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

175 Inspiration

by Tessa Rose Jackson

A new year of opportunities and lot's of music brings a mixed tape with old and new song. Golden oldies and fresh little diamonds, each of them important sources of inspiration! The perfect tape for a relaxed sunday morning!

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Tessa Rose Jackson

06 Funk you

by Erik Visser

Programmer for poppodium Simplon in Groningen.

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Erik Visser

83 Sunday Breakfast for her

by Terry Toner

With a selection of French pastry, the finest fruit jams, heart shaped pancakes and freshly squeezed orange juice you remember that a final touch could make the ambiance near perfect and as she opens her eyes with the most romantic  breakfast she will ever experience in her life the first tones of this mix tape fill up the room… Enjoy!

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Terry Toner

229 Dreams of Music

by Stillman

On my journey filming countless bands in and around Amsterdam I’ve come across some pretty f-ing awesome local bands and talents! Here are some of them!

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Stillman

198 Selected

by Woodkid

I could have given you a playlist that was referencing exactly to things that equal to my album as Woodkid. But the truth is, that's not the music I listen to. The music I listen to everyday is much more mainstream than that.

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Woodkid

02 Tribute to Johnny L.

by David Kleijwegt

Men of good fortune are born for a purpose!

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David Kleijwegt

21 Songs that Shook and Still Shake My World

by Auxiliary tha Masterfader

50% Blokgolf, 100% disco. Gear addict.

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Auxiliary tha Masterfader

169 Somewhere

by The Bony King of Nowhere

The third album, simply called "The Bony King of Nowhere", is out now. Each song is pure beauty, without big gestures, harmony or drums. It's a timeless folk record, rooted in the tradition of the great Leonard Cohen and the inevitable Bob Dylan.

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The Bony King of Nowhere

71 Go camping with Happy Camper

by Happy Camper

A collection of songs to go camping with. It doesn't matter where you'll go, these songs will keep you company.

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Happy Camper