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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Carice van Houten

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Carice van Houten

Carice is probably best known for her twitter-radio-station! Night by night you can find Carice tweeting songs she likes, discovered or just wants to spam with.

Besides that Carice van Houten has several awards on her name, and has become one of the most talented and popular actresses of the Netherlands.

We love her!

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41 Humming one of your songs

by Carice van Houten

And we hum her name; Carice van Houten, the launch-lady of the new mixed-tape site! And boy... are we excited!

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Carice van Houten

220 The Random List

by NSMBL

One should never try to understand a woman's brain, and this is why we won't over explain this tape. The only idea behind it is us loving all random things in life, things that simply cannot be categorized in just one theme or one genre. This tape is our vision of a day in a woman's life.

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NSMBL

24 Bring it Home

by Juan Sanchez

Especially for mixed-tapes he created a list of music that he listens to at home…ahh cute!

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Juan Sanchez

40 One Year Birthday Mix

by Air

Slice the cake and get your groove on for the birthday mix of AIR!

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Air

246 8ball Music Sampler

by 8ball Music

This collection of songs features some of the best songs we’ve released over the past few years. Songs you might recognise from the radio with a few lesser known gems in between.

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8ball Music

139 Electronic music & art festival

by 5 Days Off

A taste of the national & international artists who will be present at the upcoming 5 Days Off Festival.

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5 Days Off

70 Where I Came From

by Isis

"It all started in my parents house where they used to play a broad blend of everything, slowly evolving towards a more electronic sound."

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Isis

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

43 Dance Little Sister

by Valerius

A Valeriusly overload on great songs. These stimulates the boys to write and record their new album, we can't wait!

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Valerius

206 Indie Only

by Indiestad

It's true, Amsterdam is an amazing place for seeing bands all year round - but for a little longer than a week in May, it gets even better. So mark your calendars for 18 to 26 May 2013, because that's when Amsterdam turns into Indiestad ('Indie City') with a huge array of the best up-and-coming bands hitting stages across the city.

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Indiestad