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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152 Black & White

Half Way Station

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Half Way Station

Half Way Station’s debut album is called “Moonshine” after the
homebrew strong liquor of the southern states of the U.S.A. Intelligent
drums, banjo, violin, electric guitar and piano with freaky delays make
an eclectic, psychadelic kind of folk. This record feels like the soundtrack
of a granular black and white movie that takes place in a deserted town.

This band from Rotterdam (NL) has a Do-It-Yourself mentality that we
remember from the punk area. They make their own tourposters and
merch on their own press.

"Their Moonshine is made to keep you going"

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Excelsior Recordings



152 Black & White

by Half Way Station

A homebrew liquor of different artists for you to taste. This mix will keep you coming back for more, cheers!

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Half Way Station

93 A bit of Everything

by Ruben Hein

There's to much I want to share with you. But here are some (!) of my essentials. This is the stuff I like to listen to. So please take your time to listen to Ahmad Jamal, Bon Iver, James Brown, Q-Tip, Chet Baker and man more. I hope you like it! And I also hope I'm allowed to do this another time, so I can share more of my favorite music..(yes, you can Ruben!!)

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Ruben Hein

167 Sun in my Morning

by DJ Rich-Ears

DJ Rich-Ears has prepared for you a sunny mix that will bring some warmth in your cold autumn mornings. So whether you're at work or doing whatever you're doing, listen to this tape and dream off to a warm sunny beach far far far away from here.

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DJ Rich-Ears

19 December

by Jasper van Vugt

Freelance journalist/editor for OOR, Algemeen Dagblad, CJP, NL20, Jazz Magazine, Sena Performers Magazine and Radio Mortale!

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Jasper van Vugt

209 Summer in the City

by Thuishaven

This Mixed-Tape represents a day at Thuishaven. We combine enjoying the sun, hanging out with your friends, listening to world-class artists and dancing your feet off, all in one party. Listen to our tape and imagine yourself either slowly recovering from Saturday night in one of our hammocks or dancing in the warm sand to the worlds best DJ’s. Summer is finally upon us, come celebrate at Thuishaven!

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Thuishaven

138 Grooves From The Stars

by Strangelove

Cool sounds for real people. Presented to you by The HQ Meet + Greet, an initiative organized by Strangelove for the cool, creative, weird, loving and entrepreneurial folks we know and don't know. Sharing ideas while having some fun… The Stranglove HQ Parties are sponsored by Heineken Star Bottles.

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Strangelove

171 Less is More

by Zornik

“Less>More” is Zornik’s most experimental and different studio album so far. A first single “Smiling In The Sun” will be released in September 2012 and the album will follow shortly after in October. Zornik will play an extensive tour of 30 shows to promote their new album … it will be different, exciting but still … Zornik.

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Zornik

143 Inspiration

by Bertolf

"Here is some of the music I listened to a lot while writing and recording my third album "Bertolf". The songs have been inspirational on a lot of levels: songwriting, singing, form, arrangement and production. "

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Bertolf

249 Spring Weather Forecast

by Amp.Amsterdam

The clouds are clearing up, the sunlight is making it’s way through and the temperature is rising - time for some fresh songs!

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Amp.Amsterdam

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