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

186 Shoe Fo Yo

by Niels Shoe Meulman

I'm dragging some tracks into a Spotify folder at the moment... No idea if I can figure out how to get that to you... and a text... maybe in a little while once I'm really high... toedeloe, NSM

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Niels Shoe Meulman

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

212 Your WKND Starts Here!

by WKND

This mixtape will make your WKND start right here, right now! Studio 80's WKND residents Juri Miralles, Elias Mazian, Tim Hoeben, Bram Fidder, Tim van Citters, Joppe Muller and Tijn Benedek picked their favourite tracks of the moment, enjoy! 

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WKND

69 Another Inside Look In Pop History

by Dave von Raven

The sound of a positive generation, the sound of things to come...

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Dave von Raven

91 Amsterdam

by Amsterdam is all In

This is a compilation of tracks that celebrate the city Amsterdam and Ajax. From Jacques Brel and David Bowie to Amsterdam's finest André Hazes and Mick Harren, listen to the different sounds of the city!

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Amsterdam is all In

#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

240 My House Life

by Mulla

This is an old-school collection of house music which I still listen to today to enjoy. Sometimes I even still play some of these songs because most of them, smash every club.

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Mulla

163 A Sinful Bachannal

by Los Suruba

Los Suruba, The Spanish party crew serves some filthy bangers!

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Los Suruba

99 Celebrating life, one song at a time

by Gram

Seduction, attitude, and melodies that lodge in your head until you go to bed... Music is life, so get off that couch! These songs definitely kept me going while we were making the second Gram album 'Play Me'.

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Gram