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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33 Playing Around with Sound

DJ Rich-Ears

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DJ Rich-Ears

Xander Richaers is Amsterdam based DJ Rich-ears and has over 15 years of DJ & production experience give this mixtape a sonic blend of eclectic breaks, glitch & warm atmospheres.

DJ Rich-Ears sets/performances at Supperclub (Amsterdam),
La Maison Blanche (St Tropez), La Bodega (St Tropez), Westergasfabriek (Amsterdam), HiFi (San Francisco)

Rich-Ears productions
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Recent Rich-ears projects you can hear on http://bit.ly/9yhhwL

33 Playing Around with Sound

by DJ Rich-Ears

A magic morning from the same hill that day in Montery...

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DJ Rich-Ears

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

167 Sun in my Morning

by DJ Rich-Ears

DJ Rich-Ears has prepared for you a sunny mix that will bring some warmth in your cold autumn mornings. So whether you're at work or doing whatever you're doing, listen to this tape and dream off to a warm sunny beach far far far away from here.

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DJ Rich-Ears

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

232 Hidden Gems by Sam Azami

by Sam Azami

The playlist I’ve put together mainly consists of a mixture of deephouse funk. I always look for those songs that seem timeless to me. Songs that you can play anywhere, anytime and that still have the same power you heard the first time you played it. I’m quite a “digger” for records, so you can say that there are a lot of hidden gems in this one, played by artists that I admire very much.

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Sam Azami

245 Festivalweide

by Bells of Youth

This mixtape is going to be our driving soundtrack for the festival season. We're hoping to play a lot of festivals this summer and there isn't a better way to get in the mood than good music! Listening to this mixtape we picture ourselves in the festival area surrounded by good tunes and dancing our asses off. We think it's important to support good music from your own country, so a couple of the bands on the mixtape are Dutch.

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Bells of Youth

200 ROYALSTEEZ GUMBO

by ROYALSTEEZ

A well flavoured stew of a small selection of my favourite ingredients. Some hard to chew, some easy to swallow. Bon appetit.

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ROYALSTEEZ

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

46 The Vices We Admire

by Lost Bear

Altogether it's a mixtape that sounds a lot like a Lost Bear album, or how a Lost Bear album could be. You can check it for yourself, their album is out TODAY! Limshasa, get it now!

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Lost Bear

110 If It Ain’t @Bruut, It Ain’t Hardcore

by @Bruut (22tracks)

@Bruut unites the new and old world of core. The perfect mix of hardcore (and metalcore) music with a little bit of crossover.

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@Bruut (22tracks)

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

30 UnHyped

by Yorick van Norden

We dance 'til we are high and make music until we die!

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Yorick van Norden