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

155 Recent Favourites

by Kim Janssen

Most of these artists I've been listening to for a while. These are some of my favorites that I've been playing a lot recently.

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Kim Janssen

244 Embryonic Journey

by The Cosmic Carnival

From the Cosmic to the Carnival. These songs tell our story from the very beginning up until where we are right now. Deep grooves and addictive drums, with a bit of reggae here and there. Blistering solos, and some psychedelic flavours. And there's this thing we have with harmony singing. No ‘80s or ’90s songs on this one, mate... The good stuff's timeless. Enjoy this fine selection wherever you are, whenever you want. Peace!

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The Cosmic Carnival

248 Krach Kollection

by Krach

This is music that we like, obviously. Make sure to play this music LOUD. Thank you.

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Krach

47 Chop Wood

by Odilo

...Imagine Nick Drake inviting Jamie Lidell, Eels and Beck over for dinner.

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Odilo

207 Mix(t)ape

by Dance.nl

Here we have a fresh playlist from the Dance.nl crew. The playlist consists of a wide range of electronic music we like to listen to while we work.
Hopefully it invites you to read some of the articles we’ve put online as every one of them has been written with the same kind of passion we used to put together this mix(t)ape - enjoy the music where our heart is!

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Dance.nl

175 Inspiration

by Tessa Rose Jackson

A new year of opportunities and lot's of music brings a mixed tape with old and new song. Golden oldies and fresh little diamonds, each of them important sources of inspiration! The perfect tape for a relaxed sunday morning!

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Tessa Rose Jackson

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

250 Kliko fest

by Patronaat

Upcoming July 19th Kliko Fest will be back in Patronaat. Get ready with this playlist for a night full of dirty rock ‘n roll, garage and punk bands. Sleep is for the weak! 

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Patronaat

#73 The story of Vulnerable

by Daniel Zuur

Some titles say it all, this tape is literally the story of Vulnerable. Every song got some elements of inspiration.

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Daniel Zuur