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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153 Metropolitan Nights

Amsterdam Open Air

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Amsterdam Open Air

After the massively successful premiere of Amsterdam Open Air in 2011, it was clear that a follow up was inevitable. The sequel in recreational area Gaasperpark will mark the beginning of the outdoor season in Amsterdam on Whitsun weekend, Saturday May 26th and Sunday May 27th. This edition will be expanded: what began as a one day festival has developed into a full weekender, with space to stay the night at the nearby camping site!

Amsterdam Open Air The Weekender is an initiative of AIR and MTV, along with a number of leading organizations in Amsterdam. This program will be, like last year, an authentic cross section of the metropolitan nightlife.



More info? Check out the website amsterdamopenair.nl

153 Metropolitan Nights

by Amsterdam Open Air

The beginning of the outdoor season is here! Two days of joyous pandemonium at the 8 different stages of Amsterdam Open Air! Get your summer started with tunes from Paco Osuna, Onur Özer, Cinnaman, The Subs, Tom Trago & many many others!

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Amsterdam Open Air

76 Do the Dog Day Disco

by Dog Day Disco

Dog Day Disco pilots Johanna Maria & Lustige Lola selected their favorite tracks, disco fever and groovy beats, we can not wait for tomorrow evening!

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Dog Day Disco

93 A bit of Everything

by Ruben Hein

There's to much I want to share with you. But here are some (!) of my essentials. This is the stuff I like to listen to. So please take your time to listen to Ahmad Jamal, Bon Iver, James Brown, Q-Tip, Chet Baker and man more. I hope you like it! And I also hope I'm allowed to do this another time, so I can share more of my favorite music..(yes, you can Ruben!!)

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Ruben Hein

119 88 keys, that’s all you need

by Only Seven Left

The whole band got into it and created this great list of songs which they love. Songs that vary from Coldplay to Dutch rapper Extince and from Katy Perry to Keane. "88 keys, it's all you need",have fun listening!

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Only Seven Left

84 Hey Music Lovers

by Gerhardt

Here's a list of tunes I'm into at the moment. Since taste is an everlasting expanding phenomenon, I hope you will skip your judgement and just enjoy this list of fancy songs and expand your taste a little more.

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Gerhardt

146 One for the road

by Efdé

A small selection of tunes for the road selected by Efdé. These tracks will want you to drive on and on and on. And they will make your drive from a dull and boring experience into something fun. Some of the tracks might even get you home a lot quicker. Enjoy!

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Efdé

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

120 Back To Our Roots

by Bruut!

We've come together to select tracks that directly influenced our band sound. It didn't take us long to agree on this list, we're - luckily - on the same page. We'll take you back to sweet soul, super jazz and groovin' boogaloo. Enjoy!

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Bruut!

64 Echo Beach 2011

by Menno Visser

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

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Menno Visser

133 25 years EKKO Utrecht

by EKKO

Last year, we've celebrated our 25th anniversary as a venue for upcoming, talented music. With this mixtape, we'll let you hear some of the music groups and acts that played the EKKO in those 25 years. Some are intimate, others are loud and there's some electronic music on it, as well. Please enjoy, and hopefully we're able to make a new one in 25 years from now!

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EKKO