Mixtape – A homemade music compilation (usually on cassette or CD-R) that contains all your favourite tracks. Often you give such a compilation to the guy or gal of your fancy in hopes that it will help you win their heart. (from Urbandictionary.com)

First set up way back in 2010, this blog celebrates the art of the mixtape. Having laid dormant for five years, it’s now back to share collections of music new and old, mainstream and indie, from Rock to Dance to Pop and beyond.

What you will find here is playlists, artwork, links and discussions all about making these epic musical compilations. These mixtapes are designed to stir up emotions, make listeners feel happy, sad, elated; so check out our suggestions, drop them onto a CD or (if you’re feeling particularly retro) a C90 cassette tape.

Where possible we’ve provided links to Spotify or YouTube, but if you like what you hear don’t forget to support the artist and pick up a copy yourself from your favourite music outlet in either digital or analogue formats!

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