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.
www.buitenwesten.am

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

149 Dox 15 Years

by Dox Records

"What's the best way to really explain what Dox actually does? The songs in this playlist, featuring musicians throughout the past 15 years of DOX, have been echoing through my head...." (Bart Suer, General Manager). Dox is celebrating their 15 year anniversary! With artists to be proud of, for once Dox itself will take the spotlight and throw a big party in Paradiso, Friday May 11th.

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Dox Records

#73 The story of Vulnerable

by Daniel Zuur

Some titles say it all, this tape is literally the story of Vulnerable. Every song got some elements of inspiration.

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Daniel Zuur

247 Unwind from the hustle and bustle 

by iDOUBLEYOU

As a true music lover I listen to a varying range of music to unwind. Being active in the nightlife I love electronic music. For this mixed tape I choose a variety of post-modern classical music to chill wave and indie, from lo-fi to minimalistic of course with an electronic touch. So relax and unwind, forgetting the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

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iDOUBLEYOU

117 Lions

by Cirque Valentin

After losing his shame, guitar player Valentijn Bannier (Steye, Zuco 103, Giovanca) started the hottest band of this moment. Listen to this tape and you'll get to know the love of your life

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Cirque Valentin

156 PIAS NITES II

by alt-J

A little list to celebrate the release of our debut-album & to kick off the 2nd edition of PIAS NITES! ∆

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alt-J

102 I can hear it calling

by Cut Copy

Some 80ies rock & vintage disco tunes to get you into Cut Copy's musical mindset, selected by Cut Copy for the www.mixed-tapes.nl

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Cut Copy

129 A bit different

by Microove

I made this podcast, to show that I have more to offer as a DJ then just a House or Techno set. I've always been a very diverse DJ and my preference of music has always been very eclectic. In this way I would like to show that to the public aswell. Hopefully you'll enjoy this slow BPM set!

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Microove

38 Tape of inspiration & relaxation

by Kabale und Liebe

Spank the baby and wobble your but cheeks!

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Kabale und Liebe

22 Citytrip

by Atze de Vrieze

Atze de Vrieze is music editor for VPRO's 3VOOR12. He likes music without borders.

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Atze de Vrieze