[CONTEST] The Monthly Mixtape

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[CONTEST] The Monthly Mixtape

Mattosaurus
Community Legend

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.

77 Replies

Bradleythebuyer
Music Fan

Hey,

 

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:

 

spotify:track:33ZalDbUq8NC7K3kWBxD2x

 

http://open.spotify.com/track/33ZalDbUq8NC7K3kWBxD2x

 

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juandurfelworld
Roadie

Music for The Pool Party Mixtape:

 

 

Hawaiian Relaxing Feel

1.) Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Over the Rainbow

https://open.spotify.com/track/3oQomOPRNQ5NVFUmLJHbAV 

 

Living in Paradise Feel

2.) Owl City - Good Time

https://open.spotify.com/track/1kPpge9JDLpcj15qgrPbYX

-->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

https://open.spotify.com/track/0cm53Jz1z1AA7NrfN7VAk6

 

 

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

Clean Bandit - Rather Be

https://open.spotify.com/track/3s4U7OHV7gnj42VV72eSZ6

 

Mr Probz - Waves

https://open.spotify.com/track/5Sf3GyLEAzJXxZ5mbCPXTu

 

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

 

Sheugel
Roadie

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

 

Friendly Fires - Jump in the Pool 

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user-removed
Not applicable

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

 

Wonder Woman - Sweet California feat. Jake Miller

https://open.spotify.com/track/6QuCgVKnByRWQQVGfKgJSq

 

 

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

shaneh91
Newbie

mapuya19
Community Legend

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

 

 

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SubzeroSC
Roadie

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

https://open.spotify.com/track/3X6o1i5qEySM6ayKmJdCb3

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Gidyin
Community Legend

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

Mattosaurus
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?

Micke_JSthlm
Casual Listener

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

Mattosaurus
Community Legend

@Micke_JSthlm 

 

Ok! 

Micke_JSthlm
Casual Listener

Its done 🙂 

Micke_JSthlm
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

 

  

user-removed
Not applicable

Did someone say Party?!?

 

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

 

spotify:track:1uVEgocFcSnpmbJ3AFcw0K

 

When the track drops, keep raving!

camillo75
Community Legend
I think as a general guideline a perfect playlist should have only 1 track of the same artist.

h4nna
Music Fan

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

 

Erik Hassle - "No Words"

spotify:track:2l4ksm7B0cGydefyGjY1oO:small

 

Seinabo Sey - "Younger - Kygo Remix"

spotify:track:7hrDA2n8BVGLyHra0rBiFd:small

 

Seinabo Sey - "Hard Time - Kretsen Remix"

spotify:track:6qbaRdGTS1lEV0PKgolUoS:small

jota8854
Newbie
Lady Gaga's Poker Face or Telephone ft. Beyoncé
Cool for the summer by Demi Lovato

camillo75
Community Legend
Hi
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
Camillo

Mattosaurus
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?

camillo75
Community Legend
Yeah
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
that.
The most votes you get in the contest, the best would be final playlist
quality.

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.

Camillo

Mattosaurus
Community Legend

@camillo75

 

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?

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