Once the cornerstone of hand-made mixing, the art of the mixtape
essentially has been lost, a casualty of sometimes cruel
technological progress and fickle fashion. Somehow, a
drag-and-drop iTunes playlist just doesn't have the magic of a
lovingly and painstakingly crafted mixtape labored over for hours
in unglamorous real-time analog. The casette tape has gone
the way of the dodo, and even the compact disk rides off into the
But there is life after life for the mixtape in the virtual
afterworld: a place where every song is selected with utmost care,
enjoyed in real-time, every minute savored, and variety and
innovation transcending what many saw as the cramped and archaic
medium of the cassette tape. DJDeedle presents the
mixtape essentials. A salute to cassette culture.
Caution: As with any good mixtape, there are few choice words
in this one.