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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228 The Walls Are Black They’re Burned

Laser 3.14

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Laser 3.14

Laser 3.14 doesn’t make standard graffiti. Instead of just writing his tag on the walls, he sprays his poetry throughout the city on non-temporary surfaces. He wants to remain anonymous, in his own words so his texts become paramount. "It does not matter whether people love it or hate it, as long as it evokes a reaction I’m happy."

Tapecover image by Catherina Gerritsen.
Background image by Anne Barlinckhoff.

228 The Walls Are Black They’re Burned

by Laser 3.14

Growing up in the great '80s creating mix tapes, for yourself or other people, was something special. Anyway I hope you like my selection. I’ve created it especially for you.

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Laser 3.14

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

61 Party, party Spotify

by De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig

Especially for Spotify's first anniversary we bring you De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig!

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De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig

57 Welcome to My World

by Marko Nastic

He resisted dark forces of political madness through electronic music and a celebration of life.

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Marko Nastic

139 Electronic music & art festival

by 5 Days Off

A taste of the national & international artists who will be present at the upcoming 5 Days Off Festival.

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5 Days Off

55 Sunny Rooftop

by Roy Lepoutre

Spend the whole weekend on a rooftop partying with your friends...did we say it was sunny and we had a swimming pool (kind of)?

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Roy Lepoutre

151 Enjoy Your Freedom

by Mixed-Tapes

No matter where you live, if you're in Holland this weekend, there's a festival near you! Check out this small selection of artists who will be performing at the liberation festivals this saturday. Freedom still is something to celebrate!

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Mixed-Tapes

202 Teaser Taster

by Amsterdam Live On Stage

Amsterdam Live On Stage believes in the energy of live electro-instrumental music. We want every act to be experimental and unique.

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Amsterdam Live On Stage

111 Tires Tell

by WeAreAllDots

New music is, what’s unknown to the ears. Get in, move your head and shake your butt.

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WeAreAllDots

150 Harper Blynn’s Mixed-Tape

by Harper Blynn

A while ago Absolutepunk wrote:" 'On their debut record Loneliest Generation, Harper Blynn takes a giant step beyond their contemporaries, and moves into a category all their own..." And now their new album 'Busy Hands' is released... Find a free download at www.harperblynn.com!

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Harper Blynn