In honor of the celebration of love falling upon us (Valentine’s Day), Milwaukee musicians B~Free and Klassik joined forces to bring their magic to the late Aaliyah‘s hit single “Come Over.” They took the slow groovy number and jazzed it up in a way that only they can. Find out more about the revamped version of the tune presented by Voodoo Honey Records after the break.
One of our favorite R&B/Soul singing jack of all trades, B~Free, released her sophomore album earlier this week. Ode 2 a Luv Affair comes about after a lot of hard work and a health scare that threatened to take the singer away from her art form. She came out on top following a year long battle and became even more determined than ever to share her musical gifts with the world. Her new LP chronicles the ups & downs of a relationship by exploring the themes of: vulnerability, passion, and compromise. B~Free utilizes her trademark 90’s style with hints of her modern day influences thrown into the mix. She produced, wrote, and performed on pretty much the entire collective. And she laces her flute playing throughout the LP for the first time ever. Ode 2 A Luv Affair is currently available through all digital retailers. The iTunes link can be found above.
Milwaukee superstar Klassik finally brought his seasonal themed EP venture full circle with a release of the Seasons LP last month. The project captures the essence of the EPs by taking things a step further than just enveloping the listener in the auditory version of certain weather types. It additionally represents the old school adage of people coming & going in one’s life just like a season and the personal impact that it can have.
**Note: MKE Center Stage is a new segment to the site that will place a bit of spotlight on new releases and such from the bevy of talent in the 414. There are so many individuals involved in the local entertainment scene that it is impossible to keep up with everyone, let alone craft separate posts for all of their endeavors. But that doesn’t mean there shouldn’t be some type of acknowledgment. So every once in a while we’re going to peruse our sources and let readers know what’s popping in the Mil-Town.
Montrey Slayton – “Cake” (Video)
414 crooner Montrey Slayton dropped visuals for his hit song “Cake” towards the end of 2014. The video is shot by 40Mil and stars local model/actress Natasha Nafrini. It’s a polished and tastefully done compliment to the anthem that deals with conflicts of the heart. It also has an ending that may just take the viewer by surprise. Though it’s been out for a while, it’s certainly a must see.