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

I Am Oak

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I Am Oak

Thijs Kuijken from Utrecht writes folk music as I am Oak. His songs have been called night songs. Music that takes you on a journey, that's what the judges of the 3VOOR12 Award 2011 wrote. That prize was for Oasem (pronounced as awesome) by I Am Oak, according to the judges the best Dutch album of that year, that was released on Snowstar Records.

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

228 The Walls Are Black They’re Burned

by Laser 3.14

Growing up in the great '80s creating mix tapes, for yourself or other people, was something special. Anyway I hope you like my selection. I’ve created it especially for you.

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Laser 3.14

88 I found a wonderful place… It’s called music

by Pop Up Animal Kids

It's about soul, groove and feeling the moment as it speaks directly to you.

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Pop Up Animal Kids

21 Songs that Shook and Still Shake My World

by Auxiliary tha Masterfader

50% Blokgolf, 100% disco. Gear addict.

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Auxiliary tha Masterfader

91 Amsterdam

by Amsterdam is all In

This is a compilation of tracks that celebrate the city Amsterdam and Ajax. From Jacques Brel and David Bowie to Amsterdam's finest André Hazes and Mick Harren, listen to the different sounds of the city!

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Amsterdam is all In

114 Tunes of STRP Festival

by STRP Festival

Listen to the tunes of STRP Festival which is held from November 18-27. From James Holden to Amon Tobin different styles come together at the Klokgebouw, Eindhoven.

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STRP Festival

03 Songs that make me wanna make music

by Auxiliary tha Masterfader

Come with me and I'll get you in the dark of the night.

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Auxiliary tha Masterfader

128 Rockin’ & Rollin’

by WANNABEASTAR

I love loads of different styles of music so it wasnt easy to make a favourite list. I'm an electro dj and a live electro/punk/rock artist. But my favourite music to play at home for sure will be rock music. I love the lyrics, the heavy guitars, the raw and edgy sounds wich all together gets me in a great mood and gives me loads of inspiration. It broadens my horizon and keeps me rebellious for my time behind the turntables and on stage. So I decided to make this list a little bit more personal and about the music I listen to when I'm home dancing with my daughter.

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WANNABEASTAR

168 Ice Cream Truck

by The Fresh Kids

A mixed tape that will melt you from sweetness.

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The Fresh Kids

94 Third of September

by Astrid Kunst

Talking about music is like dancing about architecture. -Martin Mull

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Astrid Kunst