Life ain’t nothing but a good groove, a good mixtape to put you in the right mood.
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!
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 1997||The Cocktail Hour||Now with an extra 90 minutes of drinking time!||Play|
|Sep 27 1998||Bits and Pieces||What we jokingly referred to as “elevator music”||Play|
|Apr 12 1999||College Daze||Songs that remind me of my college DJ days||Play|
|Jan 01 2000||Bombs Over London||A reminiscence of the ’90s Britpop Scene||Play|
|Jan 14 2001||Raver Daze||What we raved to when rave was a new thing||Play|
|Feb 02 2006||Melancholy||Songs to make me sad, songs to help me heal||Play|
|Dec 02 2006||Have a Pleasant Day||Lovely songs for a lovely day||Play|
|Dec 25 2006||Crash Course||Originally created as a CD for my friend Diane in response to her asking “What kind of music IS this?” while we were in my car||Play|
|Nov 30 2007||It Finally Works||This mix took forever to perfect, and when I finally got it to work I named it what I was thinking.||Play|
|Jan 23 2011||Inspiration||Created while sitting in Brown’s Coffee Shop in Lisbon||Play|
|Mar 21 2012||Only in a Car. And Alone.||Pump up the volume, but only if no one else can hear!||Play|
|Sep 29 2012||Hope You Like It||My friend Hope made me a Mix CD, so I made her one back.||Play|
|Feb 20 2013||About That Time||Here’s some stuff I’ve been playing at parties lately. Lately is a loose term.||Play|
|Nov 21 2013||Just Doing My Job||Custom-designed background music for getting some work done around the home or office||Play|
|Jun 23 2016||Music for My Imaginary Crush||Maybe yours isn't imaginary?||Play|