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Cool Site: Everyone’s Mixtape

Because almost no one makes homemade compilations on cassettes anymore, the word “mixtape” belongs in an odd category of legacy terms like “dialing a phone.”  When was the last time you saw a dial on a phone?

Anachronistic as it may be, everyone knows what a mixtape is, even if applied to virtual compilations. And the sentiment behind mixtapes–custom-made collections of songs curated with a specific purpose–will never die.  

If you’re a fan of this sort of thing, you will love Everyone’s Mixtape, a site devoted to the art of the mixtape.  Once you see it, you’ll understand it immediately.  And yes, you can contribute your own masterpieces.

Thanks to Sean for the tip.

Alan Cross

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5 thoughts on “Cool Site: Everyone’s Mixtape

  • Very nice! Though it would be great if they limited the total length of the songs to 90 minutes – that made it so much more challenging to fit the songs onto a tape!

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  • @Constantine Thomas yup. i hear that.
    I am the dev of the site, and am hoping to get that in place for after the new years.

    the public mixes (brown) color will be unlimited.
    but your own creations will be limited to 90 min

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  • What a great site! Thanks Alan for sharing this with us.

    Cheers!
    Kevin

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  • Forgot about the term 'mixtape' even though I have been known to make countless tapes. I have unfortunately moved to the term of 'playlist'

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