summerbreak

ScissorMix Vol. 11: Summer Break

Jul 6th, 2012 ScissorMix jz 1 min read

But better late than never, right? This mix is pretty much all hip hop, reggae, soul edits, afrofunk and other goodness that sounds great coming out of a boombox. Lots of familiar tracks in new packaging. It’s the soundtrack to the BBQ I haven’t had a chance to attend. So get out there, cook some meats, drink some beers, and pump these tunes for me.

leftovers

ScissorMix 6: Tasty Leftovers

Dec 22nd, 2010 ScissorMix jz 2 min read

Ebo Taylor, Bottin, Greenwood Rhythm Coalition and more.

sunset

ScissorMix 4: Sunset Summer

Jul 2nd, 2010 ScissorMix jz 1 min read

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

memorial

ScissorMix 3: Memorial Day Mix

May 28th, 2010 ScissorMix jz 1 min read

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

Javelin

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

Well, prescription 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…

Lord Newborn and the Magic Skulls

Nov 25th, 2009 Acid Jazz, Psychedelic steve 1 min read

Been so slacker it’s not even funny. I can’t apologize enough, sildenafil and strangely, store the Google analytics haven’t shown much drop off. You all rule. So because you have been patient, and because November has produced a cornucopia of instrumental magic, I will be bombing SK with a bunch of posts over the next week or so. Lot’s of brand new, relatively unheard wordless…

Floating Points

Dec 29th, 2008 Electronic/Dance steve 1 min read

The truth is that I don’t know much about Floating Points other than what’s written on his MySpace page. What I do know is that by evidence of this first track “Love Me Like This” he has an incredibly bright future.

Midnight Lab Band

Sep 30th, 2008 Breakbeat, Downtempo, Soul steve 2 min read

“How could I not know about this shit, when it’s being done right here in my backyard?” My guess is that the secret bunker lab that these guys work their sonic experiments in is somehow off the grid.

Menahan Street Band

Menehan Street Band

Jul 30th, 2008 Cover, Jazz, Soul steve 1 min read

Look no further than today’s post, a truly awesome cover of Bill Conti’s classic “Going the Distance” from… well, after one listen, you should know. And if not, follow it up with James Brown’s “Living in America.”

Blktop Project

Jun 28th, 2008 Downtempo, Instrumental, Jazz, Soul steve 2 min read

“How did I not know about this group?!” It’s one of the most satisfying questions music fans can ask themselves. You work hard to follow an artist, ailment group, or label, constantly staying on top of releases yet still an entire project can exist under your astute radar. Such is the Blktop Project for SK, a veritable personal supergroup of some of my favorite artists…