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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191 The Guilty Pleasure List

Elza Jo

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Elza Jo

I'm Elza Jo, I was born in Amsterdam and still live and work here. I'm a photographer and I work with other media as well. I love music, my sister doesn't, even less when it's live.

191 The Guilty Pleasure List

by Elza Jo

This tape is called "The Guilty Pleasure" list because I love this music to work out to or to clean my house with.

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Elza Jo

170 Donnie’s Party

by Oscar & the Wolf

And don't forget to see Oscar & the Wolf live! LIVE: 9 december Ekko - Utrecht 9/10/11/12 jan2013 Eurosonic/Noorderslag – Groningen

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Oscar & the Wolf

210 Summertime Showcase

by Costa del Soul Festival

This mix contains only tracks & edits that were produced by the artists that will perform at the Festival this summer! With 5 stages spread out over 2 days, this year’s line-up is very diverse with styles varying from Brazil, Soul, Disco, House, Bass & Techno. This mixtape is a selection of music that you might hear, while dancing barefoot at our beach festival!

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Costa del Soul Festival

31 All About Cat

by Cathelijne Beijn

It's All About Cat, radio bitch and a jazz babe.

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Cathelijne Beijn

228 The Walls Are Black They’re Burned

by Laser 3.14

Growing up in the great '80s creating mix tapes, for yourself or other people, was something special. Anyway I hope you like my selection. I’ve created it especially for you.

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Laser 3.14

205 Weekend Whistles

by Amsterdam Open Air

The sun may not be shining full-force just yet, but Amsterdam Open Air is! They just released their line-up and this tape is just a selection of all the great artists playing at Amsterdam Open Air...

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Amsterdam Open Air

168 Ice Cream Truck

by The Fresh Kids

A mixed tape that will melt you from sweetness.

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The Fresh Kids

100 Me

by Jason Derulo

We celebrate our 100th Mixed-Tape with a very special guest: Jason Derulo! Always wanted to listen to the same music as Jason Derulo does? He personally selected these tracks for mixed-tapes.nl.

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Jason Derulo

157 The joy of melancholy

by De Meisjes

Susan Sontag once wrote: 'Depression is melancholy minus its charms.' Even sad songs must contain an element of joy: no matter how blue, by their very essence they'll remain a celebration of what it means to be alive.

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De Meisjes

141 On the road

by Blaudzun

'I'm on tour with my fellow musicians. Here's some songs I currently listen to on the road and in our dressing rooms."

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Blaudzun