Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Endurance Secret Mixter

HAPPY 15TH BIRTHDAY CCMIXTER!!!
If life throws you a few bad notes or vibrations, don’t let them interrupt or alter your song.
― Suzy Kassem

Through all of the good and bad notes, up and downloads, vibes and vibrations, Secret Mixters have captured our community — again and again. Remixing each other in secret, and exchanging on upload day, well, that conveys the spirit of sharing culture that is ccMixter. With the Endurance Secret Mixter, our users have produced 33 remixes for you to listen to, download and share.  
With the music created we’re celebrating 15 years of cc remix culture.

Guess what?  CcMixter continues to endure and thrive because of YOU!!!


Your financial support is what keeps ccMixter open and free. At this important 15 year milestone, will you please consider a monthly contribution to ccMixter’s Patreon account? And if you already give, it would be amazing if you could increase your monthly gift. Costs go up each year and we could really use your help!

Enjoy the music that is open and free to share.  Enjoy the music that endures.

Endurance Secret Mixter Playlist

Monday, November 11, 2019

Madam Snowfake: New Music for a New Earth

New Earth is ArtisTech Media's CEO and ccMixter artist Madam Snowflake's latest album release, featurning 12 songs she produced with Nico Fyve. New Earth is a calling for oneness, awakening, and climate justice.  For a taste, here is the video for one of the lush productions featured on this brilliant collection.


"The songs on this album give voice to the deep emotions in my heart," remarked Madam Snowflake. "Music has this way of reaching where words fail, and it is my great hope New Earth might spark a desire of change in those who listen -- to live in sustainable harmony."


New Earth is available online at all major locations including:
iTunes
Spotify
Bandcamp
Madam Snowflake's Website

Read the full Press Release Here

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Perspective's Remixes It's Like Fall



Collaboration in the art world can often be a complicated affair.  Art is close to the heart of it's creators, and opinions on how it is displayed to the public can be intense.   So when we were offered the opportunity to provide music for the opening of Ventura Artists' Union's show "It's Like Fall" we were excited and hopeful that it would compliment the art in the gallery.  We are happy to inform you it did.

"I get it!" said artist union memeber Michael Swngler, "the music is created in collaboration and really fits the mood of the show.  Very cool!"

We'd like to thank Art City Studios and the Ventura Artists' Union for asking us to particitpate in this show.  Please visit there websites to see the art they curate.

You can listen to the music featured by going to the Perspectives Remix Event Playlist.  

This kind of collaboration is what we live for.  If you have an idea about how you'd like to work with us, give us a shout.

Art widens our Perspective.

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.  




Tuesday, July 16, 2019


We are pleased to release a Spinningmerkaba curation of remixes from the archives. Expand your horizons with a set of headphones and share it with your friends. This multi-genre collection is sure to strike a chord with listeners across the globe.

From the Official Press Release:
‘Expand Your Horizons’ features 13 empowering tracks that center on alternative pop rock with a few divergences to electronic, soul, and singer-songwriter genres. Open collaboration through ccMixter.org brought an international community together to make this album possible. Since 2005, Spinningmerkaba has recorded and shared his vocals online with artists in the community, who have composed and produced hundreds of tracks over the years.  ‘Expand Your Horizons’ was curated from Spinningmerkaba’s “expansive catalog of musical works that was built over a decade by a coalition of musicians around the world. 


Listen and support at these locations:
Bandcamp
Jamendo
iTUnes
Spotify