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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Red Light Radio

Red Light Radio is an online radio station broadcasting from a former prostitution window in the red light district of Amsterdam. Red Light Radio brings you daily shows of local DJ’s, live performances and cool personalities doing a one time only radio show. You can expect shows full of afro beat or shows with black metal next to live acoustic performances or DJ sets by artists or even a show by YOU.

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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

61 Party, party Spotify

by De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig

Especially for Spotify's first anniversary we bring you De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig!

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De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig

135 C86 in 2012

by Rats On Rafts

It's very simple, a compilation of music we enjoy at this moment and have enjoyed for years, you can play it in one go and it fits together as a set and at the same time it doesn't at all. A nice C12 compilation.

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Rats On Rafts

147 Bigger than life

by School Is Cool

A journey into the influences of School is Cool. Designed to keep you on the edge of your seat, to be jarring, surprising and wide in it's span, in short: to keep you listening. 500 years of music encompassing pretty much everything. From strangely morbid native folk to the greatest melody in baroque history; from Kate Bush's idosyncratic style to a string quartet playing Arcade Fire's wildest track; from Black Francis' furious belting to Vivaldi's furioso; from a corny Bonnie Raitt ballad to gritty Skip James. Music is bigger than life. -Johannes Genard, singer of School iIs Cool -

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School Is Cool

144 Spring is here

by Yorick van Norden

Yorick (frontman of The Hype) was so flattered by the great reception his first mixtape received, that he was challenged to create a follow-up, this time trying to make the perfect soundtrack to accompany the first rays of spring.

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Yorick van Norden

99 Celebrating life, one song at a time

by Gram

Seduction, attitude, and melodies that lodge in your head until you go to bed... Music is life, so get off that couch! These songs definitely kept me going while we were making the second Gram album 'Play Me'.

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Gram

38 Tape of inspiration & relaxation

by Kabale und Liebe

Spank the baby and wobble your but cheeks!

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Kabale und Liebe

64 Echo Beach 2011

by Menno Visser

Beach, sun, sea, drinks...and original fresh music...enjoy!

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Menno Visser

83 Sunday Breakfast for her

by Terry Toner

With a selection of French pastry, the finest fruit jams, heart shaped pancakes and freshly squeezed orange juice you remember that a final touch could make the ambiance near perfect and as she opens her eyes with the most romantic  breakfast she will ever experience in her life the first tones of this mix tape fill up the room… Enjoy!

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Terry Toner

158 Ducato’s Mixtape

by Great Mountain Fire

Sounds of time, from Jacques Brell to the Beach Boys..dance away!

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Great Mountain Fire