Saturday, October 28, 2017

Ghost Notes Remix

The Free Music Archive is a nexus for Creative Commons music, and their uploads to the Ghost Notes remix event at ccMixter showcases their ability to participate in sharing culture at a pro level.  One of the tracks they shared begged for vocals. Yoshimasu Kamiya’s track "She Who Wandered: Infatuation" is a driving instrumental with haunting overtones.  I reworked a poem I wrote at Desert Daze music festival to fit, and She's A Ghost came alive. 

Special thanks to Lemon Yellow Hayes for the lightening on the track they shared.  It's the perfect intro to this Ghost Notes remix. Get down with your demons—it’s good for you.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Royalty Free Instrumentals

I Dunno (Grapes of Wrath Mix) Pays Homage to YouTube Classic.






Dig The Soundtrack 2017 focused on Creative Commons remixes that could be easily placed in Youtube video productions.  Historically, one of the most famously featured tracks from the ccMixter archive is Grape's "I Dunno" remix featuring J.Lang, Morusque, and Forensic.  I decided to remix the remix and pay respect to the track that has gone viral in countless videos across the net.  

Released under Creative Commons License CC-BY 4.0  this track is free to download and share, and even use in commercial productions, as long as you give proper attribution.  Don't know what that means?   Just cut and paste the attribution below into your video description and you're done!  

Spinningmerkaba "I Dunno (Grapes of Wrath Mix)"
licensed cc-by 4.0 

If you need a license or if you're looking for more music to use in your productions  visit my ccMixter page, or e-mail me.  Keep making art!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Barbed Wire Fence Receives Editorial Pick at ccMixter



"Spinningmerkaba starts the new year with a bang in this driven, rebellious, burning fuse of a remix. This one is fiercely motivating!" -Jeris, editor at the world famous ccMixter.org remix website. 

I began recording this track because of Nigid's source material, it fit so well with DJ Yegor's loop, and then the melody started coming.  Then the words from my subconscious, and I realized I was working out some anger and sadness about the fucked up bull-shit happening all around me.  On all levels I need bolt cutters.  This song is for you if you can relate.


Available on multiple platforms under cc-by-nc license.

Monday, November 28, 2016

More Than Just A Dream

Pixie dust, wooden sword fights, magic hats and ruby slippers all become real when we let go of disbelief and set our imaginations free.  This track, More Than Just A Dream, is a soundtrack for jumping on the bed, staring up at the moon through frosty windows or riding your bicycle in pajamas.  It features the flute playing of my niece Jenna, who was kind enough to let me record her playing during our last visit.  Remember to always pursue your dreams, reach for the stars and go straight on til morning.

As always this song is free to share released under Creative Commons license.  



Thursday, July 28, 2016

Hang Loose on Soundcloud



When surf rock and reggae collide in the creative commons world of ccmixter remixing, this is what spins out.  A new spinningmerkaba track featuring Blue Wave Theory, Kara Square, and DJ Vadim entitled "Hang Loose."

Hang Loose is a short 2 minute track that bounces along on samples from Blue Wave Theory, and Kara Square's vocals break it up and lead into a blazing trumpet solo from DJ Vadim's sample archives.  It's available to listen, download and share at Soundcloud, Free Music Archive, and ccMixter.  Add it to your playlists and head out to the beach!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Fistful of Dub Remix for Dig the Dubcatcher Event


"Go ahead, load up the Dub"



"Start Diggin'"


Fistful of Dub was remixed and released last weekend for the Dig The Dubcatcher Remix event.  I am stoked to have had the opportunity to remix such great talent.  As part of ccMixter's Dig the Soundtrack call-out for cc pells, samples and remixes, DJ Vadim released source tracks from his new album Dubcatcher2 to the commons for remixing and sharing.  Snowflake uploaded a meditative mix called The Gateway and "Fistful of Dub" features the source from both.

Fistful is available at all SpinningMerkaba music sites, including Free Music Archive, Soundcloud, and Ccmixter.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

David Bowie Tribute Hits Number 1

CcMixter Remix Tops the Electronic Charts At Starfrosch.


The melancholy and somewhat introspective remix The Stars Look Different (Ziggy Stardust Mix) reached the top slot this week!  Inspired by David Bowie's work, the tribute is No. 1 in the electronic charts and No. 62 in the overall #hot100 chart.  If you haven't downloaded the mp3 yet, you can get it at these creative commons websites:
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/spinningmerkaba/ or
https://soundcloud.com/spinningmerkaba

If you want to remix version of this track you can get all the source files at ccMixter.org.  If you want to search for more #ccmusic tracks, dig for 'em at dig.ccmixter.org

This month also saw the start of spinningmerkaba's twitter page.  I already have 52 followers (thanks!) posted over 120 tweets.  It's turning out to be the place to go for daily updates and other interesting stuff. Follow @spinningmerkaba. You can follow @starfrosch there too.

Starfrosh is the destination for Royalty Free Creative Commons music charts, news and radio. Every Monday their algorithms search for legal and downloadable Creative Commons MP3 tracks from SoundCloud®, Jamendo®, Free Music Archive® and Archive.org®. They run them trough a Spam filter, sort them by their Hotrank® system to get the #Hot100. Pretty cool huh?

Enjoy!