33hz with Devin the Dude and Teki Latex

Nov 9th, 2007 Dancepunk, Electro, New Disco steve 1 min read

I’ve been sitting on this particular post for a while. Keeping it for that perfect moment, sort of like when the Knicks play David Lee. Scissorkick needs a shot of energy, and who better to provide it than longtime favorites 33hz. We’ve been supporters of their indelible brand of late-era disco and electric funk way before Ray-Noor’s Cabin was replaced by Ayhan’s Shish-kebab, and it’s…


Nov 6th, 2007 Downtempo, Electronic/Dance, Rock steve 1 min read

So, as promised, you get your second “state” related posting, this time on a definitively more British note. I know that for a lot of you Stateless may not necessarily be something brand new. Truth is, I slept on this record for a while, not fully convinced of its merits — even though both Roots Manuva and DJ Shadow were singing its high praise. Shadow…


Nov 5th, 2007 Dancepunk, Indie, Rock steve 2 min read

This is the first of two posts of bands with the word “State” in their names. Other than that, they have very little in common. First off, is Washington D.C’s Statehood, the newest project from former-Dismemberment Plan rhythm section Joe Easley and Eric Axelson, Vehicle Birth’s Leigh Thompson and vocalist Clark Sabine. I don’t want to wax too poetic on the fact that DC holds…

Ben Benjamin

Oct 22nd, 2007 Electro, Electronic/Dance, IDM, Instrumental, Rock steve 2 min read

You may remember that a while back I was given a number of demo tracks from Ben Mullins, former member of Midwest Product and currently in PostPrior (both essential Ghostly International artists) to post. That was one of the more commented upon recent posts and I received quite a few emails begging me to get Ghostly to put the stuff out. So, I picked up…

SK Exclusive: See-I & Magic Fly

Oct 17th, 2007 DJ Weapons, Downtempo, Dub/Reggae, Remixes steve 2 min read

A Quick Rant I get a lot of emails about why I don’t post every day. Let me explain if I may. I try to be as discerning as I can about the things I post. Fact is, if it’s not something I think you all would like, then it doesn’t deserve the pixels. Like I’ve said before, music blogging is way out of control….

Sample Party: Breakwater vs. Daftpunk

Oct 12th, 2007 DJ Weapons, Electro, From the Crate, Soul steve 1 min read

Turns out that one of the few truly monstrous tracks from Daft Punk’s latest, Human After All, almost completely jacks the opening of “Release the Beast, ” a little known electro-funk stomper by 2-and-out late 70s jazz-funk outfit Breakwater. I felt compelled to post the original because although I knew that Thomas Bangalter and Guy Manual de Homem-Christ0 were big on sampling, I was surprised…


Sep 26th, 2007 Breakbeat, Electro, Electronic/Dance, IDM, Instrumental steve 1 min read

More familiar perhaps as the A/V wizards behind the Ninja Clan’s more memorable live performances, Robin Brunson and Stuart Warren-Hill return with their first full-length LP since 2004’s tragically underrated Master View. Even casual electronic music fans know that much has changed in those three years, witnessed by the emergence of entire genres and the refining of other fledgling ones. Rather than wade safely through…

Prefuse 73

Aug 31st, 2007 Breakbeat, Electronic/Dance, Glitch, Hip-Hop, IDM, Instrumental steve 1 min read

The prolific Guillermo Scott Heren, man of many pseudonyms, is back with yet another release under his most noteworthy guise, Prefuse 73. One of the forefathers of the glitch-hop sound — an abstract, mostly instrumental and regularly angular take on hip-hop’s standard 4/4 — Prefuse builds upon an already stellar body of solid experimentalism with Preparations, again released on Warp. Guests on the record include…

Sleeping People (f. Rob Crow)

Aug 16th, 2007 Instrumental, Rock steve 1 min read

Scissorkick loves it some instrumental goodness — especially of the punk-prog-metal variety — and that’s just what was delivered when the newest LP from Temporary Residence’s Sleeping People showed up in the mailbox. Growing is the second record from the San Diego-based quartet (that now includes Pinback and Howard Hello’s Kenseth Thibideau) and it’s marked by ten riff-tastic compositions. Solid musicianship, interesting time and tempo…


Aug 14th, 2007 Dub/Reggae, Instrumental steve 1 min read

I know I tend to wax poetic about Brooklyn’s Studio BPM, but in New York City, where people obsess over finding the next, best thing, it’s always important to value what’s happening right now. Not to be confused with Studio B in Greenpoint, Studio BPM is a lesser known performance space run by true music enthusiasts, and the veritable home of the Better Borough’s finest…