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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57 Welcome to My World

Marko Nastic

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Marko Nastic

Welcome to the world of Marko Nastic, the leading South Eastern European DJ. In a troubled Serbia of the 90’s, Marko and his buddies built one of the most vibrant club scenes in Eastern Europe, the one that inspired writers of Mixmag, The Face, DJ and NME to write accolades many moons ago. They resisted dark forces of political madness through electronic music and a celebration of life.



57 Welcome to My World

by Marko Nastic

He resisted dark forces of political madness through electronic music and a celebration of life.

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Marko Nastic

186 Shoe Fo Yo

by Niels Shoe Meulman

I'm dragging some tracks into a Spotify folder at the moment... No idea if I can figure out how to get that to you... and a text... maybe in a little while once I'm really high... toedeloe, NSM

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Niels Shoe Meulman

158 Ducato’s Mixtape

by Great Mountain Fire

Sounds of time, from Jacques Brell to the Beach Boys..dance away!

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Great Mountain Fire

171 Less is More

by Zornik

“Less>More” is Zornik’s most experimental and different studio album so far. A first single “Smiling In The Sun” will be released in September 2012 and the album will follow shortly after in October. Zornik will play an extensive tour of 30 shows to promote their new album … it will be different, exciting but still … Zornik.

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Zornik

86 Next Monday’s Hangover warm-up

by Rob Simon (Overdose.am)

Sunday the 14th of August is the day that Amsterdam's online art-music-fashion magazine Overdose.am will host its very first festival Next Monday's Hangover - Out in the open. This mixed-tape is to warm up for the big day. Artists in it are either on the festival line-up, or on our dream line-up!

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Rob Simon (Overdose.am)

78 The Festival Warm-Up

by Appelsap

A small warm-up for 'het Appelsap' feast on July the 31st. We selected tracks of a large part of the lineup of the festival. Get on your dancing shoes!

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Appelsap

216 Getting ready for Saturday July 27th

by Welcome to the Future Festival

This mixtape is a small selection of the broad, eclectic line up Welcome to the Future Festival will be offering on July 27th at her festival taking place at 't Twiske, just above Amsterdam. From tech-house to techno and from house to deephouse, there's something here for every purveyor of quality dance music. We've selected new tracks from upcoming artists, some classics from all the legends that will be playing the festival and a few tracks that you might not know yet but really have to hear... enjoy!

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Welcome to the Future Festival

94 Third of September

by Astrid Kunst

Talking about music is like dancing about architecture. -Martin Mull

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Astrid Kunst

176 Dutch Only!

by MusicFromNL

ESNS offers a nice insight in dutch bands and musicians who have made it in 2012 or promise to be big in 2013. This playlist offers the highlights according to MusicFromNL supplemented with some fresh tips.

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MusicFromNL

211 Music for Photographers

by I Shot The Band

We always love to hear some music with our photography and vice versa. Photography and its intention to capture important moments and people in our lives are quite similar to composing songs. In a song the emotion of the one making the music is traveling to the listener. Traced, diffused or with empathy.

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I Shot The Band