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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162 A Younger Me

Henk van Straten

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Henk van Straten

Author of Superlul

Nederlands : Dit is de tape van mijn jongere ik. Zo van mijn vijftiende tot mijn vijfentwintigste. Maar ook nu nog. De boel slopen. Schreeuwen naar de zon. Je vuisten ballen naar God. Verdomme. Godverdomme.

English :
This is the tape of the younger me. From when i was 15 till i was 25. But also who i'm now. Destroying everything. Yelling at the sun, To ball your fists to god. Damn, Goddamn!

162 A Younger Me

by Henk van Straten

Dutch author of one of the most hilarious books ever, Henk van Straten.

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Henk van Straten

209 Summer in the City

by Thuishaven

This Mixed-Tape represents a day at Thuishaven. We combine enjoying the sun, hanging out with your friends, listening to world-class artists and dancing your feet off, all in one party. Listen to our tape and imagine yourself either slowly recovering from Saturday night in one of our hammocks or dancing in the warm sand to the worlds best DJ’s. Summer is finally upon us, come celebrate at Thuishaven!

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Thuishaven

44 Finest in Minimal Music

by Tino Haenen (Het Muziekgebouw)

The World Minimal Music Festival will start this week! Prepare yourself with a tape containing the finest songs in minimal music! Carefully selected by Tino Haenen, the big boss of Het Muziekgebouw!

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Tino Haenen (Het Muziekgebouw)

138 Grooves From The Stars

by Strangelove

Cool sounds for real people. Presented to you by The HQ Meet + Greet, an initiative organized by Strangelove for the cool, creative, weird, loving and entrepreneurial folks we know and don't know. Sharing ideas while having some fun… The Stranglove HQ Parties are sponsored by Heineken Star Bottles.

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Strangelove

166 Lust the Soundtrack

by Lust

The soundtrack of Lust, a cool serie made by the Amsterdam media college.

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Lust

21 Songs that Shook and Still Shake My World

by Auxiliary tha Masterfader

50% Blokgolf, 100% disco. Gear addict.

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Auxiliary tha Masterfader

223 Exotic Grooves

by Enrique’s Groove

Obviously inspired by the beautiful weather, I would like to share some music with you that I bought on vinyl a while a go and spin a lot lately. Groovy music all the way from Africa and South America. So amazing to see how the music varies over there and what a groove it has!

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Enrique’s Groove

153 Metropolitan Nights

by Amsterdam Open Air

The beginning of the outdoor season is here! Two days of joyous pandemonium at the 8 different stages of Amsterdam Open Air! Get your summer started with tunes from Paco Osuna, Onur Özer, Cinnaman, The Subs, Tom Trago & many many others!

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Amsterdam Open Air

176 Dutch Only!

by MusicFromNL

ESNS offers a nice insight in dutch bands and musicians who have made it in 2012 or promise to be big in 2013. This playlist offers the highlights according to MusicFromNL supplemented with some fresh tips.

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MusicFromNL

85 Punta del Este

by Blaudzun

My pick for a hot but dark summer night on a perfect beach. These songs should be accompanied with the sound of crashing waves and lots of good wine.

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Blaudzun