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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160 The Legendary Bus Tour

Kensington

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Kensington

Kensington is a four-piece band, a simple classic set-up. In contrast, their music is truly contemporary: fresh, modern and multi-layered. On May 11th 2012, they released their sophomore album, 'Vultures', on Universal Music. 'Vultures' is the result of writing sessions on three continents, in a year of explicit contrasts between personal situations and band-success. This record is without a doubt the most demanding and extensive endeavor in the career of the four-piece.

'Vultures' was mixed in London by Cenzo Townshend, England's most in-demand mixing engineer. After working with Editors, U2, Snow Patrol, Bloc Party, The Maccabees and many more, Townshend took Kensington's sound to the next level. In the fall of 2012 the band heads out on their most extensive headline tour ever, and with many venues selling out months in advance, it looks like it's going to be a intense string of shows.

http://www.kensingtonband.com/

160 The Legendary Bus Tour

by Kensington

This fall we are heading out on our biggest headline tour ever, so that means we're covering a lot of miles in between venues. This is our playlist in the van, some energetic driving songs, some mellow-after-gig-looking-at-the-starry-night chill out songs. Enjoy!

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Kensington

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

128 Rockin’ & Rollin’

by WANNABEASTAR

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.

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WANNABEASTAR

190 The John Coffey Tourbus Experience

by John Coffey

John Coffey shows are known for their madness and the partying going on during the show. When we leave the stage, all pumped up and excited, the energy keeps on going. By the time we enter the bus for a long drive (usually with a couple of beers we begged for at the venue), one lucky bastard gets to be the DJ. The recipe is always the same: HITS. iPods are handed to the DJ from all sides as we loudly sing along to the jingles we all love so much. To share that feeling with you, we collected a handful of those hits. Close your eyes, enter the tourbus, and enjoy THE JOHN COFFEY TOURBUS EXPERIENCE.

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John Coffey

65 Birds

by Chillp

An electric bird, an early bird, a talking bird and even a ghetto bird. (*)< chillp chillp

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Chillp

150 Harper Blynn’s Mixed-Tape

by Harper Blynn

A while ago Absolutepunk wrote:" 'On their debut record Loneliest Generation, Harper Blynn takes a giant step beyond their contemporaries, and moves into a category all their own..." And now their new album 'Busy Hands' is released... Find a free download at www.harperblynn.com!

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Harper Blynn

217 Buitenspelen Festival

by Buitenspelen Festival

This tape consists of some house, techno and tech-house records from our Buitenspelen Festival artists. Listen and get convinced.

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Buitenspelen Festival

148 A Little Bit of Teenage Drugs

by The Sultans

Back to the 90's! The Sultans formerly known as The Sultans of Ping were the masters of crazy catchy Pop-Punk music!

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The Sultans

41 Humming one of your songs

by Carice van Houten

And we hum her name; Carice van Houten, the launch-lady of the new mixed-tape site! And boy... are we excited!

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Carice van Houten

221 Studio 80 @ Mysteryland

by Studio 80

Studio 80 has put this special tape together in preparation for the debut of their own personal Studio 80 stage at Mysteryland.

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Studio 80