It suddenly struck me. I used to have a lot of fun compiling mixtapes. I wasn’t one of those guys who only created mixtapes to impress potential lovers. Granted, I didn’t do it for purely altruistic reasons. It was ultimately a means to and end. The end being: demonstrate how much I knew about music. The end also being: demonstrate how much good music goes unnoticed. I decided to pick it up again for the anonymous audience called The Internet, just because I like it.

I will stick to a clear 90 minute format, the format of the most widely used audio tape. This first one is titled ‘Tough love’, a list with songs that are not necessarily about love, but that are either difficult to love or remind me of love. Just a simple thought experiment.