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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150 Harper Blynn’s Mixed-Tape

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Harper Blynn

‘If pop hooks were Monopoly money, this foursome would be buying hotels on Park Place by now.’
-Time Out New York

And that's exactly what Harper Blynn is! Bam!

In this band, democracy rules, and that certainly extends to what gets pumped through the van speakers on long drives. Choice of tunes is paramount, and the right selection of ear candy involves a complex algorithm of factors, including (but not limited to) morale, length of drive, DJ skills, scenery and hunger level. This mix is a cross-section of what Harper Blynn plays in the van and also what we listen to in our spare time. Some we chose out of nostalgia, some we chose because it's new and we are excited to check it out. All of it is good. We dedicate this stellar collection of tunes to the late, great Levon Helm.

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150 Harper Blynn’s Mixed-Tape

by Harper Blynn

A while ago Absolutepunk wrote:" 'On their debut record Loneliest Generation, Harper Blynn takes a giant step beyond their contemporaries, and moves into a category all their own..." And now their new album 'Busy Hands' is released... Find a free download at www.harperblynn.com!

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Harper Blynn

#73 The story of Vulnerable

by Daniel Zuur

Some titles say it all, this tape is literally the story of Vulnerable. Every song got some elements of inspiration.

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Daniel Zuur

10 Operation Mixtape

by Quartier Mustache

Quartier Mustache is a Pan-European DJ-collective.

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Quartier Mustache

34 Unmixed Tape

by Boris Werner

House DJ living the rockstar life.

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Boris Werner

110 If It Ain’t @Bruut, It Ain’t Hardcore

by @Bruut (22tracks)

@Bruut unites the new and old world of core. The perfect mix of hardcore (and metalcore) music with a little bit of crossover.

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@Bruut (22tracks)

75 Some of our favourites in Hiphop

by Puna.nl

Puna.nl is the most popular hip-hop platform in the Netherlands. More than four years ago three friends, Adai O'Bryan, Osei Vrede & Thomas Abera decided to not just share all the hiphop-news they found with each other, but to also put it on the web.

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Puna.nl

08 Muziek voor de nacht

by Jasper van Vugt

Freelance journalist/editor for OOR, Algemeen Dagblad, CJP, NL20, Jazz Magazine, Sena Performers Magazine and Radio Mortale.

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Jasper van Vugt

67 Cock Rock Love Songs

by Elle Bandita

Over the top poppy, slick instant hits. Kinda sums up the 80's. Other than that there's some nice grungy tracks as well as some feminist cock rock. <3 Elle

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Elle Bandita

158 Ducato’s Mixtape

by Great Mountain Fire

Sounds of time, from Jacques Brell to the Beach Boys..dance away!

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Great Mountain Fire

66 Benny’s Favourites

by Benny Sings

Benny's Mixtape. Good for: Cleaning the house, Dancing while crying, Getting drunk with girls, and many other things. Enjoy!

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Benny Sings