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The Song Remains the Same (Mr Williams)

uploaded: Sat, Aug 28, 2010 @ 9:01 PM
FeaturingLoveshadow, Trifonic, Vidian, Cee-Lo, Luke Jennings, Jemini, Vieux Farka Touré, Scomber, KCentric, Songboy3, projectQuestion, Mana Junkie, hisboyelroy, Wired Magazine CD samples & the Williams Family Singers
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My Aux Out speakers blew out Sunday night when I was in the early stages of mixing - I wrote Dave at Aux about Freedom to Share and how I’d use their speakers for all the mixes I’ve done on ccM (they offered to replace them/upgrade me for free!) — so this mix was done in headphones (eeeks).

I’ve never been a cutter, so this was extremely challenging (i thought to take a picture of my pro tools session because there are so many little parts and tons of tracks) - I’m sure there is a better way to do this, I just don’t know how. The transitions still need help, but they are “beyond my power to heal….” Suggestions are welcome.

It felt important to include samples from the early ccM days in Freedom to Share - so I started with the Trifonic remix that includes many of the Wired Magazine CD samples — I had a blast singing with Cee-Lo (saw Gnarls Barkley up close Coachella 2006). Happened to find Vidian’s track by accident when I was searching for Danger Mouse and it seemed to fit perfectly with Loveshadow’s letter. Then needed something to create the transitions back and forth between Trifonic & Vidian - hisboyelroy’s remix of Vieux Farka Toure seemed perfect.

Thanks to the Williams Family Singers for recording Dear Mr Williams and to spinningmerkaba and SackJo22 for providing mix feedback when I was losing my mind.

Remixed Mixes by: Trifonic, Vidian & hisboyelroy

Vocals by: Loveshadow, Cee-Lo, Luke Jennings (The Rapture), Jemini, Vieux Farka Toure, Scomber, KCentric, Songboy3, projectQuestion, Mana Junkie, & the Williams Family Singers

Samples by: Danger Mouse, Beastie Boys, The Rapture, Vieux Farka Toure, Matmos, Zap Mama, Spoon, DJ Dolores, My Morning Jacket, a minor theory, Subliminal, bigbonobo

Williams Family Singers are: SackJo22, Essesq, Debbizo, Admiral Bob, Hektor Thillet, Porch Cat, Panu Moon, St. Paul, Ivan Chew, Franklin Viator, spinningmerkaba

"The Song Remains the Same (Mr Williams)"
by Snowflake

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Editorial pick

Snowflake has up the ante. Her Remix of “The Song Remains The Same”, not only uses some of ccMixters early samples, to show where we come from, but also uses some our newest samples to show where we are going. It’s a musically treat.