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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123 One Shoe Only

dEUS

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dEUS

In 1994 a small but vibrant Antwerp music scene meant that most alternative bands were incestuous, liquid beings; with each musician being as likely to be in five bands as one, but a mutual love of all things alternative and underground, melded five talented musicians and performers into dEUS.
Since then the line-up has changed several times. At present dEUS consists of Tom Barman, Klaas Janzoons, Stéphane Misseghers, Mauro Pawlowksi and Alan Gevaert.

Something more about Mauro Pawlowski who created this mixed-tape:

Mauro Antonio Pawlowski (born 24 April 1971) is one of the key figures in the Belgian contemporary music scene. He was born in Koersel and is of Italian and Polish descent.
He started his career as frontman of Evil Superstars in 1992. This group was, along with Deus, part of the first wave of the Belgian music boom in the 90's. He split the band in 1998 and has since then played in numerous bands, including Mitsoobishy Jacson, Kiss my Jazz, Monguito and Shadowgraphic City. He is currently a member of Deus, The Love Substitutes, Othin Spake, Club Moral, Archetypes of the Multisabanas and I Hate Camera. Beside these projects, Mauro has released solo work under various aliasses:
- Mauro A. Pawlowski, Somnabula, while fronting a new group called Mauro Pawlowski & the Grooms.
- Mauro Pawlowski performing with Ultima Vez/Wim Vandekeybus (Vienna 2010)


In 2008 he toured with the Dutch poet/writer Ramsey Nasr. In 2009 he tours as a guitar player with Contemporary dance group Ultima Vez of Wim Vandekeybus.

The band page:
www.deus.be/band/


Awesome high quality music event held in Eindhoven on decemer the 9th, dEUS will also be performing.
www.piasnites.nl


Mauro Pawlowski

147 Bigger than life

by School Is Cool

A journey into the influences of School is Cool. Designed to keep you on the edge of your seat, to be jarring, surprising and wide in it's span, in short: to keep you listening. 500 years of music encompassing pretty much everything. From strangely morbid native folk to the greatest melody in baroque history; from Kate Bush's idosyncratic style to a string quartet playing Arcade Fire's wildest track; from Black Francis' furious belting to Vivaldi's furioso; from a corny Bonnie Raitt ballad to gritty Skip James. Music is bigger than life. -Johannes Genard, singer of School iIs Cool -

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School Is Cool

208 Ain’t that Nice

by MikeyNice

We would like to introduce MikeyNice, and the MikeyNice Disco Bingo playlist. The first half of the tracks represent the sound of the MikeyNice Disco Bingo, the last half are a selection of  MikeyNice's favorite tracks of all time. We hope to let you experience the full MikeyNice DJ-set and MikeyNice Disco Bingo vibe and hopefully you'll pay him a visit this summer at Amsterdam Open Air, Solar Weekend or one of the other great parties and festivals that they will attend.

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MikeyNice

115 Buma Rotterdam Beats

by Buma Rotterdam Beats

Beats beats beats! Soon Buma Rotterdam Beats will bring you urban vibes and this playlist will get you in the mood for this great event! The event will be held on the 18th and the 19th of november.

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Buma Rotterdam Beats

171 Less is More

by Zornik

“Less>More” is Zornik’s most experimental and different studio album so far. A first single “Smiling In The Sun” will be released in September 2012 and the album will follow shortly after in October. Zornik will play an extensive tour of 30 shows to promote their new album … it will be different, exciting but still … Zornik.

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Zornik

188 Herrek’s Mix Tape

by Herrek

This mix tape contains music from artists that I admire. All of this music has inspired me in the last years while I was composing and recording my own music. I like music that creates a world without specifically pointing a direction or telling you a concrete story. It makes me forget time and just enjoying the things that I am doing whatever that may be on that specific moment. Other songs I like for just being so pure and telling a story in such a delicate and sensitive way that I can do nothing else than listen and agree or cry along with the music. Some of the songs are from artists who are personal friends of mine and which I respect and admire for who they are and the music they are making.

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Herrek

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

06 Funk you

by Erik Visser

Programmer for poppodium Simplon in Groningen.

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Erik Visser

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

138 Grooves From The Stars

by Strangelove

Cool sounds for real people. Presented to you by The HQ Meet + Greet, an initiative organized by Strangelove for the cool, creative, weird, loving and entrepreneurial folks we know and don't know. Sharing ideas while having some fun… The Stranglove HQ Parties are sponsored by Heineken Star Bottles.

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Strangelove