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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134 Decades in Music

Tim Akkerman

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Tim Akkerman

He started his musical career as the lead-singer of Dutch band Di-rect, for more ten years they played on every festival and pop stage . But in 2009 he had to follow his heart and so he left the band to start a career as singer/songwriter.
Recently he released his debut solo-album called Anno 2011. The vibe, instruments & composotion of his music can be compared with artists like Simon & Garfunkel, Janove Ottesen, Thomas Dybdahl, Amos Lee & Tim Christenen.



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134 Decades in Music

by Tim Akkerman

Over the past decades there's been a great diversity in music, which inspired me to this personal selection of songs from each period in time. I've called it 'decades in music' and I hope these songs will inspire you as much as they inspired me during my steps through life. Enjoy!

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Tim Akkerman

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

217 Buitenspelen Festival

by Buitenspelen Festival

This tape consists of some house, techno and tech-house records from our Buitenspelen Festival artists. Listen and get convinced.

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Buitenspelen Festival

10 Operation Mixtape

by Quartier Mustache

Quartier Mustache is a Pan-European DJ-collective.

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Quartier Mustache

203 Heroes

by Pleinvrees

A brief selection of melodious tracks from Pleinvrees’ key artists, all lined up for Pleinvrees Heroes on the 5th of May, Amsterdam.

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Pleinvrees

161 That shit is bananas

by Dagschotel

That shit is bananas

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Dagschotel

95 Earcatchers

by Florian Wolff

These are some of the tracks I've come across in my life that immediatley struck me in a brainteasing way. Melodies that massaged my soul, sounds so soulful that they made my heart skip a beat. Goosebumps and all that. Timeless tunes from my childhood, teenage classics and new born beauties. Enjoy!

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Florian Wolff

220 The Random List

by NSMBL

One should never try to understand a woman's brain, and this is why we won't over explain this tape. The only idea behind it is us loving all random things in life, things that simply cannot be categorized in just one theme or one genre. This tape is our vision of a day in a woman's life.

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NSMBL

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

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