Unlooped vs Marvin Gaye’s ‘Here, My Dear’

On March 1, Unlooped curated one of its biggest shows in partnership with Alverno Presents.  Over 20 Milwaukee artists from various scenes and genres came together  and collaborated to rework one of Marvin Gaye’s most powerful and personal album Here, My Dear.

1976: Marvin Gaye is at his professional peak. But his personal life is in crisis. His marriage to Anna Gordy (boss Berry Gordy’s sister) is over. Gaye is low on money, making alimony and child support impossible. The solution? Anna will receive the royalties from Gaye’s next and as-of-yet unrealized album. This inspires “Here, My Dear,” Gaye’s most artistically challenging work chronicling his and Anna’s courtship, marriage and break-up. 1978: Here, My Dear is released. Critics hate it, Gaye’s fans reject it, and Anna considers suing for invasion of privacy. 1994: Ten years after Gaye is fatally shot by his father, the reassessments begin. Here, My Dear is voted one of the greatest albums in music history by Mojo Magazine (1995) and Rolling Stone (2003).

Below are some of the photos from the show. All photos (c) Kathrine Schleicher 2014

 

Here are some videos of rehearsals and the process

Listen and Download Kiings’ Wisconsin Remix EP

A couple of days ago Unlooped hosted a video release party for Kiings’ song “The Storm” at Hotel Foster in Milwaukee.  After the screening, we premiered 5 remixes of songs from Wisconsin-based artists.  The remixes are on a new EP called Warehouses Possessed By The City | A Wisconsin Remix EP.  The EP features remixes of songs from Field Report, Boy Blue, Altos, Gina Barrington, and Madison’s Phox.  Stream the EP below and you can download over at Kiings’ Bandcamp page for FREE!!!  The Boy Blue remix features Gab from Vic & Gab, and the Field Report remix features Monica Martin from Phox.

“The Milwaukee based duo, Kiings, keep everything in-house with their remix EP that features them re-working songs from the fellow Wisconsinites – Phox, Altos, Boy Blue & Gina Barrington.  Basically what Kiings are showing you there is talent in this city and we better pay attention because with this EP it’s very easy to understand why.” –Hillydilly.com

Warehouses Possessed By The City | A Wisconsin Remix EP

1. Field Report – “Route 18 (Remix)” featuring Monica Martin from Phox
2. Boy Blue – “Table Talk (Remix)” featuring Gab from Vic and Gab
3. Altos – “Sing (For Trouble)(Remix)”
4. Gina Barrington – “Cupid (Remix)”
5. Phox – “Laura (Remix)”

Watch Kiings’ New Video For The Storm

Milwaukee production duo finally dropped the new video for their song “The Storm.”  The video was shot on location on Beale Street in Memphis, and The Wherehouse in Milwaukee.  The song uses a sample of Mary J. Blige’s classic “Real Love.”  Check out the video below, and then download the track from their Bandcamp page

 

Kiings To Release Wisconsin Remix EP, and New Video

Unlooped is proud to present the duo Kiings as the newest artist to Unlooped records. The Milwaukee-based electronic production duo Kiings consists of 24 year olds Sean Foran and Chris Siegel. The duo first caught Unlooped’s attention when they released their amazing track “Explain Myself.” The song featured a sample of a cover of Lauryn Hill’s Ex-Factor by Danish duo Quadron.

Unlooped has worked with Kiings on a very unique remix project, which features all Milwaukee and Madison artists called ‘Warehouses Possessed By The City.’ The artists that were remixed include Field Report, Boy Blue, Altos, Gina Barrington, and Madison’s Phox. The title of the EP comes from a lyric by Field Report. The Field Report remix features Monica Martin from Phox, and the Boy Blue remix features Gab from Vic and Gab. The remix EP will be released on February 15 via Unlooped’s and Kiings’ Bandcamp pages.

Below is the tracklisting:

Warehouses Possessed By The City

1. Field Report – “Route 18 (Remix)” featuring Monica Martin from Phox
2. Boy Blue – “Table Talk (Remix)” featuring Gab from Vic and Gab
3. Altos – “Sing (For Trouble)(Remix)”
4. Gina Barrington – “Cupid (Remix)”
5. Phox – “Laura (Remix)”

Kiings will be releasing another track and video for a song called “The Storm” on February 14.

Welcome Milwaukee Duo Kiings To The Unlooped Family

We are very excited to welcome Milwaukee-base production duo Kiings to the Unlooped family.  Kiings comprises of 24 year old’s Sean Foral & Chris Segal. Kiings first caught our ears, when we received their video for their song “Explain Myself.”  The track used a sample of Quadron’s cover of Lauryn Hill’s “Ex-Factor.”  We became very impress and invited them to the Unlooped family.

Currently, Kiings is working on a remix EP that will be released in the middle of February. The duo will be also releasing a new video for their song “The Storm.”  Expect some big things from Kiings in 2013.  In the meantime, check out  and download their check track “Explain Myself”

 

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