Mophono (Natural Self Remix)

Apr 20th, 2010 Breakbeat, Remixes steve 2 min read

For some reason, no rx   rock has seemed to co-opt the term “indie” when it comes to music. Sure, seek Indie hip-hop had it’s day in the late 90’s but really, online when you think indie, you almost exclusively think rock and roll and all of the trappings of the indie rock world. It’s unfortunate that the spotlight has eluded all of the people…

Boards of Canada Recreated by Bibio

Oct 7th, 2009 Remixes steve 1 min read

Yesterday’s arrival of the immaculately designed and curated Warp 20 Box Set was indicative of the way I’ve been buying music as of late. Less often, viagra but driven by nostalgia, treat I’ve been fortunate enough to get my hands on the type of things that I’d never be able to afford years ago. Gifts to myself certainly, but an archive like this set —…

Panthers vs. Holy Ghost!

Aug 7th, 2008 New Disco, Remixes steve 1 min read

And right on the heels of their shit-hot single “Hold On,”it’s an absolute must if you are fan of the sound — think In Flagranti, Lindstrom, Shit Robot, Still Going, etc.

Roots Manuva vs. Matt Helders (Arctic Monkeys)

Aug 5th, 2008 Dub/Reggae, Electronic/Dance, Remixes steve 1 min read

Few things are as exciting as a really top-notch, unsolicited, new-to-the-world remix. It wouldn’t be sensible of me to reveal my sources, but scissorkick has recently come across a truly stellar remix of Roots Manuva’s “Again and Again” by Arctic Monkeys’ drummer Matt Helders.

High Places (Allez-Allez Remix)

Jul 11th, 2008 Indie, Remixes, Techno steve 2 min read

Back in the day — now easily over a decade or so — my old friend Sam and I used to share a kebab over at Crystal, advice skate around the Sommerset parking lot (badly) and engage in friendly arguments about music. While the doner ingestion (and resultant swamp-ass) and skateboarding have steadily slowed to a halt, malady we both still shoot the shit over…

Fleetwood Mac (Cut Copy Lifelike Remix)

May 14th, 2008 Classic Rock, DJ Weapons, Indie, Remixes steve 2 min read

My younger co-worker said something recently that caused quite a stir in the office. “John Hughes is totally overrated” or something similar to that. The more seasoned of us — nearly 10 years her senior — couldn’t believe the sentiment. No neophyte directors since have been able to come close to Hughes’ teen-oriented melodramatic comedy and while some of his films are better than others,…

SK Exclusive: See-I & Magic Fly

Oct 17th, 2007 DJ Weapons, Downtempo, Dub/Reggae, Remixes steve 2 min read

A Quick Rant I get a lot of emails about why I don’t post every day. Let me explain if I may. I try to be as discerning as I can about the things I post. Fact is, store if it’s not something I think you all would like, medical then it doesn’t deserve the pixels. Like I’ve said before, music blogging is way out…

Jamie Lidell vs. Freeform Five

Nov 30th, 2006 DJ Weapons, Electro, From the Crate, Remixes steve 1 min read

Again, sovaldi not a brand spanking new track by any means, but I would highly advise like-minded DJs into eclectic sets to pick this 12″ up immediately. Freeform Five have been dropping absolutely massive dancefloor tunes for a while but weren’t really on the SK radar until we picked up the Mylo remix of their “No More Conversations” part 1 which absolutely kills it every…