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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78 The Festival Warm-Up

by Appelsap

A small warm-up for 'het Appelsap' feast on July the 31st. We selected tracks of a large part of the lineup of the festival. Get on your dancing shoes!

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Appelsap

140 Tourbus

by Blood Red Shoes

This is the kind of playlist we'd have playing as we travel between shows across the land...

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Blood Red Shoes

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

65 Birds

by Chillp

An electric bird, an early bird, a talking bird and even a ghetto bird. (*)< chillp chillp

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Chillp

27 The horses are coming

by Hidde Pluymert

Loves poppy but slightly obscure crossover-dubstep-rave-electronica-disco-witchhouse.

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Hidde Pluymert

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

204 Spring

by SSBA Salon

Spring is afoot, and the fresh excitement it brings is buzzing around at Salon HQ. As devout accelerators, we had no choice but to share that magic promise of summer with a playlist of tunes that capture the moment. Singer-songwriters, beachpop and breezy beats, we got all the ingredients here to cook up sumfin' happy-good for your hungry ears.

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SSBA Salon

54 De Muziek

by A’dam E.V.A

Oh zo jammer dat het alweer is afgelopen...nog even nagenieten van deze super serie met alle muziek die je in de 8 afleveringen hebt kunnen horen!

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A’dam E.V.A

121 Autumn Leaves

by Jasper van Vugt

A soundtrack for those nice evenings when your just chilling on your couch with a cup of tea under a nice warm blanket.

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Jasper van Vugt