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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88 I found a wonderful place… It’s called music

Pop Up Animal Kids

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Pop Up Animal Kids

True music with honest intend for the love of the ritual.
Three, four or more souls merging for a moment in time, allowing attentive beholders to synchronize with them. The raw beauty of humans getting together who personally surrender to the animal kid within. It’s ok. They’ll be back. Just a brief trip to the savage and wild pretty lands of distant instants.
How will Pop Up Animal Kids as a band be able to pull such a thing off? That’s a very good question and thanks for asking. There is off course a wild combination of instincts, tricks, talents and hard labour needed in order to make such a thing possible. But the real key to the Pop Up chemistry is that the members musically grew up together from day one and they’ve been growing up for over ten years now. Although they will never grow up in social terms of the word, they are now more ready than ever to share their learnings, feelings and accessible one-of-a-kindness with the rest of the world.
It’s all there you know, in songs, in words, photographs and drawings. It’s blues, naturally, and grooves, rhythms, or voodoo drums, whatever you want to call it. Songs for sure, but moments first...
from The Hague

www.popupanimalkids.com



88 I found a wonderful place… It’s called music

by Pop Up Animal Kids

It's about soul, groove and feeling the moment as it speaks directly to you.

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Pop Up Animal Kids

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

118 Originals

by Auxiliary tha Masterfader

Some songs have become so huge, we almost forget that they are actually a cover. Auxiliary Tha Masterfader made a big list of Originals who are less famous then the cover versions. This is a sample of that list. Listen to it and know who really made that hit song you love so so much.

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Auxiliary tha Masterfader

25 Amateur & Strangelove

by Jeroen Joosten

Former singer / keyboardplayer and founder of MeloManics now transformed as producer and dj Amateur presents his list of memories.

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Jeroen Joosten

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

106 Feeling Good

by Richard Zijlma

We start this edition of ADE with some favorite personal tunes of the Founder of the Amsterdam Dance Event...are you ready? We are!

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Richard Zijlma

92 The Medics ain’t misbehavin’

by The Medics

Ask five music-addicted guys to compile a mix tape and you'll get a shitload of music. Mostly recent tunes, but also some oldies that inspired us at home, in our rehearsal space and on the dancefloor.

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The Medics

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

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

34 Unmixed Tape

by Boris Werner

House DJ living the rockstar life.

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Boris Werner