Deep Roots Remix Event

Reviews for "Remixing is Okay (Lessig and Colbert on 45)"

Remixing is Okay (Lessig and ...
by spinmeister
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Wed, Jan 14, 2009 @ 11:03 AM

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permalink   Wed, Jan 14, 2009 @ 11:41 AM
This is great fun. I love the way you treated the voices. And is that an AMT tune in between all the (other) classics?
permalink   spinmeister Wed, Jan 14, 2009 @ 8:14 PM
Thanks Subliminal! And yes, you have detected the mystery tune!
permalink   Wed, Jan 14, 2009 @ 11:47 AM
Damn that Subliminal is fast !

Yes, yes, remixing is OK, in fact it’s more than ok, it’s a requirement for human happiness, a vector for human togetherness (well virtually anyway) and it cures many human ailments with the possible exception of alcoholism and obsessive/compulsive disorder.

I never would have guessed who the remixer was on this one. It sure is nice to hear those happy synths doing their thing :-).

Nice one Spin.
permalink   spinmeister Wed, Jan 14, 2009 @ 8:28 PM
Quote: essesq a vector for human togetherness

whoa - that’s a mighty big word! Or is it just a small spelling mistake? :-)

And I’m sure remixing is a leading cause for the diseases you mentioned!

Thanks Ms. E!
permalink   Wed, Jan 14, 2009 @ 12:46 PM
:-} Delightful!!!!!!
permalink   spinmeister Wed, Jan 14, 2009 @ 8:38 PM
thanks J.L - your note means a lot, since I was thinking of you while working on this. After all, this is much more your musical territory than mine!
permalink   Wed, Jan 14, 2009 @ 12:59 PM
In one way it is you on the other side it is so different. Nice to see the analog power in these classicals. Would Beethoven, Mozart and Grieg played and choose these sounds when they had the possibilitiy? :-)

At least it is the influence of different air at the pacific Coast?

It also makes me think about to try a remix with more dance tempo like this one. Inspiring…..
permalink   spinmeister Wed, Jan 14, 2009 @ 8:41 PM
Thanks TJ! I’m sure the masters would have used every modern musical tool they could have gotten their hands on. In their time they were the leading edge. Especially that Beethoven guy was one crazy dude!
permalink   Wed, Jan 14, 2009 @ 2:39 PM
Really nice, funny and danceable!!!

Would u teach me how to do the “re-re-re-re-mix” thing with the vocals?? I confess i dont know how to do that…

Very cool job!
permalink   spinmeister Wed, Jan 14, 2009 @ 8:49 PM
thanks for your kind words, WM! After I saw your question, I added something to the “how I did it”. In a nutshell, I did this mostly the kind of low-tech cutting and splicing way, which would work pretty much in any audio software.

Depending on what software you use, there could be other ways like making REX or ACIDized WAV files.
permalink   wellman Thu, Jan 15, 2009 @ 10:02 AM
Ok.. I read what u wrote in the “how i did it” Will start to practice..THanks!!
permalink   Wed, Jan 14, 2009 @ 8:48 PM
Top-notch (and hilarious) work- the added files are a extra-nice bonus
permalink   spinmeister Wed, Jan 14, 2009 @ 9:08 PM
thanks D! It almost seems like your avatar is grooving to Remixing is OK!
permalink   Thu, Jan 15, 2009 @ 4:55 PM
Excellent crafstmanship and a generous dose of creativity! Splendid!
permalink   spinmeister Thu, Jan 15, 2009 @ 8:14 PM
Thanks Mullion!
permalink   Fri, Jan 16, 2009 @ 12:33 AM
Mr. Spinmeister!

This is just GREAT and so fun to listen to! VERY well done my friend! : )
permalink   spinmeister Fri, Jan 16, 2009 @ 12:34 PM
Thanks so much, CL! You are too kind! I’m a bit of an impostor in this genre, not like yourself who does this (and so many others) with his eyes closed and much better than I could ever dream of!
permalink   Fri, Jan 16, 2009 @ 10:45 PM
Nice beat and vocal splicing. In places I kinda felt like some parts of the melody weren’t quite pronounced enough, but those were rare, and I’m probably the only one who thinks that.

All-around great track.
permalink   spinmeister Fri, Jan 16, 2009 @ 11:58 PM
Thanks ST! And I think you’re right about some of the melodies are a bit difficult to pick out :-)
Leza Boyland
permalink   Thu, Apr 9, 2009 @ 1:10 PM
Great stuff love the idea of intellectual property law being challenged in this way! Great Job on remix L
permalink   spinmeister Thu, Apr 9, 2009 @ 10:45 PM
thanks for your kind words, L!
permalink   Fri, Jun 19, 2009 @ 10:10 AM
Kind’a brilliant!
permalink   spinmeister Fri, Jun 19, 2009 @ 10:23 AM
Thanks for your kind note to my tongue-in-cheek message remix. I still haven’t figured out if there’s a deep meaning to your handle SJ! :-)

p.s. I’m still trying to figure out a way of removing the reverb from “Mirror”.
Shlomi Fish
permalink   Fri, Nov 1, 2013 @ 8:13 AM
Wow! This is really great - one of my favourite CC recordings of all time. I love how you mixed the familiar classical tunes and the samples from the Colbert/Lessig interview with perfect timing into something incredible.

I found this remix on a dig-cc-mixter search for “colbert” and I’ll be sure to checkout some of your other remixes here on

Excellent work - thanks for preparing it.
permalink   spinmeister Fri, Nov 1, 2013 @ 12:59 PM
Thanks for your kind words, Shlomi - I appreciate them very much!