[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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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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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



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


Friendly Fires - Jump in the Pool 

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Not applicable

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


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



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


If you like using the "Your Music" feature have in mind that you are LIMITED to 10 000 tracks. If you want this to be fixed vote for this post

Community Legend

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

Community Legend
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 🙂 

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



Not applicable

Did someone say Party?!?


Basslovers United. Remix! Real party feel with tons of bass! Activate your party, now.




When the track drops, keep raving!

Community Legend
I think as a general guideline a perfect playlist should have only 1 track of the same artist.

Music Fan

Hello there! Nice and fun idea. Here are my contributions for this month's Pool Party playlist:


Erik Hassle - "No Words"



Seinabo Sey - "Younger - Kygo Remix"



Seinabo Sey - "Hard Time - Kretsen Remix"


Lady Gaga's Poker Face or Telephone ft. Beyoncé
Cool for the summer by Demi Lovato

Community Legend
I wonder where can I find the winner playlists of the contests.
Are they stored somewhere?
It should be great to have a folder where all these playlists are made available.
Maybe the best 3 for each contest.
Am I missing something?
Thank you

Community Legend

Hey there @camillo75!


Great question. We're planning to release The Monthly Mixtape as a playlist on the official Spotify Community account. That will update every month. As far as making an archive type of thing from all the past playlists, I'll talk to the team about it. I'll post again here when I know what's up.


Anything else?

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Just a curiosity, how do you select it?
Who is the judge?
You or you put them where all users or some users can vote?
A good way to me would be also to allow users to vote single songs on each
playlist so you can make automatically a playlist of the most voted tracks
of all playlists in the contest.
Obviously every contest should have a theme and tracks should adhere to
The most votes you get in the contest, the best would be final playlist

I would make a voting app which can run in background allowing to vote
easily from the notification area without opening the app. But this is
really futuristic I guess.


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At the moment, myself, @LordRollin @wahoo650 @diestro and maybe a staff member or two are going to judge/vote. We have figured out a secret sauce to vote on tracks, though that app would be really cool.


Anything else?