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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85 Punta del Este

Blaudzun

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Blaudzun

Ever since the release of his debut album in 2008, Johannes Sigmond goes by the name of Blaudzun. He surprised music fans and critics, and received rave reviews, which he even surpassed with his second album Seadrift Soundmachine. ‘The songs on this record were washed up on my beach after a terrible shipwreck’, Blaudzun describes. His music is ideally played on a sinking ship, where the sea and death form a perfect setting.

www.blaudzun.com

85 Punta del Este

by Blaudzun

My pick for a hot but dark summer night on a perfect beach. These songs should be accompanied with the sound of crashing waves and lots of good wine.

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Blaudzun

50 Wake up and smell the coffee

by Pieter Ridder

You open your eyes. The sun is shining brightly through your bedroom window. Turn on your speakers LOUD!

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Pieter Ridder

108 Around the World

by Armin van Buuren

2th place this year, but Armin was the #1 DJ for 4 years and specially selected some tracks for all the mixed-tapes.nl visitors, 20 songs to keep you dancing all around the world!

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Armin van Buuren

25 Amateur & Strangelove

by Jeroen Joosten

Former singer / keyboardplayer and founder of MeloManics now transformed as producer and dj Amateur presents his list of memories.

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Jeroen Joosten

199 Wub and his candyshop

by Wub

Always tough to make a choice in all the music. These are some candies I took from my candyshop: melodic house, more crazy electronica and ass-shaking techno. I love them all!

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Wub

155 Recent Favourites

by Kim Janssen

Most of these artists I've been listening to for a while. These are some of my favorites that I've been playing a lot recently.

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Kim Janssen

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

70 Where I Came From

by Isis

"It all started in my parents house where they used to play a broad blend of everything, slowly evolving towards a more electronic sound."

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Isis

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

56 WTF did they do to my music?!

by MOONDOG

The tape draws from original Moondog recordings and also remixes/covers/samples used by other artists. The title means Moondog may not have approved of all of them.

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MOONDOG