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

209 Summer in the City

by Thuishaven

This Mixed-Tape represents a day at Thuishaven. We combine enjoying the sun, hanging out with your friends, listening to world-class artists and dancing your feet off, all in one party. Listen to our tape and imagine yourself either slowly recovering from Saturday night in one of our hammocks or dancing in the warm sand to the worlds best DJ’s. Summer is finally upon us, come celebrate at Thuishaven!

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Thuishaven

224 From bootleg to original

by Daniel Zuur

I love music, and I love to make my own interpretations and stories with existing tracks. I like to pick some pieces of the track and play with the elements I love the most. All the tracks in this mixed tape you can find in my live sets in a different way. Enjoy!

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Daniel Zuur

95 Earcatchers

by Florian Wolff

These are some of the tracks I've come across in my life that immediatley struck me in a brainteasing way. Melodies that massaged my soul, sounds so soulful that they made my heart skip a beat. Goosebumps and all that. Timeless tunes from my childhood, teenage classics and new born beauties. Enjoy!

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Florian Wolff

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

176 Dutch Only!

by MusicFromNL

ESNS offers a nice insight in dutch bands and musicians who have made it in 2012 or promise to be big in 2013. This playlist offers the highlights according to MusicFromNL supplemented with some fresh tips.

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MusicFromNL

189 A can of Whoopass

by Feather & the White

These songs are so f*cking badass, it will make you wanna grow a beard (even the ladies), get some tattoos and offer Chuck Norris a can of whoopass. Period!

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Feather & the White

83 Sunday Breakfast for her

by Terry Toner

With a selection of French pastry, the finest fruit jams, heart shaped pancakes and freshly squeezed orange juice you remember that a final touch could make the ambiance near perfect and as she opens her eyes with the most romantic  breakfast she will ever experience in her life the first tones of this mix tape fill up the room… Enjoy!

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Terry Toner

144 Spring is here

by Yorick van Norden

Yorick (frontman of The Hype) was so flattered by the great reception his first mixtape received, that he was challenged to create a follow-up, this time trying to make the perfect soundtrack to accompany the first rays of spring.

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Yorick van Norden

31 All About Cat

by Cathelijne Beijn

It's All About Cat, radio bitch and a jazz babe.

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Cathelijne Beijn