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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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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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

79 Soepermarkt Special

by Soep Op Zondag

Soeper mix of soul, funk, world, bossa, beats and electronica..compiled by Soep's home dj MOES.

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Soep Op Zondag

28 Space Station

by Rob Simon (Overdose.am)

From the people behind Amsterdam based art-music-fashion magazine Overdose.am.

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Rob Simon (Overdose.am)

166 Lust the Soundtrack

by Lust

The soundtrack of Lust, a cool serie made by the Amsterdam media college.

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Lust

31 All About Cat

by Cathelijne Beijn

It's All About Cat, radio bitch and a jazz babe.

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Cathelijne Beijn

112 Dell Baskerville Playlist

by Baskerville

Listen to this mixtape, and you will find out what we like!

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Baskerville

34 Unmixed Tape

by Boris Werner

House DJ living the rockstar life.

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Boris Werner

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)

184 The eye of the beholder

by PUP

We are constantly on the move and different styles of music are a part of that of course. This tape is for someone that through feelings, memories and dreams, wants to be taken into the wondrous world of PUP.

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PUP