Video: 5 Milwaukee Musicians Perform at DJ Kenz’s Nō Studios Show Friday 

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As part of the Live Music at Nō series, Milwaukee artist and producer DJ Kenz is hosting a concert with some of Milwaukee top artists. The collaborative concert, called Sonic Colors Party, opens at 7 p.m. at Nō Studios on Friday, Oct. 28.  

DJ Kenz has performed and produced across all genres and likes everything “except country,” he says. He’s released two albums Sonic Colors and Sonic Colors 2. He also runs a label called Blast Forward, working with multiple artists. On the label, he’s making music videos, merchandise, and putting on live events.  

“Challenging myself is the goal at the end of the day,” DJ Kenz says. “I’m a hip-hop producer at heart, but its incorporating lots of new and different sounds. I can mix lots of different elements and fuse them together.” 

The show will also feature JayLifted, Tru West, Tracey Lynn and BoodahDARR.  

“Collaborate as much as you possibly can,” DJ Kenz says. “It’s a team sport.” 

JayLifted is a Chicago-raised singer/rapper, who dropped three mixtapes over this fall and winter. Those recent releases have picked up attention and he’s now working with producer Jack Flash. Tru West is a Milwaukee-born singer, songwriter, executive producer and activist whose music has a classic ’90s style. BoodahDARR is a rapper who’s released two albums in the bast five years, and has a new album coming out soon. And the lineup is rounded out by artist Tracey Lynn. “When I say my sound is Milwaukee … I’m every season in one place,” she says.  

If you can’t make the live performance, you can stream it at this link. Learn more about Nō Studios’ concert series at nostudios.com/live-music-at-no. 


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