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

128 Rockin’ & Rollin’

by WANNABEASTAR

I love loads of different styles of music so it wasnt easy to make a favourite list. I'm an electro dj and a live electro/punk/rock artist. But my favourite music to play at home for sure will be rock music. I love the lyrics, the heavy guitars, the raw and edgy sounds wich all together gets me in a great mood and gives me loads of inspiration. It broadens my horizon and keeps me rebellious for my time behind the turntables and on stage. So I decided to make this list a little bit more personal and about the music I listen to when I'm home dancing with my daughter.

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WANNABEASTAR

36 Hartje

by Gilles de Smit (22tracks)

31 years on 1 pile in 22 tracks.

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Gilles de Smit (22tracks)

177 We are Void

by Void

Something for your mind, body and soul. It can lift you up or set you down. Great artists, spectacular songs.

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Void

233 Strollin’ by Django Gitano

by Django Gitano

let's forget about the time.. let's relax and ease our minds.. we deserve to just feel fine.. oh yeah

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Django Gitano

53 Night

by Bitterzoet

Where creatives and like-minded meet each other for a drink or a dance... in the living-room of clubbing Amsterdam! The Night tape of Bitterzoet.

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Bitterzoet

242 The Bucket List

by Stefany June

During the release of her debut album, Stefany June will be playing a number of Bucket List gigs, kick-ass concerts in unusual locations. Expressing the adventurous feeling of her music, she’s put together a Mixed-Tape to take you along on her ride.

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Stefany June

203 Heroes

by Pleinvrees

A brief selection of melodious tracks from Pleinvrees’ key artists, all lined up for Pleinvrees Heroes on the 5th of May, Amsterdam.

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Pleinvrees

238 A Soulful List

by Natives

Natives normally focusses on house en techno music. For this tape we have decided to show another part of our taste, mainly showing our disco, soul, funky and groovy side. The list of possible songs is endless, but we hope you enjoy our selection. If so, we are happy to provide you with another list in due time.

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Natives

04 Electronic Newgaze Dreampop

by Ruurt Staverman

Sizzer Amsterdam, Silent Sounds.

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Ruurt Staverman