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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206 Indie Only

Indiestad

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Indiestad

Indiestad is the brainchild of Amsterdam's Paradiso, and the venue's twice-yearly, hugely successful London Calling festival is part of the deal with an indoor and outdoor edition. Other locations include Bitterzoet, and a trio of churches that are both visually and acoustically stunning: De Duif, Vondelkerk and the Amstelkerk.

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

219 Twelve Spelled Out Songs

by Waiting For Lenny

The first track on our EP is called B.E.A.T. After a long writing process the song really came together when we simply decided spell out the first word of the verse. From that moment on our little obsession with finding the best spelled out songs began. And so we didn’t really have to think long about a theme when you guys asked us to make a M.I.X.T.A.P.E. Enjoy!

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Waiting For Lenny

148 A Little Bit of Teenage Drugs

by The Sultans

Back to the 90's! The Sultans formerly known as The Sultans of Ping were the masters of crazy catchy Pop-Punk music!

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The Sultans

12 It can only get better

by Johanna Maria

Johanna Maria... Who the f*ck is Johanna Maria?

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Johanna Maria

04 Electronic Newgaze Dreampop

by Ruurt Staverman

Sizzer Amsterdam, Silent Sounds.

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Ruurt Staverman

64 Echo Beach 2011

by Menno Visser

Beach, sun, sea, drinks...and original fresh music...enjoy!

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Menno Visser

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

45 Miasmah

by Homework

Tom Waist, known for his work as part of globe-trotting production/dj duo Homework (Made To Play/Exploited), provides us with an 'all over the place' selection of tunes ("I hate the word: eclectic!"); from lullabies he used to listen to when he was 12 years old to the legendary house cuts that inspire him nowadays.

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Homework

32 Some more casual sex

by The Sultans

Go back to the early nineties: confused teenagers completely lost track, jumping on the humorous punk songs.

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The Sultans

218 Welcome to the Manners Lounge

by Manners.nl

Today’s true gent is a busy man: a demanding job, a vivid social life, a relationship or family, hobbies and a rigorous work-out regime. Therefore he wants to be able to get some proper relaxation. Sometimes he just wants to kick back, unbutton his suit, kick off his oxfords and recline with a beautiful glass of whiskey in one hand and a quality cigar in the other. At these moments, Manners.nl welcomes you to the Manners Lounge, a musical journey taking you through several styles and genres. We start with some loungy jazzy stuff and then take a trip through some soulful tunes. Let some surprising electro and worldly stuff seep into your soul before you move those feet to some genuine beats. After that it’s time to relax. Stretch, close your eyes and just mellow out. Kill the shuffle switch for this one.

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Manners.nl