I really, really, really love making mix tapes (rather "mix CDs" these days, but the concept is similar). I select tracks, put them in the "perfect" order, and then even make a cover for them. Right ... so I don't have to bear the pain of going through records and actually recording the tracks from the vinyl onto a tape manually, but I feel like this is the closest I can get.
So, I immediately fell for Cassetteboy's rough mixtape-esque albums. Granted, he does a lot more editing and cutting and pasting of tracks than I (or anyone making a normal tape) would ever indure, but his stuff still has a very mixtape feel.
His new "album," Mick's Tape (cute, huh?) comes out in May.
Speaking of mixtapes ... I am excited for this new book, Mix Tape: The Art of Cassette Culture by Thurston Moore! There is a short excerpt from the book in this month's Wired (which you can read here).