LCNL 046: Mix by Spring Break Tapes

 

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Spring Break Tapes! have introduced us to stellar artists like Sima Kim and Junior Pande over the last couple years, both of which have become site favorites.  Joe and I have been exchanging emails for a while, and I’m stoked to finally have coaxed him into presenting a mix for this series!  He’s always been super supportive and offered valuable feedback.  We started this site to connect good people and share good music, so I couldn’t be happier to present this mix from SBT.

Listen/download at Soundcloud, or stream at Mixcloud.

 

 

MINI-INTERVIEW

 

Basically, introduce yourself and the label?  When did it get started?

 

I started Spring Break Tapes! in 2011.

 

What got you interested in tapes, in the music business, etc?

 

I grew up with tapes so I have a sense of nostalgia for them. I’ve always loved telling people about new music & I always had this fantasy that I could do that on a larger scale by having a record label. I discovered that there was a resurgence in cassette production while at a local record shop here in LA. I realized that having a cassette label was something I could actually do so I just got going.

There are so many awesome music scenes converging in LA lately.  So many of my favorite, genre-busting artists are there: Sun Araw, DJ Purple Image, Dakim, Ras G, Matthewdavid. Has the local LA-scene been a big influence on you?

I’m not sure being in LA has really influenced the label. I have a large Canadian fan base mostly due to putting out Junior Pande cassettes as he’s from Toronto. I’m actually always a bit surprised when I get an order from someone in LA. I probably get an equal amount from Germany!

Tell us about the mix.

So this mix is basically a combo of SBT artists & also artists that I like – basically music that I would release given the opportunity. Some of it’s new. Some’s not. It’s just a cursory glance into my collection. I guess I tried to pick music that had the feel of SB Tapes even if it was something that I didn’t release. I tried to just be easy about it & pick some songs. If I would have thought about it too much I never would have finished the mix or it would have been 4 days long.

Thanks Joe!

 

TRACKLIST

 

 

1. Ali Helnwein – Voyage

2. Junior Pande – Slap Copy

3. Sima Kim – Misapprehension (Lester Burnham remix)

4. Auxiliary Priest – Toulon

5. The Fun Years – Janice Was Into Recovery

6. Monte Burrows – 1430

7. West Widows – Sagan

8. RUN DMT – Romantic

9. Jah Connery – A Novelist

10. Caetano Veloso – De Conversa/Cravo E Canela

11. Vivien Goldman – Launderette

12. Terry Riley – Music for the Gift: Part 5

13. Daphne Oram – 2001 Effects Tape 1

14. Tom White – False Ponds (Part 1)

15. Tenstairs – Northland/Last Light/Forth

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writer | traveler | sound organizer | contrarian | concerned citizen

One comment

  1. Well I like Joe’s open confession of having a sense of nostalgia for tapes. His decision of having a cassette label was a smart one, for cassette production has always been in fashion here in LA.

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