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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20 European Women

Natalie Loves

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Natalie Loves clever pop music
Natalie Loves out of the ordinary media works

20 European Women

by Natalie Loves

Independent label: Natalie Loves clever pop music Natalie Loves out of the ordinary media works.

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Natalie Loves

157 The joy of melancholy

by De Meisjes

Susan Sontag once wrote: 'Depression is melancholy minus its charms.' Even sad songs must contain an element of joy: no matter how blue, by their very essence they'll remain a celebration of what it means to be alive.

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De Meisjes

74 ‘Fake’ Reggae

by David Kleijwegt

One of the first Tape-heads strikes again, rock with a reggae touch, rondos that don't like the rastaman and reggae with a twist!

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David Kleijwegt

135 C86 in 2012

by Rats On Rafts

It's very simple, a compilation of music we enjoy at this moment and have enjoyed for years, you can play it in one go and it fits together as a set and at the same time it doesn't at all. A nice C12 compilation.

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Rats On Rafts

88 I found a wonderful place… It’s called music

by Pop Up Animal Kids

It's about soul, groove and feeling the moment as it speaks directly to you.

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Pop Up Animal Kids

164 Oktoberfest

by Stekker

Stekker, Delivers the energy you need this fall

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Stekker

29 Lust for Life

by Go Back To The Zoo

Write songs in a dusty old cellar...

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Go Back To The Zoo

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

37 minimalfolkrockish

by Case Mayfield

Intelligent folk, sometimes fragile, sometimes experimental but always passionate.

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Case Mayfield

86 Next Monday’s Hangover warm-up

by Rob Simon (Overdose.am)

Sunday the 14th of August is the day that Amsterdam's online art-music-fashion magazine Overdose.am will host its very first festival Next Monday's Hangover - Out in the open. This mixed-tape is to warm up for the big day. Artists in it are either on the festival line-up, or on our dream line-up!

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Rob Simon (Overdose.am)