Thursday, December 31, 2020

Best of ccMixter 2020: Spin's Picks


2020 is behind us.  As I listened to the uploads that came in this year I was blown away by the depth and intensity of music and how it directly correlated with the eye widening drama of our humanity in crisis.  These songs, cc remixes, are collaborations that come from across the globe and that resonate with Climate Change, COVID-19, Racism, and Political Corruption.  They speak personally of love and hope and loss.  They are a slice of what we lived through and will never forget.

I've tried to order these 100+ tracks in a way that flows as a listening experience, grouping the songs in genres or in ways that thematically made sense.  I hope these songs serve as a way to dig deeper into the ccMixter archive, or to introduce you to artists whose catalogs are deep with other mixes to discover.

Always free to listen, to download, and to share non-commercially under Creative Commons license with proper attribution, these tracks are a curated slice of ccMixter has to offer.  I encourage you to "dig" in and create your own.

Yes! 2020 is over, but the issues raised are still with us as we move into the future.  Let's make 2021 a year of healing, awareness and renewal.  Let's hold on the humanity we rediscovered and let go of what we no longer need.  Let's stay connected. 

If Jaco Pastorius was right, and Music is the only thing keeping the world together, than ccMixter is playing an integral role in creating that sonic glue.  Keep the remixes flowing y'all!
Happy New Year!

-Jason aka Spinningmerkaba

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