Call out for new mixtape submissions

December 11, 2015

15 if a song could be freedom mixtapes
We are looking for new playlist submissions for the if a song could be freedom mixtape series. Please submit or share with people whom may be interested!
Interference Archive is looking for your submissions in the ongoing series if a song could be freedom political mixtapes.
To accompany the exhibition if a song could be freedom . . . Organized Sounds of Resistance, Interference Archive has, to this date, released 15 mix tapes put together by musicians, music historians, scholars and organizers. These playlists explore the intersection of music, movements, politics and expose listeners to context that music is created or perceived in.
What we are looking for:

  • a playlist of around 10 songs (or between 30-60 minutes), on specific theme, genre, or political issue or movement
  • Email the playlist, order, and if possible actual mp3s. We will also accept song lists, youtube links, digital files, or even fully produced mix tapes!
  • Annotate each song with a sentence or two each song’s origin, context, and/or importance.
  • A brief bio, mixtape title, and a short curatorial statement on the set of tracks you have chosen

We have enjoyed all the previous mix tapes and they are each unique. Some good examples to follow are Ganzeer’s focus on the revolutionary moments and inspiration  in Tahrir Square, Or Lara Messersmith Glavin’s personal politicization through a specific genre like Heavy Metal in Injustice for All
Mixtapes will be released ideally bi-weekly or as we receive them. The deadline is open ended and invite you to share with others.
Submissions can be emailed to kevin (at)
For more information about the exhibition visit: if a song could be freedom . . . Organized Sounds of Resistance
To listen to the mix tapes visit our Blog, the mixtape page, or the Interference Archive Soundcloud account