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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230 Songs of desperation

Bart van der Lee

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Bart van der Lee

Bart van de Lee is a singer-songwriter from Utrecht with raw songs and a deep voice. September 6, Snowstar Records released his new album 'Ballads for the Heathens or Dying' that you can listen to on www.snowstar.nl.

230 Songs of desperation

by Bart van der Lee

This is a very diverse selection of songs that are both lyrically and musically very appealing and inspiring to me. These songs captivate me thematically by the loneliness, intensity or eloquence with which it infallibly and relentlessly is dragged into your ears. At the same time, they are intriguing by the structure and the musical decoration. Each one awakes in me a euphoric feeling of a desolate and lonely existence, by realizing that this is the way life is, these songs offer me a sense of refuge and relief.

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Bart van der Lee

39 Inspirations

by Jungle by night

A nine-headed ensemble inspired by music away from the mainstream!

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Jungle by night

41 Humming one of your songs

by Carice van Houten

And we hum her name; Carice van Houten, the launch-lady of the new mixed-tape site! And boy... are we excited!

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Carice van Houten

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

194 Music in the House

by BandjeBandje

A - sort-of - chronological view on contemporary electronic music, influenced by music throughout the years. An office-friendly impression of the event Music in the House which covers five sets influenced by five periods in time. Music in the House will be held in a brand new location, 10 minutes from Amsterdam Central station by bike. VIDEO

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BandjeBandje

15 With just a little bit of funk in my soul

by Hadewych Minis

A beautiful multi-talent... Not only a wonderful actress, but she also has her own band!

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Hadewych Minis

19 December

by Jasper van Vugt

Freelance journalist/editor for OOR, Algemeen Dagblad, CJP, NL20, Jazz Magazine, Sena Performers Magazine and Radio Mortale!

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Jasper van Vugt

157 The joy of melancholy

by De Meisjes

Susan Sontag once wrote: 'Depression is melancholy minus its charms.' Even sad songs must contain an element of joy: no matter how blue, by their very essence they'll remain a celebration of what it means to be alive.

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De Meisjes

17 Something’s not right…

by Rutger Hoedemaekers

Producer Rutger Hoedemaekers (About, Voicst, Lucky Fonz III) is currently living and working in Berlin.

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Rutger Hoedemaekers

168 Ice Cream Truck

by The Fresh Kids

A mixed tape that will melt you from sweetness.

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The Fresh Kids