extraordinary pop offering.

CHASE Shares 1st Single “Platinum” From Upcoming Debut LP

Today, February 9th, 2018, self-made Colorado rapper, CHASE, shares his single, ‘Platinum’ from his forthcoming album, The Chase LP. ‘Platinum’ will have you hooked in an instant and will get you going whether you’re blasting it through headphones during a work out, or cranking it in an Uber with all your friends before a night out.

AVOID Release New Single, “By Myself”

Seattle, WA heavy rockers, AVOID, have released a brand new single, “By Myself.” Alongside the release, the band also debuted a music video for the song with live footage from their most recent tour run on New Transcendence. You can check out the music video now!

Watch the Duck Releases Visual For “There You Are”

The i am OTHER/Interscope Records’ Alabama duo, WATCH THE DUCK, rings in 2018 with a unique blend of future R&B and nostalgic feels with their new single, “There You Are.” The track continues duo members Jesse and Eddie’s new musical venture, with a more intimate and personal sound starring Jesse’s R&B vocal. “There You Are” is a feel-good record that encourages listeners to stay in the moment, and move with whatever feelings come from being in the present.

Poco’s ‘Rose of Cimarron’ Remake – out today

Blue Élan Records is releasing today a new version of “Rose of Cimarron,” from the seminal West Coast country-rock band Poco. This classic track was penned by Poco co-founder, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Rusty Young. This new recording features Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Chelsea Williams, named by Rolling Stone (Nov. 2017) as one of “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know.”

Ciaran Lavery Unveils video for ‘To Chicago’

‘To Chicago’ was premiered by Billboard to coincide with the announcement of Sweet Decay and was included on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist in the UK and US – racking up over 130,000 plays in only a few days – with support at radio for the track coming from Phil Taggart at Radio 1 and Radio X.

The video for ‘To Chicago’ was directed by Kris Platt, who has previously directed the videos for Ciaran’s singles ‘Everything Is Made To Last’ and ‘Wells Tower,’ and was shot by Jamie Neish at Jamie’s family home.

Lil Baby & Sherwood Marty Link Up For “Day In My Hood” Music Video!

Louisiana’s latest rap phenomenon, Sherwood Marty teamed up with Atlanta rap sensation and Quality Control artist, Lil Baby for their explosive new single and music video, “Day In My Hood.”

Hot New Hip-Hop called the “soulful trap banger” unfiltered and authentic. Sherwood’s slowed Southern drawl and Baby’s auto-tuned crooning effortlessly compliment each other on the mid-tempo alliance.