We say that because this type of mashup, which references MP3s and tracks linked to from Hype Machine and puts them in a Muxtape-style, click-to-play streaming site, is bound to draw some kind of attention from the musical copyright powers that be, so it might not last. While it does, it’s a pretty neat service that rides on the quasi-legality of Hype Machine’s promotional powers. You can search out individual artists or songs and create playlists saved to your username from them. The song selection is hit and miss on the track actually being available, but once you click a track and it doesn’t play, the service automatically updates and removes it from the search results, so you won’t, at least, run into the same aggravation twice.
Hypetape is free to use (for the time being!), requires a sign-up to save playlists. While you’re enjoying the click-to-stream convenience, try rolling your own Muxtape with opentape, or visit the reborn original Muxtape, which now promotes independent and stream-savvy bands that want to share music.