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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87 Just Move

Specker

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Specker

The duo Specker is made up by Max Coppens en Kalle Liefferink. Both grew up in Amersfoort, but they didn’t meet until they were in their young-adulthood. And poetically as it may seem, they were brought together by their love for the same music, the same record to be exact.
Over the last years Specker has played all over Holland and their schedule for the coming summer includes prominent Dutch festivals such as Awakenings and Welcome to the Future. And with increasing support of world-renowned DJ’s and labels, the Specker sound has taken off and is starting to take over the world. One beat at a time.

www.speckermusic.nl

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

52 Just So

by Agnes Obel

Drink a toast to the sun. To the things that never come. To the break of the day. That is all I say.

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Agnes Obel

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

157 The joy of melancholy

by De Meisjes

Susan Sontag once wrote: 'Depression is melancholy minus its charms.' Even sad songs must contain an element of joy: no matter how blue, by their very essence they'll remain a celebration of what it means to be alive.

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De Meisjes

103 An hour and eighteen minutes

by Peter Zantingh

‘Een uur en achttien minuten’ (‘An hour and eighteen minutes’) is the soundtrack accompanying the debut novel of Peter Zantingh.

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Peter Zantingh

161 That shit is bananas

by Dagschotel

That shit is bananas

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Dagschotel

74 ‘Fake’ Reggae

by David Kleijwegt

One of the first Tape-heads strikes again, rock with a reggae touch, rondos that don't like the rastaman and reggae with a twist!

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David Kleijwegt

50 Wake up and smell the coffee

by Pieter Ridder

You open your eyes. The sun is shining brightly through your bedroom window. Turn on your speakers LOUD!

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Pieter Ridder

51 Taping Duende

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

09 Electric Ladyland

by Flip van der Enden

KinkFM – 2 Meter de Lucht In, Kink ClassX, Droomlijst.

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Flip van der Enden