Trick or Treat Mixtape

Halloween : Trick or Treat Mixtape 2020 is a Hell of a year : • The COVID-19 pandemic : the worldwide death toll from COVID-19 already exceeds one million. • Hong-Kong’s ongoing Anti-Extradition Law Amendment Bill Movement. • Bushfires killing as many as 500 million animals in Australia. • The global stock markets crash –…

Edward Van Halen – RIP Mixtape

Edward Lodewijk van Halen (January 26, 1955 – October 6, 2020) Eddie Van Halen was a Dutch-American musician, songwriter, producer, and inventor. He was the main songwriter and lead guitarist of the American rock band Van Halen, which he co-founded in 1972 with his brother, drummer Alex Van Halen, bassist Mark Stone, and singer David…

Guns N’ Roses : Appetite for Mixtape

Guns N’ Roses, often abbreviated as GNR, is an American Glam Metal/Hair Metal band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1985. When they signed to Geffen Records in 1986, the band comprised vocalist William Bruce Rose Jr. aka Axl Rose, lead guitarist Saul Hudson aka Slash, rhythm guitarist Jeffrey Dean Isbell aka Izzy Stradlin, bassist Michael Andrew « Duff »…

Beastie Boys Mixtape

Beastie Boys were formed out of members of New York’s experimental hardcore punk band the Young Aborigines in 1978, with Michael “Mike D” Diamond as vocalist, Jeremy Shatan on bass guitar, guitarist John Berry (who died May 19, 2016, at a hospice in Danvers, Massachusetts of frontotemporal dementia) and Kate Schellenbach (currently playing with Luscious Jackson) on drums.…

Back to School Mixtape

My parents divorced when I was 3 and I grew up with my mother. As far as I can remember, I always was a “street boy”, trying to escape home… and school. My relationship to the education system has always been complicated, but I never hated school. Actually, for me school was above all a…

Pearl Jam Mixtape

Pearl Jam is an American rock band formed in 1990 in Seattle, Washington. The band’s lineup consists of founding members Jeff Ament (bass guitar), Stone Gossard (rhythm guitar), Mike McCready (lead guitar), and Eddie Vedder (lead vocals, guitar), as well as ex-Soundgarden Matt Cameron (drums), who joined in 1998. Drummers Dave Krusen, Matt Chamberlain, Dave…

Jim O’Rourke Pop Mixtape

Jim O’Rourke (born January 18, 1969, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American musician and record producer. He has produced albums by artists such as Sonic Youth, Wilco, Stereolab, Superchunk, John Fahey, Smog, Faust, Tony Conrad, Bobby Conn, Brainiac, Beth Orton, Joanna Newsom and U.S. Maple. He was long associated with the Chicago experimental and improvisation scene…

Rachel’s Mixtape

Rachel’s was a collective of musicians formed in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1991. Jason Noble (who came to prominence as the guitarist and occasional singer for Rodan, a band who, like their Louisville peers Slint, stretched post-hardcore clangor to meditative locked-in instrumental lengths) played music individually after Rodan’s breakup and referred to himself as Rachel’s but then began…

Quentin Tarantino’s Mixtape Vol. 2

Violence, verbosity and killer tunes are the three cornerstones of any Quentin Tarantino movie. Whether you enjoy his films or not, his soundtracks are always essential listening. Each one plays like a lovingly-compiled mixtape in the key of whichever genre he’s working in, be it neo-noir, blaxploitation, kung-fu, war or spaghetti western. This mixtape is…

Quentin Tarantino’s Mixtape Vol. 1

Violence, verbosity and killer tunes are the three cornerstones of any Quentin Tarantino movie. Whether you enjoy his films or not, his soundtracks are always essential listening. Each one plays like a lovingly-compiled mixtape in the key of whichever genre he’s working in, be it neo-noir, blaxploitation, kung-fu, war or spaghetti western. This mixtape is…