Reviews for "New York CIty (Emergent Mix)"

New York CIty (Emergent Mix)
by spinningmerkaba
Recommends (26)
Wed, Jan 26, 2011 @ 4:08 PM
Admiral Bob
permalink   Wed, Jan 26, 2011 @ 5:05 PM
You’ve really cut up the cello to maximum effect, turning it totally into a new part. Your spoken word is great, as are the crunchy guitars, and when it changes groove in the middle to back oberonskye, it begins to sound Beatlesque, like a long lost track from a wild White Album session, which holds as the groove changes back (the guitar leads that break in sound Abbey Roadesque.)

Did I mention how much I like the guitar work?
permalink   spinningmerkaba Fri, Jan 28, 2011 @ 9:32 AM
I had an idea of where this was going—and then, unexpected things happened—such as it is.

Thanks for the Beatles comparison, and the compliments on the guitars.

Rock On!
permalink   Wed, Jan 26, 2011 @ 10:22 PM
Nice to hear you getting Bach to New York City street music.
permalink   spinningmerkaba Fri, Jan 28, 2011 @ 9:38 AM
Hahaha….Thanks TRF! Chel-lo from the west coast!
permalink   Thu, Jan 27, 2011 @ 5:32 AM
As a former New York City resident alien who will never say good-bye, it was great being spun by your universe. Thanks!
permalink   spinningmerkaba Fri, Jan 28, 2011 @ 9:40 AM
When I heard your spoken word—I was like—Yes! that is exactly what I’m looking for! Thanks.
permalink   Thu, Jan 27, 2011 @ 11:08 AM
This is a really cool idea. Great blend of elements.

Your vocals are mixed way too low though against all the other samples, and as result they disappear against the instrumentals - which is a shame since they’re quite good.
permalink   spinningmerkaba Fri, Jan 28, 2011 @ 9:46 AM
Alright-I’ll remix it. I listened to it in my ‘benz (smile), with the volume turned down low, and the vocals do get lost a bit.

I thought the kick was not really present compared to other mixes in the genre, Jay-Z, FatBoy, Slightly Stoopid, so will try to fix that too.

permalink   k_loco Sat, Jan 29, 2011 @ 9:17 PM
i didn’t know you had hidden mc skillz? 100% awesome! hope to hear more in the future for sure! :o)

i agree, though, that the levels are too low. let your light shine bright! it is mandatory for mc’s to be loud! ;o)
permalink   spinningmerkaba Sun, Jan 30, 2011 @ 5:02 PM
new mix uploaded, with more vox and more thump!
Kara Square
permalink   Thu, Jan 27, 2011 @ 11:10 AM
Man, this is wild! Very, very cool. Also, I very much dig your rapping action.
permalink   spinningmerkaba Fri, Jan 28, 2011 @ 9:49 AM
thank you MMT—i am so not a rapper, which makes it all the more better for me, cuz it was fun to try it on. kind of like sunglasses at the mall. glad you liked it.
Clarence Simpson
permalink   Thu, Jan 27, 2011 @ 11:18 AM
Very cool! Nice work on the rap/spoken word bits. Guitars are great also.
permalink   spinningmerkaba Fri, Jan 28, 2011 @ 9:50 AM
Thanks bro!
permalink   Thu, Jan 27, 2011 @ 1:13 PM
permalink   spinningmerkaba Fri, Jan 28, 2011 @ 9:51 AM
Served with?
permalink   Abstract Audio Sat, Jan 29, 2011 @ 12:11 PM
A refreshing celad??
permalink   Thu, Jan 27, 2011 @ 4:47 PM
wonderful - great Juxtaposition of genres and really very fun to listen to as well!
permalink   spinningmerkaba Fri, Jan 28, 2011 @ 9:52 AM
Wow—thanks AM! It is a collage of genres isn’t it? thought it fit well with the idea of emergent behavior. thanks for listening.
permalink   Thu, Jan 27, 2011 @ 6:48 PM
What a creative remix! I love how you used the cello, and the way the guitars come in is splendid! Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!
permalink   SackJo22 Fri, Jan 28, 2011 @ 8:59 AM
I like this song more and more on repeated listening too! Great job — ahh shadoobee baby, shadoobee!
permalink   spinningmerkaba Fri, Jan 28, 2011 @ 9:55 AM
Yes! I like that! hopefully after a few tweaks (colab’s input) it’ll pop a bit more even. We’ll see.

permalink   Fri, Jan 28, 2011 @ 2:34 PM
Wow…… coolness. The chorus really grabs me. Reminds me soooo much of Iggy Pop and his Stooges. I mean that as a compliment, by the way. Great use of the samples and tasteful segues into disparate parts also add to the enjoyment of the piece. Cheers…. FB
Abstract Audio
permalink   Sat, Jan 29, 2011 @ 12:15 PM
How many parts can you fit in a song??? I thought at some there was a new remix started but that was just a new part.
Great mix, great cello chopping, nice raps, constantly surprising….. etc etc

Simply said great track
permalink   Sun, Jan 30, 2011 @ 9:30 AM
see radio edit,comment.
permalink   Thu, Feb 3, 2011 @ 9:16 AM
you’ve expanded your composition and production to a new playing field here. just when i think i know where you are going with this, the middle section takes me on an exciting sonic turn, that continues into organized chaos. the horns (is that you playing trumpet?) remind me of Radiohead. then i remember, i’m in NYC!!

one of the greatest cities on earth (along with london, paris, hong kong, tokyo, mexico city, buenos aires, los angeles - there are so many more i’d love to visit!)

great mix J.
permalink   Tue, Feb 8, 2011 @ 2:39 AM
Ooh… I liked this a lot, Jason! Great cool cut-ups. New Yorkish! Feels like brunching all day now…

Cheers, b.k.