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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135 C86 in 2012

Rats On Rafts

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Rats On Rafts

Rats on Rafts are from Rotterdam and their style has been compared to a mix of Post Punk and New Wave with elements of C86
and pre baggy by an excitable press. Comparisons to the Fire Engines, The Cure, The Chameleons and The Specials and have also been bandied about.

The band swear spiritual allegiance to the Rotterdam's New Wave, Pop and Punk scenes with one proviso, the weirder the better.

Rats have been together for a few years and, after boring themselves into finally getting good, they embarked on a phase which
is slowly seeing them recognized as something a bit special by their own countrymen.

In 2008 Rats released their first EP, "So Long And Thanks For All The Fish". The record received good (if somewhat bemused) reviews
and saw them play on 3voor 12's "Hollandse Nieuwe" nights and the "Local Heroes" event, hosted by Dutch magazine Live XS.
Their other record, a single, "The Moneyman" (a cover of a song by Rotterdam heroes KIEM) was released in September 2010.
The record was brought out on their own label and was produced by KIEM frontman, Huub Kentie.



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135 C86 in 2012

by http://open.spotify.com/user/strangelove_amsterdam/playlist/7uJuVxu4TgTnkVbIIoeHd3

It's very simple, a compilation of music we enjoy at this moment and have enjoyed for years, you can play it in one go and it fits together as a set and at the same time it doesn't at all. A nice C12 compilation.

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http://open.spotify.com/user/strangelove_amsterdam/playlist/7uJuVxu4TgTnkVbIIoeHd3

12 It can only get better

by Johanna Maria

Johanna Maria... Who the f*ck is Johanna Maria?

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Johanna Maria

215 Chillin’ out, maxin’ and relaxin’ all cool!

by I Am Oak

Big thoughts come in small songs and just because Kuijken is holding back, the music is full of tension. 'Nowhere or Tammensaari' is their latest album and the next step in a career that slowly but steadily unfolds. I am Oak makes albums to listen to, not just a collection of singles with some fillers, it's a listening experience. In shows it's the same thing. At that time there is also a big chance that the music takes you away, wherever your dreams want to take you. This is Thijs' selection of music to take you on a journey.

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I Am Oak

248 Krach Kollection

by Krach

This is music that we like, obviously. Make sure to play this music LOUD. Thank you.

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Krach

155 Recent Favourites

by Kim Janssen

Most of these artists I've been listening to for a while. These are some of my favorites that I've been playing a lot recently.

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Kim Janssen

226 The Installation

by Unruly Gallery

When installing shows at Unruly Gallery, we usually have a few cold Warsteiners, have a laugh and discuss art – including music. For this Mixed-Tape list I selected a few songs we discussed and played over the last year; a somewhat eclectic mix, including chansons, rock classics, pop and even contemporary hip hop.

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Unruly Gallery

86 Next Monday’s Hangover warm-up

by Rob Simon (Overdose.am)

Sunday the 14th of August is the day that Amsterdam's online art-music-fashion magazine Overdose.am will host its very first festival Next Monday's Hangover - Out in the open. This mixed-tape is to warm up for the big day. Artists in it are either on the festival line-up, or on our dream line-up!

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Rob Simon (Overdose.am)

20 European Women

by Natalie Loves

Independent label: Natalie Loves clever pop music Natalie Loves out of the ordinary media works.

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Natalie Loves

06 Funk you

by Erik Visser

Programmer for poppodium Simplon in Groningen.

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Erik Visser

36 Hartje

by Gilles de Smit (22tracks)

31 years on 1 pile in 22 tracks.

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Gilles de Smit (22tracks)