Are You Feeling This | French Horn Rebellion, Frankie Rose and The Outs, Maximum Balloon, and Matt & Kim

Lots of songs never make it to the radio that are getting lots of attention online. Live tracks, sanctioned and unsanctioned remixes, mash-ups, overlooked gems by unsigned artists. Every week on “Are You Feeling This,” we invite you to hear what the buzz is all about. You tell us what you think. Vote in the Are You Feeling This poll, leave a comment, send us an e-mail.

“Are You Feeling This” is sponsored by UniFi Records.

First up is the Milwaukee/Brooklyn duo French Horn Rebellion with “This Moment” from their album “The Infinite Music of French Horn Rebellion.

Next we have music from another Brooklyn outfit by the name of Frankie Rose and The Outs. We have the song “Candy from their self-titled debut release.

Frankie Rose has a reputation for her minimal, Maureen Tucker-like beats and iconic presence in such buzz-stirring bands as Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls, and Vivian Girls. Those groups spearheaded a scene that mixed the sounds of lo-fi garage, big reverb-drenched Phil Spector-produced 60s girl groups, the noise aesthetic of the Jesus And Mary Chain with a touch of Velvet Underground and a strong DIY ethic.

Maximum Balloon is up next with a track featuring Yeah Yeah Yeah’s front woman Karen O.  Maximum Balloon is a project from producer and member of another Brooklyn band TV On The Radio. The album is due out on September 21st.

Finally, we round out this week’s Are You Feeling This with more Brooklyn artists. This time is the duo Matt & Kim. We have the song Cameras from their 3rd studio album Sidewalks.  The duo will be playing in Madison on September 21st at The Majestic Theater.

Listen to tracks below and vote for the one you are feeling the most.

French Horn Rebellion – “This Moment”

Frankie Rose and The Outs – “Candy”

Maximum Balloon – “Communion feat. Karen O”

Matt & Kim – “Cameras”


Jordan’s Great Orchestra Adventure.

Greetings world!

Morning show host Jordan Lee here!

Many of you may have heard about Present Music’s season opener this Saturday.  CONCERTO FOR TURNTABLES and ORCHESTRA’s American Premier will happen downtown Milwaukee this weekend.  You may have heard about Gabriel Prokofiev’s extraordinary composition that features a live DJ scratch part in the piece, but you may not know that I am the DJ for this performance!

Gabriel original wrote this piece with world champion scratch DJ, Yoda.  DJ Yoda performed recently here in Milwaukee…

The UK premier of this piece was something the world have never seen…

When I was originally asked to participate in this performance, I was fairly casual about the idea.  I one movement of the piece and thought, “Ok, I gotta scratch over this orchestra.”  But that was the understatement of the year.  The 5 movement composition includes a well notated and complex DJ part, that includes scratches, beat juggles, tone melodies and scratch drumming.  It’s intense!

I began rehearsals with the group on Wednesday, and feel very comfortable now with the ensemble.  Everyone has been very welcoming and helpful with the production.  Most of all, I’ve forged a great relationship with Gabriel.  He has a very unique approach to composition, and his label  NONCLASSICAL is home to some of the most unusual music I’ve heard in a very long time.

Here is a sneak peek of what you will see this Saturday if you come to Turner Hall.

The show kicks off at 8pm,  and for  limited special offer,you can see the show for only $10. Just use the code “DJ” when you purchase the tickets online or just called (414)271-0711.

Video | Of Montreal – “Sex Karma” feat. Solange Knowles

On the 24th of September, Georgia invades The Pabst Theater. Of Montreal and Janelle Monae will bring one of the most anticipated shows to Milwaukee. Both of these artists pushes limited of their craft especially through collaboration. Of Montreal appears on the latest Janelle Monae album, and now Beyone’s sister Solange appears on an Of Montreal track called “Sex Karma”. Check out the video below. (via The Couch Sessions).

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Concert | Ghostland Observatory | The Pabst Theater September 9th

Credit: Daniel Perlaky

Ghostland Observatory is a group best enjoyed live. Their shows are extravagant: lots of lasers, fog and their outfits are as loud as the beats (check that vampire cape).

Ghostland  make a unique blend of crunchy electro-dance rock that rockers can dance to and dancers can rock to.

The duo consists of Aaron Behrens on vocals, occasional guitar and general swagger and Tom Turner on drums, keys and synthesizer.

Formed in Austin, they are equally influenced by the blues and psychedelic rock of that area as well as early electronic music and disco.

They list influences like Bowie and Queen (Aaron is often compared to Freddie Mercury), but they also clearly appreciate the sounds of Daft Punk too.

Get there early to get a good spot and bring your dancing shoes. Also playing: Asher Diamonds of local DJ group The Glamour.

Sound Travels: Brazillian MiniMix

Sound Travels Cidade do Som MiniMix



Siri “No Tranco” Brazilian Beats 6

Dubphonic “Afronauta feat. Ceu”  Relight

O Rappa “R.A.M. (ADF Remix)” Instinto Coletivo – Versão Simples

Curumin “Sambito” Japanpopshow

Luisa Maita “Anunciou” Lero-lero

Wilson Simonal “Tributo A Martin Luther King (DJ Hum remix)” Rewind – Grandes Sucessos Em Versões Remixadas

Skank “Chão” Estandarte

As Freneticas “Se Voce Pensa” Erasmo Carlos Convida

Antonio Pinto & Ed Cortes “Morte Zé Pequeno” City Of God Soundtrack

Nossa “Isqueiro” Exclusiva

Zeca Baleiro “Pagode Russo” Vô Imbolá

Sound Travels Sunday: Brazil Week Begins

Sound Travels Sunday Sertao do Favela Mixtape



Caetano Veloso “Lost In The Paradise” Tropicália – A Brazilian Revolution In Sound

Jorge Ben “Take it Easy My Brother Charlie” Tropicália – A Brazilian Revolution In Sound

Secos E Molhados “Amor” Secos E Molhados

Edson Frederico “Tava Mas Nao Tava” Brazilian Beats Brooklyn

Donato e Seu Conjuto “Cafua” Brazilian Beats Brooklyn

Piry “Heroi Moderno” Brazilian Guitar Fuzz Bananas

Grupo Arembepe “Iaiá” Black Rio: Brazil Soul Power 1971-1980

Trio Mocotó “Lírio Para Xangô” Beleza! Beleza!! Beleza!!!

Kenny Dope “Percussion Breakdown” Brazilika

Funky Como Le Gusta “Nervosa” Future World Funk – Urban Brazil

Cacique ’97 “Eu Quero Tudo” Cacique ’97

Nossa “Ai Voce Gosta feat. Zuzuca Ponderosa” Exclusiva

DJ Sany Pitbull “Beatch Brazil” Baile Funk Masters #2

Ed Lincoln “Cochise”

Os Devianos “Embalo Diferente”  The Brazilian Funk Experience

Joao Parahyba “Piraquara” Future World Funk – Urban Brazil

Mr. Confuse “En Movimiento” Brazilectro: Latin Flavoured Club Tunes

Coletivo Rádio Cipó “Cowboy sem Lei”  Formigando na Calçada do Brasil

Naçao Zumbi “Na Hora Ir” Futura

Cidadão Instigado “Os Urubus Só Pensam Em Te Comer”  E  O Método Túfo De Experiências

Di Melo “A Vida Em Seus Metodos Di Calma” Di Melo

Trio Esperança “Nao Aguento Voce” Brazilian Beats Brooklyn

Elis Regina “Sai Dessa”

Djavan “Aquele Um”

Lenine “Jack Sou Brasileiro” Na Pressão

Genius of Samples

This week on 7 o clock sample we are exploring the sounds of Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five…

In 1982, Grandmaster Flash and The FF released their debut full length album “THE MESSAGE”

This is one of the earliest Hip Hop albums to gain crossover appeal.  In 1982 it reached #8 on the R&B Billboard charts and #53 on the Billboard top 100.  For a RAP record in 1982, that was an amazing accomplishment!

Track number 2 on side A of this album was “IT’S NASTY”

A great song that “sampled” another great song…

* A few interesting notes about this sample.

– The track was #1 on the Billboard Dance charts in 1981, just one year prior to “IT’S NASTY”

– The Grandmaster Flash song contain no actual samples, but rather the Sugar Hill house band plays the loop.

– This track has been sampled many many times, most notably Dr. Jeckyl & Mr. Hyde’s “Genius Rap” in 1981; Mariah Carey’s “Fantasy” in 1995; Mark Morrison’s “Return of the Mack” in 1996; and The X-Ecutioners’ “Genius of Love 2002” in 2002.