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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29 Lust for Life

by Go Back To The Zoo

Write songs in a dusty old cellar...

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Go Back To The Zoo

69 Another Inside Look In Pop History

by Dave von Raven

The sound of a positive generation, the sound of things to come...

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Dave von Raven

161 That shit is bananas

by Dagschotel

That shit is bananas

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Dagschotel

132 A Collection Of Influences

by Onder Invloed

Some songs and musicians that have influenced me over the last few years.

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Onder Invloed

118 Originals

by Auxiliary tha Masterfader

Some songs have become so huge, we almost forget that they are actually a cover. Auxiliary Tha Masterfader made a big list of Originals who are less famous then the cover versions. This is a sample of that list. Listen to it and know who really made that hit song you love so so much.

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Auxiliary tha Masterfader

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

110 If It Ain’t @Bruut, It Ain’t Hardcore

by @Bruut (22tracks)

@Bruut unites the new and old world of core. The perfect mix of hardcore (and metalcore) music with a little bit of crossover.

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@Bruut (22tracks)

23 Langsam und Schmachtend

by Stef Collignon

A very special mixed tape to kick off 2011: we serve you a classic dish!

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Stef Collignon

13 Capa’s Night

by Capacocha

One-man-super-band blends trashy guitars, groovy basslines, cheesy organs and heavy electro beats!

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Capacocha