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When Will It End (Occupy Mix)
by spinningmerkaba
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Sun, Nov 20, 2011 @ 12:38 AM

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texasradiofish
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permalink   Sun, Nov 20, 2011 @ 12:55 AM
Shades of Motown or an Isaac Hayes film score, J
Very nice.
Crowd noises be occupying the mixes!
 
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permalink   spinningmerkaba Mon, Nov 21, 2011 @ 11:59 AM
Right on! Glad you liked it. Something about crowd noise in the mix makes you feel like you’re right there in it.

btw-the sound effects in your mix were nicely done!
urmymuse
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permalink   Sun, Nov 20, 2011 @ 1:05 AM
great emotive feeling to this track
 
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permalink   spinningmerkaba Mon, Nov 21, 2011 @ 12:00 PM
Thanks urmymuse!—yes, a introspective and cutting combination of panu and timberman, so don’t forget to check out the original mix. thanks for listening!
SackJo22
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permalink   Sun, Nov 20, 2011 @ 1:13 AM
The spirit of “what’s going on” fills this track with warmth, groove and hope. Beautiful work Jason. Bravo!
 
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permalink   spinningmerkaba Mon, Nov 21, 2011 @ 12:03 PM
Thanks for the compliment! Though the accolades really belong to panu and timberman—I just moved the pieces around a bit to fit with the current times. Glad you liked it.
rocavaco
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permalink   Sun, Nov 20, 2011 @ 1:43 AM
Perfect mix - for sound and idea. Love it!
 
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permalink   spinningmerkaba Mon, Nov 21, 2011 @ 12:04 PM
Thanks rocavaco!
panu
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permalink   Sun, Nov 20, 2011 @ 5:11 AM
beautiful mix, sir.
 
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permalink   spinningmerkaba Mon, Nov 21, 2011 @ 12:05 PM
You know I’m a big fan of your work panu—and i was happy to get you as an assignment. Keep the words a-flowin’ bro! We need ‘em. Glad you liked it.
Admiral Bob
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permalink   Sun, Nov 20, 2011 @ 5:45 AM
I thought we were going to get Woodstock era protest music before the music set in, and then we get Pimpmobile era music. :)

Tasty stuff, esp. the wah rhythms, the arp strings, the insertion of the crowds as a musical element, the electric piano, and the lazy bass.

The guitar swells near the end, are really tasty… like whale song. :)
 
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permalink   spinningmerkaba Mon, Nov 21, 2011 @ 12:09 PM
Thanks AB! Yeah, the protests these days are a lot more street than the “hippy-love-organic-flowerchild” days of old. Though there is a bit of that still in there, which in my opinion is a good thing.

We can thank timberman for all the tasty spice—I didn’t play anything on this track,except for a little white chocolate rap in two sections, I stayed out of the way for these two talented artists to lay it down.

Thanks for listening!
Kara Square
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permalink   Sun, Nov 20, 2011 @ 6:37 AM
The combination of Panu’s voice singing “When will it end” with the protesting crowds… yeah, I couldn’t hold back the tears either. Emotive, inspiring remix.
 
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permalink   spinningmerkaba Mon, Nov 21, 2011 @ 12:11 PM
Yeah, panu’s words cut to the heart, and it hurts to hear it. Thanks for checking it out.
CSoul
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permalink   Sun, Nov 20, 2011 @ 6:44 AM
More occupy.Nice idea and superb result.I agree with TRF ”an Isaac Hayes film score”. Congrats Jason,,
peace
 
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permalink   spinningmerkaba Mon, Nov 21, 2011 @ 12:16 PM
In my observation, the African-american community in the US is much more in touch with the raw aspects of what the Occupy protests are about. It’s deep in there history, and You can hear it in the music. Thanks, and Peace to you too!
 
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permalink   CSoul Tue, Nov 22, 2011 @ 4:29 AM
definately agre with you.
timberman
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permalink   Sun, Nov 20, 2011 @ 8:33 AM
When I did this mix I had “What’s going on” in mind and you’ve kept that spirit but transformed it thematically and musically to 2011. Very nice, sir.
 
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permalink   spinningmerkaba Mon, Nov 21, 2011 @ 12:18 PM
Thank you!!! You captured what you were shooting for, I just moved the pieces around a bit so, like you said, it fit into 2011 a bit more. Timeless really. Thanks again.
copperhead
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permalink   Sun, Nov 20, 2011 @ 1:35 PM
Very polished. people need to stay awake on this topic :)
 
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permalink   spinningmerkaba Mon, Nov 21, 2011 @ 12:27 PM
I agree, and music is a great medium to awaken people without shaking them too abruptly. We are living through a historic time

When we look back at history, our tendency is to think that everyone experienced the crisis of their time, like the 60’s protests for instance. But in reality, most just keep doing what they did everyday, experiencing the time they were in through the news, or by what someone told them about it.

Music can capture those historic moments and keep them alive forever.

This is why creative commons music and ccMixter is so important, it allows us to share music written about the time we are in now, worldwide. Thanks for listening!
Snowflake
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permalink   Sun, Nov 20, 2011 @ 3:32 PM
very beautiful mix — but very heartbreaking too.

“people on the left and right, pray to your God tonight, to forgive this sin, when will it end.”

the power of music to crack the exterior and expose the soul is demonstrated in this beautiful mix highlighting the poetry of Panu and production of timberman.
 
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permalink   spinningmerkaba Mon, Nov 21, 2011 @ 12:29 PM
Yeah, the lyrics are powerful, and Tmberman’s treatment is spot on. It means alot that you still like it after hearing it multiple times!
Ezra Skull
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permalink   Sun, Nov 20, 2011 @ 9:02 PM
Words and Sounds together. This really does have beauty. You understand that funk is space. Great bass part, and the tremelo guitar riff is real cool. The siren like guitar (did someone say whale? Or was it wail?) at the end was nice too. I’d recommend if I could.
 
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permalink   spinningmerkaba Mon, Nov 21, 2011 @ 12:31 PM
Thanks HEJ31! Yeah on the space comments!, and wailing whale sounds are huge spacey echos that contribute to that feel.
Blake
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permalink   Mon, Nov 21, 2011 @ 6:49 AM
Love the feel to this track!
 
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permalink   spinningmerkaba Mon, Nov 21, 2011 @ 12:32 PM
thanks Covert!
Abstract Audio
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permalink   Mon, Nov 21, 2011 @ 9:27 AM
Beautifull mix my friend. I can hear that the occupy movement have had is influence to booth your and em’s creative thoughts.

It’s a song that grows on me. The first time I heard it I didn’t care for it so much. Now at the end of the fourth time I’m really starting to love it. Alltough listening it too much isn’t perticulairy good for ones mood ;)
 
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permalink   spinningmerkaba Mon, Nov 21, 2011 @ 12:34 PM
yeah, it needs to be balanced with other songs for sure. the words are heavy, but truth is heavy sometimes.

thanks for listening. glad you gave it another listen ;-)