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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44 Finest in Minimal Music

Tino Haenen (Het Muziekgebouw)

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Tino Haenen (Het Muziekgebouw)

Tino Haenen is general and artistic director of Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam and a huge music fan. Muziekgebouw is Netherlands’ leading concert venue for contemporary music and classical music with a modern twist. For the World Minimal Music Festival Tino made a special Mixed Tape with the finest in minimal music.

You can visit the festival from March 30 till April 3 (with a special performance by Steve Reich!). Check out the program at www.minimalmusicfestival.nl and follow Tino on twitter @muziekgebouw



44 Finest in Minimal Music

by Tino Haenen

The World Minimal Music Festival will start this week! Prepare yourself with a tape containing the finest songs in minimal music! Carefully selected by Tino Haenen, the big boss of Het Muziekgebouw!

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Tino Haenen

151 Enjoy Your Freedom

by Mixed-Tapes

No matter where you live, if you're in Holland this weekend, there's a festival near you! Check out this small selection of artists who will be performing at the liberation festivals this saturday. Freedom still is something to celebrate!

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Mixed-Tapes

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

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

250 Kliko fest

by Patronaat

Upcoming July 19th Kliko Fest will be back in Patronaat. Get ready with this playlist for a night full of dirty rock ‘n roll, garage and punk bands. Sleep is for the weak! 

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Patronaat

87 Just Move

by Specker

These tunes are a selection of the many songs that inspired us to make the music we love. We hope they will make you smile, nod you head, tap your feet or start dancing, just as they make us do. So find the groove and just move! 

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Specker

84 Hey Music Lovers

by Gerhardt

Here's a list of tunes I'm into at the moment. Since taste is an everlasting expanding phenomenon, I hope you will skip your judgement and just enjoy this list of fancy songs and expand your taste a little more.

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Gerhardt

45 Miasmah

by Homework

Tom Waist, known for his work as part of globe-trotting production/dj duo Homework (Made To Play/Exploited), provides us with an 'all over the place' selection of tunes ("I hate the word: eclectic!"); from lullabies he used to listen to when he was 12 years old to the legendary house cuts that inspire him nowadays.

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Homework

171 Less is More

by Zornik

“Less>More” is Zornik’s most experimental and different studio album so far. A first single “Smiling In The Sun” will be released in September 2012 and the album will follow shortly after in October. Zornik will play an extensive tour of 30 shows to promote their new album … it will be different, exciting but still … Zornik.

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Zornik

199 Wub and his candyshop

by Wub

Always tough to make a choice in all the music. These are some candies I took from my candyshop: melodic house, more crazy electronica and ass-shaking techno. I love them all!

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Wub