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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All We Want Festival

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All We Want Festival

All We Want Festival had its debut in July of last year. It was an immediate big hit among party-loving Dutch people. In less then four hours all tickets were sold out and people from all over Holland travelled to the beautiful 12th century monastery in Goch, Germany. It became a weekend of sunshine, house, techno, chickens, cows and a lot of new friends. Pre-sale for the 2nd edition in July 2014 starts this winter on our Facebook page. Hope to see you there!

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by All We Want Festival

Summer has gone, the festival season has finished, but luckily there is Amsterdam Dance Event to get us through the dark days of fall! We absolutely love this indoor, all-over-the-place, five-days-of-mayhem event and enjoyed every minute of it. This mixed-tape is a tribute to last week, a week that we're still recovering from but will be in our memories for a long time. Enjoy these songs, which will take you back from the anticipation before until the hangover and the memories.

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All We Want Festival

151 Enjoy Your Freedom

by Mixed-Tapes

No matter where you live, if you're in Holland this weekend, there's a festival near you! Check out this small selection of artists who will be performing at the liberation festivals this saturday. Freedom still is something to celebrate!

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Mixed-Tapes

229 Dreams of Music

by Stillman

On my journey filming countless bands in and around Amsterdam I’ve come across some pretty f-ing awesome local bands and talents! Here are some of them!

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Stillman

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

156 PIAS NITES II

by alt-J

A little list to celebrate the release of our debut-album & to kick off the 2nd edition of PIAS NITES! ∆

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alt-J

142 Life Changing Songs

by ED

"Each song on this playlist is special for me. They made a giant impact on my life when I heard them for the first time. For instance: Voodoo Chile really made me pick up the guitar to start making music myself. I hope the list will grow a little bit bigger in my years to follow...but not to big...because these songs are like best friends: you don't have a lot off them."

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ED

82 Gruizige Soul

by Cathelijne Beijn

First there was jazz and now it's time for soul, another dazzling Gruizige (Google translate: Gritty) Soul tape. Enjoy

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Cathelijne Beijn

09 Electric Ladyland

by Flip van der Enden

KinkFM – 2 Meter de Lucht In, Kink ClassX, Droomlijst.

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Flip van der Enden

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)

202 Teaser Taster

by Amsterdam Live On Stage

Amsterdam Live On Stage believes in the energy of live electro-instrumental music. We want every act to be experimental and unique.

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Amsterdam Live On Stage