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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46 The Vices We Admire

Lost Bear

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Lost Bear

Lost Bear is an Utrecht-based alternative rockband consisting of 7 people. They all find inspiration in listening to music and they all have they're favourite songs. Here's a list of each individual Lost Bear member sharing one track that inspired him and one track that is simply the best track ever. Altogether it's a mixtape that sounds a lot like a Lost Bear album. Or how a Lost Bear album could be if they had better skills.

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46 The Vices We Admire

by Lost Bear

Altogether it's a mixtape that sounds a lot like a Lost Bear album, or how a Lost Bear album could be. You can check it for yourself, their album is out TODAY! Limshasa, get it now!

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Lost Bear

38 Tape of inspiration & relaxation

by Kabale und Liebe

Spank the baby and wobble your but cheeks!

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Kabale und Liebe

03 Songs that make me wanna make music

by Auxiliary tha Masterfader

Come with me and I'll get you in the dark of the night.

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Auxiliary tha Masterfader

131 Some Favourites

by Red Light Radio

Here some favourites of 2011 which we discovered or rediscovered in our first year listening to our own radio station.

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Red Light Radio

244 Embryonic Journey

by The Cosmic Carnival

From the Cosmic to the Carnival. These songs tell our story from the very beginning up until where we are right now. Deep grooves and addictive drums, with a bit of reggae here and there. Blistering solos, and some psychedelic flavours. And there's this thing we have with harmony singing. No ‘80s or ’90s songs on this one, mate... The good stuff's timeless. Enjoy this fine selection wherever you are, whenever you want. Peace!

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The Cosmic Carnival

143 Inspiration

by Bertolf

"Here is some of the music I listened to a lot while writing and recording my third album "Bertolf". The songs have been inspirational on a lot of levels: songwriting, singing, form, arrangement and production. "

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Bertolf

94 Third of September

by Astrid Kunst

Talking about music is like dancing about architecture. -Martin Mull

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Astrid Kunst

130 Favourite Greatness Mix

by Rachel Louise

I've pretty much accomplished to make a mixed-tape full of my favourite songs. I've listened to the mix myself and I noticed I couldn't wait to hear what came next. Welcome to my world!

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Rachel Louise

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

146 One for the road

by Efdé

A small selection of tunes for the road selected by Efdé. These tracks will want you to drive on and on and on. And they will make your drive from a dull and boring experience into something fun. Some of the tracks might even get you home a lot quicker. Enjoy!

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Efdé