Mike Honeycutt is an electronic musician and DJ from Memphis TN. Above is the first tape I received from him in the mid 80s called “Tributary”. I was very impressed by this electronic sound journey and it made me eager to hear more ( which I did later). Mike also hosts a very long running radio program of adventurous sounds on WEVL in Memphis.
His Mystery Hearsay, “Halos And Horns” release for the audiofile label in 1988. Mike continues to be very active in the electronic music field and is also (with Kevin Thorne) the co-founder of the Cassette Culture.net web site.
Musician and DJ, Mike Honeycutt at work on another project. In my opinion, Mike is one of the most respected veterans of the entire home recording electronic music scene. His exotic and outstanding musical creations and his support for independent sound are tireless and valuable.
My first tape trade was with Johnny Primitiv aka Abundanza and a flock of johnnie transformations. There’s John Morgan that appears on an early S.O.P. comp. – the same guy? Anyhow, he sent me or asked Alex Douglas to send me a copy of C.L.E.M. [the Contact List of Electronic Music]. CLEM was a catalyst that exposed me to tons of contacts over the years. It was very much a germinating garden of fresh diverse variety in exchange and collaboration.
Not at this address – was the name of a mail collaboration between John (SF,Ca.), Sal Cataldi (NY) and myself (TN). We started playing over each others music and sending the results back to each other. After that Insane music contact released the first track contributed to a compilation cassette under the name “Mysterious Habitat”. Later the name for my solo work was released under the Mystery Hearsay moniker. trading tapes always made me feel liberated and free to express myself in a musical and unmusical way. The underground cassette network – cassette culture and all was the anarchistic answer to commercial garbage music product that the mainstream propped up as the King’s clothes. You can peer into a tad of the massive variety via the Cassette culture dot net podcast free on iTunes. there’s 15 episodes as of this writing.