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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220 The Random List

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NSMBL

NSMBL stands for Ensemble, a mixture of all things good in life, in the form of one of the biggest online magazines in Holland. We love music, we know you do too, and therefore we selected some of the finest tunes from the past decades.

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

223 Exotic Grooves

by Enrique’s Groove

Obviously inspired by the beautiful weather, I would like to share some music with you that I bought on vinyl a while a go and spin a lot lately. Groovy music all the way from Africa and South America. So amazing to see how the music varies over there and what a groove it has!

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Enrique’s Groove

108 Around the World

by Armin van Buuren

2th place this year, but Armin was the #1 DJ for 4 years and specially selected some tracks for all the mixed-tapes.nl visitors, 20 songs to keep you dancing all around the world!

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Armin van Buuren

232 Hidden Gems by Sam Azami

by Sam Azami

The playlist I’ve put together mainly consists of a mixture of deephouse funk. I always look for those songs that seem timeless to me. Songs that you can play anywhere, anytime and that still have the same power you heard the first time you played it. I’m quite a “digger” for records, so you can say that there are a lot of hidden gems in this one, played by artists that I admire very much.

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Sam Azami

22 Citytrip

by Atze de Vrieze

Atze de Vrieze is music editor for VPRO's 3VOOR12. He likes music without borders.

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Atze de Vrieze

243 Space, Time & Beyond

by Headphone

To get a little insight into our world of music and what inspires us, we’ve put together a playlist with some of our all-time favourite songs. We hope you like it!

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Headphone

06 Funk you

by Erik Visser

Programmer for poppodium Simplon in Groningen.

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Erik Visser

103 An hour and eighteen minutes

by Peter Zantingh

‘Een uur en achttien minuten’ (‘An hour and eighteen minutes’) is the soundtrack accompanying the debut novel of Peter Zantingh.

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Peter Zantingh

56 WTF did they do to my music?!

by MOONDOG

The tape draws from original Moondog recordings and also remixes/covers/samples used by other artists. The title means Moondog may not have approved of all of them.

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MOONDOG

59 That day in Sanibel

by Willem Baars (JFK Magazine)

Playboy editor for 21 years, switched to be editor in chief of JFK magazine 5 years ago, the most successful and best mens magazine in Holland.

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Willem Baars (JFK Magazine)