Monday, August 26, 2019

Jerry Spoon & starfrosch Release New Album

When starfrosch contacted us earlier this year to pitch the idea of running a "remix contest" around he and Jerry Spoon's track "Cold Ears," we were excited and a tad bit concerned.  ccMixter's community of remix artists are well known for collaboration in a non-competitive environment where ranking and judging generally do not inspire participation.  However, Starfrosch is a giant in the Creative Commons music world and a well-established ccMixter member.  His website is known as the home of the Hot 111.  It is dedicated to collecting data on music released under the licensing platform that allows legal sharing.  This is the same open licensing that ccMixter was created to showcase.  We realized that starfrosch's invitation was a way for us to expand our participation within the culture we've helped create, and we're proud to be a part of the latest release 'Absorbed.'

The 9 song release is solid electronica through and through.  Consistent sultry beats and expansive production give space and hypnotic groove a place to thrive in any atmosphere.   Track 7 is where ccMixter remix artist Dysfunction_AL makes an appearance with "Kalte Ohren" featuring the vocals of Kara Square.  Hats off to all involved in making this track fit seamlessly into the work Jerry and starfrosch produced.

'Absorbed' is a must add album to any collection.  It proves that ccmusic is a contender both in the world of netaudio and in the world of commercial music.  It's the story of collaboration, and its the pulse of our time.

Listen to the album on Bandcamp

Listen to the remix event 

Friday, August 23, 2019

Momentum Secret MIxter

Momentum in music happens when musicians inspire one another.  The creative sum is more than the individual talent.  Nothing sparks the fuel of inspiration like the secret mixter event.  Like this quote from Dave Matthews- "If I find something I like, I’ll chase it and see what comes out the other side,"  this secret mixter is no exceptio.  Twenty seven mixters chased the muse in secret, and uploaded some of the best music of the year. 

Garnering multiple Ed Picks, these mixes are artistic, catchy, and edgy in ways that represent the talent in our community.  You can download them or stream them in a playlist.  You can get the source and make your own versions.  Each action you take builds the momentum.

This music rocks Newton's Cradle and more.  It rocks the model of shared source as a way to create original sound. 

Get the Momentum here.

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

ccMixter on Bandcamp

Did you know that ccMixter has curated and released over a dozen albums of music on Bandcamp?  These curations are a great way to get a deeper listen into the artistry that has produced the world's most creative and unique music culture in existance.  We know the vast expanse of sound can be daunting to some listeners.  CcMixter's Bandcamp page is our way of showcasing remixes featuring specific genres or artists.  It's one of the best ways to get to know what remixing under Creative Commons license is capable of producing.

Take a minute to visit our Bandcamp page.  We're pretty sure you're going to find an album you like.  All the songs have been mastered to bring out the best in the original mixes.  

Let us know what you think.  We'll continue to release the best free to share music on the planet.  

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Ten Pells Ten Samples Ten years of Remix Action

The ccmusic remix event of the summer InTENtions garnered over fifty remixes of new original music based on the contributions of musicians using creative commons licensing to share samples, pells and remixes.  Ten years ago, ccMixter was on the cutting edge of music culture.  We are still here, and we look forward to the next ten years of creative and open music culture!

Congrats to texasradiofish and WhiteWolf for contributing at least 5 remixes to the inTENtions Event! We are making donations in your name to a charity of your choice.

We'd also like to give Honorable Mentions to:
Scomber for submitting 4 remixes and 3 pells
Sackjo22 for 3 pells and 3 remixes
Admiral Bob for 4 remixes and 1 pell, and
Zep Hurme[/url] for 4 remixes. 
Kick A$$!

What an amazing event. Our community rocks!

InTENtions Playlist

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Temperate Transitions Secret Mixter

O for a draught of vintage, that hath been
Cooled a long age in the deep-delved earth,
Tasting of Flora and the country green...
~John Keats

Like the beginning of summer, the secrets of Temperate Transitions will be revealed like the secrets of a fading darkness.  Like the beginning of Winter, secrets will fall into a dreamworld of mystery.  Like music these secrets will reverberate throughout the ecosystem.  We are mixing into the unknown, where creativity thrives. 

So, wherever you are on this earth, take the time to enjoy the secrets of creative commons music during this time of change.  It will wash away the thoughts that keep you from transitioning into a new reality.  Promise!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Remix Starfrosch Jerry Spoon "Cold Ears"

Remix Starfrosch Jerry Spoon "Cold Ears"

Starfrosch, a well known advocate of Creative Commons Music, and Jerry Spoon, a Swiss music producer and owner of Studio Voisier, have teamed up for a collaborative music project that is expected to rock the Creative Commons music world. They’ve invited the ccMixter community to contribute to their creative process by remixing the track “Kalte Ohren” for inclusion on their 2020 album release. Both Starfrosch and Jerry Spoon acknowledge their deep respect for the ccMixter community and are looking forward to our contribution.

“ccMixter is the most vibrant culture of Creative Commons music in the world.” ~Starfrosch

We couldn’t agree more.

In addition to sharing Creative Commons music through his blog, podcast and chart, Starfrosch helped found the Open Music Network — and ccMixter is a contributing member of the group.

Starfrosch and Jerry Spoon will include their favorite ccMixter remix from this event on their album and promote it across all platforms. ccMixter will promote all contributing artists on our networks as well.

Listen to the mix:

Watch the “Kalte Ohren” Video:

Relevant Links:
Ccmixter event page
Kalte Ohren (Cold Ears) Stems HERE.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Hidden Treasures Remix Event

Music is a treasure hunt. You dig and dig, and sometimes you find something.
~Ry Cooder

The vaults of ccMixter are filled with sonic gems, glittering samples and sparkling vocals. Some of these treasures have been buried beneath mounds of uploads; they are the secrets in the depths of the archives, lost in the caves of the past. We’ve discovered some of them recently and now you have a treasure map of your own. It’s time to go treasure hunting and remix the sounds that have not yet been heard. It’s time for the Hidden Treasures Remix Event.

The Hidden Treasures Remix Event reveals the musical riches that have yet to be discovered by producers and listeners the world over. We’ve searched and searched, and still, there is more music to be found. Have you uncovered a sample or pell that hasn’t been remixed? Now is your chance to dig deep and bring to the surface sounds that no one has yet heard. Now is your chance to remixed the unmixed, and polish the silver that once was lost in the vaults.

Listeners and producers join us as we scour the site for uploads and bring them up from the depths of the unknown. Hidden treasures will be revealed, and the golden booty will make us all sing and dance like pirates in the firelight.

Here are the links you'll need to dig for our Hidden Treasures.