Mixed Tape #57.
Ten years and counting!
Deep, diverse, delightful.
Celebrating a cool decade of Mixed Tape, our latest compilation – with its spot-on collection of prospective hits – epitomizes what Mixed Tape has always been about: bold sounds, genre-busting discoveries and a dash of blistering beats. After 600 tracks and almost 8 million downloads, we continue to seek out and support the likes of Fat Freddy’s Drop, Alice Russell, Aluna Francis (of AlunaGeorge and My Toys Like Me) or Robot Koch – all previous Mixed Tape contributors.
In this spirit, our current selection encapsulates the essence of Mixed Tape with its deep, diverse and delightful tracks. Grab your free copy of Mixed Tape #57 here.
Facets of pop.
Kicking off with 17-year-old Raury from the US, Mixed Tape #57 explores the different facets of pop: from Tinavie’s Russia-goes-global indie sounds and Andrew White’s jaunty barroom version to funky electro courtesy of Mexico’s Beam Delight and Sonder’s über-chic house variant.
We’ve also added two of Poland’s rising stars to the mix – See Through Skin’s searing piano pop and a more anthemic take courtesy of Zeppy Zep – while London’s latest bright young hopefuls, Sun Up, throw in a Nordic dream pop twist.
Our final contenders, Germany’s Steal a Taxi and Athens, Georgia-based New Wives, pit driving soul against Americana-infused doom pop for a fitting finale to this eclectic mix.
And although most of these artists are somehow rooted in pop’s rich history, their interpretations could hardly be more diverse. So, how to capture it all in a single cover? French artist Marc Turlan had the perfect idea: instead of a disjointed collage, he opted for a play on “The Portrait of the Artist”, creating an empty canvas and pixel-heavy placeholder for the assembled talents.
The result is a prime example of Mixed Tape’s diverse approach and ambition – enjoy the mix and claim your free copy and artwork here.
Once again, we couldn’t have done it without you. Our thanks to all the artists who have shaped ten years of Mixed Tape history – and to our listeners!
PLEASE NOTE: Mixed Tape veterans will know this already, but each compilation is online for ten weeks only. After this period, previous editions of Mixed Tape are no longer
available for download. We use a permanent link, so the current edition is always just a click away – be sure to grab it while you can!