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

176 Dutch Only!

by MusicFromNL

ESNS offers a nice insight in dutch bands and musicians who have made it in 2012 or promise to be big in 2013. This playlist offers the highlights according to MusicFromNL supplemented with some fresh tips.

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MusicFromNL

164 Oktoberfest

by Stekker

Stekker, Delivers the energy you need this fall

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Stekker

63 Kill Your Darlings

by Joline Jolink

A list full of Fleet Foxes, Eddie Vedder and also some Emiliana torrini. Mucho like!

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Joline Jolink

107 Future Nostalgic

by Carlos Valdes

Here some music that I usually play at home, 80's, 90's and some unreleased stuff. Let the music do that talking and enjoy every beat of it..

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Carlos Valdes

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

93 A bit of Everything

by Ruben Hein

There's to much I want to share with you. But here are some (!) of my essentials. This is the stuff I like to listen to. So please take your time to listen to Ahmad Jamal, Bon Iver, James Brown, Q-Tip, Chet Baker and man more. I hope you like it! And I also hope I'm allowed to do this another time, so I can share more of my favorite music..(yes, you can Ruben!!)

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Ruben Hein

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

26 Lost in the World

by Nalden

Loves to awaken possibilities in other people and is living in the present plus.

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Nalden

235 ADE Nostalgia

by All We Want Festival

Summer has gone, the festival season has finished, but luckily there is Amsterdam Dance Event to get us through the dark days of fall! We absolutely love this indoor, all-over-the-place, five-days-of-mayhem event and enjoyed every minute of it. This mixed-tape is a tribute to last week, a week that we're still recovering from but will be in our memories for a long time. Enjoy these songs, which will take you back from the anticipation before until the hangover and the memories.

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All We Want Festival