Unfortunately in the late 1990's the term mixtape became associated erroneously with many artist compilations, which featured little or no actual dj mixing. As a mixtape aficionado, I prefer mixtapes to actually be mixed. DJ Mixed Mixtapes are the only real mixtapes out there, everything else should be called a compilation.
Romantics call compilations they put together for Loved ones Mixtapes because it is more romantic than Compilation Albums. Usually when giving "Ballad Mixtapes" to loved ones, there is a thought process on the selection of songs and the arrangement of the playlist. Many people, even "so called DJs" claim to make mixtapes but don't put any real thought into the creation process. They slap a bunch of popular songs together with no thought of the order or flow of the songs. That is definitely not a mixtape. Lets face it, If I wanted a bunch of songs played randomly without purpose, I would just hit shuffle on my I-Pod.
To make it simple Mixtapes should be mixed, everything else in reality is just a compilation.
Mixtape Fan: "Check out this mix"
Mixtape Fan's Friend: "Oh my God! Where did you get that hot Mixtape?"
Mixtape Fan: "I got it from www.DJEMIR.com almost all his mixtapes are straight fire! He mixes like a beast."
Mixtape Fan's Friend: "I'll peep that out"
Example 3: "Man DJ Silva Sirfa has some dope blend mixtapes"
Johhny: "I love DJ Scene's 2080's mixtape series. It's the perfect blend of 80's music mashed up with todays hot hits. It'as areally creative mixtape series."
Mike: "Sounds interesting where's you get the mixtape from?"
Johhny: "I got it from his website check it out at www.DJ-SCENE.com"
Mike: "Thanks, Good looking out"
2. N. A cassette tape with songs compiled for personal (non-commercial) use.
ride- vapour trail
simon and garfunkel- scarborough
procol harum- a whieter shade of pale
nick drake- time of no reply
beatles- dear prudence
suzanna vega- gypsy
moody blues- nights in white satin
smashing pumkins- daydream
fleetwood mac- landslide
the smiths- asleep
2. He gave his friend a mixtape for his birthday.