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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35 Stuck In This Ocean

Marcus Wheeldon (Airship)

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Marcus Wheeldon (Airship)

Marcus plays guitar in the band AIRSHIP originally from Manchester, UK. With influences such as The Cure, Smashing Pumpkins and Arcade Fire the band's main ambition was to create a 'f**ked up pop record'. It's due for release later this year, but for now enjoy a selection of songs which apparently helps keep them sane whilst on the road.





35 Stuck In This Ocean

by Marcus Wheeldon (Airship)

The band's main ambition is to create a f**ked up pop record.

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Marcus Wheeldon (Airship)

204 Spring

by SSBA Salon

Spring is afoot, and the fresh excitement it brings is buzzing around at Salon HQ. As devout accelerators, we had no choice but to share that magic promise of summer with a playlist of tunes that capture the moment. Singer-songwriters, beachpop and breezy beats, we got all the ingredients here to cook up sumfin' happy-good for your hungry ears.

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SSBA Salon

232 Hidden Gems by Sam Azami

by Sam Azami

The playlist I’ve put together mainly consists of a mixture of deephouse funk. I always look for those songs that seem timeless to me. Songs that you can play anywhere, anytime and that still have the same power you heard the first time you played it. I’m quite a “digger” for records, so you can say that there are a lot of hidden gems in this one, played by artists that I admire very much.

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Sam Azami

141 On the road

by Blaudzun

'I'm on tour with my fellow musicians. Here's some songs I currently listen to on the road and in our dressing rooms."

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Blaudzun

18 Girl’s Night Out

by Krause

Self-made-electro-rock-chick... No guts, no glory... what else to say!

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Krause

23 Langsam und Schmachtend

by Stef Collignon

A very special mixed tape to kick off 2011: we serve you a classic dish!

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Stef Collignon

43 Dance Little Sister

by Valerius

A Valeriusly overload on great songs. These stimulates the boys to write and record their new album, we can't wait!

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Valerius

200 ROYALSTEEZ GUMBO

by ROYALSTEEZ

A well flavoured stew of a small selection of my favourite ingredients. Some hard to chew, some easy to swallow. Bon appetit.

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ROYALSTEEZ

149 Dox 15 Years

by Dox Records

"What's the best way to really explain what Dox actually does? The songs in this playlist, featuring musicians throughout the past 15 years of DOX, have been echoing through my head...." (Bart Suer, General Manager). Dox is celebrating their 15 year anniversary! With artists to be proud of, for once Dox itself will take the spotlight and throw a big party in Paradiso, Friday May 11th.

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Dox Records

28 Space Station

by Rob Simon (Overdose.am)

From the people behind Amsterdam based art-music-fashion magazine Overdose.am.

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Rob Simon (Overdose.am)