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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69 Another Inside Look In Pop History

Dave von Raven

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Dave von Raven

Frontman of The KIK. It's a cold day in January. In the small village of Zevenhuizen (South Holland) Farmer John does his daily round on his old rusty tractor. Riding along the old farms, weeping willows, windmills and mooing cows, he suddenly hears a sound he's never heard before. The sound of a positive generation, the sound of things to come. THE KIK are rehearsing and from now on the future looks very VERY bright.

http://thekik.nl





69 Another Inside Look In Pop History

by Dave von Raven

The sound of a positive generation, the sound of things to come...

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Dave von Raven

219 Twelve Spelled Out Songs

by Waiting For Lenny

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!

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Waiting For Lenny

101 The Artists

by Top Notch

It is a list of known and unknown TopNotch tunes, cheerful and serious, old and new and it ranges from calm to fierce.

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Top Notch

202 Teaser Taster

by Amsterdam Live On Stage

Amsterdam Live On Stage believes in the energy of live electro-instrumental music. We want every act to be experimental and unique.

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Amsterdam Live On Stage

241 The Sound of 2014

by Amp.Amsterdam

A collection of songs that just might be engraved into our collective memory by the end of this year.

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Amp.Amsterdam

199 Wub and his candyshop

by Wub

Always tough to make a choice in all the music. These are some candies I took from my candyshop: melodic house, more crazy electronica and ass-shaking techno. I love them all!

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Wub

182 MIXTAPE

by Alphabeat

Celebrating our Express Non-Stop Tour!

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Alphabeat

188 Herrek’s Mix Tape

by Herrek

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.

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Herrek

121 Autumn Leaves

by Jasper van Vugt

A soundtrack for those nice evenings when your just chilling on your couch with a cup of tea under a nice warm blanket.

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Jasper van Vugt

173 Something Smells Fishy

by Krause

Dutch electro chick Krause just released her single 'Something Smells Fishy'. Enjoy the fishy tape and play the iphone game... »

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Krause