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

216 Getting ready for Saturday July 27th

by Welcome to the Future Festival

This mixtape is a small selection of the broad, eclectic line up Welcome to the Future Festival will be offering on July 27th at her festival taking place at 't Twiske, just above Amsterdam. From tech-house to techno and from house to deephouse, there's something here for every purveyor of quality dance music. We've selected new tracks from upcoming artists, some classics from all the legends that will be playing the festival and a few tracks that you might not know yet but really have to hear... enjoy!

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Welcome to the Future Festival

14 I chose you for your wave frequency

by Lustige Lola

The feminine half of dj Lustige Lola & Weltschmerz!

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Lustige Lola

243 Space, Time & Beyond

by Headphone

To get a little insight into our world of music and what inspires us, we’ve put together a playlist with some of our all-time favourite songs. We hope you like it!

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Headphone

11 Drank Liederen (en eentje over drugs)

by Lars Kelpin

Songs about booze and 1 about drugs...

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Lars Kelpin

75 Some of our favourites in Hiphop

by Puna.nl

Puna.nl is the most popular hip-hop platform in the Netherlands. More than four years ago three friends, Adai O'Bryan, Osei Vrede & Thomas Abera decided to not just share all the hiphop-news they found with each other, but to also put it on the web.

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Puna.nl

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

101 The Artists

by Top Notch

It is a list of known and unknown TopNotch tunes, cheerful and serious, old and new and it ranges from calm to fierce.

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Top Notch

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

50 Wake up and smell the coffee

by Pieter Ridder

You open your eyes. The sun is shining brightly through your bedroom window. Turn on your speakers LOUD!

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Pieter Ridder