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

189 A can of Whoopass

by Feather & the White

These songs are so f*cking badass, it will make you wanna grow a beard (even the ladies), get some tattoos and offer Chuck Norris a can of whoopass. Period!

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Feather & the White

15 With just a little bit of funk in my soul

by Hadewych Minis

A beautiful multi-talent... Not only a wonderful actress, but she also has her own band!

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Hadewych Minis

147 Bigger than life

by School Is Cool

A journey into the influences of School is Cool. Designed to keep you on the edge of your seat, to be jarring, surprising and wide in it's span, in short: to keep you listening. 500 years of music encompassing pretty much everything. From strangely morbid native folk to the greatest melody in baroque history; from Kate Bush's idosyncratic style to a string quartet playing Arcade Fire's wildest track; from Black Francis' furious belting to Vivaldi's furioso; from a corny Bonnie Raitt ballad to gritty Skip James. Music is bigger than life. -Johannes Genard, singer of School iIs Cool -

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School Is Cool

192 Noah’s Ark

by Next Monday’s Hangover

This tape consists of deep indie-electronica music featuring all artists performing at Next Monday's Hangover - NOAH'S ARK on April 6th in Amsterdam. Curated by Next Monday's Hangover host and resident Some Chemistry. 

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Next Monday’s Hangover

66 Benny’s Favourites

by Benny Sings

Benny's Mixtape. Good for: Cleaning the house, Dancing while crying, Getting drunk with girls, and many other things. Enjoy!

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Benny Sings

17 Something’s not right…

by Rutger Hoedemaekers

Producer Rutger Hoedemaekers (About, Voicst, Lucky Fonz III) is currently living and working in Berlin.

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Rutger Hoedemaekers

214 Oldschool Vibe

by The House

A selection of tracks which represent the sound of The House. Including tracks from Phil Weeks, William Kouam Djoko & De Sluwe Vos.

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The House

90 Kraantje Playlist

by Kraantje Pappie

This is a compilation of tracks that I've been listening to lately. A couple of tracks are tracks that I really love and some others are in this list because I kinda studied them. By studying I mean; I was listening to the structures within a popsong. I wanted to figure out if there's a formula in it so I can use it in my own music projects. Enjoy.

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Kraantje Pappie

196 Songs we rip off

by Glasses & Mustaches

Twenty songs that got us where we are today; personal anthems, if you will.

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Glasses & Mustaches