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

185 Déjà Entendu - Mixtape Memories

by Black Oysters

Some songs that have sculpted the musical taste of Noyster throughout the years accompanied by some elektro tunes by artists who have directly influenced the birth of Black Oysters.

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Black Oysters

18 Girl’s Night Out

by Krause

Self-made-electro-rock-chick... No guts, no glory... what else to say!

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Krause

135 C86 in 2012

by Rats On Rafts

It's very simple, a compilation of music we enjoy at this moment and have enjoyed for years, you can play it in one go and it fits together as a set and at the same time it doesn't at all. A nice C12 compilation.

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Rats On Rafts

216 Getting ready for Saturday July 27th

by Welcome to the Future Festival

This mixtape is a small selection of the broad, eclectic line up Welcome to the Future Festival will be offering on July 27th at her festival taking place at 't Twiske, just above Amsterdam. From tech-house to techno and from house to deephouse, there's something here for every purveyor of quality dance music. We've selected new tracks from upcoming artists, some classics from all the legends that will be playing the festival and a few tracks that you might not know yet but really have to hear... enjoy!

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Welcome to the Future Festival

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

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

35 Stuck In This Ocean

by Marcus Wheeldon (Airship)

The band's main ambition is to create a f**ked up pop record.

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Marcus Wheeldon (Airship)

17 Something’s not right…

by Rutger Hoedemaekers

Producer Rutger Hoedemaekers (About, Voicst, Lucky Fonz III) is currently living and working in Berlin.

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Rutger Hoedemaekers

16 Friendly Fire

by Friendly Fire

They know what is new, they feel what is happening and smell what is good.

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Friendly Fire