Sometimes I wonder if I'm the only person left in the world that still makes mixtapes. And no, I don't mean the continuous long-play style mixes many DJs & producers release on the reg. The mixtapes I make have the same concept, though.
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I would love to learn how to play around with Ableton (industry standard program when it comes to DJing), but for now I’m sticking to Spotify and iTunes. Speaking of, I'm going to shamelessly plug my Spotify profile because you should totally go follow it. I guarantee I'll have something on my list that you've never heard before.
When I think of mixtapes, my mind goes to the idea of making a mix of songs on a cassette tape back in the day (shoutout to Guardians of the Galaxy for reminding everyone of this). I'm a huge music fan, and I like listening to songs from a variety of genres; indie, pop, jazz, rap, electronic, all types of rock. Because of this, I like to make mixed CDs to throw in my car, like a modern day mixtape. Lately, I've been making different mixed playlists on Spotify. I also tend to make mixes that center around a certain theme, like road trips or causes for celebrations.
I’ve always been proud of my well-rounded taste in music, and I love sharing it with people. I can jump all over the place on a random mixed CD but somehow it all mashes together so well and hits every mood you could want. I love composing things in a certain order and seeing how the tracks play off each other. So, since I can’t exactly burn a CD for every reader I have, instead I’m going to share my Spotify playlists and give you some new tunes to check out. I could talk about music for hours, so expect to see my random thoughts on songs here and there throughout this series.
Likewise, if you have any music you want me (or anyone else reading this) to check out, drop it in the comments below! One of the best things about music is how it brings people together, and that’s what this series is all about. Let’s get dancing!