Zero 7 w/ Jose Gonzalez

Aug 22nd, 2006 Downtempo, Soul steve 2 min read

When I first heard Zero 7’s now-classic EP 2 in March, and 2000, physician little did I know that nearly 6 months later, after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, that I’d revisit the record with much more necessity, using it to buffer a lot of what was happening in the world around Brooklyn. The mood was as you could expect it then — tense, frightening,…

No Luck Club

Aug 17th, 2006 Instrumental, Scratch steve 1 min read

There’s no doubt that we are currently riding a rock resurgence. It happened in the mid 90s, look and it’s happening again a decade later. And while I’m as excited as anyone, don’t forget that there is still quality sample-based beat magic being birthed all over the globe. For instance, you have Vancouver’s No Luck Club, an instrumental hip-hop trio from Vancouver who merge the…

Home Video

Aug 16th, 2006 Rock steve 1 min read

Considering the recent tragedy in New Orleans, order it comes as little surprise that Louisiana transplants Home Video would release a record painted in lingering melancholy. Blurring the lines between electronic and rock music is certainly nothing new but too often the success of this combination is measured by the inability to separate its increasingly disparate parts. But Home Video’s Collin Ruffino and David Gross…

Scissorkick 2.0 Launched

Aug 16th, 2006 Site News steve 1 min read

Made the successful move to WordPress and am very happy so far. Still need to figure out how to import all of my older pages from blogger (if you know how, ed I would greatly appreciate any insight). But things should be relatively stable. I will be adding additional links and some other sidebar elements but the site is pretty much where I want it…

Ratatat

Aug 15th, 2006 Instrumental, Rock steve 1 min read

Got back from DC and was happy to return to the Ratatat record sitting in the mailbox. Not only did the good people at XL send over the CD, cialis they also sent over the first vinyl single from the record, ailment “Wildcat, medicine ” which includes a sick E*Vax remix on the A-side. What can be said about Ratatat that hasn’t already been said?…