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

90 Kraantje Playlist

by Kraantje Pappie

This is a compilation of tracks that I've been listening to lately. A couple of tracks are tracks that I really love and some others are in this list because I kinda studied them. By studying I mean; I was listening to the structures within a popsong. I wanted to figure out if there's a formula in it so I can use it in my own music projects. Enjoy.

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Kraantje Pappie

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

67 Cock Rock Love Songs

by Elle Bandita

Over the top poppy, slick instant hits. Kinda sums up the 80's. Other than that there's some nice grungy tracks as well as some feminist cock rock. <3 Elle

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Elle Bandita

42 Hey Ho Let’s Go!

by Bettie Serveert

Bettie Serveert is celebrating their 20th Birthday this summer! Peter Visser and Carol van Dyk have a different taste in music: the 1st part are Peter’s fave’s, the 2nd half is Carol’s. Somewhere in the middle you find Bettie.

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Bettie Serveert

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

51 Taping Duende

by Death Letters

Well, here's the tale of two youngsters chasing their dream in a far-away land.

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Death Letters

57 Welcome to My World

by Marko Nastic

He resisted dark forces of political madness through electronic music and a celebration of life.

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Marko Nastic

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

106 Feeling Good

by Richard Zijlma

We start this edition of ADE with some favorite personal tunes of the Founder of the Amsterdam Dance Event...are you ready? We are!

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Richard Zijlma