Background

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.

Concept

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'.

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246 8ball Music Sampler

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8ball Music

8ball Music is a Dutch Indie record label. The 8ball roster boasts an array of talented and well-known artists including Alain Clark, Miss Montreal, Ben Saunders, Sandra van Nieuwland and Sabrina Starke. www.8ballmusic.nl

246 8ball Music Sampler

by 8ball Music

This collection of songs features some of the best songs we’ve released over the past few years. Songs you might recognise from the radio with a few lesser known gems in between.

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8ball Music

52 Just So

by Agnes Obel

Drink a toast to the sun. To the things that never come. To the break of the day. That is all I say.

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Agnes Obel

111 Tires Tell

by WeAreAllDots

New music is, what’s unknown to the ears. Get in, move your head and shake your butt.

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WeAreAllDots

230 Songs of desperation

by Bart van der Lee

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.

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Bart van der Lee

70 Where I Came From

by Isis

"It all started in my parents house where they used to play a broad blend of everything, slowly evolving towards a more electronic sound."

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Isis

97 Girl Talk

by Malle Pietje and the Bimbo’s

Drink, fight, fuck and I don't care about you, the favorite tunes of these ladies are not for fainthearted...

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Malle Pietje and the Bimbo’s

103 An hour and eighteen minutes

by Peter Zantingh

‘Een uur en achttien minuten’ (‘An hour and eighteen minutes’) is the soundtrack accompanying the debut novel of Peter Zantingh.

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Peter Zantingh

117 Lions

by Cirque Valentin

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

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Cirque Valentin

119 88 keys, that’s all you need

by Only Seven Left

The whole band got into it and created this great list of songs which they love. Songs that vary from Coldplay to Dutch rapper Extince and from Katy Perry to Keane. "88 keys, it's all you need",have fun listening!

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Only Seven Left

162 A Younger Me

by Henk van Straten

Dutch author of one of the most hilarious books ever, Henk van Straten.

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Henk van Straten