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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183 The Awesome KOFFIE Mixtape

KOFFIE

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KOFFIE

The music of KOFFIE can be summarised as a mixture of Afrobeat, jazz and 1970s funk. Fela Kuti's full sound and wonderful grooves was the kick for these boys to dive into Afrobeat.

The seven KOFFIE musicians recorded their first album in cooperation with vocalist Nassan Silva Lopes. When it came to the songwriting, KOFFIE was not only inspired by Afrobeat but also by Nassan Silvan Lopes who brought in many traditional rhythms and melodies from his native Guinea-Bissau (West Africa). The album will be released on 8 March, 2013 by Dox Records.

First single and video Kyrie Ayé out now! KOFFIE release show on March, 11th @Canvas, Amsterdam. More info here.

183 The Awesome KOFFIE Mixtape

by KOFFIE

This is the KOFFIE-mixtape, a collection of artists and songs that inspired our own songs. Enjoy it!

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KOFFIE

59 That day in Sanibel

by Willem Baars (JFK Magazine)

Playboy editor for 21 years, switched to be editor in chief of JFK magazine 5 years ago, the most successful and best mens magazine in Holland.

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Willem Baars (JFK Magazine)

117 Lions

by Cirque Valentin

After losing his shame, guitar player Valentijn Bannier (Steye, Zuco 103, Giovanca) started the hottest band of this moment. Listen to this tape and you'll get to know the love of your life

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Cirque Valentin

223 Exotic Grooves

by Enrique’s Groove

Obviously inspired by the beautiful weather, I would like to share some music with you that I bought on vinyl a while a go and spin a lot lately. Groovy music all the way from Africa and South America. So amazing to see how the music varies over there and what a groove it has!

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Enrique’s Groove

190 The John Coffey Tourbus Experience

by John Coffey

John Coffey shows are known for their madness and the partying going on during the show. When we leave the stage, all pumped up and excited, the energy keeps on going. By the time we enter the bus for a long drive (usually with a couple of beers we begged for at the venue), one lucky bastard gets to be the DJ. The recipe is always the same: HITS. iPods are handed to the DJ from all sides as we loudly sing along to the jingles we all love so much. To share that feeling with you, we collected a handful of those hits. Close your eyes, enter the tourbus, and enjoy THE JOHN COFFEY TOURBUS EXPERIENCE.

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John Coffey

160 The Legendary Bus Tour

by Kensington

This fall we are heading out on our biggest headline tour ever, so that means we're covering a lot of miles in between venues. This is our playlist in the van, some energetic driving songs, some mellow-after-gig-looking-at-the-starry-night chill out songs. Enjoy!

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Kensington

#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

72 A Rollercoaster Ride on Tape

by Peter te Bos

This tape takes you on - a hellova rollercoaster ride - from sleaziness to poppy and back!

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Peter te Bos

217 Buitenspelen Festival

by Buitenspelen Festival

This tape consists of some house, techno and tech-house records from our Buitenspelen Festival artists. Listen and get convinced.

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Buitenspelen Festival

78 The Festival Warm-Up

by Appelsap

A small warm-up for 'het Appelsap' feast on July the 31st. We selected tracks of a large part of the lineup of the festival. Get on your dancing shoes!

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Appelsap