06.05.2010 | Blog , Music | BY:

Remember that perfect car journey cassette tape? Or lovingly writing out a track list for the boy you liked? Mixtapes were the way we shared our music love. Sadly, the days of the comforting clunk and click of a cassette player are as long gone as those crushes.

Spotify and others have tried to revive the art of the mix through shared play lists and the like – but somehow it’s not quite the same. Luckily we have discovered The Mixtape Club – who have found a way to bring back the magic of the compilation. It began with burning mixes onto CD’s for friends while at art college, fast-forward a few years and Micah Panama and Brian Thomas, who live in San Francisco and Brooklyn respectively, have created their own website dedicate to the mix.

“We started the site with a simple mantra: ‘The Mixtape Club is an organization dedicated to the art of the mixtape’,” says Panama.

Each month they invite ten designers and friends to submit ten tracks along with an original artwork album cover. The mixes are available for that month only and then they do it all over again.

“A good compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do,” says Panama.

This month’s mix brings together tunes from Animal Collective and Sébastien Tellier to Madeleine Peyroux and A Tribe Called Quest. Amongst the cover art is a dreamy barren wood photograph taken by designer Yuri Angela Chung, as well as a DIY paintbox style thumb picture by Driko Moto. Who said MP3s have no soul?

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DJ Blank Space

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Yuri Angel Kung

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Drika Moto

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