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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157 The joy of melancholy

De Meisjes

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De Meisjes

De Meisjes are a Dutch pop band with a twist & and an opinion. Widely influenced by artists like The Beatles & The Police.
Members:

Hans Hulst: Keyboards
Christof Bauwens: Guitar
Andert Tijsma: Bass guitar
Theun Supheert: Drums
&
Auke Hulst (the Tapehead) :
Besides creating this mixed-tape for you, Auke is singer & plays guitar for De Meisjes. He is also a journalist & a writer.
In August of this year, he will release his newest novel called: "Kinderen van het Ruige Land".

For more information about his work as a writer, visit his website here

Want to read more about De Meisjes, you can find their official website here or listen to their music in Spotify.


Auke Hulst



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

50 Wake up and smell the coffee

by Pieter Ridder

You open your eyes. The sun is shining brightly through your bedroom window. Turn on your speakers LOUD!

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Pieter Ridder

220 The Random List

by NSMBL

One should never try to understand a woman's brain, and this is why we won't over explain this tape. The only idea behind it is us loving all random things in life, things that simply cannot be categorized in just one theme or one genre. This tape is our vision of a day in a woman's life.

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NSMBL

109 A small step through our walkman cassettedeck recordings to make a great soundmixshow

by Meester Moeilijk & Sjonnie Disco

Selected with love by Meester Moeilijk en Sjonnie Disco "We hope you enjoy"

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Meester Moeilijk & Sjonnie Disco

80 Night Air sur Les Champs-Elysees in Harlem

by Wilbert Mutsaers

For your enjoyment, Wilbert handpicked some of his favorite songs and artists over the last decades.

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Wilbert Mutsaers

171 Less is More

by Zornik

“Less>More” is Zornik’s most experimental and different studio album so far. A first single “Smiling In The Sun” will be released in September 2012 and the album will follow shortly after in October. Zornik will play an extensive tour of 30 shows to promote their new album … it will be different, exciting but still … Zornik.

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Zornik

167 Sun in my Morning

by DJ Rich-Ears

DJ Rich-Ears has prepared for you a sunny mix that will bring some warmth in your cold autumn mornings. So whether you're at work or doing whatever you're doing, listen to this tape and dream off to a warm sunny beach far far far away from here.

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DJ Rich-Ears

176 Dutch Only!

by MusicFromNL

ESNS offers a nice insight in dutch bands and musicians who have made it in 2012 or promise to be big in 2013. This playlist offers the highlights according to MusicFromNL supplemented with some fresh tips.

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MusicFromNL

37 minimalfolkrockish

by Case Mayfield

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

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Case Mayfield

227 Taste

by Pittug

Pittug loves to let you enjoy some good music. The Amsterdam based brand is known for its fine taste. Therefore we put together a mixed-tape with some great artists and songs from past to present.

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Pittug