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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216 Getting ready for Saturday July 27th

Welcome to the Future Festival

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Welcome to the Future Festival

On July 27th, Welcome to the Future will be opening it's gates to the small world we've all created together in the past 7 years. A colorful place, full of new friends, creative minds, hypnotic rythms, crisp-clear sound and good, honest food, just how we could imagine the Future to be - this is what Welcome to the Future is all about. For this seventh edition of the festival we welcome a stunning 49 DJ's and live-acts on seven stages. A quality line up of the finest house, tech-house and techno our scene has to offer. Join us on July 27th on the beautiful green hills of 't Twiske, just above Amsterdam!

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

227 Taste

by Pittug

Pittug loves to let you enjoy some good music. The Amsterdam based brand is known for its fine taste. Therefore we put together a mixed-tape with some great artists and songs from past to present.

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Pittug

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

207 Mix(t)ape

by Dance.nl

Here we have a fresh playlist from the Dance.nl crew. The playlist consists of a wide range of electronic music we like to listen to while we work.
Hopefully it invites you to read some of the articles we’ve put online as every one of them has been written with the same kind of passion we used to put together this mix(t)ape - enjoy the music where our heart is!

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Dance.nl

04 Electronic Newgaze Dreampop

by Ruurt Staverman

Sizzer Amsterdam, Silent Sounds.

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Ruurt Staverman

218 Welcome to the Manners Lounge

by Manners.nl

Today’s true gent is a busy man: a demanding job, a vivid social life, a relationship or family, hobbies and a rigorous work-out regime. Therefore he wants to be able to get some proper relaxation. Sometimes he just wants to kick back, unbutton his suit, kick off his oxfords and recline with a beautiful glass of whiskey in one hand and a quality cigar in the other. At these moments, Manners.nl welcomes you to the Manners Lounge, a musical journey taking you through several styles and genres. We start with some loungy jazzy stuff and then take a trip through some soulful tunes. Let some surprising electro and worldly stuff seep into your soul before you move those feet to some genuine beats. After that it’s time to relax. Stretch, close your eyes and just mellow out. Kill the shuffle switch for this one.

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Manners.nl

185 Déjà Entendu - Mixtape Memories

by Black Oysters

Some songs that have sculpted the musical taste of Noyster throughout the years accompanied by some elektro tunes by artists who have directly influenced the birth of Black Oysters.

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Black Oysters

18 Girl’s Night Out

by Krause

Self-made-electro-rock-chick... No guts, no glory... what else to say!

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Krause

175 Inspiration

by Tessa Rose Jackson

A new year of opportunities and lot's of music brings a mixed tape with old and new song. Golden oldies and fresh little diamonds, each of them important sources of inspiration! The perfect tape for a relaxed sunday morning!

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Tessa Rose Jackson

26 Lost in the World

by Nalden

Loves to awaken possibilities in other people and is living in the present plus.

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Nalden