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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02 Tribute to Johnny L.

David Kleijwegt

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David Kleijwegt

David Kleijwegt is a Dutch program/documentary maker for the VPRO and the NTR.

For the VPRO he directed series as In Europa, Pinkpop and Zomergasten.

David directed several - one could say brilliant - movies, like: The Eternal Children, on CocoRosie & Anthony and the Johnsons, Low - you may need a murderer on the mormon band Low and The owl in the Daylight, on Phillip K. Dick.

David was also director of the famous music programs VPRO's Onrust and Lola da Musica.




02 Tribute to Johnny L.

by David Kleijwegt

Men of good fortune are born for a purpose!

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David Kleijwegt

74 ‘Fake’ Reggae

by David Kleijwegt

One of the first Tape-heads strikes again, rock with a reggae touch, rondos that don't like the rastaman and reggae with a twist!

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David Kleijwegt

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

07 Tea & Cookie Time

by Kirby Beckman

Creative Producer @ MTV Networks Advertising

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Kirby Beckman

226 The Installation

by Unruly Gallery

When installing shows at Unruly Gallery, we usually have a few cold Warsteiners, have a laugh and discuss art – including music. For this Mixed-Tape list I selected a few songs we discussed and played over the last year; a somewhat eclectic mix, including chansons, rock classics, pop and even contemporary hip hop.

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Unruly Gallery

222 Nice to meet you

by Fat Kids Cake

27th of July, Fat Kids Cake had her 15 minutes of fame. The creative collective was invited by Famous For Now to join forces in the cosy disco basement of Chapter 21. Listen to Fat Kids Cakes’ favourites with this Mixed-Tape, and we hope to see you at our next event in the Chicago Social Club on the 29th of August!

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Fat Kids Cake

10 Operation Mixtape

by Quartier Mustache

Quartier Mustache is a Pan-European DJ-collective.

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Quartier Mustache

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

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

232 Hidden Gems by Sam Azami

by Sam Azami

The playlist I’ve put together mainly consists of a mixture of deephouse funk. I always look for those songs that seem timeless to me. Songs that you can play anywhere, anytime and that still have the same power you heard the first time you played it. I’m quite a “digger” for records, so you can say that there are a lot of hidden gems in this one, played by artists that I admire very much.

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Sam Azami

04 Electronic Newgaze Dreampop

by Ruurt Staverman

Sizzer Amsterdam, Silent Sounds.

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Ruurt Staverman