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A Cassette From My Ex

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Before there was iTunes, Spotify, or Pandora, there was the mixtape. Jason Bittner is nostalgic for those days, when sweethearts would spend days crafting the perfect playlist. He's the editor of a book and former website called "Cassette From My Ex". He shares some songs from his collection, and explains why the mixtape is such a powerful medium.

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The Jonathan Channel

Holiday Favorites from WNYC

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Last weekend, Jonathan Schwartz turned his attention to the holidays. We've put together a playlist that's as Christmas as fir trees and cinnamon sticks. 

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Mixtapes

Electronic Composer Tim Hecker on Space and Sonority

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Montreal-based electroacoustic composer Tim Hecker constructs alternately ambient and abrasive soundscapes. Listen to his Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.

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Mixtapes

Electronic Musician Oneohtrix Point Never in Dialogue with the Past

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The music of Daniel Lopatin – aka Oneohtrix Point Never – is at once futuristic and in constant conversation with the past. His Mixtape collides Renaissance master Orlando Gibbons with contemporary experimentalist Paul Lansky. Listen Wednesday at 3 pm.

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Soundcheck

Soundcheck's Ultimate Summer Mix

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

It's time to debut our crowdsourced Ultimate Summer Mix -- featuring seasonal classics like "Hot Fun In The Summertime" and "School's Out" and more unexpected gems, like The Church's "Under The Milky Way" and Joe Cuba's "Bang Bang!"

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New York Now

Listen: Man Forever and William Basinski

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

March 29, the Kid Millions-helmed percussion ensemble Man Forever joined electronic artist William Basinski onstage for the final evening of the Ecstatic Music Festival 2014.

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Mixtapes

Laurel Halo's Tribute to Space, Pause and the Dynamics of Recording

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

New York electronic-music artist Laurel Halo draws from traditions of drone music, Musique concrète and pop. Her Mixtape spans music by Robert Ashley and Toru Takemitsu.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Brian Lehrer Show's Crowdsourced Summer Mixtape

Friday, May 31, 2013

→ UPDATE: Thanks for all the amazing suggestions! Below is the mix, and below that the playlist. (Note that songs are played in random order so the playlist doesn't reflect order.)

Brian Lehrer Show Summer Mixtape 2013 from blshow on 8tracks Radio.

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Soundcheck

'Rage Is Back' Mixtape Provides A Novel Twist To Book Promotion

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Author Adam Mansbach's innovative new novel, Rage Is Back, submerges readers into the world of graffiti and couples the book with an intriguing companion piece: a hip hop mixtape.

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Features

Chelsea Record Collector Creates Eclectic Christmas Mixtape

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

If you’re one of those people who say, “Bah, Humbug!” when you hear yet another version of “Silent Night” on the store muzak systems, give a listen to the eclectic holiday mixtape that Chelsea resident Bill Adler has been doing for close to 30 years.

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Features

The Dark and Stormy Mixtape

Friday, August 26, 2011

East Coast residents are battening down the hatches to prepare for Hurricane Irene. Here are some songs to pass the time if the rain doesn't wash you (and your laptop) away this weekend.

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The Takeaway

Summer Music: Ryan Tedder's Mixtape

Monday, July 04, 2011

We’re kicking off a new series today; a summer music series. Throughout the month of July we’ll be talking with a different celebrity guest about what songs say summer to them. Our first guest is One Republic frontman Ryan Tedder.

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Features

Let's Hear It for the Dads: WNYC's Father's Day Mixtape

Friday, June 17, 2011

In honor of Father's Day, which falls on Sunday, WNYC's Culture team compiled a mixtape with songs that honor dads, daddies, fathers, pops and papas. Let us know your favorite song to add to the mixtape by posting a comment here.

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Features

The Back to the Grind Mixtape

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

For many of us, the day after Labor Day marks the official end of summer. New York City schools start on Wednesday and the next major American holiday is far off on the horizon. In homage to working hard and daydreaming about telling your boss to “Shove this Jay-Oh-Bee,” here's a mixtape to help make the return to the daily grind a little more bearable—at least until Thanksgiving.

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Features

Uptown and Downtown Scenes: The Manhattan Mixtape

Monday, August 16, 2010

The artists in our essential Manhattan mixtape were not necessarily born in the borough, but like so many residents, they came here to make it.

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Features

The Ultimate Brooklyn Mixtape

Thursday, August 12, 2010

From the Marcy projects to Flatbush to Coney Island, there's no question that Brooklyn has grown some of the world's finest musical talent. But what's an homage to Brooklyn's best without a mixtape? Here are some of my favorite songs from Brooklynites, born and raised.

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Features

The Boogie-Down Mixtape

Monday, August 02, 2010

New York City’s northern-most borough isn’t called the Boogie-Down Bronx for nothing. From hip-hop to salsa to funk to doo wop to rock to folk, the borough is packed with musical talent. We had to make some serious calls about which BX-born musicians would make the cut for our “Boogie-Down Mixtape."

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WNYC News

The Boogie-Down Mixtape

Monday, August 02, 2010

New York City’s northern-most borough isn’t called the Boogie-Down Bronx for nothing. From hip-hop to salsa to funk to doo wop to rock to folk, the borough is packed with musical talent. We had to make some serious calls about which BX-born musicians would make the cut for our “Boogie-Down Mixtape."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

BL Show Winter Mixtape

Friday, February 26, 2010

It's a snow day, it's cold outside, and it's time to listen to some good winter music. We want your ideas for your favorite snow or winter songs - tracks that are good for curling up inside or trudging through the slush.

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