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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179 The Spring Festival

DGTL

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DGTL

After their success during ADE, Pleinvrees and STRAF_WERK are joining forces once again on March 30th to bring you Amsterdam's next best thing: DGTL. An intimate festival for everyone that wants to associate themselves with good music. DGTL. Raw, pure, simple. Cutting-edge quality house from our favorite innovative artists are brought together unexpectedly at one festival. Simple has never been so complex.

179 The Spring Festival

by DGTL

We've brought together some cutting-edge quality house from our favorite innovative artists on this Mixed-Tape.

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DGTL

230 Songs of desperation

by Bart van der Lee

This is a very diverse selection of songs that are both lyrically and musically very appealing and inspiring to me. These songs captivate me thematically by the loneliness, intensity or eloquence with which it infallibly and relentlessly is dragged into your ears. At the same time, they are intriguing by the structure and the musical decoration. Each one awakes in me a euphoric feeling of a desolate and lonely existence, by realizing that this is the way life is, these songs offer me a sense of refuge and relief.

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Bart van der Lee

224 From bootleg to original

by Daniel Zuur

I love music, and I love to make my own interpretations and stories with existing tracks. I like to pick some pieces of the track and play with the elements I love the most. All the tracks in this mixed tape you can find in my live sets in a different way. Enjoy!

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Daniel Zuur

41 Humming one of your songs

by Carice van Houten

And we hum her name; Carice van Houten, the launch-lady of the new mixed-tape site! And boy... are we excited!

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Carice van Houten

23 Langsam und Schmachtend

by Stef Collignon

A very special mixed tape to kick off 2011: we serve you a classic dish!

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Stef Collignon

12 It can only get better

by Johanna Maria

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

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Johanna Maria

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

110 If It Ain’t @Bruut, It Ain’t Hardcore

by @Bruut (22tracks)

@Bruut unites the new and old world of core. The perfect mix of hardcore (and metalcore) music with a little bit of crossover.

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@Bruut (22tracks)

249 Spring Weather Forecast

by Amp.Amsterdam

The clouds are clearing up, the sunlight is making it’s way through and the temperature is rising - time for some fresh songs!

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Amp.Amsterdam

29 Lust for Life

by Go Back To The Zoo

Write songs in a dusty old cellar...

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Go Back To The Zoo