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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138 Grooves From The Stars

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Strangelove

Because we've got a brand new office.

Strangelove has moved. And everyone knows there's only one way to celebrate this: a houseparty!!

Tonight we will celebrate the start at our new office with all of our Strangelove friends, and of course there's no party without Heineken. So our friends from Heineken sponsored our party with their cool & unique 'Heineken Star Bottles'.

Party on!




138 Grooves From The Stars

by Strangelove

Cool sounds for real people. Presented to you by The HQ Meet + Greet, an initiative organized by Strangelove for the cool, creative, weird, loving and entrepreneurial folks we know and don't know. Sharing ideas while having some fun… The Stranglove HQ Parties are sponsored by Heineken Star Bottles.

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Strangelove

78 The Festival Warm-Up

by Appelsap

A small warm-up for 'het Appelsap' feast on July the 31st. We selected tracks of a large part of the lineup of the festival. Get on your dancing shoes!

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Appelsap

04 Electronic Newgaze Dreampop

by Ruurt Staverman

Sizzer Amsterdam, Silent Sounds.

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Ruurt Staverman

14 I chose you for your wave frequency

by Lustige Lola

The feminine half of dj Lustige Lola & Weltschmerz!

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Lustige Lola

226 The Installation

by Unruly Gallery

When installing shows at Unruly Gallery, we usually have a few cold Warsteiners, have a laugh and discuss art – including music. For this Mixed-Tape list I selected a few songs we discussed and played over the last year; a somewhat eclectic mix, including chansons, rock classics, pop and even contemporary hip hop.

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Unruly Gallery

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

241 The Sound of 2014

by Amp.Amsterdam

A collection of songs that just might be engraved into our collective memory by the end of this year.

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Amp.Amsterdam

47 Chop Wood

by Odilo

...Imagine Nick Drake inviting Jamie Lidell, Eels and Beck over for dinner.

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Odilo

36 Hartje

by Gilles de Smit (22tracks)

31 years on 1 pile in 22 tracks.

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Gilles de Smit (22tracks)

140 Tourbus

by Blood Red Shoes

This is the kind of playlist we'd have playing as we travel between shows across the land...

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Blood Red Shoes