The Tape Escape is a journey into the world of cassette tapes. We’re inspired by tapes as found objects: digging deep into the songs, messages, and people who curate mixtapes - then discard them. We’re always on the hunt for new mixtapes; you’ll hear how we found them, what we found, and find part-truths as we solve the mystery of the tape.
You’re welcome to join us - to help us name songs and to submit tapes to decipher. We share our excitement for cassettes with contemporary tapeheads and makers, focusing on Portland’s cassette tape scene.
Part storytelling, part community effort, part music discovery. It’s The Tape Escape!