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

229 Dreams of Music

by Stillman

On my journey filming countless bands in and around Amsterdam I’ve come across some pretty f-ing awesome local bands and talents! Here are some of them!

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Stillman

237 No Beard, No Good

by Lang Leve De Baard

A very special hairy tracklist. With songs like beards: all forms, shapes and sizes. #langlevedebaard

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Lang Leve De Baard

93 A bit of Everything

by Ruben Hein

There's to much I want to share with you. But here are some (!) of my essentials. This is the stuff I like to listen to. So please take your time to listen to Ahmad Jamal, Bon Iver, James Brown, Q-Tip, Chet Baker and man more. I hope you like it! And I also hope I'm allowed to do this another time, so I can share more of my favorite music..(yes, you can Ruben!!)

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Ruben Hein

203 Heroes

by Pleinvrees

A brief selection of melodious tracks from Pleinvrees’ key artists, all lined up for Pleinvrees Heroes on the 5th of May, Amsterdam.

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Pleinvrees

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

243 Space, Time & Beyond

by Headphone

To get a little insight into our world of music and what inspires us, we’ve put together a playlist with some of our all-time favourite songs. We hope you like it!

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Headphone

220 The Random List

by NSMBL

One should never try to understand a woman's brain, and this is why we won't over explain this tape. The only idea behind it is us loving all random things in life, things that simply cannot be categorized in just one theme or one genre. This tape is our vision of a day in a woman's life.

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NSMBL

151 Enjoy Your Freedom

by Mixed-Tapes

No matter where you live, if you're in Holland this weekend, there's a festival near you! Check out this small selection of artists who will be performing at the liberation festivals this saturday. Freedom still is something to celebrate!

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Mixed-Tapes

48 My Favourite Chill Out Songs

by Tettero

It feels good to share all of your love... Enjoy!

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Tettero