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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alt-J

alt-J (∆)’s name takes a little explaining. Pronounced “alt-J”, the delta sign is created when you hold down the alt key on your computer keyboard and punch ‘J’ on a Mac computer. The symbol has a deeper meaning for the band, as guitarist/bassist Gwil Sainsbury notes, “in mathematical equations it’s used to show change,” and the band’s relatively new name came at a turning point in their lives.

They've just released their debut album "An Awesome Wave", a mix of folk, electronica & pop. Check out "An Awesome Wave" here.




PIAS NITES
They created this playlist to celebrate the release of their new album & to kick off the 2nd edition of PIAS NITES NL. After the successful first edition in Eindhoven, the second edition will take place at pop temple Paradiso in Amsterdam! The belgium band Great Mountain Fire will open the event, followed by Alt-J & the night will end with Ghostpoet. With hypnotising beats and poetic lyrics they will surely end the night with a bang!

More info? You can read more about it here.



156 PIAS NITES II

by alt-J∆

A little list to celebrate the release of our debut-album & to kick off the 2nd edition of PIAS NITES! ∆

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alt-J∆

11 Drank Liederen (en eentje over drugs)

by Lars Kelpin

Songs about booze and 1 about drugs...

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Lars Kelpin

26 Lost in the World

by Nalden

Loves to awaken possibilities in other people and is living in the present plus.

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Nalden

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

89 Favourites

by Gideon Bouwens

From classic drummachines to the crystal clear mixing techniques in Sade... Naturally there's also some tunes to move your feet to while u dream of sunny festivals, dusty feet instead of muddy boots....

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Gideon Bouwens

211 Music for Photographers

by I Shot The Band

We always love to hear some music with our photography and vice versa. Photography and its intention to capture important moments and people in our lives are quite similar to composing songs. In a song the emotion of the one making the music is traveling to the listener. Traced, diffused or with empathy.

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I Shot The Band

178 Sultry Poets Playlist

by SSBA Salon

The combination of different arts and movements give our lives bliss. And, since our founders are quite caucasian, what better way to mix it up with the poetic arts of some silver tonged devils? Get your smooth on with the Sultry Poets Playlist.

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SSBA Salon

42 Hey Ho Let’s Go!

by Bettie Serveert

Bettie Serveert is celebrating their 20th Birthday this summer! Peter Visser and Carol van Dyk have a different taste in music: the 1st part are Peter’s fave’s, the 2nd half is Carol’s. Somewhere in the middle you find Bettie.

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Bettie Serveert

68 Balearic Fantastic Eclectic

by DJ Rich-Ears

A bottle of Kava within easy reach & a beautiful sea-view. Briefly, this list comes straight from Ibiza.

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DJ Rich-Ears

53 Night

by Bitterzoet

Where creatives and like-minded meet each other for a drink or a dance... in the living-room of clubbing Amsterdam! The Night tape of Bitterzoet.

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Bitterzoet