♫♪  Tabs Out: Laser Focus #9 - Baked Tapes

Tabs Out is an all-cassette podcast that’s been documenting the prolific tape underground with joyful obsession and humorous 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.


Somewhere in a smoke-filled bedroom, floor littered with cassette tapes and empty bags of chips, naps Jesse DeRosa. A true-to-the-core cassette junkie, DeRosa has been running his Brooklyn tape label Baked Tapes for nearly a decade, releasing everything from the insane free-jazz eruptions of Tiger Hatchery and Wasteland Jazz Unit to the limitless meditations of Telecult Powers to bootleg recordings of Tibetan singing bowls. DeRosa brings a style that blends wit and wisdom to the tape game, making Baked Tapes a dope experience. We talked with him (and his bud Konrad Kamm) about his project Grasshopper, being color blind while laying out artwork, and all things Baked.

Tapes played:

- BT047 Dads Against Vietnam “Courage” c27
- BT037 Wizard Amps “Ice Guitar” c40
- BT029 “Chimebag” Tour c30
- BT034 Bowl Hitz Vol. 1
- BT036 “Howl-o-ween” c60
- BT054 The Sea Captain “Volume II” c45
- BT033 Grasshopper/Wether “Delaware Dreamin’” c20
- BT025 Slasher Risk “Chillers” c65
- BT018 Grasshopper “Kindertotenlieder” c22
- BT052 Good Willsmith “Aquarium Guru Shares The Secret Tactic” c44

• Baked Tapes: http://www.thebakeryfloor.com/bt
• Tabs Out: http://www.tabsout.com

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