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Ode to the Mixtape v.1

Live at the Limelight 1994

Posted by LPEric on October 04, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Ode to the mix tape

Live at the Limelight 1994: Side A

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Live at the Limelight 1994: Side B

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Ahhhh...the mix tape how I loved thee? You were the pre party, the after party, for so many years, the soundtrack for so many lives. Nothing says classic club/rave culture quite like the mix tape. In the days before the internet dominated peoples' lives music was spread by mix tapes. Especially when most, if not all, club and dance music was not yet supported by commercial radio. The only way to get your music out to the masses was by mix tape.

I still have shoeboxes full of old tapes which during that era provided the soundtrack to my life. In this blog I will be digitizing and sharing some of my favorites that I still listen to. So I invite you to sit back relax and peep the classic tunage!

The tape up this month was recorded live at the limelight in 1994. The limelight was one of my favorite clubs in NYC. The style of deep/techy house on this tape is right up my alley when it comes to dance music. This is one of my all time favorites, and every time I listen to it, I am taken back to that time in high school when the rave scene was the wild wild west.

Enjoy!


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