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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125 Melancholia in December

Dotan

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Dotan

Dotan is a singer songwriter who is currently working on his second studio album. In 2011 he was picked as a Serious Talent at 3FM, the biggest Dutch radio station indie pop music. His first single This Town was one of the most played songs on the radio in 2011 and in the winter of 2011 he completed a national sold out club tour. Dotan is creating a platform for singer songwriters in Holland by organizing intimate acoustic sessions in Amsterdam to put new talents in the spotlight. A young man with big dreams.



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125 Melancholia in December

by Dotan

“Take a seat, close your eyes and enjoy these pure and sometimes very painful songs. Music is love and love is music”

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Dotan

215 Chillin’ out, maxin’ and relaxin’ all cool!

by I Am Oak

Big thoughts come in small songs and just because Kuijken is holding back, the music is full of tension. 'Nowhere or Tammensaari' is their latest album and the next step in a career that slowly but steadily unfolds. I am Oak makes albums to listen to, not just a collection of singles with some fillers, it's a listening experience. In shows it's the same thing. At that time there is also a big chance that the music takes you away, wherever your dreams want to take you. This is Thijs' selection of music to take you on a journey.

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I Am Oak

121 Autumn Leaves

by Jasper van Vugt

A soundtrack for those nice evenings when your just chilling on your couch with a cup of tea under a nice warm blanket.

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Jasper van Vugt

217 Buitenspelen Festival

by Buitenspelen Festival

This tape consists of some house, techno and tech-house records from our Buitenspelen Festival artists. Listen and get convinced.

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Buitenspelen Festival

169 Somewhere

by The Bony King of Nowhere

The third album, simply called "The Bony King of Nowhere", is out now. Each song is pure beauty, without big gestures, harmony or drums. It's a timeless folk record, rooted in the tradition of the great Leonard Cohen and the inevitable Bob Dylan.

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The Bony King of Nowhere

77 Ollie’s Choice

by Olivier Teepe

A collection of tracks that (for instance) can guide me through a far away country in a rented vehicle driving on the left side of the road, where each track touches me deeply in one way or another and infuses me with energy, positive emotions and inspiration to continue the journey. It's not about the destination, but how you get there!

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Olivier Teepe

124 Hibernation

by Over Muziek

‘Hibernation’ is a selection of dark, gloomy winter songs that’ll truly make you feel the coldness of the winter season. We picked some of our favourite melancholic tunes and put them together for this mixtape.

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Over Muziek

67 Cock Rock Love Songs

by Elle Bandita

Over the top poppy, slick instant hits. Kinda sums up the 80's. Other than that there's some nice grungy tracks as well as some feminist cock rock. <3 Elle

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Elle Bandita

23 Langsam und Schmachtend

by Stef Collignon

A very special mixed tape to kick off 2011: we serve you a classic dish!

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Stef Collignon

#73 The story of Vulnerable

by Daniel Zuur

Some titles say it all, this tape is literally the story of Vulnerable. Every song got some elements of inspiration.

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Daniel Zuur