What is the Mixtape Project?
In 2010, Jared Mahone set out on a creative experiment to write, record and release one song every week for an entire year. That’s right, an entire year. He posted an online journal and videos to capture the song writing process and give an inside look into each original tune. Hundreds of fans tuned in every week to comment on the newest release.
In 2011, Mahone kept in touch with his Mixtape Project followers, and gave them the privilege of selecting their favorite songs from the project that would become his full-length album entitled “Mixtape”.
Once the fans selected the songs, Mahone and his six-piece band sought out Columbus’ best musicians, recording engineers and producers to create an all-local project. Jerry DePizzo, saxophonist for O.A.R., served as the producer, and the album was scheduled to be mixed by Grammy-winner Mike Landolt and mastered by Brian Lucey, who recently worked with The Black Keys. The recording sessions began in the summer of 2011 and were engineered by Freddy Blitzer at 1305 in Grandview.
Make Your Own Mixtape:
The beauty of this project was not just getting new downloads, but also being able to pick your favorite songs and make your own mixtape. You can download and arrange as many playlists as you like. Share your mixtapes with friends, make one for that guy or girl you have been crushing on – or keep your playlists all to yourself!
Take the Tour:
The Mixtape Project. Wanna hear the music? Simply click on the cassette tape above to get started. If you want to read the story and experience the creative process through videos and blogs, simply choose the book icon above and dive in.