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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144 Spring is here

Yorick van Norden

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Yorick van Norden

Yorick is Singer/Songwriter and guitar player of
The Hype, a band with many musical influences from the sixties and the seventies. The music on this Mixed-Tape is as important to him as breathing, songs like these inspire him to write his own.

With his second mixed-tape, Yorick can now call himself a regular tape-head! Welcome to the family!



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Official Website The Hype

Official video "The Hype - Follow the sun"

30 UnHyped

by Yorick van Norden

We dance 'til we are high and make music until we die!

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Yorick van Norden

144 Spring is here

by Yorick van Norden

Yorick (frontman of The Hype) was so flattered by the great reception his first mixtape received, that he was challenged to create a follow-up, this time trying to make the perfect soundtrack to accompany the first rays of spring.

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Yorick van Norden

206 Indie Only

by Indiestad

It's true, Amsterdam is an amazing place for seeing bands all year round - but for a little longer than a week in May, it gets even better. So mark your calendars for 18 to 26 May 2013, because that's when Amsterdam turns into Indiestad ('Indie City') with a huge array of the best up-and-coming bands hitting stages across the city.

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Indiestad

113 [PIAS] Nites NL Playlist

by [PIAS] Nites NL

A Playlist of the first Dutch edition of [PIAS] NITES in Het Klokgebouw in Eindhoven, Holland – An eclectic event with supreme acts like dEUS, Crystal Fighters, Pete Philly, Vitalic  and Balthazar.

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[PIAS] Nites NL

40 One Year Birthday Mix

by Air

Slice the cake and get your groove on for the birthday mix of AIR!

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Air

241 The Sound of 2014

by Amp.Amsterdam

A collection of songs that just might be engraved into our collective memory by the end of this year.

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Amp.Amsterdam

68 Balearic Fantastic Eclectic

by DJ Rich-Ears

A bottle of Kava within easy reach & a beautiful sea-view. Briefly, this list comes straight from Ibiza.

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DJ Rich-Ears

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

37 minimalfolkrockish

by Case Mayfield

Intelligent folk, sometimes fragile, sometimes experimental but always passionate.

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Case Mayfield

159 Concrete Jungle

by Boogiedown Breda

This playlist helps you to find your way to Breda with songs from these national & international HipHop stars!

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Boogiedown Breda

226 The Installation

by Unruly Gallery

When installing shows at Unruly Gallery, we usually have a few cold Warsteiners, have a laugh and discuss art – including music. For this Mixed-Tape list I selected a few songs we discussed and played over the last year; a somewhat eclectic mix, including chansons, rock classics, pop and even contemporary hip hop.

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Unruly Gallery