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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172 fifty shades of white

Milkbar

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Milkbar

Milkbar opened its doors with the debut single 'Accident' in 2011. The song was immediately picked up by 3FM and was frequently heard in various television programs and include summaries of Eredivisie Live. The band was named 3FM Serious Talent and debuted in The World Keeps Turning. For the video of the milking Accident was provided by none other than presenter Jeroen Pauw. The single 'The Doctor' iwas chosen as the leader of the KRO music program 'Inside Oud' in 2011.

172 fifty shades of white

by Milkbar

Milkbar got back into the studio with producer Arno Krabman to work on their debut album. Now, the result of eighteen months writing, planing and tinkering is finally there! The debut album 'Monday Club' appears October 26th at [PIAS]. Prior to the release published in September the brand new single 'Julia'. Passionate, full of ambition and packed with an energetic live set and debut album is now keen Milkbar in the wings. LIVE: 28-dec-12 Mezz Café – Breda 
12-jan-13 Noorderslag - Groningen

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Milkbar

#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

35 Stuck In This Ocean

by Marcus Wheeldon (Airship)

The band's main ambition is to create a f**ked up pop record.

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Marcus Wheeldon (Airship)

206 Indie Only

by Indiestad

It's true, Amsterdam is an amazing place for seeing bands all year round - but for a little longer than a week in May, it gets even better. So mark your calendars for 18 to 26 May 2013, because that's when Amsterdam turns into Indiestad ('Indie City') with a huge array of the best up-and-coming bands hitting stages across the city.

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Indiestad

150 Harper Blynn’s Mixed-Tape

by Harper Blynn

A while ago Absolutepunk wrote:" 'On their debut record Loneliest Generation, Harper Blynn takes a giant step beyond their contemporaries, and moves into a category all their own..." And now their new album 'Busy Hands' is released... Find a free download at www.harperblynn.com!

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Harper Blynn

72 A Rollercoaster Ride on Tape

by Peter te Bos

This tape takes you on - a hellova rollercoaster ride - from sleaziness to poppy and back!

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Peter te Bos

57 Welcome to My World

by Marko Nastic

He resisted dark forces of political madness through electronic music and a celebration of life.

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Marko Nastic

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

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

202 Teaser Taster

by Amsterdam Live On Stage

Amsterdam Live On Stage believes in the energy of live electro-instrumental music. We want every act to be experimental and unique.

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Amsterdam Live On Stage