Mix Just In: Fall 2017

We’re in the full swing of Fall! As we have entered another season, we welcome another tape to the CTEP! Autumn is a time of introspection as the world slows down to squeeze the remaining sweetness out of the golden days before winter. I have compiled what I believe to be a mixtape that perfectly…

What the Hell is This? Supersexy Swingin’ Sounds

You’ve found something cool, something so rad that you knew you were going to buy it the moment you saw it. You excitedly threw the tape into your deck and as the sound waves first washed over your ears, you realized that something was wrong! “What the hell is this?” For me, it was the…

The Space Ace Delivers!

This one is  particularly exciting! This is an album I have enjoyed throughout my life; Ace Frehley’s Trouble Walkin’. I have never owned this album in any format and I was thrilled to have found it. Unfortunately, side A is fairly worn but is still listenable. Luckily, side B is alive and well, which includes the title…

Basement Trash: Worth Looking Through

Johnny Mainstream’s 2016 EP Basement Trash is actually a gem! This four track release employs themes of sun soaked struggle, drinks with friends, drinks alone, and sarcastic honesty. The songs blend elements of folk, indie, punk, and Americana to create a sound both intimately genuine and infectiously catchy. The EP kicks off with a bang from…

3 Tapes Grace: Pretty Simple Mix

I had a very specific idea for this tape; construct a mix of sounds I found to be pleasant without overthinking.  I was looking for themes of simplicity, ease, introspection, relaxation, and beauty. I’m well aware that none of these songs embody each quality and I failed at not overthinking. However, I believe this is…

The Oldest Cassette I Own

Here we are, celebrating a month of sharing good music! I would like to thank everyone that has taken the time to stop by and check out what’s going on! Now, let’s get down to the nitty gritty! Cassettes, I will admit (as should anyone) are vintage/retro/out-dated technology. They don’t make cars with tape decks…

Challenges of a Limited Collection

One challenge I face when making a mixtape is the limitation of my own collection. I make mixtapes by transferring CDs and tapes (and potentially vinyl!) to tape. My taste is somewhat wide in overall scope but ultimately not extremely deep. I specialize in “Classic Rock” with an appreciation for most ALL genres. Obviously, there…

Most Surprising Cassette

“Some album you’ve never heard from a band you’ve never heard of. Then WAMM! You discover something genuinely tastey.”