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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78 The Festival Warm-Up

Appelsap

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Appelsap

The yearly Appelsap festival in 'het Oosterpark' continues to grow and this year is extending to 2 area's. Besides hip hop and soul, also contemporary jazz and electronic music will get a permanent spot on the festival. The date is pinned on Sunday, July 31, 2011, still in the familiar Oosterpark Amsterdam.

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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

17 Something’s not right…

by Rutger Hoedemaekers

Producer Rutger Hoedemaekers (About, Voicst, Lucky Fonz III) is currently living and working in Berlin.

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Rutger Hoedemaekers

104 Songs Behind The Sun

by Sonja van Hamel

Fall is my favourite season, reveiling intense sceneries and colourful sounds. These songs are glowing treasures to me, that unravel themself with luscious spirits and a deep beating heart. – Sunny Son

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Sonja van Hamel

107 Future Nostalgic

by Carlos Valdes

Here some music that I usually play at home, 80's, 90's and some unreleased stuff. Let the music do that talking and enjoy every beat of it..

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Carlos Valdes

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

237 No Beard, No Good

by Lang Leve De Baard

A very special hairy tracklist. With songs like beards: all forms, shapes and sizes. #langlevedebaard

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Lang Leve De Baard

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

206 Indie Only

by Indiestad

It's true, Amsterdam is an amazing place for seeing bands all year round - but for a little longer than a week in May, it gets even better. So mark your calendars for 18 to 26 May 2013, because that's when Amsterdam turns into Indiestad ('Indie City') with a huge array of the best up-and-coming bands hitting stages across the city.

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Indiestad

145 Life is good

by Life I Live Festival

A premium selection of (inter) national artists come together on the 7 stages of the LIFE I LIVE Festival, which will be held in the city center of The Hague. The musicfestival takes place on Sunday 29th of April and welcomes those who enjoy a night packed with some fine livemusic… oh.. And NO ADMISSION! See you at LIFE I LIVE.

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Life I Live Festival

95 Earcatchers

by Florian Wolff

These are some of the tracks I've come across in my life that immediatley struck me in a brainteasing way. Melodies that massaged my soul, sounds so soulful that they made my heart skip a beat. Goosebumps and all that. Timeless tunes from my childhood, teenage classics and new born beauties. Enjoy!

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Florian Wolff