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

197 Food and Inspiration

by Sonurber

Here are some tracks that inspire me in what I do, did and will do. Please enjoy the grooves of Nicolas Jaar, the beauty of techno in Dockyard by Paul Kalkbrenner, and lose yourself in The Passing of Time by my absolute favourite: The Orb.

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Sonurber

139 Electronic music & art festival

by 5 Days Off

A taste of the national & international artists who will be present at the upcoming 5 Days Off Festival.

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5 Days Off

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

84 Hey Music Lovers

by Gerhardt

Here's a list of tunes I'm into at the moment. Since taste is an everlasting expanding phenomenon, I hope you will skip your judgement and just enjoy this list of fancy songs and expand your taste a little more.

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Gerhardt

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

147 Bigger than life

by School Is Cool

A journey into the influences of School is Cool. Designed to keep you on the edge of your seat, to be jarring, surprising and wide in it's span, in short: to keep you listening. 500 years of music encompassing pretty much everything. From strangely morbid native folk to the greatest melody in baroque history; from Kate Bush's idosyncratic style to a string quartet playing Arcade Fire's wildest track; from Black Francis' furious belting to Vivaldi's furioso; from a corny Bonnie Raitt ballad to gritty Skip James. Music is bigger than life. -Johannes Genard, singer of School iIs Cool -

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School Is Cool

150 Harper Blynn’s Mixed-Tape

by Harper Blynn

A while ago Absolutepunk wrote:" 'On their debut record Loneliest Generation, Harper Blynn takes a giant step beyond their contemporaries, and moves into a category all their own..." And now their new album 'Busy Hands' is released... Find a free download at www.harperblynn.com!

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Harper Blynn

118 Originals

by Auxiliary tha Masterfader

Some songs have become so huge, we almost forget that they are actually a cover. Auxiliary Tha Masterfader made a big list of Originals who are less famous then the cover versions. This is a sample of that list. Listen to it and know who really made that hit song you love so so much.

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Auxiliary tha Masterfader

62 RAIN

by Schradinova

Remedy for cold lonely days in the summer with rain rain rain and more rain. You won't feel bad when you listen to this playlist. In fact you'll feel awesome! No wait... Reborn!

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Schradinova