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ScissorMix 14: Warm Waves

Jul 15th, 2015 Ambient, Chillwave, Indie, Indie Dance, ScissorMix steve 1 min read

My friend asked me to throw together some new music for an event she was having and this is the result. A mix of modern easy listening that sits within its own little nook nestled somewhere between Indie, Electronic and Dance. Not quite Chillwave, but definitely something you can thrown on for a dinner party. Mostly new music from 2015 and the end of last…

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ScissorMix Vol. 12: Robot Barbecue

Jun 24th, 2013 IDM, Indie Dance, ScissorMix steve 1 min read

This ScissorMix hits on a ton of different electronic notes, but stays in that sweet 115 to 125 BPM range, keeping things moving along with a nice pace. As usually, melody is the star here, and there’s no lack of bigness with the likes of amazing tracks from DJ Koze, Osborne, Disclosure, Classixx, Bonobo, Baths and the like. A ton of usual SK people on this mix and a few things that may have eluded your radar thus far.

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Substantial Sessions 07: Empire State of Mind

Sep 8th, 2011 Electronic/Dance, Mixes steve 1 min read

Did this mix over the Summer for our amazing developers at Substantial and realized I never posted it here on Scissorkick. Sure, they are great developers, but what’s more impressive is the collective musical knowledge in their office. I wanted to dig deep with a mix of old and new. The heat was on. The mix was done during the insane build-up to Internet Week…

Snoretex

Nov 17th, 2010 Ambient, IDM steve 1 min read

Even though the weather in NYC is shitty, it’s always a great day when I can post something new created by a close friend. Sam Willis, one half of Kompakt recording artists Walls and the fantastic DJ/blog duo Allez-Allez is a busy man these days up in Hackney, but somehow found the time to launch another pseudonym side-project as Snoretex. It’s mind blowing when I…

Chants

Jul 27th, 2010 IDM, Post-Rock steve 1 min read

When you run a blog as long as I have, you end up stuck in database hell. Interns adding contact emails from the Hype Machine top 100 eventually land on scissorkick, and after nearly 10 years my inbox is cluttered by PR from labels and bands that have probably never downloaded or read about a single track I’ve posted. But it’s cool. I’d probably do…

American Men

Jul 8th, 2010 IDM, Post-Rock steve 1 min read

Jeff sent this EP over and said he was “90% sure” I’d be into it. Fuck, I must be hard to please or something because this is so squarely in my wheel house I can’t imagine why he thought 10% of me wouldn’t be feeling this. American Men are a group of Scotsmen doing instrumental, futurist rock their own way (god I’m watching too much…

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…

Javelin

Apr 8th, 2010 Downtempo, Electronic/Dance jz 2 min read

Well, we’re just barely a week into April and the temperature has already cracked the 90 degree mark here in New York City. So, since we’re apparently skipping over those precious few Spring days and headed straight into the sticky, lethargy-inducing humidity of summer, I’ve decided to post something from an album that’s strong enough to just throw on and enjoy from start to finish….

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Tunng

Mar 11th, 2010 Electronic/Dance, Folk/Acoustic steve 1 min read

It’s been over 2 years since I posted something about Tunng, increasingly becoming one of my favorite bands on the planet. The combination of earnest, speculative front-porch folk and organic, digestible electronics has unfortunately led to the “folktronica” tag, but really, looking past labels what you get on their newest record (stateside on Thrill Jockey/ Full-Time Hobby in UK) is just solid music. Today’s post…

dEbruit – Heart Beats 4 Haiti

Feb 12th, 2010 Dubstep, Glitch jz 1 min read

The incredible, self-styled “synth magician” dEbruit has put out a digital EP to benefit the earthquake victims in Haiti.  Heart Beats 4 Haiti features all of the signature styles that you would expect from the innovative Frenchman: funked-out synth lines,  huge boom-bap beats and, due to the subject matter at hand, choice samples from Haitian music. If you enjoyed last year’s fantastic Spatio Temporel EP,…