by Brian, Colin, and Violet Tivol

It’s a DropMix dropquote!

Like a dropquote, you need to spell a message by bringing the right letter down into the grid from each column. Like a puzzle based on the game DropMix, you need to identify which cards are used in each audio clip.

Each DropMix card represents a letter, the first letter of the band name. (One small nudge in that direction is that the columns are sorted in alphabetical order by band name.) In this way, each mix represents a single five-letter word.


Some DropMix cards are designated as “wild” cards in the game, the ones whose full cards show a multicolor volume meter. The wilds used in this puzzle are noted below. In each audio file, new songs join the mix in a specific order, based on the order the cards were played, and the order is also noted below. Identify the cards that enter the mix immediately after a wild card, and write the titles of those tracks. Just as you used the first letters of the band names earlier, now use the first letters of those track titles to spell the answer LAMBIC.

* - Wild.
** - Enters after the Wild.
WordEntryArtistTrack title
WRITE 3 Walk the Moon Shut Up And Dance
4 Ricky Martin La Mordidita
5 Imagine Dragons Radioactive
1 TLC No Scrubs
2 Ed Sheeran Sing
EVERY 1 Ed Sheeran Sing
5 Victoria Chance Theme From Broken Protocol
4 Evanescence Bring Me To Life
3 Ricky Martin La Mordidita**
2 Young M.C. Bust A Move*
TRACK 5 TLC No Scrubs
2 Rick James Super Freak*
1 Afrojack Take Over Control
3 Charm Syndicate All Frazzled**
4 Kyangi 3 Doki Doki Summer Days
TITLE 4 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam
5 Imagine Dragons Radioactive
3 TLC No Scrubs
2 Lossage Moon Lab**
1 Earth, Wind and Fire September*
WHERE 5 Weezer King of the World
1 Hall & Oates I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)*
4 Ed Sheeran Sing
3 Run DMC It's Tricky
2 Evanescence Bring Me To Life**
CARDS 5 Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe
4 Altar State This One Not That One
3 Run DMC It's Tricky
2 Dillzan Madan Main Mistar Praim Hoon (I Am Mister Prime)
1 Sia Chandelier
ENTER 4 Evanescence Bring Me To Life
2 Nightfeels Find You
5 TLC No Scrubs
3 Ed Sheeran Sing
1 Run DMC It's Tricky
RIGHT 5 Run DMC It's Tricky**
2 Imagine Dragons Radioactive
3 Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive
4 Hall & Oates I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)*
1 Technotronic Pump Up The Jam
AFTER 5 Afrojack Take Over Control
2 Fall Out Boy Centuries**
4 TLC No Scrubs
3 Ed Sheeran Sing
1 Rick James Super Freak*
WILDS 3 Walk the Moon Shut Up And Dance
4 Imagine Dragons Radioactive
1 LMFAO Sexy And I Know It
5 Davis Franklin Beat Boxer
2 Sam Hunt House Party