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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212 Your WKND Starts Here!

WKND

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WKND

Ever wished it was weekend already? The week taking ages to finish, the weekend just not coming any closer? You're in luck, 'cause WKND is just around the corner! WKND at Studio 80 is where Amsterdam goes to celebrate its Thursday. Taking place at one of the cities most iconic clubs, WKND is the place where you can dance to DJ's only seen in weekends elsewhere (like Boris Werner, Lauhaus, Steve Rachmad, Anonym etc.) combined with young talent in the back room. A young, diverse, dynamic crowd, everybody out to make the most of their weekly sprawl, drinks, great sound, the best underground house sounds around, that's WKND at its best. Come and play with us, every Thursday!

212 Your WKND Starts Here!

by WKND

This mixtape will make your WKND start right here, right now! Studio 80's WKND residents Juri Miralles, Elias Mazian, Tim Hoeben, Bram Fidder, Tim van Citters, Joppe Muller and Tijn Benedek picked their favourite tracks of the moment, enjoy! 

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WKND

26 Lost in the World

by Nalden

Loves to awaken possibilities in other people and is living in the present plus.

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Nalden

04 Electronic Newgaze Dreampop

by Ruurt Staverman

Sizzer Amsterdam, Silent Sounds.

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Ruurt Staverman

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

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

42 Hey Ho Let’s Go!

by Bettie Serveert

Bettie Serveert is celebrating their 20th Birthday this summer! Peter Visser and Carol van Dyk have a different taste in music: the 1st part are Peter’s fave’s, the 2nd half is Carol’s. Somewhere in the middle you find Bettie.

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Bettie Serveert

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

149 Dox 15 Years

by Dox Records

"What's the best way to really explain what Dox actually does? The songs in this playlist, featuring musicians throughout the past 15 years of DOX, have been echoing through my head...." (Bart Suer, General Manager). Dox is celebrating their 15 year anniversary! With artists to be proud of, for once Dox itself will take the spotlight and throw a big party in Paradiso, Friday May 11th.

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Dox Records

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

34 Unmixed Tape

by Boris Werner

House DJ living the rockstar life.

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Boris Werner