Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Hanging Eleven with Blue Wave Theory

"Sing Along with Blue Wave Theory" is a twenty-song collection of remixes that not only bends the mind and ears with its range of genre diversity and production, but it also drops in on the waves of open sharing culture. How does this happen? It happens because collaboration breeds innovation.

In summer of 2016, this New Jersey based quartet was the featured artist for the “Ride the Wave Remix Event” within the global ccMixter music community. Talented artists from around the world created and produced dozens of outside-the-box remixes, which BWT later curated into Sing Along with Blue Wave Theory, a multi-genre release that is the group’s fourth.

Many of the remixes they picked feature vocals -- a first for Blue Wave Theory.  With the pells of Madam Snowflake, Kara Square, Sackjo22, and Forensic, and the production talent of remixers like Alex Beroza, Spinmeister, Bluemillenium and Platinum Butterfly, the album is filled with diversity while remaining true to the band’s roots.

Steve Rabeler, guitarist for Blue Wave Theory remarks, “I was amazed at how our surf rock instrumentals could be remixed, edited, and brilliantly incorporated into so many different styles and genres.”

If you're looking for a fresh take on a style of music that made surf culture a world wide phenomena, this album is a must have. Get it at ccMIxter's bandcamp page today.

Want to read more about this release? Snowflake's Tunetrack post gets you in the green room!

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Codex Tempore Rocks CcMixter

Netaudio just received a rocking new release from two heavy hitters at ccmixter.org.  Codex Tempore, a collaboration of Tobias Weber and Bill Ray is a solid listen all the way through and exemplifies what ccmusic is all about.  Free to share culture is crunchy and filled with groove.

For example "Free music, Free Beer," the eighth track on this 14 song collection, sounds like it came out of a bar in the French Quarter and rips on the riffs that brought free thinking musicians to ccMixter. Free culture is not exactly the same as free beer, but together, it makes for one hell of a blues song. "Hanging Eleven,"  featuring Kara Square on vocals, is a stoney surf rock classic. She joins other notable remixers who are featured on Codex Tempore, including Admiral Bob, Madam Snowflake, Mykle Anthony, and Mr. Yesterday. The album nears its climatic finish with the happening, funky number 'Two Minute Warning" and begins the journey that even the most discerning ear will find pleasing and filled with taste and execution.  (this is an excerpt from the album press release, read it here.)

We could go on and on about Codex Tempore, but the best way to get it is to listen to it.

Here are the links:

Thanks Tobias!  Thanks Bill Ray!  Jammin' within the mixter community is what you captured here.  See you at the Ccmusic Grammy's

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Madam Snowflake's Debut Album Highlights ccMixter Culture

Honey Valentine is a sonically-seductive, 15-song collection featuring many of your favorite ccMixter artists, all remixing Snowflake's vocals, and all mastered for high quality sound.  We are proud to feature this work as a hallmark of what can be accomplished through open sharing of creativity and talent.  Honey Valentine is a sign of what's to come from the collaboration within our community of remixers.

Here is an excerpt from the Honey Valentine Press Release:

 "Madam Snowflake delivers vocals that drip with sweet emotion in her new release Honey Valentine -- designed to spark and caress the souls of lovers.  Consistent with her dedication to collaboration and attention to production quality, Honey Valentine stays true to Snowflake's passionate artistry by seamlessly creating a soundscape that burns softly throughout the 15 track collection. By harnessing the production talent of remix artists from the global community at ccMixter.org, she once again showcases a culture that is truly fueled by love and gifting."

(video of the single Whole World Circling)

Read The Press Release

Listen to the Album

Visit Madam Snowflake's website

Download Honey Valentine at Bandcamp

Visit Madam Snowflake's ccMIxter page

Friday, December 29, 2017

CcMixter 2017: The Year In Review

2017 brought in some great remixes that highlighted not only creativity and experimentation, but also expressed through music what is going on in the world around us. Mixters from around the world uploaded songs about love, death, horror, and hope.
There were remixes about climate change, border crossing, and net neutrality. We received
soundtracks, dance tracks, and spoken word tracks. Every one of these uploads has heart and soul from artists that range from beginner to professional. It’s what makes our remix culture great: diversity and acceptance.

Best Remix: "Just Beginning . The Six O Mix 2017" by Loveshadow

Best Pell: "Falling" by Zutsuri   
Honorable Mention: "Secret Beers"  The Spin Wires  

Best New Mixter: John Bozi   
Honorable Mention: Victoria Choice

Editor of the Year:  Texas Radio Fish
Honorable Mention: Stefan Kartenberg

Mixter of the Year:  Speck

Happy New Year, and thanks for keeping creative commons remixing alive and free to share all over the internet!

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Winter Lights, Winter Nights

'Tis the season to be jolly -- or melancholy.  Whether you're green and red, or blue and grey, there are songs on these two albums that will ring your bells, keep you warm and make you smile.  It's our way of sharing the gift of music from the community that remixes the holidays for everyone, Grinch and elves alike.

Winter Lights is an 18 song collection featuring remixes of traditional holiday music and uplifting songs of the season.  Winter Nights is a 13 song collection of remixes that would make Scrooge smile in ironic glee.  Both collections were curated by the staff here at ccMixter, and mastered by ccMixter team member and producer Zep Hurme.  These holiday compilations are available at Jamendo, Bandcamp and Tunetrack.net.

Winter Lights and Winter Nights were compiled from the archives of holiday music that ccMixter artists have generated from previous holiday remix events.  Currently, we are holding this year's remix event "Under The Tree."   If you like what you hear on these albums, be sure to check out the new mixes as they come in (or contribute one!).  And don't forget to get your copies of Season of Gratitude and Peace of Winter to make your winter holiday music collection complete.

Happy Holidays from all of us at ccMixter!

Relevant Links:

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Halloween Music 2017

“During the day, I don’t believe in ghosts. At night, I’m a little more open-minded.” ~Unknown

Deep in the vaults of ccMixter lurk hundreds of Halloween songs that will add a certain, shall we say, rotting addition to your scary playlists.  Like grave diggers on a full moon night, you will find what you are looking for, all you have to do is dig.  Dig until you hit the sound that is hollow and cold.  Dig until your bones are creaking.  There is Ghostly music down there.  And all of this haunting music is free to share and download.

Some of the ghouls working for the dark lord have brought us back a few tasty tracks already.   These servants have sacrificed themselves so that you may stream them for free online at TuneTrack.net.  But be careful, the dark lord of ccMixter is cunning, and soon you'll find yourself enslaved to the tunes created here.

There are also mad scientists, musical genius gone awry, making new nightmare songs, Ghost Notes that will rattle the cages of your mind.  This new music pleases our master, though no mercy will ever be shown.

Like Frankenstein was created from pieces and parts, all this haunting music is created from source material uploaded under Creative Commons licenses, scary music is brought to life, stomping around the internet like the monster Mary Shelly created.  Join us and we will rule the world.  Happy Halloween!

Relevant links:
To Dig in the Vaults:
(use search words like "halloween", "scary" or "nightmare")
To stream the Tunetrack playlist from the ccMixter vaults:
To hear/create new Halloween music go to Ghost Notes remix event:

Thursday, August 10, 2017

CcMixter and Jamendo Rekindle Relationship

Royalty Free Curation Released on Jamendo Features Best Instrumental Tracks for Video.

The appetite for new music is growing with each video producer hungry for source material to use in their creations.  To feed that demand, ccMixter  has released Best Instrumentals for Video, the first in a series of curations culled from the over 44 thousand original remixes in the vaults.  The 20 song collection of royalty free music is available now at Jamendo.com.  Listen to it here.

CcMixter chose to feature these tracks because of their popularity on YouTube.  These tasty remixes are what producers are looking for, and they keep coming back for more. Releasing them as a collection on Jamendo made perfect sense.  Jamendo and ccMixter have worked together in the net audio space since the beginning, expanding the availability of independent music released under Creative Commons license.  

"We're excited to be releasing these curations with Jamendo," says Emily Richards, founder and CEO of ArtisTech Media.  "This next chapter in our relationship benefits us all, especially the musicians who created the remixes we're sharing with the world."  ArtisTech Media operates ccMixter.org and Tunetrack.net.  Both Jamendo and ArtisTech have ushered in platforms for artists to generate revenue from their works.  So when a producer needs a license, they are able to purchase one that will cover the use.  This is especially important for commercial use, and also for attribution.

With Jamendo, creative commons remix is on the menu in six languages to over 3 million members, and more curations are on the way.  Thanks to Jamendo we're meeting the demand for royalty free music, and we'll keep 'em coming back for more. 

Relevant Links:
Best Instrumentals for Video
ArtisTech Media