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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104 Songs Behind The Sun

Sonja van Hamel

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Sonja van Hamel

Sonja van Hamel is a singer, songwriter, illustrator, designer
-- an artist with many avenues of expression, all of which reflect her playful, adventurous spirit and contemporary design aesthetics.
Sonja graduated in 1999 from the Gerrit Rietveld Art Academy (Amsterdam). In the same year she formed the group Bauer together with Berend Dubbe (ex-Bettie Serveert). Her new album “Transcendental Man” produced by Ken Stringfellow (The Posies, R.E.M., Big Star) and JB Meijers (De Dijk, Solomon Burke) will be released on October 17th 2011 on Basta Music.

www.sonjavanhamel.nl

104 Songs Behind The Sun

by Sonja van Hamel

Fall is my favourite season, reveiling intense sceneries and colourful sounds. These songs are glowing treasures to me, that unravel themself with luscious spirits and a deep beating heart. – Sunny Son

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Sonja van Hamel

78 The Festival Warm-Up

by Appelsap

A small warm-up for 'het Appelsap' feast on July the 31st. We selected tracks of a large part of the lineup of the festival. Get on your dancing shoes!

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Appelsap

44 Finest in Minimal Music

by Tino Haenen (Het Muziekgebouw)

The World Minimal Music Festival will start this week! Prepare yourself with a tape containing the finest songs in minimal music! Carefully selected by Tino Haenen, the big boss of Het Muziekgebouw!

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Tino Haenen (Het Muziekgebouw)

118 Originals

by Auxiliary tha Masterfader

Some songs have become so huge, we almost forget that they are actually a cover. Auxiliary Tha Masterfader made a big list of Originals who are less famous then the cover versions. This is a sample of that list. Listen to it and know who really made that hit song you love so so much.

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Auxiliary tha Masterfader

208 Ain’t that Nice

by MikeyNice

We would like to introduce MikeyNice, and the MikeyNice Disco Bingo playlist. The first half of the tracks represent the sound of the MikeyNice Disco Bingo, the last half are a selection of  MikeyNice's favorite tracks of all time. We hope to let you experience the full MikeyNice DJ-set and MikeyNice Disco Bingo vibe and hopefully you'll pay him a visit this summer at Amsterdam Open Air, Solar Weekend or one of the other great parties and festivals that they will attend.

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MikeyNice

218 Welcome to the Manners Lounge

by Manners.nl

Today’s true gent is a busy man: a demanding job, a vivid social life, a relationship or family, hobbies and a rigorous work-out regime. Therefore he wants to be able to get some proper relaxation. Sometimes he just wants to kick back, unbutton his suit, kick off his oxfords and recline with a beautiful glass of whiskey in one hand and a quality cigar in the other. At these moments, Manners.nl welcomes you to the Manners Lounge, a musical journey taking you through several styles and genres. We start with some loungy jazzy stuff and then take a trip through some soulful tunes. Let some surprising electro and worldly stuff seep into your soul before you move those feet to some genuine beats. After that it’s time to relax. Stretch, close your eyes and just mellow out. Kill the shuffle switch for this one.

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Manners.nl

96 PoetryPusher Favourites

by The PoetryPusher

Without music there's no words...

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The PoetryPusher

86 Next Monday’s Hangover warm-up

by Rob Simon (Overdose.am)

Sunday the 14th of August is the day that Amsterdam's online art-music-fashion magazine Overdose.am will host its very first festival Next Monday's Hangover - Out in the open. This mixed-tape is to warm up for the big day. Artists in it are either on the festival line-up, or on our dream line-up!

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Rob Simon (Overdose.am)

12 It can only get better

by Johanna Maria

Johanna Maria... Who the f*ck is Johanna Maria?

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Johanna Maria

186 Shoe Fo Yo

by Niels Shoe Meulman

I'm dragging some tracks into a Spotify folder at the moment... No idea if I can figure out how to get that to you... and a text... maybe in a little while once I'm really high... toedeloe, NSM

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Niels Shoe Meulman