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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205 Weekend Whistles

Amsterdam Open Air

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Amsterdam Open Air 2013 - Dress up!

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Amsterdam Open Air

Amsterdam Open Air presents a dynamic line-up again this year, representing the Amsterdam nightlife. Like the previous successful editions, the four main stages will be hosted by Apenkooi, Carnivale, Format ad GirlsLoveDJs. They will be supported by newcomers Straf_Werk, Diepzinnig and the new stage Open AIR - BY MTV. The smaller stages will be hosted by Plak, de Nachtspelen, SFFRMKRS, Chasing the Hihat and Baws. Besides the musical, culinary and cultural experience of the festival, a lively night program at the campsite will make its debut.

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

178 Sultry Poets Playlist

by SSBA Salon

The combination of different arts and movements give our lives bliss. And, since our founders are quite caucasian, what better way to mix it up with the poetic arts of some silver tonged devils? Get your smooth on with the Sultry Poets Playlist.

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SSBA Salon

55 Sunny Rooftop

by Roy Lepoutre

Spend the whole weekend on a rooftop partying with your friends...did we say it was sunny and we had a swimming pool (kind of)?

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Roy Lepoutre

233 Strollin’ by Django Gitano

by Django Gitano

let's forget about the time.. let's relax and ease our minds.. we deserve to just feel fine.. oh yeah

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Django Gitano

245 Festivalweide

by Bells of Youth

This mixtape is going to be our driving soundtrack for the festival season. We're hoping to play a lot of festivals this summer and there isn't a better way to get in the mood than good music! Listening to this mixtape we picture ourselves in the festival area surrounded by good tunes and dancing our asses off. We think it's important to support good music from your own country, so a couple of the bands on the mixtape are Dutch.

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Bells of Youth

228 The Walls Are Black They’re Burned

by Laser 3.14

Growing up in the great '80s creating mix tapes, for yourself or other people, was something special. Anyway I hope you like my selection. I’ve created it especially for you.

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Laser 3.14

162 A Younger Me

by Henk van Straten

Dutch author of one of the most hilarious books ever, Henk van Straten.

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Henk van Straten

04 Electronic Newgaze Dreampop

by Ruurt Staverman

Sizzer Amsterdam, Silent Sounds.

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Ruurt Staverman

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

36 Hartje

by Gilles de Smit (22tracks)

31 years on 1 pile in 22 tracks.

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Gilles de Smit (22tracks)