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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101 The Artists

Top Notch

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Top Notch

Top Notch is a record label, founded in 1995 by Kees de Koning. Top Notch mainly focuses on hiphop and regea. A lot of well know Dutch rap-artists have released their album on the Top Notch label, like Extince, Raymzter and Opgezwolle.

www.top-notch.nl

101 The Artists

by Top Notch

It is a list of known and unknown TopNotch tunes, cheerful and serious, old and new and it ranges from calm to fierce.

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Top Notch

52 Just So

by Agnes Obel

Drink a toast to the sun. To the things that never come. To the break of the day. That is all I say.

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Agnes Obel

37 minimalfolkrockish

by Case Mayfield

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

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Case Mayfield

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

221 Studio 80 @ Mysteryland

by Studio 80

Studio 80 has put this special tape together in preparation for the debut of their own personal Studio 80 stage at Mysteryland.

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Studio 80

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

16 Friendly Fire

by Friendly Fire

They know what is new, they feel what is happening and smell what is good.

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Friendly Fire

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

153 Metropolitan Nights

by Amsterdam Open Air

The beginning of the outdoor season is here! Two days of joyous pandemonium at the 8 different stages of Amsterdam Open Air! Get your summer started with tunes from Paco Osuna, Onur Özer, Cinnaman, The Subs, Tom Trago & many many others!

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Amsterdam Open Air

44 Finest in Minimal Music

by Tino Haenen (Het Muziekgebouw)

The World Minimal Music Festival will start this week! Prepare yourself with a tape containing the finest songs in minimal music! Carefully selected by Tino Haenen, the big boss of Het Muziekgebouw!

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Tino Haenen (Het Muziekgebouw)