“This mixtape memory is an excerpt from my manuscript The Divine Chronicles. It is literary a mixtape.”
REGISTER HERE The Association for Recorded Sound Collections Continuing Education Webinar Series presents: Archiving Hip Hop: Community Based Approaches. Since … More
The mixtape is a powerful thing. As a kid, they were a way to show how much you cared about someone. For others, like those in hip-hop, the mixtape is a way to get their music to the people who crave it. It’s not an album; it’s much more personal. Though the mixtape hasn’t been a “tape” for many years now, the idea—that this highly personal collection of songs can move minds—remains the same.
Join a dialogue on Zoom with women leaders in the field of sound, music archives in the LA/NY music scene. … More
There’s a good chance that Lou Ottens impacted your life. With the advent of the compact cassette, Lou gave the … More
Join our friends from 10am-3pm on Saturday, October 17 at the 15th Annual LA Archives Bazaar! RSVP here. Basement Tapes … More
Happy 47th Anniversary Hip-Hop! This is a glimpse of what authentic Hip Hop music sounded like before record companies and … More
A major shout out to Tape Op Magazine for the feature. Tape OP Tape Op is an independent bi-monthly magazine … More
SCREWED UP RECORDS & TAPES CELEBRATES DJ SCREW’S 49TH BIRTHDAY PARTY ONLINE WITH VIRTUAL EVENTS DUE TO THE RECENT INCREASE … More
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View this post on Instagram Houstonian George Floyd had so much love for screw music, making music w DJ Screw. … More
The year is 1985, September to be exact. This is the birth of Pushin’ Tapes! In this pic, I was … More
Everything I do today was built on the back of my mixtapes and although this article is not about me, … More
“It’s hard to talk about innovators on cassette without including Ron G in the conversation.”
In this new series, MXM features avid mixtape collectors and their analog collections. The first hails from Paris, France. We … More
For folks who remember, Justo was a tireless advocate for mixtape deejays. He tragically passed away in a car crash … More
March 17, 1969 – May 14, 2005 THE EVOLUTION OF THE HIP HOP MIXTAPE There’s a saying out there … More
Like so many people, my love of mixtapes is tied up in the idea of love itself — both romantic and platonic.
One of my best memories of a mixtape was in 1987. I had a tape that was filled with hip … More
“The mix tape is a form of American folk art: predigested cultural artifacts combined with homespun technology and magic marker … More