I've always wanted to have my own radio station. And before the internet existed (or at least, before I knew it existed), this want manifested itself in a bit of an obsession with making mix tapes. I even mailed one of the local radio stations a bunch of mix CDs and said "why don't you guys play better music?". They never replied. Well, the internet has been around for a few ticks now… and below you'll find some of my attempts of merging that mix tape obsession + wanting a good radio station.
THE 24 HOUR STREAM OF ‘MIX TAPE RADIO’
To tune in to this station of HI54LOFI approved tuneage, all you need is an internet connection. You can either press play on the player embedded above, or you can listen to the stream in iTunes / Windows Media Player / Winamp / etc. You can also get the Radionomy app for your iphone or android and then listen to Mix Tape Radio on there (just search for "HI54LOFI"). You can also listen HERE. And you can always see what's now playing over on the MXTP RADIO Twitter account.
This 24/7 stream is not my only attempt at 'radio-ing', so see below for more ways to tune into the music HI54LOFI thinks is worth tuning into…
Other Mix Tape Radio "Channels"
Every 2 weeks I make a 1 hour mix tape of some of my favourite tunes, which you can stream on Mixcloud & download on iTunes.
There's a lot of great music on Bandcamp, so I like to use Playmoss to keep track ofthe stuff I like. Which can make for a nice BC radio.
I've been making playlists on Spotify (and continuing to add to them). If Spotify's in your country, press play.
Every now and again I put a little mix tape together over on the wonderful radio alternative that is 8tracks.
If you'd like your music considered for any of the above 'Mix Tape Radio' channels, shoot me an email at:
jeremy [at] hi54lofi [dot] com