Time Travel Trance Trip (#33) Audio-Visual Mixtape (Curated by Guy Blakeslee)

My idea for this mixtape comes from the surreal juxtaposition of cultures and time periods we are allowed to experience through the internet. Many of the songs were discovered in a state of self-induced hypnosis, while exploring YouTube and blog sites where record collectors freely share their rare relics with the world for free through digital technology. It strikes me as beautiful and strange that these sonic portals were captured on archaic recording devices by people who most likely never imagined that someday the internet would exist, and now we can travel through time and bring these singular moments and performances into our daily lives, giving them new meanings in the process.” - Guy Blakeslee

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A Soulful Half-Year R&B Birthday (#032) Mixtape (Curated by Intuitive Navigation DJs)

July 1st marks the halfway point for the glorious year 2014. This indie R&B mixtape, curated by Portland duo Intuitive Navigation DJs (vVv Stardust and Serious Moonlight) calls for groove-centric celebration to this fact.

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Blues Music: Marketing Nostalgia Using “Race Records” in the 1920s & 1930s

Folklorists like to romanticize blues music as being a pure expression of culture, but recorded blues music was carefully marketed to its intended audience from its very beginning. As early as the 1920s, music aimed at African-Americans was labeled as “race music”, and the best way to advertise it was in the pages of African-American newspapers. These newspapers had a wide circulation among urban African-Americans and even in parts of the South, where they were treated as contraband and discretely shared.

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Pure Potentiality (#31) Austin 2014 Unofficial House Party Announcement & Mixtape

Mixtape download of our favorites in pop, psych & soul, for REDEFINE magazine’s Austin 2014 Unofficial House Party, featuring Gardens & Villa, Supreme Cuts, Slow Magic, Diane Coffee, Psychic Twin, Tops, Tei Shi, Midday Veil, and more.

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