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∆

131 Some Favourites

by Red Light Radio

Here some favourites of 2011 which we discovered or rediscovered in our first year listening to our own radio station.

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Red Light Radio

174 So that was 2012

by Basserk Records

So that's 2012 all done and dusted, what a blast. To try and put a marker in time we've created a mixed tape containing a selection of our favorite tunes of 2012. 2012 has been a good year for Basserk and our artists, our releases have caused quite a stir this year. We still managed to find time to participate in many brain cell killing activities, and during that process these tunes managed to stick to us.

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Basserk Records

63 Kill Your Darlings

by Joline Jolink

A list full of Fleet Foxes, Eddie Vedder and also some Emiliana torrini. Mucho like!

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Joline Jolink

79 Soepermarkt Special

by Soep Op Zondag

Soeper mix of soul, funk, world, bossa, beats and electronica..compiled by Soep's home dj MOES.

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Soep Op Zondag

175 Inspiration

by Tessa Rose Jackson

A new year of opportunities and lot's of music brings a mixed tape with old and new song. Golden oldies and fresh little diamonds, each of them important sources of inspiration! The perfect tape for a relaxed sunday morning!

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Tessa Rose Jackson

213 Buiten Westen ☮ 2013

by Buiten Westen

Buiten Westen, the festival for 'free spirits and sounds', is back in Westerpark on July 20th. A programme packed with musicians, artists, traditional caterers and other young creatives, make sure that creative talent and culture lovers can find each other once again this year in the lovely park in Amsterdam West.

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Buiten Westen

182 MIXTAPE

by Alphabeat

Celebrating our Express Non-Stop Tour!

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Alphabeat

210 Summertime Showcase

by Costa del Soul Festival

This mix contains only tracks & edits that were produced by the artists that will perform at the Festival this summer! With 5 stages spread out over 2 days, this year’s line-up is very diverse with styles varying from Brazil, Soul, Disco, House, Bass & Techno. This mixtape is a selection of music that you might hear, while dancing barefoot at our beach festival!

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Costa del Soul Festival

205 Weekend Whistles

by Amsterdam Open Air

The sun may not be shining full-force just yet, but Amsterdam Open Air is! They just released their line-up and this tape is just a selection of all the great artists playing at Amsterdam Open Air...

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Amsterdam Open Air