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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213 Buiten Westen ☮ 2013

Buiten Westen

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Buiten Westen

Six Amsterdam based collectives are working together for the musical programme by each hosting their own stage: Pleinvrees, Rekorder, Next Monday's Hangover, BlackOut, Paardenkracht and VBX. Electronic music sets the tone and they know like no other what's hot. But sound is not the only sense that Buiten Westen will trigger. Set design, culinary treats and extra entertainment are just as important as the musical aspect.
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213 Buiten Westen ☮ 2013

by Buiten Westen

Buiten Westen, the festival for 'free spirits and sounds', is back in Westerpark on July 20th. A programme packed with musicians, artists, traditional caterers and other young creatives, make sure that creative talent and culture lovers can find each other once again this year in the lovely park in Amsterdam West.

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Buiten Westen

82 Gruizige Soul

by Cathelijne Beijn

First there was jazz and now it's time for soul, another dazzling Gruizige (Google translate: Gritty) Soul tape. Enjoy

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Cathelijne Beijn

96 PoetryPusher Favourites

by The PoetryPusher

Without music there's no words...

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The PoetryPusher

227 Taste

by Pittug

Pittug loves to let you enjoy some good music. The Amsterdam based brand is known for its fine taste. Therefore we put together a mixed-tape with some great artists and songs from past to present.

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Pittug

98 It’s a She Male selection

by She Male

Guten Tag, we are She Male a dj duo based in Amsterdam. We love music and when we play live we try to share this love with the crowd.The tracks we selected consists of tracks we love to play when: we wake up, are on a holiday, play in a club or when we dance in the living room! Cheers!

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She Male

39 Inspirations

by Jungle by night

A nine-headed ensemble inspired by music away from the mainstream!

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Jungle by night

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

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

131 Some Favourites

by Red Light Radio

Here some favourites of 2011 which we discovered or rediscovered in our first year listening to our own radio station.

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Red Light Radio

10 Operation Mixtape

by Quartier Mustache

Quartier Mustache is a Pan-European DJ-collective.

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Quartier Mustache