check out Wired Magazine's page for this release here, with a great article by Thomas Goetz.
Also check it out on ccMixter here.
The first mix in our Curratorial Mix Series - from ccMixter admin/developer/mentor Victor Stone:
For all the activism in the Open Music movement, nothing pushes the
ball forward like brilliant, evocative music. While there is plenty of
underground music of all sub-genres at ccMixter, there is also a
growing collection of mainstream, above-ground producers who
understand the value of sharing as a means of boosting their own
creativity along with their exposure.
This playlist represents a sampler of "straight" pop and R&B done by
producers who have an ear for the popular without sacrificing
MC Jack in the Box, producer and host of ccMixter's Cool Music Show podcast, explains what the Secret Mixter is all about:
The Secret Mixter is a semi-regular feature the artists of ccmixter have created to bring them together as a community, and the resulting music is testament to the fact that as a whole, this is a labor of love. You remix somebody secretly and you get remixed secretly. It's that simple. There is no prize, nothing to win, and the most you can hope for your time and involvement is to be reciprocated back in a similar fashion. It brings out the best in its participants, as they are creating a gift for someone else, and the gift to the listener is a wealth of great music from an incredible array of diverse talent.
I've picked a dozen of my favorite tracks from the most recent version of the Secret Mixter, in a variety of genres, which I think truly represent what this project and the community is all about.