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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241 The Sound of 2014

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Amp.Amsterdam

Amp.Amsterdam is the direct line, for brands and agencies to the best music from all over the world. Amp.Amsterdam focuses on music strategy, music activations & events alongside productions and licensing using top artists and composers. We bring artists and brands together on stage. We believe in a direct line between brands and artists to step into the spotlight together. Directly amplifying each others strengths. Working one on one with global artists enables us to be the first in the know of what’s hot and new in music.

241 The Sound of 2014

by Amp.Amsterdam

A collection of songs that just might be engraved into our collective memory by the end of this year.

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Amp.Amsterdam

72 A Rollercoaster Ride on Tape

by Peter te Bos

This tape takes you on - a hellova rollercoaster ride - from sleaziness to poppy and back!

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Peter te Bos

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

173 Something Smells Fishy

by Krause

Dutch electro chick Krause just released her single 'Something Smells Fishy'. Enjoy the fishy tape and play the iphone game... »

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Krause

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

38 Tape of inspiration & relaxation

by Kabale und Liebe

Spank the baby and wobble your but cheeks!

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Kabale und Liebe

24 Bring it Home

by Juan Sanchez

Especially for mixed-tapes he created a list of music that he listens to at home…ahh cute!

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Juan Sanchez

13 Capa’s Night

by Capacocha

One-man-super-band blends trashy guitars, groovy basslines, cheesy organs and heavy electro beats!

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Capacocha

142 Life Changing Songs

by ED

"Each song on this playlist is special for me. They made a giant impact on my life when I heard them for the first time. For instance: Voodoo Chile really made me pick up the guitar to start making music myself. I hope the list will grow a little bit bigger in my years to follow...but not to big...because these songs are like best friends: you don't have a lot off them."

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ED

32 Some more casual sex

by The Sultans

Go back to the early nineties: confused teenagers completely lost track, jumping on the humorous punk songs.

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The Sultans