Category Archive: Library

White Lines and The Fever: The Death of [DJ] Junebug

The story of Junebug’s double-life as a DJ and drug dealer. Recalling the Bronx in the early 1980’s, this documentary short explores the old-school days of hip-hop and the dangerous underworld at the… Continue reading

Cassette from My Ex

An art form combining the skills of a DJ with the intimacy of a letter, a good mixtape was the ultimate audio valentine. Today, when the iPod and playlists reign supreme, the cassette… Continue reading

The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness

Taking its title from Danger Mouse’s pioneering mashup of Jay-Z’s The Black Album and the Beatles’ The White Album, this encyclopedic book combines essay, cultural criticism, and lyrical chorus to illustrate the African… Continue reading

Cassette Culture: Popular Music and Technology in North India

Cassette Culture: Popular Music and Technology in North India by: Peter Manuel Format: Paperback – 302 pages ISBN: 0226504018 Publisher: University of Chicago Press (1993) “In Cassette Culture, Peter Manuel tells how a… Continue reading

The Mixtape as Emancipatory Journalism

I Mix What I Like!: A Mixtape Manifesto by Jared A. Ball Format: Paperback ISBN: 1849350574 Publisher: AK Press “This is Dr. Jared A. Ball’s first book. He is the father of two… Continue reading

Mix tape: The Art of Cassette Culture edited by Thurston Moore

Mix tape: The Art of Cassette Culture edited by Thurston Moore Format: Hardcover (96 pages) ISBN: 10:0789311992 Publisher: Universe (May 3, 2005) This book is a collage of stories and images, or as … Continue reading