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We are Connected (the Chemma Chi Remix)

uploaded: Sun, Nov 16, 2014 @ 7:43 AM last modified: Fri, Nov 21, 2014 @ 3:53 PM  (add)
FeaturingSTATE SHIRT, Porchcate, Anjibee, Haskel (Hej31)
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State Shirt’s source material is fantastic — clean, varied and well produced. As I went through his catalog, I stopped combing once I found Chemma Chi — the atmosphere and sounds he created for that song resonated with me. So I downloaded those stems, with no real direction or idea of what would happen.

As I started the track, I was mindful that this is the “music connects us” secret mixter in honor of ccMixter’s 10 year anniversary, so it was not surprising to me that the lyrical theme that emerged as I built the track is consistent with that idea. I intended to use Anjibee’s “We are Connected” — a simple vocal snippet that is thematically perfect — but it was not the right key. Given my technical limitations, it was simpler for me to re-sing the lines. Speck’s Roll Call was a super way to bring in voices of ccMixter. Also fitting is Porchcat’s “Sacred Cube Family” which touches on some of what makes ccMixter such a special place (“I love men and women I never met, except in song”). I think it is also fitting to include Porchcat as I believe it was his inspiration to start the secret mixter event which has become one of my favorite ccMixter events. I look forward to the secret mixter every time!

Special thanks to Haskel for lending his splendid guitar stylings. I will get the stems up soon.


[I love men and women I have never met except in song]

We are connected

We are connected in ways that we could not ever have imagined
We are connected by filaments of inspiration
We are connected by the pain and love of aspiration
We are connected by a web of shared experience

We are connected

Music connects us
It is the fascia in the body of the spirit dancer

[I love men and women I’ve never met except in song.
They dance within my sacred spaces,
pairs and crowds,
weaving together a tapestry of humanity;
they reach into the hidden places of my soul,
and whisper to it the celestial song.]

We are connected

We are connected by melodies freely emerging
We are connected by surprises in harmony
We are connected by feeling oh so strongly
We are connected by a common creative longing

We are connected
Music connects us
It is the fascia in the body of the spirit dancer

The band:

Beat box, shimmery guitar, electronica pad with shadow voice — State Shirt
Groovy electric guitar — Haskel
Bass — SackJo22 (uploaded here)
Male spoken word — Porchcat
Female vocals — SackJo22 ( uploaded separately) (Note: I will donate $5 to ccMixter for every remix of the vocals from this song until I can no longer do it.)

"We are Connected (the Chemma Chi Remix)"
by SackJo22

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Editorial pick

Sackjo,vocalist extraordinaire s remix of State Shirt is nothing less than brilliant. She continues to amaze me with each remix. Haskel also does some fine guitar work.