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

193 Sunday Kids love music

by Sunday Kids

Well... this is the kind of music we enjoy. It's pure, raw, honest and real! Just the way we like it.

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Sunday Kids

180 4 Year We Are E

by We Are E

To celebrate our 4 year anniversary we have collected some of the best tracks of our We Are E-artists. Listen and enjoy!

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We Are E

12 It can only get better

by Johanna Maria

Johanna Maria... Who the f*ck is Johanna Maria?

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Johanna Maria

188 Herrek’s Mix Tape

by Herrek

This mix tape contains music from artists that I admire. All of this music has inspired me in the last years while I was composing and recording my own music. I like music that creates a world without specifically pointing a direction or telling you a concrete story. It makes me forget time and just enjoying the things that I am doing whatever that may be on that specific moment. Other songs I like for just being so pure and telling a story in such a delicate and sensitive way that I can do nothing else than listen and agree or cry along with the music. Some of the songs are from artists who are personal friends of mine and which I respect and admire for who they are and the music they are making.

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Herrek

239 For the new school tribe

by The House

This list only represents tracks & remixes from the legendary Chez Damier & UK Jordan Peak. Mostly classics and pure dancefloor weapons. Friday 22nd of November they will be playing at The House in AIR Amsterdam. Enjoy!

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The House

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

186 Shoe Fo Yo

by Niels Shoe Meulman

I'm dragging some tracks into a Spotify folder at the moment... No idea if I can figure out how to get that to you... and a text... maybe in a little while once I'm really high... toedeloe, NSM

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Niels Shoe Meulman

211 Music for Photographers

by I Shot The Band

We always love to hear some music with our photography and vice versa. Photography and its intention to capture important moments and people in our lives are quite similar to composing songs. In a song the emotion of the one making the music is traveling to the listener. Traced, diffused or with empathy.

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I Shot The Band

91 Amsterdam

by Amsterdam is all In

This is a compilation of tracks that celebrate the city Amsterdam and Ajax. From Jacques Brel and David Bowie to Amsterdam's finest André Hazes and Mick Harren, listen to the different sounds of the city!

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Amsterdam is all In