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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60 Taping Victor

Death Letters

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Death Letters

They're not even allowed in the amazing venues Austin has to offer without supervision, but that didn't keep the Dutch band 'Death Letters' from taking off to Texas when only 18 and 19 years old. They were there for a one sole purpose: recording their second album with one of their favourite producers. This particular producer has worked with bands from the likes of And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, JET, The Datsuns and The Dandy Warhols and rolls by the name of Chris 'Frenchie' Smith.

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51 Taping Duende

by Death Letters

Well, here's the tale of two youngsters chasing their dream in a far-away land.

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Death Letters

60 Taping Victor

by Death Letters

Well, here's the tale of two youngsters chasing their dream in a far-away land.

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Death Letters

143 Inspiration

by Bertolf

"Here is some of the music I listened to a lot while writing and recording my third album "Bertolf". The songs have been inspirational on a lot of levels: songwriting, singing, form, arrangement and production. "

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Bertolf

208 Ain’t that Nice

by MikeyNice

We would like to introduce MikeyNice, and the MikeyNice Disco Bingo playlist. The first half of the tracks represent the sound of the MikeyNice Disco Bingo, the last half are a selection of  MikeyNice's favorite tracks of all time. We hope to let you experience the full MikeyNice DJ-set and MikeyNice Disco Bingo vibe and hopefully you'll pay him a visit this summer at Amsterdam Open Air, Solar Weekend or one of the other great parties and festivals that they will attend.

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MikeyNice

61 Party, party Spotify

by De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig

Especially for Spotify's first anniversary we bring you De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig!

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De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig

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

207 Mix(t)ape

by Dance.nl

Here we have a fresh playlist from the Dance.nl crew. The playlist consists of a wide range of electronic music we like to listen to while we work.
Hopefully it invites you to read some of the articles we’ve put online as every one of them has been written with the same kind of passion we used to put together this mix(t)ape - enjoy the music where our heart is!

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Dance.nl

198 Selected

by Woodkid

I could have given you a playlist that was referencing exactly to things that equal to my album as Woodkid. But the truth is, that's not the music I listen to. The music I listen to everyday is much more mainstream than that.

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Woodkid

42 Hey Ho Let’s Go!

by Bettie Serveert

Bettie Serveert is celebrating their 20th Birthday this summer! Peter Visser and Carol van Dyk have a different taste in music: the 1st part are Peter’s fave’s, the 2nd half is Carol’s. Somewhere in the middle you find Bettie.

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Bettie Serveert

202 Teaser Taster

by Amsterdam Live On Stage

Amsterdam Live On Stage believes in the energy of live electro-instrumental music. We want every act to be experimental and unique.

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Amsterdam Live On Stage

27 The horses are coming

by Hidde Pluymert

Loves poppy but slightly obscure crossover-dubstep-rave-electronica-disco-witchhouse.

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Hidde Pluymert