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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Benny Sings

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Benny Sings

Benny Sings (real name Tim Berkestijn) is a Dutch pop artist who has released albums on the Dox label. His new album 'Art' came out the 27th of May.

www.bennysings.com



All pictures by Anique Weve

66 Benny’s Favourites

by Benny Sings

Benny's Mixtape. Good for: Cleaning the house, Dancing while crying, Getting drunk with girls, and many other things. Enjoy!

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Benny Sings

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

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

69 Another Inside Look In Pop History

by Dave von Raven

The sound of a positive generation, the sound of things to come...

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Dave von Raven

26 Lost in the World

by Nalden

Loves to awaken possibilities in other people and is living in the present plus.

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Nalden

195 Senatori Painting Tracks

by Selwyn Senatori

These are tracks that I use to get in all kinds of different moods when I paint in my studio. Each one has a special meaning to me.

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Selwyn Senatori

34 Unmixed Tape

by Boris Werner

House DJ living the rockstar life.

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Boris Werner

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!

24 Bring it Home

by Juan Sanchez

Especially for mixed-tapes he created a list of music that he listens to at home…ahh cute!

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Juan Sanchez

219 Twelve Spelled Out Songs

by Waiting For Lenny

The first track on our EP is called B.E.A.T. After a long writing process the song really came together when we simply decided spell out the first word of the verse. From that moment on our little obsession with finding the best spelled out songs began. And so we didn’t really have to think long about a theme when you guys asked us to make a M.I.X.T.A.P.E. Enjoy!

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Waiting For Lenny