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ScissorMix 4: Sunset Summer

Jul 2nd, 2010 ScissorMix jz 1 min read

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

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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.

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…

V: The Original TV Miniseries Theme (Bottin Cover)

Apr 19th, 2010 Cover, Electro, New Disco jz 3 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…

Fink (Cinematic Orchestra Remix)

Aug 10th, 2009 Downtempo, Folk/Acoustic steve 1 min read

I can’t say that I’ve been a huge fan of the “acoustic pop/folk” thing as it always seems to remind me of the James Blunt/John Meyer frenzy over the last decade or so. Of course, ed we can go way before that for generations of solid folk music, but often, when that lone troubadour is paired up with a backing band, the result comes perilously…

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,…

Syme (remixed by Bjorn Torske)

Feb 25th, 2008 Indie, Instrumental, Post-Rock, Shoegazer steve 1 min read

I’m glad that advanced album PR seems to have shifted almost entirely to the digital realm. Sure, discount I still get the occasional CD or 7″ sent over, but the majority of correspondence has clearly moved toward email. It makes discovery that much easier, when all a prospective writer or blogger need do is follow a link or download a track. Norwegian quart Syme is…