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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Kim Janssen

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Kim Janssen

In the past three years Kim Janssen traveled around the world. Solo, with his 25-headed Major Cities orchestra or with his other band The Black Atlantic he traveled across Europe, North of America, Great Britain and also Asia for more than 400 shows. In all these years and at all these places he worked on his second album ‘Ancient Crime’.

Inspired by his years on a boarding school in Asia ‘Ancient Crime’ is a concept album that takes place in an old idyllic school, in a remote village in north-west England during the winter. A mixture of history, myth, memories, old and new verses and arrangements.

Most of the album was also recorded during the journey. Janssen recorded the Oriel Quartett from Marla Hansen (famous from The National and Sufjan Stevens) in Berlin. A drum set in an abandoned factory in Groningen, an organ in Almere, and the magnificent organ from the Catharina church in Utrecht with the renowned 100-headed Toonkunst choir.

The album got a lot of positive reactions, led to a TV performance on Dutch television program ‘De Wereld Draait Door’ and many shows in the Netherlands and Germany.

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

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

03 Songs that make me wanna make music

by Auxiliary tha Masterfader

Come with me and I'll get you in the dark of the night.

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Auxiliary tha Masterfader

51 Taping Duende

by Death Letters

Well, here's the tale of two youngsters chasing their dream in a far-away land.

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Death Letters

231 Town of Pants of Saints

by Town of Saints

We love listening to loud and/or danceable music whilst on tour or working at home. But it’s also great to have a few songs you can really listen to when you’re completely alone or relaxed. A good mix of everything that has the right heart.

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Town of Saints

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

185 Déjà Entendu - Mixtape Memories

by Black Oysters

Some songs that have sculpted the musical taste of Noyster throughout the years accompanied by some elektro tunes by artists who have directly influenced the birth of Black Oysters.

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Black Oysters

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

97 Girl Talk

by Malle Pietje and the Bimbo’s

Drink, fight, fuck and I don't care about you, the favorite tunes of these ladies are not for fainthearted...

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Malle Pietje and the Bimbo’s

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