Dancing in the Dust: The Mix-Tape Collection of Ben Segal
Music-streaming services are fast becoming the primary technology for everyday music consumption. We listen to more artists than ever before, and making playlists is a quick and easy way to collect and organise our music. How were playlists made before platforms such as YouTube, iTunes, Deezer and Spotify became available?
Compiling a mix-tape was a time-consuming activity. Hours were spent carefully compiling the perfect playlist onto a cassette tape, making covers and jotting down all the artists. In this listening exhibition, we celebrate the mix-tape in all its idiosyncratic beauty through presenting a selection of mix-tapes from the music collection of Ben Segal.
By Lizabé Lambrechts, Curtley Solomons, Ashrudeen Waggie