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Mark V.'s "A Beat For You (The Donny Hathaway Beat Tape)" is finally here.
Mark V.'s "A Beat For You (The Donny Hathaway Beat Tape)" is finally here.

Milwaukee UP: Mark V. becomes Madden Miles, releases Donny Hathaway tribute

A little while back I told you about a new beat tape that Southeastern Wisconsin producer Mark V. was putting together with the backing of East Coast website TheMadBloggers.com, and it is finally here.

The project dubbed "A Beat For You (The Donny Hathaway Beat Tape)" is nine tracks of rich, smooth and fundamental hip-hop instrumentals.

My personal favorites are "Hathadays" and the made-for-Ludacris "Gumshoe Dance."

This new project also launches the new name Mark V. has assumed, which is Madden Miles.

The project is available for free download here.

Four-song EP "Formed Light" is an electronic project full of glitches, tempo changes, sudden movements and precise chaos.
Four-song EP "Formed Light" is an electronic project full of glitches, tempo changes, sudden movements and precise chaos.

Milwaukee UP: Flight Mechanics deliver the glitchy goods on Formed Light

Today marks the release of Flight Mechanics latest venture, a four-song EP called "Formed Light."

The duo, which consists of Sean "Seakn" Behling and Paul "Boost" Duquesnoy, bring forward an electronic project full of glitches, tempo changes, sudden movements and precise chaos.

The music on "Formed Light" plays out like a modern adaptation of Phillip Glass' work on Godfrey Reggio's "Qatsi" film trilogy. Instead of the backdrop being the land and infrastructure that Reggio's film shows the beauty and then decay of, the setting of this music is very much a party in club that goes from the slow beginning of an empty building and surrounding streets to the alcohol-filled and drug-addled sweaty grindfest clubs often become at the peak of the night.

Flight Mechanics have made "Formed Light" available to the consumer through a "name your price" promotion on their Bandcamp, which you can find here.

Whether you name your price as being free or if you decide to toss them a couple of bucks, this project is – at the very least – worth listening to, to try to see if you can wrap your mind around it.

Start your week with a new video for "The Life (We're Back)" by Break Bread.
Start your week with a new video for "The Life (We're Back)" by Break Bread.

Milwaukee UP: Break Bread releases video for "The Life"

A couple of weeks ago I told you about a new song by a new group that is made up of familiar faces, and this week we've gotten a visual for the song known as "The Life (We're Back)" by Break Bread – a duo that consists of Milwaukee's Dana Coppafeel and Madison's Da Ricanstrukta.

According to the info on the YouTube page for the video, Break Bread are looking to release their album "The Reunion" in February of next year.

Enjoy.

Unlooped has "Winter Beats" and more to tide you over during the upcoming cold months.
Unlooped has "Winter Beats" and more to tide you over during the upcoming cold months.

Milwaukee UP: Tarik Moody announces new Unlooped shows, release music sampler

Unlooped is one the more intriguing series of shows in Milwaukee and the co-brainchild of Unlooped, Tarik Moody, is showing no signs of stopping after an impressive Unlooped vs. Dilla event that happened earlier this fall.

Moody has announced two new shows in the Unlooped series. The first will be Dec. 2 at bSide (above Ginger) and will feature Haz Solo, J Todd, adoptahighway and Dave Olson (Plight of a Parasite, Figureheads). The show has been dubbed "Winter Beats," and Moody has released a "Winter Beats" sampler that also acts as a soft launch for the newly established Unlooped Records.

Doors will open at 10 p.m. and there is a small cover charge for admission. Moody also promises some special treats will be provided by Milwaukee's Great Lakes Distillery.

You can stream and download the promo sampler here.

The second show will continue the Vesus version of Unlooped with Moody and friends deconstructing and reanimating the work of Bon Iver's Justin Vernon.

The show is set for Feb. 25 and will feature Gina Barrington, Brendan Benham (Group of The Altos), Haz Solo, Allen Cote, Dave Olson and Alida LaCosse.

More information about this show will be released in the coming months.