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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42 Hey Ho Let’s Go!

Bettie Serveert

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Bettie Serveert

The story begins when Canadian-born, Netherlands-reared Carol van Dyk was hired as the live-sound mixer for the celebrated underground band de Artsen. Bunskoeke and Visser were already members, Dubbe was their roadie and the musical side project in which all four friends participated became Bettie Serveert. The name means "Bettie to serve" after Dutch tennis player Bettie Stöve, who lost the Wimbledon Ladies Final in 1977.







42 Hey Ho Let’s Go!

by Bettie Serveert

Bettie Serveert is celebrating their 20th Birthday this summer! Peter Visser and Carol van Dyk have a different taste in music: the 1st part are Peter’s fave’s, the 2nd half is Carol’s. Somewhere in the middle you find Bettie.

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Bettie Serveert

225 HAARBAARBAAR LOVES NACHTDIGITAL

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

44 Finest in Minimal Music

by Tino Haenen (Het Muziekgebouw)

The World Minimal Music Festival will start this week! Prepare yourself with a tape containing the finest songs in minimal music! Carefully selected by Tino Haenen, the big boss of Het Muziekgebouw!

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Tino Haenen (Het Muziekgebouw)

13 Capa’s Night

by Capacocha

One-man-super-band blends trashy guitars, groovy basslines, cheesy organs and heavy electro beats!

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Capacocha

136 Favourites

by Case Mayfield

Just a few of my favorite songs. I always use this playlist whilst walking from home to the station. The people seem a lot more friendly and happy when I’m hearing these tunes.

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Case Mayfield

203 Heroes

by Pleinvrees

A brief selection of melodious tracks from Pleinvrees’ key artists, all lined up for Pleinvrees Heroes on the 5th of May, Amsterdam.

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Pleinvrees

33 Playing Around with Sound

by DJ Rich-Ears

A magic morning from the same hill that day in Montery...

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DJ Rich-Ears

204 Spring

by SSBA Salon

Spring is afoot, and the fresh excitement it brings is buzzing around at Salon HQ. As devout accelerators, we had no choice but to share that magic promise of summer with a playlist of tunes that capture the moment. Singer-songwriters, beachpop and breezy beats, we got all the ingredients here to cook up sumfin' happy-good for your hungry ears.

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SSBA Salon

94 Third of September

by Astrid Kunst

Talking about music is like dancing about architecture. -Martin Mull

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Astrid Kunst

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