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[R1] Build-An-Album³: Everybody Listens to Techno

It's here.
1John Cena and Tha Trademarc
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Ahoy! Welcome to Round 1 of Build-an-Album! After a rigorous selection process of accepting anyone who shows the faintest interest, you have made it to the departure gate as we begin our journey. Seasoned veterans may be confident they know how this all works, and for most of it they should be - Phase 1 is not going to be radically different from past tournaments, although small additions have been made so listen up. Newbies will want to pay close attention to understand this phase.
2John Cena and Tha Trademarc
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In Phase 1, we are focusing on the basics, making the best playlist you can within the brief. Things will get crazier later, don’t worry. Phase 1 will last 4 rounds, and there are no eliminations until the end of Phase 1, guaranteeing you all the chance to prove yourself in the arena.
3John Cena and Tha Trademarc
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Points are awarded based on two metrics: the quality of the tracks you pick, and how well your playlist flows. These are added together to make a final score out of 5. However, this is my Build-an-Album, so let’s spice things up a little white mum style. There are bonus points available - an extra 0.5 points will be awarded to the top track of the round, and 0.5 to the best flowing playlist of the round.
4John Cena and Tha Trademarc
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Once these scores are added together you will get your final score for the round. Or will you? Introducing Position Points™! The Top 5 players in each round will also receive bonus points based on their position as shown below.

1. +1.0
2. +0.8
3. +0.6
4. +0.4
5. +0.2
5John Cena and Tha Trademarc
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Whilst success is rewarded, failure must be penalised. The bottom 5 players will receive a penalty for their crimes.

14. -0.1
15. -0.2
16. -0.3
17. -0.4
18. -0.5
6John Cena and Tha Trademarc
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Your scores for Phase 1 will be added together at the end of Round 4, and four unlucky contestants with the lowest scores will be leaving us at this point. Sorry I don’t make the rules (I do). Those at the top should not get complacent, the best of the best in Phase 1 will be given a small bonus in Phase 2 too, so keep up the quality.
7John Cena and Tha Trademarc
You Can't See Me

Now, without further ado, let’s reveal Round 1...
Analord 09


We kick (snare kick snare) things off with one hell of a doozy - the random genre roulette has given you and me… TECHNO.

That’s right, Berghain get ready because we’re here, we’re statistically more likely to be queer, and we take acid not drink beer.
9Donato Dozzy


I’m going to be flexible here, if it can be reasonably called techno (and not just as an outdated term to refer to any electronic music) then it is allowed.

Your playlist must contain 5 TRACKS AT MOST. It must also be BETWEEN 20 AND 30 MINUTES long. Not a second over.
Music Sounds Better With Shoe


We love a good rivalry here, so let’s start with Detroit vs Chicago. The Motor City is what we’re reppin’ today, which means we have a blanket rule of NO TECH HOUSE. Get them Chiraq bustas outta here!
Die Welt Brennt


Uh-oh, the Tories have come to spoil the fun. Harsh new anti-drug legislation has been introduced, and as a result, E’s are nowhere to be found. How lame. This means that THE TRACK YOU SUBMIT MUST NOT CONTAIN AN E IN THE SONG OR ARTIST NAME.
In Sides


Genre: Techno
Constraints: 5 tracks maximum, 20-30 minutes.
Boring Rule: No Tech House.
Weird Rule: No ‘E’ in artist or track name.

Deadline: 14th February.
13John Cena and Tha Trademarc
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14John Cena and Tha Trademarc
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I don’t know this genre this sucks?

You’re not expected to know every genre, we each all have our strengths and our blind spots. Just focus on exploring what you can and meeting the criteria. Plenty of times people have won rounds despite having zero idea about a genre beforehand, but have done some good research and made an excellent playlist. I do not penalise anyone for going for popular or well-known choices if it works. Who knows, maybe you’ll really vibe with it and find something new?
15John Cena and Tha Trademarc
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I just checked your 5s and made a playlist entirely from that, what are you gonna do about it?

Grrr. That’s no fun. Look, I have a ton of ratings here, so I’m not gonna force you to avoid everything I’ve ever heard. But there are some small ground rules here. My 5s are off-limits - if I 5d an album, you can’t pick a track off it. A lot of my ratings here are also pretty old/outdated as I barely update them, but I am a very active rater on RYM. Therefore, anything I have rated on RYM is also off-limits (don’t worry it’s mostly pretty obscure stuff). I will link my profile here for you to check.
16John Cena and Tha Trademarc
You Can't See Me

This is too much work?

Until later stages making the playlist should take no longer than 1-2 hours every couple of weeks. If you want to dedicate more time to it, that's great, be my guest, but don’t feel pressured to spend loads and loads of time now. This is supposed to be fun!
17John Cena and Tha Trademarc
You Can't See Me

I can’t meet the deadline because of personal reasons/I’m on holiday/one of my Sims had a miscarriage and I’m distraught?

Stuff comes up that’s way more important than a dumb internet tournament. It's fine. Please let me know ASAP and I can make accommodations/extend the deadline slightly for you.
18John Cena and Tha Trademarc
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How do I submit my masterpiece/disasterpiece?

Good question! The primary method I would advocate you use is a link to a Spotify playlist - this is just much easier for me to get through. If you are not a Spotify user, or a track you want to use is not on Spotify (and you really really have to have it) I can accept submissions as YouTube playlists, although I’d rather not have too many of these to deal with. Other options can be formulated when and where they come up.
19John Cena and Tha Trademarc
You Can't See Me

Can I call dibs?

Previous Build-an-Albums were plagued with people coming and dibsing 20 tracks so no one else could use them. Well no more. Each person is allowed to dibs one track and one track only before submitting their playlist.
20John Cena and Tha Trademarc
You Can't See Me

Can I change my submission?

Unless specified otherwise, you can make any alterations you want before the deadline, however beyond that point no changes will be allowed.
21John Cena and Tha Trademarc
You Can't See Me

Can I use more than one song from the same artist?

Not unless specified in that round.
22John Cena and Tha Trademarc
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Fuck you!
23John Cena and Tha Trademarc
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Have at it.

Pangea's album:

1. Mikron - NynIV
2. Pugilist - Horizon
3. Al Wootton - Baccata
4. HVL - u1202
5. Vril - Sohn

ffs' album

1. Tzusing - 日出東方 唯我不敗
2. Rhyw - Sharknado
3. Giant Swan - Silkworm
4. VTSS - Atlantyda
26Polygon Window
Surfing On Sine Waves

anat's album

1. Polygon Window - Quoth
2. Galaxy 2 Galaxy - Transition
3. Orphx - Transmutation
4. DJ Stingray - No Knock
27Carl Craig
More Songs About Food And Revolutionary Art

Zac124's album

1. Suburban Knight - Moon Rays
2. Dan Curtin - Out of Sight and Mind
3. Galaxy 2 Galaxy - Star Sailing
4. Aril Brikha - Prisma
5. Carl Craig - Suspiria
28Giant Swan
Giant Swan

JohnnyoftheWell's album

1. Susumu Yokota - Ao-oni
2. Aoki Takamasa - Rhythm Variation 01
3. HAAi - 6666
4. Giant Swan - YFPHNT
5. Tzusing - O.D.D.
29LFO (UK)

anode's album

1. Plastikman - Fuk
2. LFO - Tan Ta Ra
3. Clark - Unfurla
4. u-Ziq - London
30Ninos Du Brasil
Vida Eterna

neekafat's album

1. Orbital - "Lush 3-1"
2. Galaxy 2 Galaxy - "Amazon"
3. Kink - "Samodiva"
4. Ninos du Brasil - "Antro Pop"
5. Stimming - "Tasty Nozoid"
Black Boulder

FowlKrietzsche's album

1. Kaspar - Thanos
2. Layo & Bushwacka! - Shining Through
3. Phon.o - Nightshifts
4. Timo Maas - Azamutha
32Lab Rat XL
Mice Or Cyborg

ReefaJones' album

1. NRSB-11 - 685-471 2
2. Morphology - Podbay 8
3. Cybotron - Maintain
4. Silicon Scally - Scintillation
5. Lab Rat XL - Lab Rat 3
Linear S Decoded

SlothcoreSam's album

1. Tzusing - King of Hosts
2. Giant Swan - Pax Britannica
3. Rosa Anschütz, Kobosil - Rigid (Kobosil 44 rush mix)
4. SHXCXCHCXSH - Drain This Lord
34Wata Igarashi

PitchforkArms' album

1. Dark Sky - Badd
2. Diasiva - Bodybags
3. Wata Igarashi - Kioku
4. UVB - Masculinity
5. Polynation - Lory
35Funk Assault
Minimum One Post a Week

Uzumaki's album

1. BoggDogg - Mountain Wonk
2. Funk Assault - Signing Your Own Post
3. Gcod - Dirt
4. Tham - Radical Drill
5. Aya - Lip Flip (ft. LOFT)

Kompys2000's album

1. Murcof - Mir
2. Orbital - Adnans
3. LFO - Ultra Schall
4. Loscil - Triton
37Andy Stott
Luxury Problems

Squiggly's album

1. Nicolas Jaar - Club Kapital
2. Joy Orbison - in drink
3. Floating Points - Anasickmodular
4. Hot Chip - Night and Day (Daphni Mix)
5. Andy Stott - Lost and Found
The Outer Limits

MarsKid's album

1. Bot1500 - Crimson 6
2. ASC - Arrival
3. LFO - Shut Down
4. TaQ - paranoia

Jash' album

1. Mønic - Blink
2. Killawatt - 1625
3. Akkord - 3dOS
4. Struction - Warrior
40Sonic Animation
Reality by Deception

bellovddd's album

1. s:amplify - In Orbit
2. DJ HMC - 6 AM
3. Sonic Animation - I'm a Dj
4. Sgt Slick - Tha Muzik
41Bloc Party
A Weekend in the City

Shemson's album

1. Jason Johnson, Zoodiak - Moonfall
2. Kos:mo - Marili (Original Mix)
3. SILSAN - FKN High (Original Mix)
4. Bloc Party - Flux
5. Alpha 9 - …Bliss
Sohne der Erde

tyman128's album

1. Galaxy 2 Galaxy - Body and Soul
2. Christian Smith - Your Lovin'
3. PVS - Hologram
4. Rødhåd - Vivarium
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