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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116 Driving Home At Dawn

Tim Beumers

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Tim Beumers

Tim Beumers, musician, columnist and media-man. These are just a few of his activities, his portfolio goes on and on. And now we are proud to say he can add his very own Mixed-Tape to the list.

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116 Driving Home At Dawn

by Tim Beumers

When the sun sets after a long night and the world is still cold and gray, you need music. Music will guide you home. Music will keep you awake while the final miles disappear under your wheels. From start to finish, were your bed awaits.

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Tim Beumers

168 Ice Cream Truck

by The Fresh Kids

A mixed tape that will melt you from sweetness.

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The Fresh Kids

230 Songs of desperation

by Bart van der Lee

This is a very diverse selection of songs that are both lyrically and musically very appealing and inspiring to me. These songs captivate me thematically by the loneliness, intensity or eloquence with which it infallibly and relentlessly is dragged into your ears. At the same time, they are intriguing by the structure and the musical decoration. Each one awakes in me a euphoric feeling of a desolate and lonely existence, by realizing that this is the way life is, these songs offer me a sense of refuge and relief.

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Bart van der Lee

144 Spring is here

by Yorick van Norden

Yorick (frontman of The Hype) was so flattered by the great reception his first mixtape received, that he was challenged to create a follow-up, this time trying to make the perfect soundtrack to accompany the first rays of spring.

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Yorick van Norden

165 Ralf Kollmann’s ADE picks

by Mobilee Records

Mobilee Records own Ralf Kollmann with a great selection of ADE bombs

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Mobilee Records

216 Getting ready for Saturday July 27th

by Welcome to the Future Festival

This mixtape is a small selection of the broad, eclectic line up Welcome to the Future Festival will be offering on July 27th at her festival taking place at 't Twiske, just above Amsterdam. From tech-house to techno and from house to deephouse, there's something here for every purveyor of quality dance music. We've selected new tracks from upcoming artists, some classics from all the legends that will be playing the festival and a few tracks that you might not know yet but really have to hear... enjoy!

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Welcome to the Future Festival

133 25 years EKKO Utrecht

by EKKO

Last year, we've celebrated our 25th anniversary as a venue for upcoming, talented music. With this mixtape, we'll let you hear some of the music groups and acts that played the EKKO in those 25 years. Some are intimate, others are loud and there's some electronic music on it, as well. Please enjoy, and hopefully we're able to make a new one in 25 years from now!

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EKKO

92 The Medics ain’t misbehavin’

by The Medics

Ask five music-addicted guys to compile a mix tape and you'll get a shitload of music. Mostly recent tunes, but also some oldies that inspired us at home, in our rehearsal space and on the dancefloor.

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The Medics

60 Taping Victor

by Death Letters

Well, here's the tale of two youngsters chasing their dream in a far-away land.

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Death Letters

127 Fun

by Anton Goudsmit

These are the tracks that made me smile, feel groovy and feel good in the last couple of months.. Most of this music I heard, were when travelling in the tour bus with New Cool Collective, every band member using Spotify in turns .. Hail Technology!

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Anton Goudsmit