Making a good mix tape takes some skill. Making a great mix tape is a work of art. In order to make a great mix you need to listen to a wide range of artists. You also need to consider the audience. In other words, who are you making the mix for? It’s always smart to select music that you are guaranteed meets the tastes of the listener, but it also good to experiment and include some tracks that they may have never heard otherwise. Creating a message with the mix is also a plus, and I personally love to add tons of movie clips as an added bonus. There has to be a specific flow as well. Pacing is essential in creating a mood (or moods), but you don’t want any of the juxtapositions to be too jarring. And as with any form of editing, you need to know what to cut when needed. When browsing my library, it is easy to get caught up and start including too many tracks that end up making the compilation too long. A playlist is a prolonged listening experience – and you never want the listener to get bored or skip songs. It’s important to grab the listeners attention immediately, but more importantly to keep them listening right until the very end. Every once in a while, I like to release one my mix tapes on our website. Below is a special mix I made for my buddy Santiago, that I thought would be fun to share along with our readers. Enjoy!