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

191 The Guilty Pleasure List

by Elza Jo

This tape is called "The Guilty Pleasure" list because I love this music to work out to or to clean my house with.

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Elza Jo

104 Songs Behind The Sun

by Sonja van Hamel

Fall is my favourite season, reveiling intense sceneries and colourful sounds. These songs are glowing treasures to me, that unravel themself with luscious spirits and a deep beating heart. – Sunny Son

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Sonja van Hamel

68 Balearic Fantastic Eclectic

by DJ Rich-Ears

A bottle of Kava within easy reach & a beautiful sea-view. Briefly, this list comes straight from Ibiza.

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DJ Rich-Ears

214 Oldschool Vibe

by The House

A selection of tracks which represent the sound of The House. Including tracks from Phil Weeks, William Kouam Djoko & De Sluwe Vos.

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The House

76 Do the Dog Day Disco

by Dog Day Disco

Dog Day Disco pilots Johanna Maria & Lustige Lola selected their favorite tracks, disco fever and groovy beats, we can not wait for tomorrow evening!

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Dog Day Disco

134 Decades in Music

by Tim Akkerman

Over the past decades there's been a great diversity in music, which inspired me to this personal selection of songs from each period in time. I've called it 'decades in music' and I hope these songs will inspire you as much as they inspired me during my steps through life. Enjoy!

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Tim Akkerman

107 Future Nostalgic

by Carlos Valdes

Here some music that I usually play at home, 80's, 90's and some unreleased stuff. Let the music do that talking and enjoy every beat of it..

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Carlos Valdes

112 Dell Baskerville Playlist

by Baskerville

Listen to this mixtape, and you will find out what we like!

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Baskerville

235 ADE Nostalgia

by All We Want Festival

Summer has gone, the festival season has finished, but luckily there is Amsterdam Dance Event to get us through the dark days of fall! We absolutely love this indoor, all-over-the-place, five-days-of-mayhem event and enjoyed every minute of it. This mixed-tape is a tribute to last week, a week that we're still recovering from but will be in our memories for a long time. Enjoy these songs, which will take you back from the anticipation before until the hangover and the memories.

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All We Want Festival