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.

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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

200 ROYALSTEEZ GUMBO

by ROYALSTEEZ

A well flavoured stew of a small selection of my favourite ingredients. Some hard to chew, some easy to swallow. Bon appetit.

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ROYALSTEEZ

171 Less is More

by Zornik

“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.

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Zornik

210 Summertime Showcase

by Costa del Soul Festival

This mix contains only tracks & edits that were produced by the artists that will perform at the Festival this summer! With 5 stages spread out over 2 days, this year’s line-up is very diverse with styles varying from Brazil, Soul, Disco, House, Bass & Techno. This mixtape is a selection of music that you might hear, while dancing barefoot at our beach festival!

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Costa del Soul Festival

66 Benny’s Favourites

by Benny Sings

Benny's Mixtape. Good for: Cleaning the house, Dancing while crying, Getting drunk with girls, and many other things. Enjoy!

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Benny Sings

60 Taping Victor

by Death Letters

Well, here's the tale of two youngsters chasing their dream in a far-away land.

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Death Letters

247 Unwind from the hustle and bustle 

by iDOUBLEYOU

As a true music lover I listen to a varying range of music to unwind. Being active in the nightlife I love electronic music. For this mixed tape I choose a variety of post-modern classical music to chill wave and indie, from lo-fi to minimalistic of course with an electronic touch. So relax and unwind, forgetting the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

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iDOUBLEYOU

242 The Bucket List

by Stefany June

During the release of her debut album, Stefany June will be playing a number of Bucket List gigs, kick-ass concerts in unusual locations. Expressing the adventurous feeling of her music, she’s put together a Mixed-Tape to take you along on her ride.

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Stefany June

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

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