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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143 Inspiration

Bertolf

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Bertolf

Bertolf is a Dutch singer-songwriter. In his early days as a musician he played in a band called Junes. In 2009 he released his first solo-album.

Now he will release his third album called "Bertolf". There's a special reason why he named his third album after himself.

This is the first album in which he fully expressed himself. Every song was written from within. This album is about being honest. So it was the first album which deserved the right to be given his own name.



You can visit his website here.



143 Inspiration

by Bertolf

"Here is some of the music I listened to a lot while writing and recording my third album "Bertolf". The songs have been inspirational on a lot of levels: songwriting, singing, form, arrangement and production. "

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Bertolf

79 Soepermarkt Special

by Soep Op Zondag

Soeper mix of soul, funk, world, bossa, beats and electronica..compiled by Soep's home dj MOES.

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Soep Op Zondag

177 We are Void

by Void

Something for your mind, body and soul. It can lift you up or set you down. Great artists, spectacular songs.

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Void

205 Weekend Whistles

by Amsterdam Open Air

The sun may not be shining full-force just yet, but Amsterdam Open Air is! They just released their line-up and this tape is just a selection of all the great artists playing at Amsterdam Open Air...

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Amsterdam Open Air

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

01 My first playlist

by DJ Atomica

RobotRock, Dog Day Disco, Paradiso

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DJ Atomica

89 Favourites

by Gideon Bouwens

From classic drummachines to the crystal clear mixing techniques in Sade... Naturally there's also some tunes to move your feet to while u dream of sunny festivals, dusty feet instead of muddy boots....

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Gideon Bouwens

19 December

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

135 C86 in 2012

by Rats On Rafts

It's very simple, a compilation of music we enjoy at this moment and have enjoyed for years, you can play it in one go and it fits together as a set and at the same time it doesn't at all. A nice C12 compilation.

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Rats On Rafts

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