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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114 Tunes of STRP Festival

STRP Festival

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STRP Festival

STRP Festival is art, music and technology all together under one roof in the ClockTower, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. At the end of November, interactive art, music, film, art performances, gaming, robotics will all melt together for 10 days. International headliners like Aphex Twin, Collabs, Amon Tobin but also the more experimental acts like Matthew Herbert will hold hands with mindblowing art installations like Edwin van der Heide, Marnix de Nijs or Daan Roosegaarde. Art loves technology at STRP Festival!

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114 Tunes of STRP Festival

by STRP Festival

Listen to the tunes of STRP Festival which is held from November 18-27. From James Holden to Amon Tobin different styles come together at the Klokgebouw, Eindhoven.

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STRP Festival

113 [PIAS] Nites NL Playlist

by [PIAS] Nites NL

A Playlist of the first Dutch edition of [PIAS] NITES in Het Klokgebouw in Eindhoven, Holland – An eclectic event with supreme acts like dEUS, Crystal Fighters, Pete Philly, Vitalic  and Balthazar.

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[PIAS] Nites NL

170 Donnie’s Party

by Oscar & the Wolf

And don't forget to see Oscar & the Wolf live! LIVE: 9 december Ekko - Utrecht 9/10/11/12 jan2013 Eurosonic/Noorderslag – Groningen

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Oscar & the Wolf

173 Something Smells Fishy

by Krause

Dutch electro chick Krause just released her single 'Something Smells Fishy'. Enjoy the fishy tape and play the iphone game... »

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Krause

157 The joy of melancholy

by De Meisjes

Susan Sontag once wrote: 'Depression is melancholy minus its charms.' Even sad songs must contain an element of joy: no matter how blue, by their very essence they'll remain a celebration of what it means to be alive.

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De Meisjes

247 Unwind from the hustle and bustle 

by iDOUBLEYOU

As a true music lover I listen to a varying range of music to unwind. Being active in the nightlife I love electronic music. For this mixed tape I choose a variety of post-modern classical music to chill wave and indie, from lo-fi to minimalistic of course with an electronic touch. So relax and unwind, forgetting the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

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iDOUBLEYOU

166 Lust the Soundtrack

by Lust

The soundtrack of Lust, a cool serie made by the Amsterdam media college.

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Lust

22 Citytrip

by Atze de Vrieze

Atze de Vrieze is music editor for VPRO's 3VOOR12. He likes music without borders.

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Atze de Vrieze

168 Ice Cream Truck

by The Fresh Kids

A mixed tape that will melt you from sweetness.

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The Fresh Kids

230 Songs of desperation

by Bart van der Lee

This is a very diverse selection of songs that are both lyrically and musically very appealing and inspiring to me. These songs captivate me thematically by the loneliness, intensity or eloquence with which it infallibly and relentlessly is dragged into your ears. At the same time, they are intriguing by the structure and the musical decoration. Each one awakes in me a euphoric feeling of a desolate and lonely existence, by realizing that this is the way life is, these songs offer me a sense of refuge and relief.

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Bart van der Lee