It’s da bomb!
Each song in the Music Genome Project is analyzed using up to 400 distinct musical characteristics by a trained music analyst. These attributes capture not only the musical identity of a song, but also the many significant qualities that are relevant to understanding the musical preferences of listeners.
The way the site works is that you ‘create’ your own radio stations (1 for every mood and a few beside) you pick an artist/ song and the site then uses the information provided by the genome project to play others of a similar nature you can refine that choice further by giving each track a thumbs up or down – each time you express a preference it will automatically tweak the selection played to you to reflect those preferences.
I started a funky one with Keziah Jones as my lead off artist, since then it’s been like a trip down memory lane with a few new faces popping in for good measure. I’ve sang along to Ralph tresvant (I used to LOVE all this stuff, I fondly remember an all night decorating session with 3 tapes playing, the afore mentioned Ralph, Maxi Priest and Luthor vandross) and today I’ve discovered a group/ artist called Morley – me likee muchly!
To anyone with access to an American zip code I definitely recommend signing up to this site – and best of all.. It’s FREE!