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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242 The Bucket List

Stefany June

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Stefany June

Stefany June’s music is best described as jumpy pop with a solid beat and a strong melody. Pop is the keyword, but being influenced by mainly Scandinavian artists, her music and voice are a significant mix between Ladyhawke and Julia Stone. She will be presenting her debut album on February 20th in Metropool (Hengelo) and on February 22nd in Tivoli Spiegelbar (Utrecht). Check out www.stefanyjune.com for more info!

242 The Bucket List

by Stefany June

During the release of her debut album, Stefany June will be playing a number of Bucket List gigs, kick-ass concerts in unusual locations. Expressing the adventurous feeling of her music, she’s put together a Mixed-Tape to take you along on her ride.

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Stefany June

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

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

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

37 minimalfolkrockish

by Case Mayfield

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

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Case Mayfield

147 Bigger than life

by School Is Cool

A journey into the influences of School is Cool. Designed to keep you on the edge of your seat, to be jarring, surprising and wide in it's span, in short: to keep you listening. 500 years of music encompassing pretty much everything. From strangely morbid native folk to the greatest melody in baroque history; from Kate Bush's idosyncratic style to a string quartet playing Arcade Fire's wildest track; from Black Francis' furious belting to Vivaldi's furioso; from a corny Bonnie Raitt ballad to gritty Skip James. Music is bigger than life. -Johannes Genard, singer of School iIs Cool -

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School Is Cool

148 A Little Bit of Teenage Drugs

by The Sultans

Back to the 90's! The Sultans formerly known as The Sultans of Ping were the masters of crazy catchy Pop-Punk music!

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The Sultans

169 Somewhere

by The Bony King of Nowhere

The third album, simply called "The Bony King of Nowhere", is out now. Each song is pure beauty, without big gestures, harmony or drums. It's a timeless folk record, rooted in the tradition of the great Leonard Cohen and the inevitable Bob Dylan.

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The Bony King of Nowhere

86 Next Monday’s Hangover warm-up

by Rob Simon (Overdose.am)

Sunday the 14th of August is the day that Amsterdam's online art-music-fashion magazine Overdose.am will host its very first festival Next Monday's Hangover - Out in the open. This mixed-tape is to warm up for the big day. Artists in it are either on the festival line-up, or on our dream line-up!

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Rob Simon (Overdose.am)

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