Numero Group: By The Numbers

The Numero Group Cassette Show (NTS Radio)
June 30, 2016, 1:47 pm
Filed under: Methodology, Playlists, Uncategorized


For this month’s NTS broadcast, we broke out the boom box and unleashed a whole shoebox of cassette obscurities from our personal collections. Reasoning that cassettes—more than any other singular format—embody a particular aesthetic, we’ve included a gallery of covers to help contextualize the material featured in this set. Rap and new age both experienced booms in the ’80s and therefore represent a large share of the program. However, the cassette allowed weirdos of all persuasions and abilities to circulate their output affordably (see above). Here’s a few favorites:


Split Image – S/T (1990) ℅ Technical Difficulty Productions, Houston, TX



Semply Fressh Posse – The Adventures of the… (1994) Jah International, Jamestown, NC



V/A – Mountain Valley Music (1990) John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC



Sounds Of Papa New Guinea (unknown) Swinging Axe Productions, Northridge, CA



Stephan Micus – Ocean (1986) Self-Released, Ludwigsburg, Germany



Spring – Funkin’ With The Rhythm and Blues (1995) Sounds of Spring Music, Clemmons, NC



Hill Tribe Music (1992) Disco Cassette Chiangmai, Thailand


Honey Dipp – Honey Dipp Style (1995) Kam-Rod Records, Fayetteville, NC

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