summer

ScissorMix Vol. 13: Summer Schooler

Jul 3rd, 2013 ScissorMix jz 1 min read

Do you like boom bap beats? Remixed 80s tracks? Pitch-shifted vocals? Well, you’re in luck. On the heels of Steve’s recent mix, I’ve got another installment of the ScissorMix series ready. I guess there’s something about the summertime that makes me get off my ass and finish a mix.

summerbreak

ScissorMix Vol. 11: Summer Break

Jul 6th, 2012 ScissorMix jz 1 min read

But better late than never, right? This mix is pretty much all hip hop, reggae, soul edits, afrofunk and other goodness that sounds great coming out of a boombox. Lots of familiar tracks in new packaging. It’s the soundtrack to the BBQ I haven’t had a chance to attend. So get out there, cook some meats, drink some beers, and pump these tunes for me.

december

ScissorMix Vol. 10: Down with December

Dec 20th, 2011 ScissorMix jz 1 min read

Here’s a new installment of the Scissormix series out just in time for the holidays. This mix lives solidly in the realm of downtempo. So it’s perfect to throw on after a long day of shopping/family/work and whatever other stresses come your way this holiday season.

focus

ScissorMix 9: Focus

Jun 30th, 2011 ScissorMix jz 1 min read

Right back again with another installment of the ScissorMix series. I’ve been making up for lost time and came across a wealth of new, great tunes so quickly that this thing basically put itself together.

stretching

ScissorMix 8: Stretching Out

Jun 17th, 2011 ScissorMix jz 1 min read

Souleance, Bullion, Rare Earth, Games, Kelpe and more.

leftovers

ScissorMix 6: Tasty Leftovers

Dec 22nd, 2010 ScissorMix jz 2 min read

Ebo Taylor, Bottin, Greenwood Rhythm Coalition and more.

worked

ScissorMix 5: Worked

Sep 28th, 2010 ScissorMix jz 1 min read

Seefeel, Ital Tek, Calvin Harris, Darkstar, Slugabed and more.

Conspiracy of Owls

Jul 14th, 2010 Classic Rock, Indie, Psychedelic jz 1 min read

When I think of the Detroit music scene, I think of a huge amount of musical diversity: the soulful sounds of Motown, Mick Collins’ gritty garage rock with The Gories and The Dirtbombs , the brash hip hop of MCs like Eminem and Guilty Simpson, and the analog synths of the early Detroit Techno scene. One thing that doesn’t come to mind is melodic, lo-fi…

sunset

ScissorMix 4: Sunset Summer

Jul 2nd, 2010 ScissorMix jz 1 min read

Sugar Minott, Don Carlos, Midnight Lab Band, Woods and more.

memorial

ScissorMix 3: Memorial Day Mix

May 28th, 2010 ScissorMix jz 1 min read

El Fata, Aloe Blacc, Fashawn, HEALTH,  Boat Club and more.

V: The Original TV Miniseries Theme (Bottin Cover)

Apr 19th, 2010 Cover, Electro, New Disco jz 2 min read

Free time has been scarce for me as of late and the amount of records I don’t have time to check out continues to grow. But there was one album that nagged the hell out of me because I knew it would be good and didn’t want to forget about it. It started with an email from Nang Records (sister label to Tirk) about From…