[CONTEST] The Monthly Mixtape


[CONTEST] The Monthly Mixtape

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This contest is being run by the Spotify Community Rock Stars @Mattosaurus and @LordRollin, not Spotify staff. If you're interested in learning more about being a Rock Star then please click the link. 


Hello everyone and welcome to the Monthly Mixtape, a brand new contest coming to The Green Room. Everyone on the Monthly Mixtape team is excited to see what awesome contributions the Community is going to make. We hope that everyone will be able to discover great new music and amazing playlists for whatever situation they come across.


So, what is it?

We’re glad you asked! The Monthly Mixtape is a contest for the Community, run by a few Community members that will start the first Monday of every month and will stay open for three weeks. We’re looking for you to submit songs (up to three per person) to create the perfect playlist that fits that month’s theme.


Sounds pretty cool. Then what happens?

A group of Community members will listen to every single submission and then vote on their favorite song. The top 20 or so songs that receive the most votes will be added to that month’s playlist (called the Monthly Mixtape), and then it will be released to the public for the pleasure of everyone’s ears.


Awesome! This is a contest, so there must be a prize, right?

Of course there is! The song that receives the most votes from those chosen for the playlist will be dubbed as the “best” song of that month. The individual(s) who submitted the song will then be featured ina  Mixtape blog post at the end of the month, which will highlight their contribution to the contest, along will their favorite playlists (yes, it can be a playlist you've curated).


So what is this month’s theme?

The theme for this month is "Pool Party" and you have from August 3rd to August 24th to submit the songs you think are perfect for this month’s theme here in this thread. Good luck to everyone--our eardrums can’t wait to hear what happens!


---Other Questions---


Are Staff/Rock Stars allowed to participate? Yes


What if more than one person submits the same song? Then all the individuals who suggested that song will be included.


What if I have more than three songs I want to submit? That’s great, but to keep everything fair, as well as we don't want to kill the judges, only the first three will be considered.


What if I change my mind and want to change my entries? No worries, as long as it’s within the three weeks. Just edit your thread (don’t make a new one, the second one won’t be considered!) and make whatever changes you want. Be careful though, if you edit anything past the entry window your entire post will be disqualified.


Any other questions? Get in touch with @Mattosaurus , @LordRollin , @wahoo650 , or @diestro, your wonderful and lovely community contest managers.

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Casual Listener

Hi, to the poolparty, now in 1 2 3


The Backwoods - Breakthrough


Basement Jaxx - Samba Magic


Solumun - Hypnotize






Afefe Iku - Mirror Dance


Solumun - Hypnotize


Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy


Nikola Gala - Let It Go


Dana Bergquist, Peder G - Sprint


Andhim - Hausch


Super Flu - Super Flu



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Hey there @Micke_JSthlm !

The judges can only listen to the first three songs submitted by one person. So at the moment you've submitted Red Alert, Samba Magic, and Mammagamma Remix 2012. Would you like the edit your post so there are a different top three?

Casual Listener

Hi, sorry I missed that! Yes I would like to do that.

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Casual Listener

Its done 🙂 


Here is my favorite for a "Pool party" themed activity:


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Definently the latest single by Calvin Harris & the Disciples, How Deep Is Your Love.



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Really like this idea! Here's 3 tracks I always enjoy getting down to in my Speedo's......


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Hi, I would like to submit this song, hope u like it 😄


Wonder Woman - Sweet California feat. Jake Miller




PD: I do not know how to insert the code of the song and you can see it


"Jump in the pool" of course! This song is really great:


Friendly Fires - Jump in the Pool 

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Music for The Pool Party Mixtape:



Hawaiian Relaxing Feel

1.) Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Over the Rainbow



Living in Paradise Feel

2.) Owl City - Good Time


-->Basically Any Owl City Song would seem to work for a Pool Party, but this one just makes you feel good 🙂


Saving the best for Last,

3.) IceJJFish - On The Floor




If I were to choose ones that are more party like:

Clean Bandit - Rather Be



Mr Probz - Waves



sorry, ended up going over.

can't decide hmm

Nevermind, just go with the bottom two forget the top 3

Rather Be and Waves it is


Music Fan



This is a really great idea - first time posting here.  I'm going to nominate the following - even though it's a little literal it's a really cool song:






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Casual Listener

I don't do bathing suits, but if I were throwing a pool party, the jams would be some of today's singable pop hits, with a few 70's, 80's and 90's thrown in (I'm OLD):

  1. Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon
  2. Geronimo by Sheppard
  3. Uma Thurman by Fall Out Boy


J-kwon >Tipsy...how bad do you want it to be?



It gotta be Rihanna- **bleep** Better Have My Money


Of course Natural, yes . . . .


Shakira – Nunca Me Acuerdo de Olvidarte


La Mer Debussy




The Great Sea from Windwaker by Koji Kondo






Lincolnshire Posy; Sailor's Song Percy Grainger



~Soli Deo Gloria~
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Classical Musicians Unite!


The way I'm looking at this, the kids will have all the hip new tracks covered; it would be pointless or redundant to try to keep up with the Joneses (I spen more time jonesing with the keeping-ups.) So what's an quinquagenaruian to do? Here are 3 that would work at my pool party


Old school classic: Sly and the Family Stone--"Hot Fun In the Summertime" --Can't miss in any era. 



1000 Homo Djs: "Supernaut" Al & Friends doing Black Sabbath for the "Just Say Now" generation.



Roxy Music: "In Every Dream Home a Heartache" -- Sometimes you just gotta slow things down and **bleep** with people's heads. That one person who gets it dould be a freind for life.