The Magician – Magic Tape 46
One day after uploading it to SoundCloud, The Magician‘s Magic Tape 46 already has well over 40,000 plays. That’s an absolutely staggering number of listens in a 24-hour period, especially for a mixtape consisting almost entirely of unreleased and unheard tracks that are unidentifiable to pretty much anyone but the Magician himself. He’s built an enormous following for his Magic Tape series by releasing one stunning mix per month for the past few years. Many influential artists complain that not enough DJs are risk-taking tastemakers; the Magic Tape series sets the Magician apart as a DJ who breaks records instead of painting by numbers and sticking to the hits.