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Top 21 Tapes + 1 for 2012

DJ Treats 2012 Mixtape ArchiveRider music.

Space on my iPhone has been scarce between my favorite DJ sets, to mixtapes and EPs eating up its memory. Sure there’s Spotify, Soundcloud, and Mixcloud that stream music offline which could open things up for other downloads. Still I’m stuck in my ways using mp3s from my iTunes. So for your listening pleasure, I’ve listed my Top 21 of 2012 (plus 1 Honorable Mention) below for you to stream. If you’re actually viewing this post on a mobile device, do yourself a favor and download the Soundcloud and Mixcloud apps and add some of these mixes to your favorites list for the forthcoming New Year’s Eve festivities. Hit the jump and press play. Let the list begin

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The 2012 Hip-Hop List: DJ Treats Edition

Mass Appeal and Decon SXSW 2012 Showcase at Kung Fu SaloonPhoto by Johan Ospina. Thursday March 15th, 2012 at Kung Fu Saloon, Austin, TX.

It’s that time of year when everyone is coming out of their ears in lists. If mine is the first or the last you’ll read for the year, thanks. Wherever it falls in your reading itinerary, I’m ever-so-grateful. Hopefully what I’ve compiled in most of the categories put together by my friend Dart Parker will go beyond just Best Album.

Last night I finally completed a pretty comprehensive survey that covered Best Cover Art, of course Best Artist, and a category I made up, Best Promo T-shirt. It was tough to finalize my decision, as I even had to revise my selections after realizing I had forgotten folks like Big Sean in favor of the flavor of the moment, Kendrick Lamar. No hating on those who didn’t make it in any category. Much of my reasoning was based on their level of notoriety, their frequency of output, then my personal taste, which will explain some repeat appearances by artists in multiple categories (FTW). Read below for what’s been in my rotation this year.
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Download: Mass Appeal: SXSW 2012 Mixtape by DJ Mick Boogie

Mass Appeal Magazine LogoKeeping Austin weird.

The latest offering from DJ Mick Boogie takes selections from the lineup at the Mass Appeal x Decon x Karmaloop showcase at SXSW and gives you a sense of what to expect next week.

Last time Mick Boogie and I crossed paths, our Leaders Of The New Cool project for Complex raised a flag for a wave of talent like The Cool Kids, Fashawn and The Knux. Here we are again with one of those moments.
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