Back in the days when the cassette was still a widely used and accepted form of media, I loved making mixtapes. There is just something special about crafting the perfect mix of your favorite songs and sharing it with others, a craft that was lost with the dawn of the compact disc. Burning a CD just isn’t the same as sitting in front of the dual cassette and painstakingly dubbing off crucial tracks.
Even though it isn’t anywhere near the same, I wanted to somehow capture a little bit of that old magic in the internet age. Since I’m no fan of illegal downloading (which probably seems hypocritical after telling you how much I enjoyed dubbing off cassettes for my friends), and I don’t currently have the capability to stream MP3s on this blog, I present the first ever THKD mixtape courtesy of Youtube. Ten tracks of favorites old and new, with no alarms and no surprises… You’ve probably heard all of these tracks before, so consider this mix the heavy music fans’ equivalent of comfort food. Enjoy or die.