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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HAARBAARBAAR

When you listen to my usual sets on Soundcloud you will find lots of house tracks with disco, hip-hop or 80’s & 90’s influences. Some call it deep house, some call it nu disco, some call it underground pop. But it doesn’t really matter what anyone calls it. As long as it feels right to me, I will play and enjoy it. For Mixed-Tapes I made a special Nachtdigital playlist with lot’s of tracks I wouldn’t play in my own dj-sets, but only with tracks I once heard while I was out there, on the Nachtdigital beach, with a cold Warsteiner in my hand… ☮ www.HAARBAARBAAR.com

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by HAARBAARBAAR

For 3 years now, I’ve been finding my way to Nachtdigital festival in Olganitz, Germany. “A playground for grown-ups” is what a lot of visitors call it. And they are right… A playground with quality (and often a bit strange) house music.

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HAARBAARBAAR

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

85 Punta del Este

by Blaudzun

My pick for a hot but dark summer night on a perfect beach. These songs should be accompanied with the sound of crashing waves and lots of good wine.

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Blaudzun

121 Autumn Leaves

by Jasper van Vugt

A soundtrack for those nice evenings when your just chilling on your couch with a cup of tea under a nice warm blanket.

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Jasper van Vugt

222 Nice to meet you

by Fat Kids Cake

27th of July, Fat Kids Cake had her 15 minutes of fame. The creative collective was invited by Famous For Now to join forces in the cosy disco basement of Chapter 21. Listen to Fat Kids Cakes’ favourites with this Mixed-Tape, and we hope to see you at our next event in the Chicago Social Club on the 29th of August!

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Fat Kids Cake

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

83 Sunday Breakfast for her

by Terry Toner

With a selection of French pastry, the finest fruit jams, heart shaped pancakes and freshly squeezed orange juice you remember that a final touch could make the ambiance near perfect and as she opens her eyes with the most romantic  breakfast she will ever experience in her life the first tones of this mix tape fill up the room… Enjoy!

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Terry Toner

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

21 Songs that Shook and Still Shake My World

by Auxiliary tha Masterfader

50% Blokgolf, 100% disco. Gear addict.

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Auxiliary tha Masterfader

215 Chillin’ out, maxin’ and relaxin’ all cool!

by I Am Oak

Big thoughts come in small songs and just because Kuijken is holding back, the music is full of tension. 'Nowhere or Tammensaari' is their latest album and the next step in a career that slowly but steadily unfolds. I am Oak makes albums to listen to, not just a collection of singles with some fillers, it's a listening experience. In shows it's the same thing. At that time there is also a big chance that the music takes you away, wherever your dreams want to take you. This is Thijs' selection of music to take you on a journey.

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I Am Oak