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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93 A bit of Everything

Ruben Hein

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Ruben Hein

It doesn’t happen very often; a talent that completely grabs you with his debut album. Ruben Hein is such a talent. This Dutchman seems to have come out of nowhere. With his album, Loose Fit, the singer/piano player or vice versa comes roaring onto the international music scene big time. Ruben Hein has pretty much everything to make him a big star: vision, presence, beautiful songs and most of all, oodles of talent. On his debut CD, Hein not only sings all the songs to his own fabulous piano accompaniment but also shows in an almost offhand manner what he is made of. No wonder then that the world-renowned Blue Note label is proud to release his debut album.

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93 A bit of Everything

by Ruben Hein

There's to much I want to share with you. But here are some (!) of my essentials. This is the stuff I like to listen to. So please take your time to listen to Ahmad Jamal, Bon Iver, James Brown, Q-Tip, Chet Baker and man more. I hope you like it! And I also hope I'm allowed to do this another time, so I can share more of my favorite music..(yes, you can Ruben!!)

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Ruben Hein

19 December

by Jasper van Vugt

Freelance journalist/editor for OOR, Algemeen Dagblad, CJP, NL20, Jazz Magazine, Sena Performers Magazine and Radio Mortale!

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Jasper van Vugt

108 Around the World

by Armin van Buuren

2th place this year, but Armin was the #1 DJ for 4 years and specially selected some tracks for all the mixed-tapes.nl visitors, 20 songs to keep you dancing all around the world!

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Armin van Buuren

224 From bootleg to original

by Daniel Zuur

I love music, and I love to make my own interpretations and stories with existing tracks. I like to pick some pieces of the track and play with the elements I love the most. All the tracks in this mixed tape you can find in my live sets in a different way. Enjoy!

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Daniel Zuur

120 Back To Our Roots

by Bruut!

We've come together to select tracks that directly influenced our band sound. It didn't take us long to agree on this list, we're - luckily - on the same page. We'll take you back to sweet soul, super jazz and groovin' boogaloo. Enjoy!

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Bruut!

78 The Festival Warm-Up

by Appelsap

A small warm-up for 'het Appelsap' feast on July the 31st. We selected tracks of a large part of the lineup of the festival. Get on your dancing shoes!

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Appelsap

67 Cock Rock Love Songs

by Elle Bandita

Over the top poppy, slick instant hits. Kinda sums up the 80's. Other than that there's some nice grungy tracks as well as some feminist cock rock. <3 Elle

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Elle Bandita

140 Tourbus

by Blood Red Shoes

This is the kind of playlist we'd have playing as we travel between shows across the land...

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Blood Red Shoes

175 Inspiration

by Tessa Rose Jackson

A new year of opportunities and lot's of music brings a mixed tape with old and new song. Golden oldies and fresh little diamonds, each of them important sources of inspiration! The perfect tape for a relaxed sunday morning!

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Tessa Rose Jackson

62 RAIN

by Schradinova

Remedy for cold lonely days in the summer with rain rain rain and more rain. You won't feel bad when you listen to this playlist. In fact you'll feel awesome! No wait... Reborn!

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Schradinova