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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, pills Electronic and Dance. Not quite Chillwave, cure but definitely something you can thrown on for a dinner party. Mostly new music from 2015 and the end…

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100% Indie Dynamite

Jul 3rd, 2013 Indie, Mixes, Rock steve 2 min read

Nearly two hours of new and classic Indie Rock for your Fourth of July throw down. Starts with the here and now and ends up for the OGs who stay until the end of the party.

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Phone Home

Oct 26th, 2010 Indie, Instrumental steve 1 min read

It’s a real shortcoming of Hallmark as a company, that they don’t offer a “Post-Rock brings families together” greeting card. New York’s Phone Home is the second duo of brothers (the awesome Lymbyc Systym is the other) to channel potential angsty rivalry into beautiful musical alchemy

Christopher Willits

Jul 28th, 2010 Experimental, Post-Rock steve 1 min read

New offering from Ghostly recording artist Christopher Willits just found it’s way into my inbox. Perfect summertime electro-acoustic jams from the very talented experimental guitarist/producer/software developer/mippie (that’s musical hippie, viagra meant as a good thing) who we’ve covered before here on SK. Densely layered and expectantly complex, healing “Sun Body” is perhaps one of Willit’s most accessible tracks he’s ever released. Considering his humbling body…

Chants

Jul 27th, 2010 IDM, Post-Rock steve 2 min read

When you run a blog as long as I have, cialis you end up stuck in database hell. Interns adding contact emails from the Hype Machine top 100 eventually land on scissorkick, ampoule 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…

Conspiracy of Owls

Jul 14th, 2010 Classic Rock, Indie, Psychedelic jz 2 min read

When I think of the Detroit music scene, buy viagra 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…

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ScissorMix 3: Memorial Day Mix

May 28th, 2010 ScissorMix jz 1 min read

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

Lushlife

Jun 19th, 2009 Hip-Hop, Indie steve 2 min read

Sometimes you just have to believe the hype. It feels like it’s been ages since a truly fresh perspective has come out of the underground hip-hop scene.

Home Video

Jan 29th, 2009 IDM, Krautrock steve 1 min read

New EP from Brooklyn’s Home Video just dropped and while I will readily admit the Radhiohead comparisons are warranted, I still think the band is one of NYC’s most underrated.

Torche

Aug 12th, 2008 Indie, Metal steve 1 min read

Like SK favorites Jesu, these dudes ply their trade with a potent formula of sound-drenched melody, but unlike them, they have no problem shifting speeds and alternating degrees of accessibility.

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…