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Wanted: New Editor in Chief

For almost 6,5 years I have been working on improving Cassette Culture and making it a world dominating Internet magazine. Of course, we are not there yet. There is a lot of work to be done in the future. I…

Pöbel Queen: My 2014 in shows

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Unfortunately I couldn’t visit as many shows as I planned in 2014, but those I could go to were just ace and worth to mention in this review! 15th of March: KNORKATOR in Wuppertal, Germany It was a small club…

Jaimy: 2014 in music

My year was again full of music. I went to many concerts, found new bands, rediscovered old bands, studied music management, lots of things happened music related. 2014 in music was good and bad, bands released music, albums, songs or…

Mix Tapes 2014: Samanta Six

Delayed but without further delay, let the music be the music. Here is my mixtape for 2014. January: Passenger – Ler her go The very first month of this year started off amazing! After all those years of being single,…

Mix Tape 2014: Haico

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I had some struggles with my health during most of 2014. This is my excuse for making this playlist about being sick and getting better. Don’t take this too seriously. There’s no need to feel sorry for me, I’m doing…

Rachel: My Anti-Christmas Music List

I have a tumultuous relationship with December. It’s my birth month, it often comes with snow (where I live, though, way less than I would like), and I love Christmas lights. But it also comes with the strain of Christmas, debates on…

Holidays album recommendation by Venom

As my treat for Christmas 2014 I chose to introduce you to an album that is as much blasphemous as it is festive. It doesn’t matter if you’re religious or not; the holiday season can just be a time to…

Riki: 2014 in a Blink

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You have not read a lot from me this year on Cassette Culture. Things got a little hectic at the beginning of the year and I’m only getting back in the flow of things now. This, however, does not mean…

Gabor: An overview of 2014

Personal highlight in 2014 was finding the love of my life, Marieke. She was the missing piece of the puzzle in my life and I cannot imagine a life without her anymore. Climbing the Alpe d’huez 3 times, on my…

Mixtape 2014: Connor

So obviously this list is going to have some overlap with my favorite albums list, but bear with me. And if you feel like listening along. Check out the Spotify playlist of my Mixtape of 2014! Back to the Shack…

Connor: Favorite albums 2014

My favorite albums of this year, in no particular order. I’m sure I have missed a lot, since I have been discovering a lot of new music this year. These are just a small grasp of all the new albums…

Music and the emergence of a new economy

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One of the challenges posed by the internet is the emergence of a new economy, namely one involving virtual products which are easily copied and shared rather than physical items that have to be individually produced and purchased. Among the…

The mix tape: Mex T Justice

Ruth of Cassette Culture set a challenge: Make a mix tape of 2013 in songs. I took up on that challenge. For starters for those of you that don’t know me: My name is  Wouter S. aka Meks T. Justice.…

The mix tape: Venom

So… a mixtape. How do I sum up 2013 into 74min of music? Well, easy. This year was the year with the most metal festivals I’ve been to within one year so far – 3. One of which was a…

The mix tape: Ruth

Every day I listen to music. Mostly I have albums laying around everywhere I go. I have new links to music in my inbox every day. Every day I receive new messages with music videos. And then there is Spotify,…

The mix tape: Riki

It’s pretty safe to say that music takes up a large part of my daily life. Not only because of my writing, but overall. The first thing I do when I hear my alarm clock, which at the moment is…

The mix tape: Richard

Well, 2013 has not been a good year for me, so I was expecting myself to come up with a more or less sad list of songs over this year. In January we received the news that my dad has…

The mix Tape – Police Joe

I love year lists! I make a couple of them for myself every year, from songs to albums to shows I’ve been to and movies I’ve seen and what else I think is nice to write down as a memory.…

Mix Tape: Pöbel Queen

2013 is almost over and all in all I’ve to say it has been a good year for me. Of course there’ve been ups and downs, but wouldn’t it be boring if everything was just perfect?! Whatever life throws at…

The Mix Tape: Paintman

At first I did not think there were that many songs that were my favorites in 2013.  Well not if you look at the charts. I did like several songs but not to the extent that I could call them…

The mix tape: Monique

Music has been important to me all my life. For me, as for so many others as well, it all depends on my mood what music I want to hear. My musical taste covers a wide range of styles. I…

The Mix Tape: Maia

Last year, I’ve been feeling emotionally tired, and bored. I decided, after a long time, to finally come back to Europe for holidays, just for one month, by myself.After almost two days of travelling I arrived in Brussels where I…

The mix tape: J.Sin

Here I sit, recovering from a punk rock hangover, in front of my laptop with my editor holding a (metaphorical) gun to my head and being coerced into creating a literal and literary “Mix Tape” that attempts to define my…