This weekend’s latest Music Hack Day event took place in London, and was perfectly timed given the Spotify Apps announcement last week. Unsurprisingly, a number of participants were taking advantage of the new platform.
Drivetime lets people broadcast what they’re listening to in Spotify and let others listen in real-time; Hipstify aggregates music blog reviews with Spotify as the front-end; Tastebuds.fm matches music fans for romance based on their Spotify libraries; Spotify Jukebox is a jukebox app for anyone to queue songs; Chordify shows guitar chords for the current song being listened to; and ShufflerfmSpotify mashes up Shuffler.fm and Spotify.
There were also musical hacks of Microsoft’s Kinect controller, a number of beat sequencers, and hacks using Webdoc, SoundCloud, The Echo Nest and other APIs. Oh yes, and Notorious Siri taught Apple’s voice assistant to rap and sing; Helimin was a radio-controlled helicopter mashed up with a theremin; and Owl Octave was an “owl synthesizer for iPad”. The full list of hacks (with more info) can be found via the link below.