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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137 It’s an Armada Movement

Armada Music

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Armada Music

Dutch record label Armada Music doesn’t really need an introduction. But to be sure you know where Armada comes from and where this diverse and steady growing record company is heading for in the future, here’s a few facts that deserve your attention.

Armada was founded back in 2003 by Armin van Buuren, Maykel Piron and David Lewis, of which the first 2 letters of their names form nothing less than ‘Armada’. The company celebrates its eighth anniversary in 2011 and has brought a range of quality releases over the past years, which resulted in the ‘Best Global Dance Label’ title three years in a row, as awarded by the International Dance Music Awards of 2009, 2010 and 2011. The Amsterdam-based label works with and manages some of the biggest names in dance music industry.

Armada also hosts successful events worldwide, therewith entering the areas of management and events. Its yearly events in Ibiza manage to attract thousands of party lovers to the white beaches, sunsets and of course: the best DJ’s Armada provides them.

Ultimately Managing Director and co-owner Maykel Piron puts it best: “It’s mainly important to be able to release high quality dance music. That basically means we should be able to release every genre of track. No matter if it’s trance or house; if we love it, we have the opportunity to release it.”



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137 It’s an Armada Movement

by Armada Music

Playlist with the greatest Armada songs! Great mixes by Armin van Buuren, Paul Oakenfold andf many others!

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Armada Music

187 While wearing our headphones

by The Mad Trist

We put together this special tape to give you a little insight as to what we listen to and what inspires us on a day-to-day basis.

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The Mad Trist

60 Taping Victor

by Death Letters

Well, here's the tale of two youngsters chasing their dream in a far-away land.

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Death Letters

114 Tunes of STRP Festival

by STRP Festival

Listen to the tunes of STRP Festival which is held from November 18-27. From James Holden to Amon Tobin different styles come together at the Klokgebouw, Eindhoven.

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STRP Festival

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

68 Balearic Fantastic Eclectic

by DJ Rich-Ears

A bottle of Kava within easy reach & a beautiful sea-view. Briefly, this list comes straight from Ibiza.

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DJ Rich-Ears

230 Songs of desperation

by Bart van der Lee

This is a very diverse selection of songs that are both lyrically and musically very appealing and inspiring to me. These songs captivate me thematically by the loneliness, intensity or eloquence with which it infallibly and relentlessly is dragged into your ears. At the same time, they are intriguing by the structure and the musical decoration. Each one awakes in me a euphoric feeling of a desolate and lonely existence, by realizing that this is the way life is, these songs offer me a sense of refuge and relief.

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Bart van der Lee

180 4 Year We Are E

by We Are E

To celebrate our 4 year anniversary we have collected some of the best tracks of our We Are E-artists. Listen and enjoy!

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We Are E

87 Just Move

by Specker

These tunes are a selection of the many songs that inspired us to make the music we love. We hope they will make you smile, nod you head, tap your feet or start dancing, just as they make us do. So find the groove and just move! 

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Specker

198 Selected

by Woodkid

I could have given you a playlist that was referencing exactly to things that equal to my album as Woodkid. But the truth is, that's not the music I listen to. The music I listen to everyday is much more mainstream than that.

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Woodkid