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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50 Wake up and smell the coffee

Pieter Ridder

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Pieter Ridder

Pieter Ridder started his music ambitions in 1995. Not only he is the founder
and Co-owner of the Amsterdam based SQUZ Agency and We Are E Music
Management, but he also contributed to the scene as an artist/producer in Jason
& The Argonauts, Le Chien Perdu and currently under the moniker Pete Bandit.

www.wearee.nl





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

184 The eye of the beholder

by PUP

We are constantly on the move and different styles of music are a part of that of course. This tape is for someone that through feelings, memories and dreams, wants to be taken into the wondrous world of PUP.

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PUP

190 The John Coffey Tourbus Experience

by John Coffey

John Coffey shows are known for their madness and the partying going on during the show. When we leave the stage, all pumped up and excited, the energy keeps on going. By the time we enter the bus for a long drive (usually with a couple of beers we begged for at the venue), one lucky bastard gets to be the DJ. The recipe is always the same: HITS. iPods are handed to the DJ from all sides as we loudly sing along to the jingles we all love so much. To share that feeling with you, we collected a handful of those hits. Close your eyes, enter the tourbus, and enjoy THE JOHN COFFEY TOURBUS EXPERIENCE.

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John Coffey

166 Lust the Soundtrack

by Lust

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

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Lust

155 Recent Favourites

by Kim Janssen

Most of these artists I've been listening to for a while. These are some of my favorites that I've been playing a lot recently.

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Kim Janssen

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

159 Concrete Jungle

by Boogiedown Breda

This playlist helps you to find your way to Breda with songs from these national & international HipHop stars!

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Boogiedown Breda

14 I chose you for your wave frequency

by Lustige Lola

The feminine half of dj Lustige Lola & Weltschmerz!

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Lustige Lola

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

205 Weekend Whistles

by Amsterdam Open Air

The sun may not be shining full-force just yet, but Amsterdam Open Air is! They just released their line-up and this tape is just a selection of all the great artists playing at Amsterdam Open Air...

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Amsterdam Open Air