[CONTEST] The Monthly Mixtape


[CONTEST] The Monthly Mixtape

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.

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Casual Listener


Yes, I would appreciate it greatly. I have come to the end of a 3 month trial membership. I have every intention of becoming a premium member at the beginning of September. However, as of now I cannot even find my original page free or premium. I had saved many playlists, favorite artists' music, etc.. I have not been successful in finding my original page since I first signed up for Spotify. The page about which I speak was the first one opened whenever I signed into Spotify. Can you suggest any options that may take me back or allow me to recover my original spotify page?


Community Legend



Sorry I don't understand, but what do you mean 'original page'?

Casual Listener

My suggestions:


1: Can I (and the rest of the Urban Flora EP), by Alina Baraz and Galimatias





2: Where Are Ü Now, by Jack Ü (Skrillex and Diplo), ft. Justin Bieber



3: The Hills, by The Weeknd



4: Lean On, by Diplo ft. MØ


Community Legend

Community Legend

Hey there @luccas-v!


The judges can only listen to 3 songs submitted by one person. Which of yours would you choose? 

Casual Listener

Can I, Where Are Ü Now, and Lean On.

Should I edit my post and delete the others?

Community Legend



Thanks! You can keep all the songs you had listed, we know which ones to judge. 

Gig Goer

Fabulous (High School Musical) by Disney

Why not? Cheesy and Clique, but very pool related...





Gig Goer

Why not? It was a very pool related song....
Fabulous (High School Musical 2) by Disney



swimming by kotomi  🙂

Casual Listener

The Steve Aoki remix of Pursuit of Happiness by Kid Cudi


Is there a way that every comunicate please help us with less words and more images?



Community Legend

Hey there @as_luis


What do you mean?


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. 





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~
* If you see a single asterisk like before this sentence, it most likely denotes sarcasm.

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


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


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