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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147 Bigger than life

School Is Cool

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School Is Cool

School is Cool brings you a fresh style of adventurous indie pop following in the footsteps of artists such as Kate Bush, Arcade Fire and Paul Simon through to Pixies and The Dodos.
2012.

With their album just released in The Netherlands, the band played to a capacity crowd at the Eurosonic Showcase Festival, as well as appearing on the Dutch main television show De Wereld Draait Door and in a 5 page interview in OOR magazine. “Entropology” is set to be released in France, followed by the UK and Germany later in this year. The band was also selected to appear in HMV’s Next Big Thing gigs in London on February 12th.




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147 Bigger than life

by School Is Cool

A journey into the influences of School is Cool. Designed to keep you on the edge of your seat, to be jarring, surprising and wide in it's span, in short: to keep you listening. 500 years of music encompassing pretty much everything. From strangely morbid native folk to the greatest melody in baroque history; from Kate Bush's idosyncratic style to a string quartet playing Arcade Fire's wildest track; from Black Francis' furious belting to Vivaldi's furioso; from a corny Bonnie Raitt ballad to gritty Skip James. Music is bigger than life. -Johannes Genard, singer of School iIs Cool -

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School Is Cool

41 Humming one of your songs

by Carice van Houten

And we hum her name; Carice van Houten, the launch-lady of the new mixed-tape site! And boy... are we excited!

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Carice van Houten

15 With just a little bit of funk in my soul

by Hadewych Minis

A beautiful multi-talent... Not only a wonderful actress, but she also has her own band!

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Hadewych Minis

95 Earcatchers

by Florian Wolff

These are some of the tracks I've come across in my life that immediatley struck me in a brainteasing way. Melodies that massaged my soul, sounds so soulful that they made my heart skip a beat. Goosebumps and all that. Timeless tunes from my childhood, teenage classics and new born beauties. Enjoy!

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Florian Wolff

74 ‘Fake’ Reggae

by David Kleijwegt

One of the first Tape-heads strikes again, rock with a reggae touch, rondos that don't like the rastaman and reggae with a twist!

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David Kleijwegt

23 Langsam und Schmachtend

by Stef Collignon

A very special mixed tape to kick off 2011: we serve you a classic dish!

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Stef Collignon

190 The John Coffey Tourbus Experience

by John Coffey

John Coffey shows are known for their madness and the partying going on during the show. When we leave the stage, all pumped up and excited, the energy keeps on going. By the time we enter the bus for a long drive (usually with a couple of beers we begged for at the venue), one lucky bastard gets to be the DJ. The recipe is always the same: HITS. iPods are handed to the DJ from all sides as we loudly sing along to the jingles we all love so much. To share that feeling with you, we collected a handful of those hits. Close your eyes, enter the tourbus, and enjoy THE JOHN COFFEY TOURBUS EXPERIENCE.

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John Coffey

230 Songs of desperation

by Bart van der Lee

This is a very diverse selection of songs that are both lyrically and musically very appealing and inspiring to me. These songs captivate me thematically by the loneliness, intensity or eloquence with which it infallibly and relentlessly is dragged into your ears. At the same time, they are intriguing by the structure and the musical decoration. Each one awakes in me a euphoric feeling of a desolate and lonely existence, by realizing that this is the way life is, these songs offer me a sense of refuge and relief.

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Bart van der Lee

164 Oktoberfest

by Stekker

Stekker, Delivers the energy you need this fall

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Stekker

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