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Goodbye Mixwit, thanks for the online mixtape music revival

Today I found out that Mixwit, a site that allows you to make digital mix tapes, is closing its doors by December 21 2008.

We regret to announce that Mixwit will cease to exist at the end of the year. The website and profiles will be turned off around Dec 21st and all embedded widgets will stop playing before the end of December.

We’ve put a year of work into Mixwit so this choice wasn’t taken lightly. I won’t go into the details of our situation but state simply that we boldly marched into in a position best described as “between rock and a hard place.” We’re very grateful to be have been part of the mixtape revival of ‘08 and are satisfied to be able to to bow out while things are still good.

I’ve had an account since about August, and made two mixes, which have received an OK number of plays (considering the mixes were really just meant for one person). The interface is easy to use, you can customise it with a graphic design of your choice (I’ve used photos), and if you want (or should I say can) to buy the MP3’s, you can do so via the iTunes or Amazon music stores. As long as you have unmetered bandwidth, Mixwit made a lot of sense.

For me, it was bringing me back memories of mix tapes, and why I created them. Mix CDs replaced mixed casette tapes, but seeing Mixwit’s interface brought back that nostalgia. If tapes were the originals, CD’s felt so mixtape 1.5 – Mixwit was mixtape 2.0.

Good bye Mixwit, and thanks for the mixtape revival of ‘08.

Songs to remember: Barry Manilow – Can’t Smile Without You, Michael Buble – Everything, Jet – Look What You’ve Done, Toploader – Dancing in the Moonlight, Ronnettes – Be My Baby, Jason Mraz – You and I Both, Oasis – Wonderwall, Wannadies – You & Me Song, Gwen Stefani – Cool, Starship – Sara, Hoobastank – The Reason, Bob Dylan – Sara, Winterpills – Pills for Sara, Eric Gale – Sara Smile, Fleetwood Mac – Sara.