What we're about
We like music. Scratch that...we LOVE music! We also like to compile mixes.
Once a month, we meet to drink, talk about music and trade our curated music mixes. Bring 3 copies of your mix with a track list; you get 3 shiny, new mixes to call your own in return.
We've been meeting on the last Friday of each month for 9 years now. Rio Rita is our usual spot but will occasionally meet elsewhere or even rent a big room at Austin Karaoke. I would categorize us as a pretty eclectic group who love punk, indie-rock, metal, experimental, ambient, prog, classic rock, lounge, dub, new wave, hip-hop, jazz, etc. At each meetup we throw around topics and themes for upcoming months. This isn't a "free for all" where you just make any ol' mix you wish. We pick a topic and create a mix based on said topic. After doing this for 9 years we have gone through a slew of themes so things have gotten pretty specific by now. Once a year we have an open month where any previous theme can be chosen. This is great for those months you weren't able to attend or feel like you can better a previous mix. Each January the theme is "Best Of Previous Year." This helps keep us on our toes and listening to new music.
To clarify...one is not at all required to make a DJ-style continuous mix. I'm probably the only member who occasionally does this as I love electronic and ambient music and I have the experience to create these type mixes.
That's it in a nutshell. As an example, our topic for March is "Texas." Put a mix together with Texas artists, songs about Texas, etc. You better believe "Bullet" by The Misfits will be on my mix.