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

130 Favourite Greatness Mix

by Rachel Louise

I've pretty much accomplished to make a mixed-tape full of my favourite songs. I've listened to the mix myself and I noticed I couldn't wait to hear what came next. Welcome to my world!

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Rachel Louise

71 Go camping with Happy Camper

by Happy Camper

A collection of songs to go camping with. It doesn't matter where you'll go, these songs will keep you company.

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Happy Camper

169 Somewhere

by The Bony King of Nowhere

The third album, simply called "The Bony King of Nowhere", is out now. Each song is pure beauty, without big gestures, harmony or drums. It's a timeless folk record, rooted in the tradition of the great Leonard Cohen and the inevitable Bob Dylan.

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The Bony King of Nowhere

227 Taste

by Pittug

Pittug loves to let you enjoy some good music. The Amsterdam based brand is known for its fine taste. Therefore we put together a mixed-tape with some great artists and songs from past to present.

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Pittug

55 Sunny Rooftop

by Roy Lepoutre

Spend the whole weekend on a rooftop partying with your friends...did we say it was sunny and we had a swimming pool (kind of)?

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Roy Lepoutre

244 Embryonic Journey

by The Cosmic Carnival

From the Cosmic to the Carnival. These songs tell our story from the very beginning up until where we are right now. Deep grooves and addictive drums, with a bit of reggae here and there. Blistering solos, and some psychedelic flavours. And there's this thing we have with harmony singing. No ‘80s or ’90s songs on this one, mate... The good stuff's timeless. Enjoy this fine selection wherever you are, whenever you want. Peace!

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The Cosmic Carnival

58 Dream Away

by Laura Jansen

To fill the gap of the 3 weeks full vocal rest you can now dream away with her favourite songs...

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Laura Jansen

189 A can of Whoopass

by Feather & the White

These songs are so f*cking badass, it will make you wanna grow a beard (even the ladies), get some tattoos and offer Chuck Norris a can of whoopass. Period!

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Feather & the White

20 European Women

by Natalie Loves

Independent label: Natalie Loves clever pop music Natalie Loves out of the ordinary media works.

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Natalie Loves