Life ain’t nothing but a good groove, a good mixtape to put you in the right mood.

Mixtape Collage

I’ve been making mixtapes for nearly as long as I can remember. While I seldom use a cassette to hold the finished product anymore, in my mind any curated selection of songs saved in a specific order qualifies as a mixtape; the term has transcended the medium. Since I first learned of the existence of mp3s, I’ve been sharing mixtapes online in the format of shared playlists.

If you’d like to hear some of my mixes, you have two options. If you’d like to hear mixtapes converted to online playlists, select from the second list below. Those are standard playlists– one song ends, then the next song begins. If you’d like to hear samples of my mixing skills, select a mix from the first list. All those mixes were recorded live, and feature beat-matching, blending, and some occasional scratching. And fear not, I won’t do any scratching or other turntablist DJ trickeration at your event… Unless you want me to!

Beat-Matched Mixes

Mixtapes in Playlist Form

Select any playlist below and click “play” on the right side to open an audio player and hear the mixtape. None of these are mixed. They’re ordered collections of songs that I’ve created over the years, like a classic mixtape. Some of the oldest ones even began their lives on actual cassettes.

May 18 1997The Cocktail HourNow with an extra 90 minutes of drinking time!Play
Sep 27 1998Bits and PiecesWhat we jokingly referred to as “elevator music”Play
Apr 12 1999College DazeSongs that remind me of my college DJ daysPlay
Jan 01 2000Bombs Over LondonA reminiscence of the ’90s Britpop ScenePlay
Jan 14 2001Raver DazeWhat we raved to when rave was a new thingPlay
Feb 02 2006MelancholySongs to make me sad, songs to help me healPlay
Dec 02 2006Have a Pleasant DayLovely songs for a lovely dayPlay
Dec 25 2006Crash CourseOriginally created as a CD for my friend Diane in response to her asking “What kind of music IS this?” while we were in my carPlay
Nov 30 2007It Finally WorksThis mix took forever to perfect, and when I finally got it to work I named it what I was thinking.Play
Jan 23 2011InspirationCreated while sitting in Brown’s Coffee Shop in LisbonPlay
Mar 21 2012Only in a Car. And Alone.Pump up the volume, but only if no one else can hear!Play
Sep 29 2012Hope You Like ItMy friend Hope made me a Mix CD, so I made her one back.Play
Feb 20 2013About That TimeHere’s some stuff I’ve been playing at parties lately. Lately is a loose term.Play
Nov 21 2013Just Doing My JobCustom-designed background music for getting some work done around the home or officePlay
Jun 23 2016Music for My Imaginary CrushMaybe yours isn't imaginary?Play