104 Songs Behind The Sun
by Sonja van Hamel
Fall is my favourite season, reveiling intense sceneries and colourful sounds. These songs are glowing treasures to me, that unravel themself with luscious spirits and a deep beating heart. – Sunny Son
Wasn't it beautiful, weren't we cool... Oh those days! We used to mix tapes for ourselves, our friends and... for the cutest girls whom we would impress with personalized tapes, full of music they didn't know yet. For hours we would lock ourselves in our rooms, alone with records, 12"-s, singles, a turntable and a tape-deck. A perfect mix of two times 45 minutes, and you will be remembered for ever!
Who does not remember the time 'auto reverse' was introduced? Wow, that was innovation! And innovation lasted: now we have online libraries packed full with a huge range of artists and genres.
Strangelove (a creative advertising agency based in Amsterdam) had the idea to ask music professionals to make a Mixed-Tape; a very simple idea with a really nice result. Via Spotify or Deezer, we ask music artists, record labels, DJ's and all types of creative like-minded people to put together a unique and personal playlist. Sometimes it can be related to a specific theme / event / launch, or maybe the complete opposite of what one might expect from a certain 'character'.
Fall is my favourite season, reveiling intense sceneries and colourful sounds. These songs are glowing treasures to me, that unravel themself with luscious spirits and a deep beating heart. – Sunny Son
Yorick (frontman of The Hype) was so flattered by the great reception his first mixtape received, that he was challenged to create a follow-up, this time trying to make the perfect soundtrack to accompany the first rays of spring.
One should never try to understand a woman's brain, and this is why we won't over explain this tape. The only idea behind it is us loving all random things in life, things that simply cannot be categorized in just one theme or one genre. This tape is our vision of a day in a woman's life.
This is a compilation of tracks that I've been listening to lately. A couple of tracks are tracks that I really love and some others are in this list because I kinda studied them. By studying I mean; I was listening to the structures within a popsong. I wanted to figure out if there's a formula in it so I can use it in my own music projects. Enjoy.
This mix tape contains music from artists that I admire. All of this music has inspired me in the last years while I was composing and recording my own music. I like music that creates a world without specifically pointing a direction or telling you a concrete story. It makes me forget time and just enjoying the things that I am doing whatever that may be on that specific moment. Other songs I like for just being so pure and telling a story in such a delicate and sensitive way that I can do nothing else than listen and agree or cry along with the music. Some of the songs are from artists who are personal friends of mine and which I respect and admire for who they are and the music they are making.
Loves poppy but slightly obscure crossover-dubstep-rave-electronica-disco-witchhouse.
Summer has gone, the festival season has finished, but luckily there is Amsterdam Dance Event to get us through the dark days of fall! We absolutely love this indoor, all-over-the-place, five-days-of-mayhem event and enjoyed every minute of it. This mixed-tape is a tribute to last week, a week that we're still recovering from but will be in our memories for a long time. Enjoy these songs, which will take you back from the anticipation before until the hangover and the memories.
The feminine half of dj Lustige Lola & Weltschmerz!
A very special mixed tape to kick off 2011: we serve you a classic dish!
Milkbar got back into the studio with producer Arno Krabman to work on their debut album. Now, the result of eighteen months writing, planing and tinkering is finally there! The debut album 'Monday Club' appears October 26th at [PIAS]. Prior to the release published in September the brand new single 'Julia'. Passionate, full of ambition and packed with an energetic live set and debut album is now keen Milkbar in the wings. LIVE: 28-dec-12 Mezz Café – Breda 12-jan-13 Noorderslag - Groningen
A - sort-of - chronological view on contemporary electronic music, influenced by music throughout the years. An office-friendly impression of the event Music in the House which covers five sets influenced by five periods in time. Music in the House will be held in a brand new location, 10 minutes from Amsterdam Central station by bike. VIDEO
"Each song on this playlist is special for me. They made a giant impact on my life when I heard them for the first time. For instance: Voodoo Chile really made me pick up the guitar to start making music myself. I hope the list will grow a little bit bigger in my years to follow...but not to big...because these songs are like best friends: you don't have a lot off them."
Buiten Westen, the festival for 'free spirits and sounds', is back in Westerpark on July 20th. A programme packed with musicians, artists, traditional caterers and other young creatives, make sure that creative talent and culture lovers can find each other once again this year in the lovely park in Amsterdam West.
The tape draws from original Moondog recordings and also remixes/covers/samples used by other artists. The title means Moondog may not have approved of all of them.
"What's the best way to really explain what Dox actually does? The songs in this playlist, featuring musicians throughout the past 15 years of DOX, have been echoing through my head...." (Bart Suer, General Manager). Dox is celebrating their 15 year anniversary! With artists to be proud of, for once Dox itself will take the spotlight and throw a big party in Paradiso, Friday May 11th.
This Mixed-Tape represents a day at Thuishaven. We combine enjoying the sun, hanging out with your friends, listening to world-class artists and dancing your feet off, all in one party. Listen to our tape and imagine yourself either slowly recovering from Saturday night in one of our hammocks or dancing in the warm sand to the worlds best DJ’s. Summer is finally upon us, come celebrate at Thuishaven!
We dance 'til we are high and make music until we die!
Big thoughts come in small songs and just because Kuijken is holding back, the music is full of tension. 'Nowhere or Tammensaari' is their latest album and the next step in a career that slowly but steadily unfolds. I am Oak makes albums to listen to, not just a collection of singles with some fillers, it's a listening experience. In shows it's the same thing. At that time there is also a big chance that the music takes you away, wherever your dreams want to take you. This is Thijs' selection of music to take you on a journey.
Studio 80 has put this special tape together in preparation for the debut of their own personal Studio 80 stage at Mysteryland.
New music is, what’s unknown to the ears. Get in, move your head and shake your butt.
After losing his shame, guitar player Valentijn Bannier (Steye, Zuco 103, Giovanca) started the hottest band of this moment. Listen to this tape and you'll get to know the love of your life
We've brought together some cutting-edge quality house from our favorite innovative artists on this Mixed-Tape.
I love loads of different styles of music so it wasnt easy to make a favourite list. I'm an electro dj and a live electro/punk/rock artist. But my favourite music to play at home for sure will be rock music. I love the lyrics, the heavy guitars, the raw and edgy sounds wich all together gets me in a great mood and gives me loads of inspiration. It broadens my horizon and keeps me rebellious for my time behind the turntables and on stage. So I decided to make this list a little bit more personal and about the music I listen to when I'm home dancing with my daughter.
With a selection of French pastry, the finest fruit jams, heart shaped pancakes and freshly squeezed orange juice you remember that a final touch could make the ambiance near perfect and as she opens her eyes with the most romantic breakfast she will ever experience in her life the first tones of this mix tape fill up the room… Enjoy!
Spend the whole weekend on a rooftop partying with your friends...did we say it was sunny and we had a swimming pool (kind of)?
Well, here's the tale of two youngsters chasing their dream in a far-away land.
...Imagine Nick Drake inviting Jamie Lidell, Eels and Beck over for dinner.
RobotRock, Dog Day Disco, Paradiso
Here's a list of tunes I'm into at the moment. Since taste is an everlasting expanding phenomenon, I hope you will skip your judgement and just enjoy this list of fancy songs and expand your taste a little more.
When installing shows at Unruly Gallery, we usually have a few cold Warsteiners, have a laugh and discuss art – including music. For this Mixed-Tape list I selected a few songs we discussed and played over the last year; a somewhat eclectic mix, including chansons, rock classics, pop and even contemporary hip hop.
31 years on 1 pile in 22 tracks.
So that's 2012 all done and dusted, what a blast. To try and put a marker in time we've created a mixed tape containing a selection of our favorite tunes of 2012. 2012 has been a good year for Basserk and our artists, our releases have caused quite a stir this year. We still managed to find time to participate in many brain cell killing activities, and during that process these tunes managed to stick to us.
The combination of different arts and movements give our lives bliss. And, since our founders are quite caucasian, what better way to mix it up with the poetic arts of some silver tonged devils? Get your smooth on with the Sultry Poets Playlist.
One-man-super-band blends trashy guitars, groovy basslines, cheesy organs and heavy electro beats!
Altogether it's a mixtape that sounds a lot like a Lost Bear album, or how a Lost Bear album could be. You can check it for yourself, their album is out TODAY! Limshasa, get it now!
Some songs have become so huge, we almost forget that they are actually a cover. Auxiliary Tha Masterfader made a big list of Originals who are less famous then the cover versions. This is a sample of that list. Listen to it and know who really made that hit song you love so so much.
Men of good fortune are born for a purpose!
Puna.nl is the most popular hip-hop platform in the Netherlands. More than four years ago three friends, Adai O'Bryan, Osei Vrede & Thomas Abera decided to not just share all the hiphop-news they found with each other, but to also put it on the web.
A small warm-up for 'het Appelsap' feast on July the 31st. We selected tracks of a large part of the lineup of the festival. Get on your dancing shoes!
To celebrate our 4 year anniversary we have collected some of the best tracks of our We Are E-artists. Listen and enjoy!
A beautiful multi-talent... Not only a wonderful actress, but she also has her own band!
Today’s true gent is a busy man: a demanding job, a vivid social life, a relationship or family, hobbies and a rigorous work-out regime. Therefore he wants to be able to get some proper relaxation. Sometimes he just wants to kick back, unbutton his suit, kick off his oxfords and recline with a beautiful glass of whiskey in one hand and a quality cigar in the other. At these moments, Manners.nl welcomes you to the Manners Lounge, a musical journey taking you through several styles and genres. We start with some loungy jazzy stuff and then take a trip through some soulful tunes. Let some surprising electro and worldly stuff seep into your soul before you move those feet to some genuine beats. After that it’s time to relax. Stretch, close your eyes and just mellow out. Kill the shuffle switch for this one.
This is a very diverse selection of songs that are both lyrically and musically very appealing and inspiring to me. These songs captivate me thematically by the loneliness, intensity or eloquence with which it infallibly and relentlessly is dragged into your ears. At the same time, they are intriguing by the structure and the musical decoration. Each one awakes in me a euphoric feeling of a desolate and lonely existence, by realizing that this is the way life is, these songs offer me a sense of refuge and relief.
These tunes are a selection of the many songs that inspired us to make the music we love. We hope they will make you smile, nod you head, tap your feet or start dancing, just as they make us do. So find the groove and just move!
Cool sounds for real people. Presented to you by The HQ Meet + Greet, an initiative organized by Strangelove for the cool, creative, weird, loving and entrepreneurial folks we know and don't know. Sharing ideas while having some fun… The Stranglove HQ Parties are sponsored by Heineken Star Bottles.
You open your eyes. The sun is shining brightly through your bedroom window. Turn on your speakers LOUD!
This tape consists of some house, techno and tech-house records from our Buitenspelen Festival artists. Listen and get convinced.
A well flavoured stew of a small selection of my favourite ingredients. Some hard to chew, some easy to swallow. Bon appetit.
A new year of opportunities and lot's of music brings a mixed tape with old and new song. Golden oldies and fresh little diamonds, each of them important sources of inspiration! The perfect tape for a relaxed sunday morning!
Some songs and musicians that have influenced me over the last few years.
"It all started in my parents house where they used to play a broad blend of everything, slowly evolving towards a more electronic sound."
It's very simple, a compilation of music we enjoy at this moment and have enjoyed for years, you can play it in one go and it fits together as a set and at the same time it doesn't at all. A nice C12 compilation.
Slice the cake and get your groove on for the birthday mix of AIR!
"Here is some of the music I listened to a lot while writing and recording my third album "Bertolf". The songs have been inspirational on a lot of levels: songwriting, singing, form, arrangement and production. "
Beach, sun, sea, drinks...and original fresh music...enjoy!
Former singer / keyboardplayer and founder of MeloManics now transformed as producer and dj Amateur presents his list of memories.
We celebrate our 100th Mixed-Tape with a very special guest: Jason Derulo! Always wanted to listen to the same music as Jason Derulo does? He personally selected these tracks for mixed-tapes.nl.
Especially for mixed-tapes he created a list of music that he listens to at home…ahh cute!
For the next one and a half hour we will take you on a trip into the house. Expect tracks ranging from groovy house to old school garage. Inspired by many different styles we made a selection of some of our all time favourites. Enjoy!
This mixtape is a small selection of the broad, eclectic line up Welcome to the Future Festival will be offering on July 27th at her festival taking place at 't Twiske, just above Amsterdam. From tech-house to techno and from house to deephouse, there's something here for every purveyor of quality dance music. We've selected new tracks from upcoming artists, some classics from all the legends that will be playing the festival and a few tracks that you might not know yet but really have to hear... enjoy!
“Less>More” is Zornik’s most experimental and different studio album so far. A first single “Smiling In The Sun” will be released in September 2012 and the album will follow shortly after in October. Zornik will play an extensive tour of 30 shows to promote their new album … it will be different, exciting but still … Zornik.
Here some favourites of 2011 which we discovered or rediscovered in our first year listening to our own radio station.
An electric bird, an early bird, a talking bird and even a ghetto bird. (*)< chillp chillp
The first track on our EP is called B.E.A.T. After a long writing process the song really came together when we simply decided spell out the first word of the verse. From that moment on our little obsession with finding the best spelled out songs began. And so we didn’t really have to think long about a theme when you guys asked us to make a M.I.X.T.A.P.E. Enjoy!
To get a little insight into our world of music and what inspires us, we’ve put together a playlist with some of our all-time favourite songs. We hope you like it!
A premium selection of (inter) national artists come together on the 7 stages of the LIFE I LIVE Festival, which will be held in the city center of The Hague. The musicfestival takes place on Sunday 29th of April and welcomes those who enjoy a night packed with some fine livemusic… oh.. And NO ADMISSION! See you at LIFE I LIVE.
Independent label: Natalie Loves clever pop music Natalie Loves out of the ordinary media works.
DJ Rich-Ears has prepared for you a sunny mix that will bring some warmth in your cold autumn mornings. So whether you're at work or doing whatever you're doing, listen to this tape and dream off to a warm sunny beach far far far away from here.
When the sun sets after a long night and the world is still cold and gray, you need music. Music will guide you home. Music will keep you awake while the final miles disappear under your wheels. From start to finish, were your bed awaits.
Sunday the 14th of August is the day that Amsterdam's online art-music-fashion magazine Overdose.am will host its very first festival Next Monday's Hangover - Out in the open. This mixed-tape is to warm up for the big day. Artists in it are either on the festival line-up, or on our dream line-up!
The sound of a positive generation, the sound of things to come...
Growing up in the great '80s creating mix tapes, for yourself or other people, was something special. Anyway I hope you like my selection. I’ve created it especially for you.
Beats beats beats! Soon Buma Rotterdam Beats will bring you urban vibes and this playlist will get you in the mood for this great event! The event will be held on the 18th and the 19th of november.
Write songs in a dusty old cellar...
Guten Tag, we are She Male a dj duo based in Amsterdam. We love music and when we play live we try to share this love with the crowd.The tracks we selected consists of tracks we love to play when: we wake up, are on a holiday, play in a club or when we dance in the living room! Cheers!
A nine-headed ensemble inspired by music away from the mainstream!
Juicy Soul, R&B and Rootsmusic. These songs inspired them to write their debut album 'These Times'. Have some and let it take you away!
Dutch electro chick Krause just released her single 'Something Smells Fishy'. Enjoy the fishy tape and play the iphone game... »
Some 80ies rock & vintage disco tunes to get you into Cut Copy's musical mindset, selected by Cut Copy for the www.mixed-tapes.nl
Soeper mix of soul, funk, world, bossa, beats and electronica..compiled by Soep's home dj MOES.
These are the tracks that made me smile, feel groovy and feel good in the last couple of months.. Most of this music I heard, were when travelling in the tour bus with New Cool Collective, every band member using Spotify in turns .. Hail Technology!
I listen to music every day, and have so much to show you. So I made a very special selection of the songs that inspire me, make me happy, make me sad, comfort me and give me thrills and goose bumps. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I do!
No matter where you live, if you're in Holland this weekend, there's a festival near you! Check out this small selection of artists who will be performing at the liberation festivals this saturday. Freedom still is something to celebrate!
Used to be a VJ.
Los Suruba, The Spanish party crew serves some filthy bangers!
To fill the gap of the 3 weeks full vocal rest you can now dream away with her favourite songs...
I made this podcast, to show that I have more to offer as a DJ then just a House or Techno set. I've always been a very diverse DJ and my preference of music has always been very eclectic. In this way I would like to show that to the public aswell. Hopefully you'll enjoy this slow BPM set!
Spring is afoot, and the fresh excitement it brings is buzzing around at Salon HQ. As devout accelerators, we had no choice but to share that magic promise of summer with a playlist of tunes that capture the moment. Singer-songwriters, beachpop and breezy beats, we got all the ingredients here to cook up sumfin' happy-good for your hungry ears.
This playlist helps you to find your way to Breda with songs from these national & international HipHop stars!
That shit is bananas
We love listening to loud and/or danceable music whilst on tour or working at home. But it’s also great to have a few songs you can really listen to when you’re completely alone or relaxed. A good mix of everything that has the right heart.
Without music there's no words...
Just a few of my favorite songs. I always use this playlist whilst walking from home to the station. The people seem a lot more friendly and happy when I’m hearing these tunes.
This mixtape is going to be our driving soundtrack for the festival season. We're hoping to play a lot of festivals this summer and there isn't a better way to get in the mood than good music! Listening to this mixtape we picture ourselves in the festival area surrounded by good tunes and dancing our asses off. We think it's important to support good music from your own country, so a couple of the bands on the mixtape are Dutch.
From the Cosmic to the Carnival. These songs tell our story from the very beginning up until where we are right now. Deep grooves and addictive drums, with a bit of reggae here and there. Blistering solos, and some psychedelic flavours. And there's this thing we have with harmony singing. No ‘80s or ’90s songs on this one, mate... The good stuff's timeless. Enjoy this fine selection wherever you are, whenever you want. Peace!
Music to listen to the day after a night out; a playlist for the day light - beautiful arrangements, down tempo and partly bitter sweet songs.
Go back to the early nineties: confused teenagers completely lost track, jumping on the humorous punk songs.
Playboy editor for 21 years, switched to be editor in chief of JFK magazine 5 years ago, the most successful and best mens magazine in Holland.
I love music, and I love to make my own interpretations and stories with existing tracks. I like to pick some pieces of the track and play with the elements I love the most. All the tracks in this mixed tape you can find in my live sets in a different way. Enjoy!