Milwaukee Record is proud to present Public Domain. The video series features Milwaukee musicians setting up at Colectivo’s new Back Room performance space at its Prospect Avenue cafe to adapt some of the world’s best-known songs in ways they’ve never been heard before.
This installment features Rio Turbo taking the most creative liberties we’ve seen in the series’ brief existence with an ostentatious and enjoyable take on a timeless lullaby. “Hush, Little Baby” originated in the American South. Not much else is known about the song’s history, but it’s safe to assume it’s never sounded quite like this before. Watch Milwaukee’s premier party-pop project take a song originally written to soothe youngsters and completely transform it into a confusing fever dream.
The video was shot, recorded, and edited by Cheston Van Huss of Effigy Media. Grant Steskal engineered lighting. Travis Whitty produced the opening sequence. Public Domain is sponsored by Colectivo Coffee Roasters.