If the DJ is a god to some, the mix CD is his communion. Sometime between the personal mixtape compilations of the 1970s and the omnipresent podcasts of today, the DJ mix became an artistic medium on its own, a work that showcases the arc of a dance floor's heavenly journey. The best DJ mixes are ambitious, epic, and exotic, but podcasts now flow like water from the web. Quantity, currency, and convenience trump quality. Street-corner mixtape entrepreneurs are long gone, and illicit DJ mixes today are digital kudzu. It's... More >>>