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Mixtape Exchange #22 [REVIEWS & TRACKLISTS]

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The other day I talked to @arushofjacktothehead about whether he would organize another Mixtape Exchange this year. In the end, we agreed on that I would arrange it this time. Thank you very much for your help and support, Jack! I appreciate it.


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The Coldplaying Mixtape Exchange is a fun way to discover new music while also giving you the chance to share music that you enjoy with other Coldplayers. Basically what happens is that you'll be given the name of the person who you will be making your mixtape for, and all you have to do is get together some songs that you really like, that go well together, and/or that your partner has most likely never heard before; but you must not let anyone know who you're making your mixtape for, and your partner must not know what exactly he or she is listening to - it has to be a surprise! After your partner reviews your mixtape, you will then get to reveal yourself and the tracklisting. You will of course be receiving a mixtape to review as well!

 

How this works?

1. Sign up saying you want to participate - leave your name on the thread.

2. When the deadline for signing up is over, you'll get a PM from me giving you the name of another participant in the Exchange. You will be making a mix for this person, whoever they may be.

3. You mustn't reveal who you are making the mix for, on pain of being tickled by a thousand feathers.

4. Make your mixtape (average length is around 50 to 70 minutes) and delete the info for each song. The person must not know what songs/artists are on the mixtape. Rather than just calling the songs 'Track 1', 'Track 2' etc. you could be creative and make up fake titles.

5. Upload the mixtape to a cloud storage, preferably MEGA.nz, and send me the link and a tracklisting. I will then send it to the person assigned to you, keeping your identity a secret of course!

6. When you receive a mixtape, listen to it, write a review and post it in this thread.

7. The person who made the mixtape will then post the tracklist and the link so everybody can download it. Simple as that.

 

Note: Please make sure before you sign up that you're actually going be able to follow through on this, or at least let me know before the deadline ends if you're going to be too busy to participate and you need your name taken off of the list. In past mixtape exchanges, several people never received mixtapes or reviews because their mixtaper/mixtapee never bothered to go through with it, and that's pretty inconsiderate to those who worked hard to make a mixtape and never got anything in return. Mixtape exchanges only happen a couple times a year so they're to be taken pretty seriously.

The deadline for signing up is November 29, 2020 (CET), and you will have some time to create your mixtapes in for December 20, 2020 (CET).


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Here is a good guideline for deleting the song information:

 

The Song Information Deletion Tutorial

1. Find the tracks you plan on putting on your mixtape, and copy-and-paste them to a new folder, away from all the other stuff. You can either right-click and find "copy" and "paste," or you can use the shortcuts (Ctrl + C for copy and Ctrl + V for paste).

2. Once you've done that, go track by track, right-click, choose "Properties," and clear everything. Remember to change track numbers if you have a specific order (and almost everyone does, so yeah…). Also, it's helpful to name your album, even if it's something as simple as "mixtape." If you want, you can fill in the blank spots with fake information to add a personal touch to the mix. Once you've done all that, click OK. You'll have to do this separately with each track.

3. Move that folder into your iTunes library/Mp3tag by clicking and dragging it into iTunes/Mp3tag when it's open, and go through the tracks one by one and double-check everything. Typically, the one thing that usually needs to be altered if anything is the album art. In that case, just select your entire mixtape (either by going under "Edit" and choosing "Select all"/"Select all files" or just typing your mixtape name and using Ctrl + A), right-click on it, choose "Get Info"/"Remove tag", and clear all of it using the options in that menu.

4. Compress your mixtape into a .zip or .rar file, upload it, and give the link to the head of the exchange. Looking forward to your involvement soon!

PS If I like your post mentioning you are participating the exchange, that means you will be on the list of participants.

 

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The participants:

Nikolette

The Jordanator

I ran away

Riki26

 

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My own mixtape "what if we... in the future"

Download link: https://mega.nz/folder/xJNRUChT#53KM9LELnK2i58x0iQlcJA

Tracklist and album cover:
 

 

01 in love
02 in crisis
03 a fling, you say
04 turn the page
05 uneasy
06 lovesick
07 backwards and forwards
08 stay (hear me out)
09 one more night
10 i still have feelings for you
11 begin again
12 be right with you
13 dance till we drop
14 lighthouse
15 this tainted love
16 wide blue yonder
17 a permanent mark
18 at peace
19 what if we... in the future

 

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Actually always wanted to participate here but was always too late for it :classic_biggrin: So count me in, please, Michael! Just a question is in which format should the songs be, I guess, that probably mp3 because it's not always known if the person I create a playlist for has a means of listening something in FLAC or whichever else format?

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35 minutes ago, Nikolette said:

Actually always wanted to participate here but was always too late for it :classic_biggrin: So count me in, please, Michael! Just a question is in which format should the songs be, I guess, that probably mp3 because it's not always known if the person I create a playlist for has a means of listening something in FLAC or whichever else foramt?

I'm glad that you want to take part in this event! I'll add you to the list of participants right away.

Yes, you're guessing right. It will be best if you use the mp3 format.

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Reminder: There's less than three weeks left until the deadline for signing up for this year's edition of the Mixtape Exchange. The deadline is November 29, 2020 (CET).

 

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Even though there's still a boatload of time till both deadlines, November 29, 2020 (CET) and December 20, 2020 (CET), I've already created and come up with my own mixtape "what if we... in the future" which I'll share with you soon (Keep an eye on the introductory post!).

In addition, keep in mind that this is the only one being shared for everyone until December 21 before you can finally post reviews and download links of your respective mixtapes. After November 29 you're going to receive a direct message with the name of the person who you will be supposed to make a mixtape for.

 

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the songs which I've put together. I'm looking forward to your reviews, reactions, opinions, thoughts, guesses, comments, conclusions etc. Have fun!

Once again, remember that "what if we... in the future" is the only mixtape being shared for everybody to hear, guess and review by December 20.

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Wow this is so cool! Would love to partecipate!

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Reminder: There's two weeks left until the deadline for signing up for this year's edition of the Mixtape Exchange. The deadline is November 29, 2020 (CET).

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Question: so after we have done the review of the mixtape we recived and we're all finished, are we all going to share our mixtape here with everybody as well? And will we also reveal the real titles and authors? 

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9 hours ago, Riki26 said:

Question: so after we have done the review of the mixtape we recived and we're all finished, are we all going to share our mixtape here with everybody as well? And will we also reveal the real titles and authors? 

Yes, you will. Once your counterpart shares a review of the mixtape which you've created for them, you'll post the download link and reveal the tracklist with the real song titles and the real names of recording artists.

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Reminder: There's exactly one week left until the deadline for signing up for this year's edition of the Mixtape Exchange. The deadline is November 29, 2020 (CET).

 

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Besides, I believe that any reviews of my mixtape should be shared and revealed before all of you post reviews of the respective mixtapes that you will have received. I'm not sure that it would really work well if you rate or evaluate my mixtape after December 20. I just think that for the sake of convenience and orderliness it would be definitely more sensible provided that we distinctly separate your works from my piece that way.

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Reminder: There's just few hours left until the deadline for signing up for this year's edition of the Mixtape Exchange. The deadline is November 29, 2020, 23:59:59/11:59:59 p.m. (CET)

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Time's up, everybody! It's past the first deadline now. I've just sent each of you a direct message with the name of the person who you'll make the respective mixtape for. I hope you have fun creating them. Good luck, y'all!

The deadline for completing and submitting your own mixtape is December 20, 2020 (CET).

 

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Besides, I believe that any reviews of my mixtape should be shared and revealed before all of you post reviews of the respective mixtapes that you will have received. I'm not sure that it would really work well if you rate or evaluate my mixtape after December 20. I just think that for the sake of convenience and orderliness it would be definitely more sensible provided that we distinctly separate your works from my piece that way.

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