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

145 Life is good

by Life I Live Festival

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.

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Life I Live Festival

76 Do the Dog Day Disco

by Dog Day Disco

Dog Day Disco pilots Johanna Maria & Lustige Lola selected their favorite tracks, disco fever and groovy beats, we can not wait for tomorrow evening!

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Dog Day Disco

43 Dance Little Sister

by Valerius

A Valeriusly overload on great songs. These stimulates the boys to write and record their new album, we can't wait!

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Valerius

164 Oktoberfest

by Stekker

Stekker, Delivers the energy you need this fall

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Stekker

63 Kill Your Darlings

by Joline Jolink

A list full of Fleet Foxes, Eddie Vedder and also some Emiliana torrini. Mucho like!

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Joline Jolink

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

86 Next Monday’s Hangover warm-up

by Rob Simon (Overdose.am)

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!

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Rob Simon (Overdose.am)

87 Just Move

by Specker

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! 

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Specker

95 Earcatchers

by Florian Wolff

These are some of the tracks I've come across in my life that immediatley struck me in a brainteasing way. Melodies that massaged my soul, sounds so soulful that they made my heart skip a beat. Goosebumps and all that. Timeless tunes from my childhood, teenage classics and new born beauties. Enjoy!

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Florian Wolff