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"Thinking Out Loud" is set to appear as part of a still-untitled EP, but you can see it now in a new music video.
"Thinking Out Loud" is set to appear as part of a still-untitled EP, but you can see it now in a new music video.

Milwaukee UP: New Logic & Raze music video

To help promote their still-untitled EP project, Raze and Logic (better known as the emcee of hip-hop duo The Hollowz) have released an official music video for their single "Thinking Out Loud."

The intimate video, shot by Ku Mays, perfectly captures the essence of the Raze-produced song as the emcees talk about their inner-most thoughts.

Everybody has thoughts that constantly race through their mind, so this song is easily relatable to the public. The guitar and co-production of Mike Carpenter is what pushes this track over the edge from being just a "think piece" to a true composition.

The song "Thinking Out Loud" can also be enjoyed and downloaded for free here.

Sample some pre-Summerfest tunes from AUTOMatic's new album.
Sample some pre-Summerfest tunes from AUTOMatic's new album.

Milwaukee UP: AUTOMatic releases new single in advance of Summerfest performance

In advance of their performance at Summerfest, duo AUTOMatic has released a new single from an upcoming album called "The HBs" that features singing by Sarah Fierek and spoken word by Ms. Cream.

The song is a smooth and relatable track about the ills of heartbreak.

The song is available for free download courtesy of Brussels, Belgium site/radio station Laid Back Radio, but you can stream it here first.

If you are even remotely interested in the hip-hop culture, True Skool's House Party 2011 is a can't-miss event.
If you are even remotely interested in the hip-hop culture, True Skool's House Party 2011 is a can't-miss event.

Milwaukee UP: True Skool's House Party 2011

I think that True Skool is a fantastic organization with a great goal. They want to focus the youth – with a good portion of those youth being considered "at risk" – and their sometimes misguided energy into positive programs that will benefit them in the long run.

Taggers can learn about legal graffiti art and other mediums of painting to help foster growth in skills that could be used down the road for graphic design, or simply will help them to realize a better release for their positive and negative energy so they don't end up in the juvenile detention system.

True Skool offers programs and opportunities for kids interested in all the aspects of hip-hop culture, including classes on breakdancing, DJing, music production and MCing.

The non-profit organization also gets its kids out into the community to do clean ups and to paint over tags and other illegal graffiti, teaching the youth to care about their neighborhoods.

Each summer, True Skool hosts a large summer party to help fundraise for their summer programs. The party typically has live art, music and breakdancing, and this year is no different.

On Friday, June 24 at the Wherehouse, True Skool is throwing "House Party 2011."

The DJ lineup for the evening, which kicks off at 8 p.m., is DJ Madhatter, Kid Cut Up, DJ Bizzon, DJ JDL and True Skool's resident youth DJ, DJ Kiki.

The live artist lineup is Zen of Emphatic Concepts – Graffiti, Eli Vallejo – Airbrush, Jasmine Barmore – Mixed Medium/Acrylic and Poker – Graffiti.

The breakdancers performing will be The Motion Disorderz Crew, Gravity Benders and Aaron Ferguson.

The live music performers will be Adi Armour, Raze, The Hollowz, Automatic, Relative Theory, Taste Emcees, Trutanium and Intrinsic Behavior.

If you are even remotely interested in the hip-hop culture, this is the event you need to be at this weekend. If you think Alderman Bob Donovan's unwarranted, angry tirade against True Skool last summer was inappropriate, show him by goin…

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The MELT series helps showcase the area's bubbling electronic music scene.
The MELT series helps showcase the area's bubbling electronic music scene.
Omega Clash is one of the bands featured at MELT #8.
Omega Clash is one of the bands featured at MELT #8.

Milwaukee UP: MELT #8 this Thursday

Milwaukee is a city filled with some insanely talented musicians and artists, but one side of the city's scene is truly the polished gem on top of the large collection of diamonds in the rough. That side of the scene is the Milwaukee electronic scene.

There are young talents like Andy Petr, who put out his debut EP on the Brooklyn-based label Mixpak Records. There are veterans like Lorn, who is signed to the internationally recognized record label Brainfeeder/Ninja Tune, and played Coachella this year.

Milwaukee also lays claim to Radiograffiti, an electronica label started by Stagediver, the only Milwaukee artist to play this year's Blip Festival.

The electronic scene is bubbling with so much talent that a series entitled MELT was created to showcase that talent. On show #8 already, the MELT series has provided Milwaukee with a taste of so many different sounds and styles from its own artists as well as artists from Chicago, etc.

The eighth show promises to be another strong showing for the WMSE/Radiograffiti-sponsored series, with a lineup that consists of Omega Clash - a duo that consists of adoptahighway and the aforementioned Lorn, Dolor (from Chicago), SEAKN (Sean Behlling of Antler Antennas) and the man behind the glitchy good insanity known as MELT, The DEMIX.

"Omega Clash and Dolor will tear your head off," says The DEMIX, who is also working on new music for release on Radiograffiti.

MELT will return to Club Garibaldi this Thursday, with a 9 p.m. start time.

If you aren't familiar with some, or all, of these artists, here's a good introduction to each.

Omega Clash:

Dolor:

SEAKN:

DEMIX:

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