A mix featuring songs that have been carefully choosen, mixed
and recorded onto an analog or digital medium. The name Mixtape
is used because they were originally mixed and recorded onto cassette tapes by DJs in the 70's 80's and 90's. DJs later recorded mixtapes
onto CD which gave them their second name Mix-CDs
still prevails over the term Mix-CD
as the main word used to describe DJ
mixes of this nature.
Unfortunately in the late 1990's the term mixtape became associated erroneously with many artist compilations
, which featured little or no actual dj mixing. As a mixtape aficionado, I prefer mixtapes
to actually be mixed. DJ Mixed Mixtapes are the only real mixtapes out there, everything else should be called a compilation
Romantics call compilations they put together for Loved ones Mixtapes
because it is more romantic than Compilation Albums
. Usually when giving "Ballad Mixtapes" to loved ones, there is a thought process on the selection of songs and the arrangement of the playlist. Many people, even "so called DJs" claim to make mixtapes but don't put any real thought into the creation process. They slap a bunch of popular songs together with no thought of the order or flow of the songs. That is definitely not a mixtape. Lets face it, If I wanted a bunch of songs played randomly without purpose, I would just hit shuffle on my I-Pod.
To make it simple Mixtapes should be mixed, everything else in reality is just a compilation.
Example 1: "I love mixtapes
by Silva Sirfa, DJ Emir and DJ Scene because their mixes
are smooth and creative."
Mixtape Fan: "Check out this mix"
Mixtape Fan's Friend: "Oh my God! Where did you get that hot Mixtape?"
Mixtape Fan: "I got it from www.DJEMIR.com almost all his mixtapes are straight fire! He mixes like a beast."
Mixtape Fan's Friend: "I'll peep that out"
Example 3: "Man DJ Silva Sirfa has some dope blend mixtapes"
Johhny: "I love DJ Scene's 2080's mixtape series. It's the perfect blend of 80's music mashed up with todays hot hits. It'as areally creative mixtape series."
Mike: "Sounds interesting where's you get the mixtape from?"
Johhny: "I got it from his website check it out at www.DJ-SCENE.com"
Mike: "Thanks, Good looking out"
underground cd's, etc. than usually contain freestyles/remixes/instrumentals or real songs before they hit mainstream (minus the dj yelling)
's mixtape days were much better
An "underground" CD that has instrumentals already used by some artists, so the MC in the mixtape raps over these beats to show that they can rap better than the original artists. In these mixtapes there´s also annoying DJs yelling all over the tracks. It´s excellent for upcoming MCs that need to be heard, and for mainstream artists to "keep it gangsta".
Omar Cruz just got signed to Interscope because of his mixtapes.
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.
There's no way that girl can say no, I made her the greatest mixtape ever!
A selection of audio recordings taken from various musical groups and placed on one media (cassette
playlist). It is often given as gift to friends and used in the courting rituals of teenagers.
"Hey, you're pretty... so I made you a mix tape."
A CD or other media containing songs remixed authorized or unauthorized by djs who resell them on the street.
"YO! heard dat new Mixtape dat Smoove put out? He's sellin it for $10 on 48th and 8th."
"Yeah I heard Fabolous got a Mixtape comin out soon too..."
1. N. A cassette tape with songs from various artists recorded on it.
2. N. A cassette tape with songs compiled for personal (non-commercial) use.
1. the smiths- asleep
ride- vapour trail
simon and garfunkel- scarborough
procol harum- a whieter shade of pale
nick drake- time of no reply
beatles- dear prudence
suzanna vega- gypsy
moody blues- nights in white satin
smashing pumkins- daydream
fleetwood mac- landslide
the smiths- asleep
2. He gave his friend a mixtape for his birthday.