D//E Mixtape: MIXTAPE

It is evident that the art of impromptu playlisting has diminished significantly, largely due to the prevalence of Spotify's model, and the constantly updating playlists, which satisfy the majority of listeners, but can feel somewhat rigid. Over the past few years, we have moved away from the static playlist/unchangeable mixtape experience, but it seems fitting to reintroduce them.

Frequently updated playlists result in a constant flux of content. While this can be intriguing and dynamic, it also runs the risk of thinning the personal connection, and hurting the natural cohesion of the playlist.

Although maintaining dynamic playlists on Spotify, which continuously evolve and give a sense of a live entity, is exciting, it is crucial to balance that with the desire for solidity, attachment, and unrestricted music exploration.

In the end, this is a matter of personal preference and listening habits, but the charm of static playlists shouldn't be lost.

Impromptu playlisting involves creating a collection of songs that we enjoy at a particular moment, whether they have a specific theme and sound or not. The focus is solely on the listening experience, without any unnecessary promotional connotations. We have done impromptu playlists in the past, and we will continue to create them occasionally, starting with this new one.

For archival purposes, we will retain the old playlist approach under the D//E Playlist grouping, while introducing a new category, D//E Mixtape, for our impromptu playlists going forward.

Beach Slang - Future Mixtape for the Art Kids 
Deerhunter - Rainwater Cassette Exchange 
Bj√∂rk - Headphones 
Mount Eerie - Voice in Headphones 
Pavement - Stereo 
Joy Division - Transmission 
Wall Of Voodoo - Mexican Radio 
Ramones - Do You Remember Rock and Roll Radio? 
Bow Wow Wow - C·30 C·60 C·90 Go 
X-RAY SPEX - The Day the World Turned Dayglo 
65daysofstatic - Radio Protector 
Bark Psychosis - The Loom 
Iggy Pop - Nightclubbing 
Ladytron - Discotraxx 
Pulp - Disco 2000 
The Cooper Temple Clause - Let's Kill Music

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