Back in the day before CD-Rs and streaming, making mixtapes on cassette was something everyone did. Not only were these tapes used for the car, the Walkman, and the boombox, but they were gifted and traded, helping to spread the word on different types of music. Punk, metal, jam band, and other genres had strong mixtapes cultures.
Although cassettes are now obsolete and terrible when compared to what we have today, some people nevertheless remain besotted with the romance and nostalgia of recording these cassettes. And now there’s a new documentary on mixtapes called Analogue Love coming to VOD and Blu-Ray next week. Here’s a taste.