Tabs Out: Laser Focus #15
Dinzu Artefacts

Tabs Out is an all-cassette podcast that’s been documenting the prolific tape underground with obsession, humor, and expertise since 2012. Tiny Mix Tapes has teamed with Tabs Out for a show called Laser Focus, in which tape aficionados/fetishists Mike Haley, Dave Doyen, and Joe B hone in on a specific label or artist. Check out the archive here.


Joe McKay, who also handles operations over at Spring Break Tapes, started Dinzu Artefacts just about a year ago, focusing its lens on the depths of earnest ambient portraits, found sounds, and hygienic concrete styles. Those “museum sounds” paired with Dinzu’s stark look made it very clear from the start that this was not a sub-label/side-project undertaking, but something that would stand on its own legs.

We talked with Joe over Skype at his Los Angeles estate and made fun of his dog, got put on hold so he could talk to the refrigerator repair guy, and even got around to discussing and playing all nine of the impressive releases in the Dinzu catalog. We even found out what a Dinzu is (spoiler: it’s nothing).


art for HepCollective’s Unified Silla Period


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CHOCOLATE GRINDER is our audio/visual section, with an emphasis on the lesser heard and lesser known. We aim to dig deep, but we’ll post any song or video we find interesting, big or small.

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