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Nicholas Young

Perspectives on family, disability, technology, and media.


Co-created in 2013 by Joshua Wentz and Nicholas Young, Dispatch touches almost every aspect of the modern artist’s career. Wentz, a label-owner and musician, brings a unique perspective from Chicago’s underground.

Athletic Tapes

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Cassettes are back, baby! Following on the tails of vinyl, this once beleagured format has returned and spawned a new generation of audio fanatics. As popularity surges again, many labels are opting to produce tapes over more-expensive compact discs.

This week, Joshua and Nicholas are joined by Coach Weza, principal trainer and the resident dubbing specialist at Athletic Tapes. We quiz him hard, asking what’s behind this revolution in high quality analog audio.

Let’s blast back to the 80’s. This is Dispatch.