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.