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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45 Miasmah

Homework

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Homework

If one wonders what the distinct Homework sound is then much is to be found in their past aesthetic representation. When these two youngsters started messing around with turntables, back in 2007, they used to perform in immaculate white shirts and raven black ties. And even though longtime Dutch partners in musical crime Tom Waist and Zip Stolk have left this iconography behind, they still emanate an sense of clear-headed playfulness. Behind this swagger lies a wide-raging love for contemporary dance music that always comes in handy in the ever changing spheres of house music. Especially now that the genre is turning to ever stranger and/or vintage sources of inspiration. Since it all began in Amsterdam-based record store Concerto they've been looking for an innovative advance to music, sifting their way through trends and genres with the greatest of ease, always with a keen sense of class, style, aptitude and madness.

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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

32 Some more casual sex

by The Sultans

Go back to the early nineties: confused teenagers completely lost track, jumping on the humorous punk songs.

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The Sultans

237 No Beard, No Good

by Lang Leve De Baard

A very special hairy tracklist. With songs like beards: all forms, shapes and sizes. #langlevedebaard

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Lang Leve De Baard

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

191 The Guilty Pleasure List

by Elza Jo

This tape is called "The Guilty Pleasure" list because I love this music to work out to or to clean my house with.

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Elza Jo

184 The eye of the beholder

by PUP

We are constantly on the move and different styles of music are a part of that of course. This tape is for someone that through feelings, memories and dreams, wants to be taken into the wondrous world of PUP.

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PUP

126 Friendship

by Claire & Sheila Hill

These tunes are a mix of songs we both love. They bring back good memories. Gigs at festivals or clubs where the crowd lifts you up, party's abroad, but also us having fun and sing along while driving the car on to a next gig. Enjoy

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Claire & Sheila Hill

25 Amateur & Strangelove

by Jeroen Joosten

Former singer / keyboardplayer and founder of MeloManics now transformed as producer and dj Amateur presents his list of memories.

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Jeroen Joosten

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

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