As more and more of us coninue to consume music thrrough streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music, Spotify, who recently filed to go public on the New York Stock Exchange, is developing new ways to edge out the competition - by rolling out tests on a new 'auto-mixing' feature that will seamlessly blend tracks together in a new DJ style.
Spotify is testing a feature that auto-mixes playlist tracks together, even if you’re listening on shuffle. Listen and watch below: note the bar at the bottom during the transition... Full story: https://t.co/woZ6MkE94i - this ISN’T the existing ‘crossfade’ mode pic.twitter.com/v67S1XFiTR— Music Ally (@MusicAlly) March 8, 2018
The news came via Music Ally, who reported on the function when it first appeared on the Spotify playlist ‘Drum & Bass Fix’, when the final seconds of a track started to effortlessly mix into the start of the next, similar to that of a real DJ set. Essentially, the new feature beatmatches two tracks when shuffle is engaged and crossfade is switched off - indicating that an algorithm mixes in real time rather than playing back a previously recorded mix.
The function is still in its early stages, and will be undergoing roll-out tests for the time being, with Spotify keeping any further news to themselves for now.