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

181 The Grind

by Apenkooi

Here's a Mixed-Tape filled with the true house classics from the '80s and '90s.

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Apenkooi

81 Fruit Salad

by The Souldiers

Juicy Soul, R&B and Rootsmusic. These songs inspired them to write their debut album 'These Times'. Have some and let it take you away!

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The Souldiers

106 Feeling Good

by Richard Zijlma

We start this edition of ADE with some favorite personal tunes of the Founder of the Amsterdam Dance Event...are you ready? We are!

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Richard Zijlma

08 Muziek voor de nacht

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

219 Twelve Spelled Out Songs

by Waiting For Lenny

The first track on our EP is called B.E.A.T. After a long writing process the song really came together when we simply decided spell out the first word of the verse. From that moment on our little obsession with finding the best spelled out songs began. And so we didn’t really have to think long about a theme when you guys asked us to make a M.I.X.T.A.P.E. Enjoy!

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Waiting For Lenny

29 Lust for Life

by Go Back To The Zoo

Write songs in a dusty old cellar...

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Go Back To The Zoo

69 Another Inside Look In Pop History

by Dave von Raven

The sound of a positive generation, the sound of things to come...

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Dave von Raven

167 Sun in my Morning

by DJ Rich-Ears

DJ Rich-Ears has prepared for you a sunny mix that will bring some warmth in your cold autumn mornings. So whether you're at work or doing whatever you're doing, listen to this tape and dream off to a warm sunny beach far far far away from here.

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DJ Rich-Ears

173 Something Smells Fishy

by Krause

Dutch electro chick Krause just released her single 'Something Smells Fishy'. Enjoy the fishy tape and play the iphone game... »

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Krause