August 1, 2016 | Soundcloud Exclusive Release | No Comments
Back with the second part in a 3 part series of conceptual bass music releases, Scissorhands reveals another part of the story through a sonic adventure of dark and twisted sound. Exploring the uncharted forest of electronic dance music, this album will take your mind on a trip.
Breaking free from the chains of traditional bass music, this album is dark and deep. After the raven escapes from her cage, she finds the castle where Scissorhands lives and is introduced to Raw-Hyde and Katnip. Once united, they quickly realize there are outside forces pulling them into an twisted adventure of light and sound.
Konnexion is a transformational gathering. Our goal is to build community, while celebrating social responsibility, healthy living, creative expression and personal growth through music and art. Presented by Konnexion Music Festival LLC and Headyworks and Domevizion. This event strives to create a unique environment for everyone to connect and explore. Placed in a beautiful setting in Buhl, Idaho on a beautiful property located at the pristine canyon rim of the Snake River. Konnexion features 4 stages and green grass camping for all attendees. Konnexion is an 18+ event.
We believe in dancing all night.
We believe the stars are magic.
We believe in being barefoot.
We believe love is the answer.
We believe that laughter is medicine.
We believe in being the change we want to see.
We believe that life is beautiful and we want to share it.
We believe in the power of Konnexion.”
July 7, 2016 | Music Release | No Comments
Published on May 10, 2016
Avant Garde (The Katnip Lullaby) is a gothic and psychedelic trip into the mind of one of my evil sidekicks, Katnip.
As she travels back in time, events are revealed to experience avant-garde in it’s finest fashion. From rare footage of the amazing and well known Fred Astaire to the hypnotic underground dances of Janik & Arnaut (The Snake Dance), this dark and twisted fairy tale is induced and set off by sound and memories of the past.
Avant-Garde (The Katnip Lullaby) is the active ingredient that stimulates the mind and will introduce you to new concepts. With specific sound samples and film clips, the light and sound presented in the following was designed to make the audience “trip out” without taking a hallucinogen. This is my disclosure that I am not responsible for the after effects from what you are about to see and hear.
*Not for commercial use.
Grab your costumes, perfect those dance moves, and gather your most awesome friends, because Boise’s favorite party, Sensory Illumination, is back for its 9th year of fun.
This year is looking phenomenal with all the components that make this event unique. Multiple stages, flame throwers, art cars, aerial performances, a beautiful atmosphere, and of course fantastic music. We will be using even more of the parking lot this year to increase the capacity and number of attractions.
November 5, 2014 | Music Review | No Comments
The darkness is calling you – begging you to turn from the bright and colorful world of EDM and into it’s back rooms; the hidden corners; the dim-lit hallways and crawl spaces of electronic music that can just as powerfully evoke your emotions, but from an entirely different angle. We want to introduce you to a different side of our personalities, one that you may very well be in tune with, you just don’t know it yet.
We’re sharing with you 7 of our darkest-kept secrets; the artists who have wrenched their jagged sounds into the heart of our existence, leaving it there to remain and fester through the haunting season. So tread lightly – the dark arts are nothing to underestimate, and your eternal soul may just be what is sacrificed. But you also might find, as we have, that the darkness is exactly where you want to be.
Take a journey down into the darkest hours of the Barcelona club scene with Miguel Bastida. This Spanish producer has a pure talent for the dark arts of techno and tech house, with a loyal following of artists including Richie Hawtin, Umek, and more. Learning ourselves about this artist through one of our favorite techno and tech house podcasts, Operandi Radio, Miguel’s sound is crave-worthy and worth the indulgence.
Techno is a difficult genre to perfect; a repetitive style of music has to hook the listener in at first bite. In this case, Miguel gives us no choice but to be pulled under his heavy spell, and oh, how it tantalizes our ear-waves. Also boasting a label Be One Records which is now hosted on Beatport, Miguel Bastida is quickly rising as an underground techno lord and deserves all the praise he can get.
This may come as no surprise to those who are into the heaviest of bass genres. Moody Good, a London/Chicago native with a truckload of bass in tow, is ever-amazing dance music listeners with the heavy-handed productions like his latest EP eight months ago. Most recently, Moody Good took on Yogi featuring Pusha T, taking the hip hop original from pretty bad-ass to full-blown BAMF status. This remix comes in just in time for all things dark and heavy taking form, and let’s face it: Fall doesn’t mean we turn down anything but ill-worthy tunes. Keep Moody Good and all of OWSLA on your radar this haunted season, and if you’re new to Moody Good, let us welcome you with Burial.
Catch Moody Good at Foundation Nightclub on November 10th!
While LoftyLows likes to take an incognito approach of artistry, one thing is certain: The music does all the speaking for itself. Dishing out rainy day heartbreak sounds and supreme chill-out session material, LoftyLows is an artist to watch for in this particular melodramatic style. Raw to the core with emotion, LoftyLows’ remixes have made their way into the Soundcloud streams, including our favorite Lykke Li remix, as well as quite a few fall-ready originals.
If you like what you hear then keep a close eye – especially since we’ve seen hints of an EP in the near future. “Find the Highs in the Lows” is the one and only mantra behind LoftyLows’ musical mentality, and who says Cloud 9 isn’t grey and misty? This may just be the perfect fall-in-the-Northwest element.
A producer who takes us into some of the darkest underground corners of techno and house is Etnik. After his last EP Neon Daze was a thrilling success, we simply had no choice but to vote Etnik as one of our top artists to watch for in 2014. Later than we would have liked, Etnik finally came to deliver new music, a 4-track EP entitledUnclassified, all in perfect timing for the darkening fall season. His sounds reminds us of a 4am warehouse rave (or what we dream it is, at least) complete with slicing, cutting samples, sexy whispering voices and echoes leaving us craving nightfall and the opportune moment to listen.
Below is his latest set for Hard Fest’s Mixtape Series, one that brings us to our knees praying to the music gods (and the dark lords) for an Etnik debut in Seattle very soon..
No stranger to the dark side is it’s demon spawn Marilyn Manson. After last year’s performance at Showbox Sodo completely grossed out and amazed show-goers all at the same time, he’s since only been seen in the latest seasons of Sons Of Anarchy as a tatted-up gang member-turned-prisoner. But now, the ghost-white demon of our younger years is back with a new purging of music, and an album set for early 2015. The first release from the upcoming album, Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge, is a catchier, dare we say bubbly Marilyn track with some hinting at a similarity to a creepier David Bowie.
While this may not be your favorite taste in music, there is no denying the powerful connection between dark rock and electronic dance music. Perfect examples: Nine Inch Nails, The Glitch Mob, Pendulum, and plenty more. Cross your fingers the album is something frighteningly awesome.
This track is so fresh, it’s not even out yet… Boise-native Scissorhands has a knack for dropping the most haunted of bass hits right around Hallow’s Eve – perfect for that Halloween party playlist you’ve been itching to create for a few weeks now. Scissorhands uses an intricate blend of spooky sounds, creepy voice samples and the filthiest of bass lines to create ghostly scores fit for the next big horror film.
Taking inspiration from Danny Elfman, the musical score-meister of The Nightmare Before Christmas and other Tim Burton films, Scissorhands creates his music to be a full-on listener experience; it’s hard not to envision being lost in the creepiest haunted house you’ve ever set foot in, hearts pounding and all. You can purchase this track on November 4th via Beatport, but we’ve heard that October 28th may have a free-download option on his Soundcloud (*hint hint*), just in time for your Hallow’s Eve festivities. You’re welcome.
We first experienced the Australian band Movement live in action while attending our favorite dark heiress, BANKS, last week at Showbox Market. While we knew there would be nothing in comparison to her goddess-like presence, Movement blew the sold-out crowd completely away in a whole new direction. The edgy, slow-pulsing of the live band’s performance mixed with the soulful vocals took our minds and ears to an entirely new level of intensity. Complete with electric guitar solos in their original track, Ivory, Movement is a contagious, highly-addicting act that is perfect for cruising, chilling, and maybe even sexy romancing. Yes, we went there. Dig into Movement and say goodbye to your soul as it once was, forever.
The Visual Arts Collective and Red Light Variety Show present BONESHAKER, a PAY WHAT YOU WANT Halloween evening of costumes, dance music, cocktails, performance art, and so much more!
Red Light Variety Show
Creeping out of the dark shadows and into the moon-lit spotlight comes the mysteriously frightful scores of Scissorhands. Just as the haunting spirits arise for Halloween night, so does Scissorhands’ newly spook-tacular EP, entitled Act 1. Three power-packed, craftily made tracks make up this EP, with punching drum hits and eerie vocal and instrumental samples popping out at you like a shocking, exciting walk through a haunted house. The plethora of elements that go into the work of Scissorhands’ music is comparable to that of a film composer; Every track tells its own story.
The first track, entitled, This Is Scissorhands, is an introductory of himself to the listener, filled with spine-chilling choruses and grungy bass lines, with the ever-so-soft piano keys that twinkle above the music’s night sky. Let You Go, in contrast, is a self-induced mind-haunt that feels as if you are trying to escape a ghost-ridden night terror, with a more upbeat, drum and bass style that pounds like your heart in fear. And to finish off the EP, Forget Me Now starts off beautifully, with a soothing melody and caressing, female vocals – similar to the sprouting of a new love. Upon the build, the track ultimately smashes down, scattering and chopping the melodic elements into broken pieces, like a love lost but remembered forever.
And as his gift to you, dear readers, Scissorhands is releasing his Act 1 EP for free download – just in time for your haunted Halloween festivities.
The articulate craftsmanship that goes into Scissorhands music is something to be admired and astonished by; He can be considered the Danny Elfman of the electronic music world. Not only does Scissorhands produce mind-altering music, but he designs his own artwork, and his website is building to become a journey into his mind. Signed to Knowledge Records, we can be certain that the future holds no boundaries for his creativity, and that he is one to always leave the listener shocked and amazed.
To view the original article by Dance Music Northwest click here.
Just off of co promoting Datsik and a sellout Krewella show, Audio Thrill’s 4th annual Halloween party Fright Fest returns to the Powerhouse event center on Nov. 1st, the day of the dead, and is sure to be filled with booming beats and a huge variety of EDM.
Den of Death(main stage)
Paul Anthony of 40 Oz. Profits (Chicago/Denver, Electro, Trap)
We are proud for the return of Paul Anthony. From Bangin electro to trap, and becoming one of the most sought after dutch house producers. Paul finally makes his way back to Idaho. Gaining support for his tunes from industry leaders like Tiesto, David GUetta, Knife Party, Fatboy Slim, Diplo, Laidback Luke, and many others. It’s easy to see how Paul has Kept relvant as a globe trotter through out the years. Between Electro chart toppers, and His new group The 40oz Profits, remixing the likes of Kanye West, Common, Deadmau5, Robbie Rivera, Benny Banasi, amongest many others. Paul is not only one of the hottest producers on U.S. scene. Holding down residncies at #1 Party in Chicago “Porn & Chicken” and #1 club in the U.S. Beta Night Club with the 40oz profits residency with Klutch Beat Bootique. Make sure to Make it out for a stop in Boise!!
Lucipurr, Techstep vs. Et3rnal, Evert, Just Some Clown. Scissorhands (new ep debut)
The Outer Realm(Outside tent stage)
Deekoh & Xfade, Bewm Bewm, Hive Mind, Ballistik, HIJK
$10 presale, $15 door available at:
www.audiothrill.com or Record Exchange
16+ to enter, 18+ after midnight, 21+ upstairs with full bar
Wear your costumes! Let’s rage for the 4th year in a row!
Back from the depths of the hallow, Scissorhands claws his way into our world to present us with his ACT 1 – Heads Will Roll EP. This three track EP is oozing with hauntingly constructed drum lines, earth shattering low end topped with vocal samples that will wake the dead!
Nevermore (Scissorhands,original) Think Tim Burton and the Victorian era on Dubstep! Nevermore brings melodic sounds and synths together to create a vacuum to bring you back to a mysterious place in time infused with smooth, pounding basslines, piano rhythms and a sense of losing yourself.