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

248 Krach Kollection

by Krach

This is music that we like, obviously. Make sure to play this music LOUD. Thank you.

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Krach

182 MIXTAPE

by Alphabeat

Celebrating our Express Non-Stop Tour!

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Alphabeat

211 Music for Photographers

by I Shot The Band

We always love to hear some music with our photography and vice versa. Photography and its intention to capture important moments and people in our lives are quite similar to composing songs. In a song the emotion of the one making the music is traveling to the listener. Traced, diffused or with empathy.

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I Shot The Band

#73 The story of Vulnerable

by Daniel Zuur

Some titles say it all, this tape is literally the story of Vulnerable. Every song got some elements of inspiration.

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Daniel Zuur

156 PIAS NITES II

by alt-J

A little list to celebrate the release of our debut-album & to kick off the 2nd edition of PIAS NITES! ∆

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alt-J

70 Where I Came From

by Isis

"It all started in my parents house where they used to play a broad blend of everything, slowly evolving towards a more electronic sound."

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Isis

146 One for the road

by Efdé

A small selection of tunes for the road selected by Efdé. These tracks will want you to drive on and on and on. And they will make your drive from a dull and boring experience into something fun. Some of the tracks might even get you home a lot quicker. Enjoy!

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Efdé

152 Black & White

by Half Way Station

A homebrew liquor of different artists for you to taste. This mix will keep you coming back for more, cheers!

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Half Way Station

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