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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140 Tourbus

Blood Red Shoes

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Blood Red Shoes

Blood Red Shoes are an alternative rock duo from Brighton, England. They have released two full-length albums, Box of Secrets (2008) and Fire Like This (2010), plus a slew of early singles on limited 7" vinyl pressings. Their third studio album, In Time to Voices, is due to be released in March 2012.

In a press release, Carter described the album: ”With this album we totally threw out the rulebook of how we write and record. We decided we wanted to make a really ambitious record, not something which reflects our live show but something which is only limited by our imaginations and not by how many instruments we use onstage. We figured the best way to push ourselves forward was to write the best possible songs and melodies we could - once you have that as your foundation, you have the freedom to go anywhere with the sounds you use. We feel like a totally different band now. We feel like we're shooting for the stars.”[23]

The band announced a UK and European tour for April and May 2012, with added worldwide tour dates yet to be announced.



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140 Tourbus

by Blood Red Shoes

This is the kind of playlist we'd have playing as we travel between shows across the land...

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Blood Red Shoes

19 December

by Jasper van Vugt

Freelance journalist/editor for OOR, Algemeen Dagblad, CJP, NL20, Jazz Magazine, Sena Performers Magazine and Radio Mortale!

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Jasper van Vugt

50 Wake up and smell the coffee

by Pieter Ridder

You open your eyes. The sun is shining brightly through your bedroom window. Turn on your speakers LOUD!

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Pieter Ridder

199 Wub and his candyshop

by Wub

Always tough to make a choice in all the music. These are some candies I took from my candyshop: melodic house, more crazy electronica and ass-shaking techno. I love them all!

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Wub

225 HAARBAARBAAR LOVES NACHTDIGITAL

by HAARBAARBAAR

For 3 years now, I’ve been finding my way to Nachtdigital festival in Olganitz, Germany. “A playground for grown-ups” is what a lot of visitors call it. And they are right… A playground with quality (and often a bit strange) house music.

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HAARBAARBAAR

140 Tourbus

by Blood Red Shoes

This is the kind of playlist we'd have playing as we travel between shows across the land...

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Blood Red Shoes

54 De Muziek

by A’dam E.V.A

Oh zo jammer dat het alweer is afgelopen...nog even nagenieten van deze super serie met alle muziek die je in de 8 afleveringen hebt kunnen horen!

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A’dam E.V.A

86 Next Monday’s Hangover warm-up

by Rob Simon (Overdose.am)

Sunday the 14th of August is the day that Amsterdam's online art-music-fashion magazine Overdose.am will host its very first festival Next Monday's Hangover - Out in the open. This mixed-tape is to warm up for the big day. Artists in it are either on the festival line-up, or on our dream line-up!

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Rob Simon (Overdose.am)

168 Ice Cream Truck

by The Fresh Kids

A mixed tape that will melt you from sweetness.

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The Fresh Kids

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