Summer Mix Series
July 24, 2009 5:11 AM   Subscribe

Summer Mix Series is the soundtrack to your summer. Created by, this collection of user submitted mix CDs encourages submissions to have unique, specific themes, giving many of these mixes a more cohesive edge than "Bill's Favorite Tunes June 2009". Listen to summer, 48 CDs and counting!

A sampling of those so far: Many, many more, and instructions on submitting your own at Make this summer last forever.
posted by CharlesV42 (17 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
I'm sensing that this won't be around for long.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 5:46 AM on July 24, 2009

Hostingwise? Users have to have their own (many put it on mediafire), so at least it'd take a lot of tracking down to c&d.
posted by CharlesV42 at 6:02 AM on July 24, 2009

The presentation makes this look very pepsi-blue ish.

That Johnny Quest documentary is the only reason I didn't flag it myself honestly.
posted by Skorgu at 6:09 AM on July 24, 2009

This is freaking fantastic. A good mix tape has always been the key to my heart (what? I'm old, get off my lawn) and there are a bunch here I'm excited to check out. Great project, and lovely design to boot. Thanks!
posted by monkey!knife!fight! at 6:49 AM on July 24, 2009

I'm not sure how exactly the machinery and legality works, but this seems like it will be hit the same way MuxTape was. Especially if it quickly becomes visible the way MuxTape did. I hope I'm wrong. I'm a huge fan of mix discs and over the years and have been turned onto many great artist via mix disc trades.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 6:51 AM on July 24, 2009

I love a good music compilation (though what constitutes "good" is subject to change with mood, season, etc.). Thanks for the links. I'm going to check some of these out, along with the Southern Accents mix.
posted by notashroom at 7:06 AM on July 24, 2009

I just hope this is still up and running when I get home from work.
posted by joelhunt at 7:19 AM on July 24, 2009

The Raw Ingredients made me scowl at Justice all over again. I used to think they were such crafty lads, then I realized they just added heavier beats to a fantastic Italian horror soundtrack. At least that's how they made "Justice."

posted by filthy light thief at 7:40 AM on July 24, 2009

a bbq mix should always start with THIS song. just sayin.

Great site, thanks for the link!
posted by hissing sissing at 7:59 AM on July 24, 2009

*looks over her "Boats and Beaches" mix contemplatively*
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 7:59 AM on July 24, 2009

As a former obsessive mixtape creator, I appreciate a well made mix.

Floor Fillers is excellent.
posted by readery at 8:02 AM on July 24, 2009

It's a shame this thread didn't appear in time for all you mixtape lovers to sign up for the MeFi Summer 2009 Mixtape Exchange.

I guess they do this every few months, so keep an eye on MetaTalk in Fall or Winter, and join us!
posted by hippybear at 8:53 AM on July 24, 2009

I love mixtapes but I just can't fathom downloading them from random people, even if I generally like most of their music ... I'd prefer a label sampler, probably ...

Unless, of course, it's a new covers mixtape from Captain Obvious. (and even then I just pick and choose the songs I want...)

Muxtape had a much easier interface, where you could browse, click, and start playing any song in anyone's playlist instantly.

Also, Quiet Village's Silent Movie is one of the best albums of 2008.
posted by mrgrimm at 9:35 AM on July 24, 2009

thanks for this - good stuff

i always like to point out the bonanza of mixy goodness that still exist over at cherryfunk and at the old captain's crate
posted by jammy at 10:50 AM on July 24, 2009

"...these are the songs I remember most from those awkward years of middle school..."

Wow, that makes me feel old. Seriously, though, great post, CharlesV42. I'm about to do a road trip and this is awesome.
posted by Ms. Informed at 1:22 PM on July 24, 2009

This is not like muxtape, which was a hosting service. Instead, the visibility it receives will likely result in the closure/relocation of dozens of blogs.
posted by unmake at 1:41 AM on July 25, 2009

Quite a few of these don't have any descriptions besides their title and covert art (which is very attractive).

I'd rather download a mixtape that has a longer description describing the intent that the author had making it.

posted by fizzix at 9:48 AM on July 25, 2009

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