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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108 Around the World

Armin van Buuren

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Armin van Buuren

This year being #2 after David Guetta but Armin van Buuren has been named number one in the prestigious DJ MAG Top 100 poll four times in a row, as the first DJ in the history of the DJ Magazine and an indication of his prolific output over the more than 14 years he’s been dj’ing and producing. Armin being one of the official World’s Most Popular DJ's is just one of his many achievements, but the driving force behind his success is an overriding passion... for dance music.

www.arminvanbuuren.com

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

127 Fun

by Anton Goudsmit

These are the tracks that made me smile, feel groovy and feel good in the last couple of months.. Most of this music I heard, were when travelling in the tour bus with New Cool Collective, every band member using Spotify in turns .. Hail Technology!

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Anton Goudsmit

166 Lust the Soundtrack

by Lust

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

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Lust

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

178 Sultry Poets Playlist

by SSBA Salon

The combination of different arts and movements give our lives bliss. And, since our founders are quite caucasian, what better way to mix it up with the poetic arts of some silver tonged devils? Get your smooth on with the Sultry Poets Playlist.

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SSBA Salon

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

110 If It Ain’t @Bruut, It Ain’t Hardcore

by @Bruut (22tracks)

@Bruut unites the new and old world of core. The perfect mix of hardcore (and metalcore) music with a little bit of crossover.

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@Bruut (22tracks)

68 Balearic Fantastic Eclectic

by DJ Rich-Ears

A bottle of Kava within easy reach & a beautiful sea-view. Briefly, this list comes straight from Ibiza.

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DJ Rich-Ears

130 Favourite Greatness Mix

by Rachel Louise

I've pretty much accomplished to make a mixed-tape full of my favourite songs. I've listened to the mix myself and I noticed I couldn't wait to hear what came next. Welcome to my world!

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Rachel Louise

64 Echo Beach 2011

by Menno Visser

Beach, sun, sea, drinks...and original fresh music...enjoy!

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Menno Visser