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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190 The John Coffey Tourbus Experience

John Coffey

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John Coffey

John Coffey is a loud punk/rock 'n roll band from Utrecht, The Netherlands. Six months ago they released their successful second album Bright Companions on the German-based Redfield Records, in a sold out Tivoli in Utrecht. The album was recorded in Stockholm, Sweden with producer Pelle Gunnerfeldt (The Hives, Refused) and Jag Jago (The Ghost Of A Thousand) and very well received in the media. Bright Companions brings you a raw rock 'n roll/punk sound with catchy sing-a-long chorusses that will knock you off your feet. Known for their wild liveshows, John Coffey has a busy schedule touring Europe on the Bright Companions tour to bring their sound and feel to every willing soul out there!

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

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

06 Funk you

by Erik Visser

Programmer for poppodium Simplon in Groningen.

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Erik Visser

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

92 The Medics ain’t misbehavin’

by The Medics

Ask five music-addicted guys to compile a mix tape and you'll get a shitload of music. Mostly recent tunes, but also some oldies that inspired us at home, in our rehearsal space and on the dancefloor.

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The Medics

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)

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

44 Finest in Minimal Music

by Tino Haenen (Het Muziekgebouw)

The World Minimal Music Festival will start this week! Prepare yourself with a tape containing the finest songs in minimal music! Carefully selected by Tino Haenen, the big boss of Het Muziekgebouw!

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Tino Haenen (Het Muziekgebouw)

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

127 Fun

by Anton Goudsmit

These are the tracks that made me smile, feel groovy and feel good in the last couple of months.. Most of this music I heard, were when travelling in the tour bus with New Cool Collective, every band member using Spotify in turns .. Hail Technology!

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Anton Goudsmit