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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49 Gas op de Zuigers

Leon Happe

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Leon Happe

Léon Happé General Manager/ A&R manager [PIAS] Holland and as such responsible for a lot of acts as Racoon, Postman, dEUS, Kraak & Smaak a.o.. In his previous life Léon was a soundengineer for many bands.. Barkmarket, Motorpsycho, 7 Zuma 7, 35007 a.o. In that time he got his nickname hpdB because of the loud volume, Léon's trademark..

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49 Gas op de Zuigers

by Leon Happe

Somewhere deep down he still has a hidden love for loud guitar music. To honor that love he compiled Gas Op De Zuigers, in english Peddle to the meddle!

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Leon Happe

56 WTF did they do to my music?!

by MOONDOG

The tape draws from original Moondog recordings and also remixes/covers/samples used by other artists. The title means Moondog may not have approved of all of them.

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MOONDOG

109 A small step through our walkman cassettedeck recordings to make a great soundmixshow

by Meester Moeilijk & Sjonnie Disco

Selected with love by Meester Moeilijk en Sjonnie Disco "We hope you enjoy"

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Meester Moeilijk & Sjonnie Disco

197 Food and Inspiration

by Sonurber

Here are some tracks that inspire me in what I do, did and will do. Please enjoy the grooves of Nicolas Jaar, the beauty of techno in Dockyard by Paul Kalkbrenner, and lose yourself in The Passing of Time by my absolute favourite: The Orb.

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Sonurber

101 The Artists

by Top Notch

It is a list of known and unknown TopNotch tunes, cheerful and serious, old and new and it ranges from calm to fierce.

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Top Notch

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

77 Ollie’s Choice

by Olivier Teepe

A collection of tracks that (for instance) can guide me through a far away country in a rented vehicle driving on the left side of the road, where each track touches me deeply in one way or another and infuses me with energy, positive emotions and inspiration to continue the journey. It's not about the destination, but how you get there!

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Olivier Teepe

28 Space Station

by Rob Simon (Overdose.am)

From the people behind Amsterdam based art-music-fashion magazine Overdose.am.

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Rob Simon (Overdose.am)

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

176 Dutch Only!

by MusicFromNL

ESNS offers a nice insight in dutch bands and musicians who have made it in 2012 or promise to be big in 2013. This playlist offers the highlights according to MusicFromNL supplemented with some fresh tips.

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MusicFromNL