MY SO CALLED 90′z ALT ROCK MIXTAPE via Killed By Synth


It’s time for a new mixtape for the week and this one comes from Vanessa aka. Killed by Synth, an LA DJ with a passion for 90s music! Here is some info from V on this week’s mix:

“I’m a Los Angeles based dj and the 90′s are one of my fave decades for music. It’s always been prominent in my sound as a dj. So, I wanted to take a stab at doing an all 90′s Alternative Rock mixtape. Since I live for throwback remixes, I wanted to spice it up by accenting it with some cool remix versions of my fave tracks. Simply put — I wanted to showcase 90′s Alt Rock hits mixed and remixed. “

1. Nirvana – Lounge Act (z trip remix)

2. Hole- Celebrity Skin (Divide & Kreate remix)

3. Bikini Kill – New Radio

4. The Cardigans – Favourite Game

5. Beck – New Pollution

6. Elastica – The Connection

7. Garbage – Special

8. L7 – Pretend That We’re Dead (Phlipmode edit)

9. Republica – Ready To Go

10. Luscious Jackson – Naked Eye

11. Julie Ruin – V.G.I

12. Smashing Pumpkins – 1979

13. Weezer – Buddy Holly (Clubbed Out mix)

14. Blur – Song 2 (Mystique&Amro remix)

15. Nirvana – Rape Me (Jono Cary remix)

16. Breeders – Cannonball (Nhan & Taan remix)

17. Veruca Salt – Seether

18. Placebo – Every You, Every Me

19. No Doubt – End It On This

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MM 2.0: Christopher Owens by Craig McDean

This is probably one of my favorite series of photos that I’ve seen in a while. It’s no wonder, they are by Craig McDean. Shot for the February issue of Interview Magazine, this immediately reminded me of Kurt Cobain’s Nirvana stage attire. For more reference on his live stage getups which ranged from hospital gowns to strappy dresses check out one of my favorite Nirvana tapes, “Live! Tonight! Sold Out!” These photos feature Christopher Owens, a new singer songwriter on the music scene, and let’s just say what a great way to get on my radar.

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Style: Karl Templer

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Throwback Thursday: Music Video Style

In the not too distant past there was something called MTV. Yes, a tv station that played actual music videos for blocks at a time. “I hate to be a trader to my generation and all” but tv just isn’t what it used to be. For this weeks “throwback” I decided to share some of my favorite music videos that I literally wanted to live in. Style and all.

Beck- Loser 

* Who am I kidding? I would and still do dress like this today.


Smashing Pumpkins- 1979

* This is probably one of my favorite videos of all time. Everything about the energy in this song and the surroundings just excite me each time I watch it.


Bjork- Venus as a Boy

* If I could live in one of Bjork’s worlds for even a minute, I will have accomplished my life goal.


Silverchair- Tomorrow

* One of the best young bands in the 90s period. Silverchair just brought that teen angst from a young perspective that was just what music needed. The video is pretty weird but that’s how I like em.


Nirvana- Smells Like Teen Spirit

* Classic if there ever was a definition of the word. From the layered shirts and Krist’s incredible red pants, this video brought me into a world that I am still living in today. Thank You Nirvana.


90s Album Covers…

This might sound really strange, but I have an obsession with music artwork and movie trailers. I have no idea where it came from or even why I like them so much but I do.

When I was younger my collection of cds, mostly due to the cheap used store in DC, was out of control. One of the best parts of the process was cracking open that jewel case and looking at the cover art inside. This has always been something that I want to do and hope to do it soon. For now I’m thinking about the visual construction of a perfect album cover and allowing my sense of sight to bring me back to those days of being a teenager in my room opening the fresh booklet.

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Fashion Grunge Mixtape #17: Rainy Day Season

In California we have more of a rainy day season. This morning it was so cold and rainy in my room so I thought that a rainy day mixtape would be in order for this weeks installment. I know that for most of the world our “cold weather” season is anything but, however my bones are chilling. Put your headphones on and imagine raindrops outside or snowflakes if you wish.


The Smiths- William It Was Really Nothing

Radiohead- Let Down

The Replacements- Here Comes the Regular

Kings of Convenience- Misread

The Beatles- Fixing a Hole

Tallest Man on Earth- The Gardner

Yuck- Milkshake

Bon Iver- Lump Sum

Nirvana- Come As You Are  (Unplugged in New York)

Supergrass- Late in Day

Stereophonics- Is Yesterday Tomorrow Today?

Mew- Symmetry

Sondre Lerche- Living Lounge

Belle and Sebastian- I’m a Cuckoo

City and Colour- Like Knives

Owen- Skin and Bones