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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229 Dreams of Music

Stillman

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Stillman

Dreams of music is a show on stillman.nl – small portraits of talented musicians I’ve come across in my time. It’s divided up in episodes to let these artists tell the story that has brought them to today. It’s a captivating subject that gives an insight to world of these musicians.

I am a 27-year-old Swede who got to Amsterdam to explore his own world. I quickly got into the music world in Amsterdam with a small photo camera in hand. It didn’t take long before that photo camera was changed into a video camera and it hasn’t left my hand since.

229 Dreams of Music

by Stillman

On my journey filming countless bands in and around Amsterdam I’ve come across some pretty f-ing awesome local bands and talents! Here are some of them!

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Stillman

108 Around the World

by Armin van Buuren

2th place this year, but Armin was the #1 DJ for 4 years and specially selected some tracks for all the mixed-tapes.nl visitors, 20 songs to keep you dancing all around the world!

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Armin van Buuren

01 My first playlist

by DJ Atomica

RobotRock, Dog Day Disco, Paradiso

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DJ Atomica

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

167 Sun in my Morning

by DJ Rich-Ears

DJ Rich-Ears has prepared for you a sunny mix that will bring some warmth in your cold autumn mornings. So whether you're at work or doing whatever you're doing, listen to this tape and dream off to a warm sunny beach far far far away from here.

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DJ Rich-Ears

156 PIAS NITES II

by alt-J

A little list to celebrate the release of our debut-album & to kick off the 2nd edition of PIAS NITES! ∆

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alt-J

131 Some Favourites

by Red Light Radio

Here some favourites of 2011 which we discovered or rediscovered in our first year listening to our own radio station.

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Red Light Radio

23 Langsam und Schmachtend

by Stef Collignon

A very special mixed tape to kick off 2011: we serve you a classic dish!

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Stef Collignon

136 Favourites

by Case Mayfield

Just a few of my favorite songs. I always use this playlist whilst walking from home to the station. The people seem a lot more friendly and happy when I’m hearing these tunes.

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Case Mayfield

103 An hour and eighteen minutes

by Peter Zantingh

‘Een uur en achttien minuten’ (‘An hour and eighteen minutes’) is the soundtrack accompanying the debut novel of Peter Zantingh.

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Peter Zantingh