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Posterboy Mixtapes: Sixty Minutes of Instrumental Cuts and Headnod Jazz

While the audio cassette has enjoyed a niche revival, it simply can not recreate the culture that it once engendered. The act of lending, tape swapping, and recording duplicates was standard for countless informal peer groups. Mixtapes were a part of this broader cassette culture, and often enjoyed particular appreciation among enthusiasts. The playback of adjacent tracks gave listeners a way to consume a curated selection outside of demos, eps, and lps. Irrespective of one’s approach, most would likely agree that when either side of a cassette reaches the end, its final track ought to be a neat fit, and not abruptly cut or split.

Being that cassette culture flourished before the internet, the tracklist was not insignificant. For a listener interested in hearing more, knowing the artist and track title might be the only tangible lead. Usually visible through the transparent plastic case, the tracklist was typically written on the j-card. Beyond its practical function, this folded card is where many would attempt to make every cassette recognisable at a glance. Like amateur musicians who recorded live sessions to cassette, mixtapes embodied a DIY ethic, and personalised the sharing of music.

Posterboy Mixtape Spring 2024

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Posterboy Mixtape Spring 2024 J-card
OhblivSet Your Own Rules00:00
SamiyamKit Kat02:13
Free The RobotsWelcome to Los Angeles03:33
Sparkle DivisionSlappin Yo’ ‘ Face05:52
Yesterdays New QuintetPapa17:48
AmmonContactChord (Parts 1-2)21:17
Four TetParallel25:02
San GendelPure Imagination (Lofi)27:53
DabryeAir (Instrumental)35:51
Badbadnotgood feat. Arthur Verocai (Macroblank Remix)Love Proceeding42:24
Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed MuhammadLet’s Get to Work47:01
Prefuse 73Twin Statues47:57
TeebsAutumn Antique51:03
Karriem RigginsOther Side of the Track52:54
Flying LotusAndromeda55:20

Posterboy Mixtape Autumn 2023

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Posterboy Mixtape Autumn 2023 J-card
Yesterdays New QuintetLittle Girl (Dakota’s Song)00:00
TeebsEstara (Yellow Bits Redo)02:06
Yussef Dayes feat. Tom MischRust08:13
BadbadnotgoodStepping Through Stars11:58
RobohandsFuture Engineering16:12
Karriem Riggins, Derrick Hodge, James PoyserSuite Outro18:37
Greg FoatSymphonie Pacifique20:11
Flying LotusEnchanted24:39
ShigetoIn Case You Forgot27:46
KieferMiss U30:29
Prefuse 73Love You Bring35:01
Third Coast Percussion, George HurdWhat Stories We Tell (V: Reminiscence)39:39
SamiyamPier 440:33
MadlibAll Love (The Movement)42:12
DabryeFirst Law of Nature Rock Day43:30
Fred FerreiraDistant Land46:45
Sparkle DivisionFor Gato50:18
OddiseeSilver Lining53:01

Posterboy Mixtape Spring 2023

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Posterboy Mixtape Spring 2023 J-card
DJ MuggsLiquid Diamonds00:00
OhblivRaw Zeta05:42
Rejoicer feat. Sefi ZislingYesterday’s Forest Magic07:33
MedlineLa Planète Sauvage10:56
Prefuse 73Vikings Invade the Mediterranean But Don’t Leave15:50
Jahari Massamba UnitHommage À La Vielle Garde (Pour Lafarge Et Rinaldi)16:47
Stimulator JonesLa Mano21:22
Free The RobotsKaduwa25:43
Hidden OrchestraFirst Light (Nostalgia 77 Remix)28:29
AmmoncontactGood Life to Groove Merchant31:41
Karriem RigginsCia35:35
ShigetoField Day41:50
Flying LotusBlack Balloons Reprise (Instrumental)45:40
MadlibGat Damn (Instrumental)48:15
Perched on the number 23, a lapwing bird holds a compact cassette tape in its beak.
Posterboy Mixtape 2023

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