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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231 Town of Pants of Saints

Town of Saints

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Town of Saints

The Dutch/Finnish indie folk sensation, that is always on the road. Their debut album 'Something to Fight With' will be released on Snowstar Records on October 4th.
Photo's by Ruben van Vliet.

231 Town of Pants of Saints

by Town of Saints

We love listening to loud and/or danceable music whilst on tour or working at home. But it’s also great to have a few songs you can really listen to when you’re completely alone or relaxed. A good mix of everything that has the right heart.

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Town of Saints

85 Punta del Este

by Blaudzun

My pick for a hot but dark summer night on a perfect beach. These songs should be accompanied with the sound of crashing waves and lots of good wine.

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Blaudzun

44 Finest in Minimal Music

by Tino Haenen (Het Muziekgebouw)

The World Minimal Music Festival will start this week! Prepare yourself with a tape containing the finest songs in minimal music! Carefully selected by Tino Haenen, the big boss of Het Muziekgebouw!

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Tino Haenen (Het Muziekgebouw)

223 Exotic Grooves

by Enrique’s Groove

Obviously inspired by the beautiful weather, I would like to share some music with you that I bought on vinyl a while a go and spin a lot lately. Groovy music all the way from Africa and South America. So amazing to see how the music varies over there and what a groove it has!

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Enrique’s Groove

171 Less is More

by Zornik

“Less>More” is Zornik’s most experimental and different studio album so far. A first single “Smiling In The Sun” will be released in September 2012 and the album will follow shortly after in October. Zornik will play an extensive tour of 30 shows to promote their new album … it will be different, exciting but still … Zornik.

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Zornik

154 Agent Of Chaos

by Rudeboy

Rudeboy: If music is beauty, then I see the aesthetics in being an agent of chaos. If it was a language then I speak it in many different ways and if it was limited to one rule then I chose to be the ringleader of the rebelrouser's ball . Awkwardness, loudness and hardcore, emotional, acoustics are the same...it means poignancy.

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Rudeboy

168 Ice Cream Truck

by The Fresh Kids

A mixed tape that will melt you from sweetness.

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The Fresh Kids

122 At Home With The Camden Slags

by The Camden Slags

Music to listen to the day after a night out; a playlist for the day light - beautiful arrangements, down tempo and partly bitter sweet songs.

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The Camden Slags

37 minimalfolkrockish

by Case Mayfield

Intelligent folk, sometimes fragile, sometimes experimental but always passionate.

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Case Mayfield

82 Gruizige Soul

by Cathelijne Beijn

First there was jazz and now it's time for soul, another dazzling Gruizige (Google translate: Gritty) Soul tape. Enjoy

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Cathelijne Beijn