Dope Producer Showcase III is going down at 10PM ET! Ta-ku, Elaquent, Bahwee, and more will be kicking it throughout the night.
Get there now for the opening acts.
Passion Pit’s Jeff and Ian just ended their turntable.fm set and all we can say is, “Ian’s guilty pleasure is Bon Jovi?!!”
If you missed out, find their hour-long set list below. And, follow our newly created Artists on Turntable piki.fm account, which picks all songs from artists’ sets on turntable.fm, including this one.
1. Carried Away (Dillon Francis Remix) - Passion Pit
2. Paper Planes (DFA Remix) - M.I.A.
3. What We Talkin’ About - Jay-Z feat Luke Steele
4. White Noise - Disclosure feat. Alunageorge
5. Put the Gun Down (Passion Pit Remix) - ZZ Ward
6. Livin’ a Lie - The-Dream feat. Rihanna
7. Shuffle a Dream - Little Dragon
8. Back Seat (Aislyn Remix) - Atlas Genius
9. I Love It (feat. Charli XCX) - Icona Pop
10. Go it Alone (Diplo Remix) - Beck
11. Take a Walk (Sinden Remix) - Passion Pit
12. Outside - Childish Gambino
13. Love Like Mine - Nashville Cast feat. Hayden Panettier
14. How it Should B (Sha Sha) - Ben Kweller
15. American Hearts - Piebald
16. Sea Sex and Sun - Serge Gainsbourg
17. Cute Without the “E” (Cut from the Team) - Taking Back Sunday
18. Livin’ on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Notice some new things on turntable.fm today? Well, you’re not going crazy— we did make some sweet changes.
Starting today, you can do lots of new things in the rooms.
First, we added a brand new zoom feature in all the rooms. Feel free to now get up close and personal with the DJs or catch a whole party from the back of the room.
Second, you can now pick a song right from turntable.fm! Look for the purple piki.fm logo in the song board.
Try these out now! We hope you’ll like these updates as much as we do.
Last Saturday, turntabler Matty Spencer (tt name: AStateOfMatty) organized and hosted a DC area meet up.
The group kicked off the day by exploring the annual Cherry Blossom Festival on the National Mall. Then, the group headed to Hawk ‘n Dove, a bar and restaurant near the Capitol Building, to meet and mingle with more turntablers. The real fun though began when the group arrived at EchoStage around 10PM to see Calvin Harris and dance the night away.
Check out the group’s photos below.
If you’d like to host and organize a meet up in your city, let us know by emailing email@example.com.
Yesterday, Turntable.fm, in collaboration with YouTube.com/DJ and Chill or be Chilled, hosted Memory Waves, a 12 hour festival featuring a bunch of up and coming DJs who spin and create chillout and downtempo music. To date, it was the largest user-curated festival in our short history, peaking at 1,104 simultaneous listeners.
During the 12 hour non stop music stream, Ulrich Schnauss, Tycho, Com Truise, Bluetech, Shigeto and more, swung by and all played some of their new, old, and even unreleased tracks for the over 19,000 users who hung out with us.
We have to hand it to TT user YouTube.com/DJ who organized the whole event and really made it a success.
Remember, there is always room for more community events. If you’d like to host your own, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday was our first office-wide Hackday at Turntable. Our frontend developer Dan decided to mine our database for data about how songs spread between users. Here are his findings:
Happy (belated) V-day, turntablers! I’m Dan, a TT developer, and in honor of this day of love, I’d love to tell you about a project I’ve been working on for Turntable’s inaugural internal “hack day”.
Unless you’ve been living under a digital rock, you know and love this little “valentine” that floats through the room every time someone adds the currently-playing song to their own queue. Snag! Gank! Yoink! Heart fart! Whatever you like to call ‘em, there’s no doubt that they make up a large part of our culture on turntable. Sometimes you hear a song that’s just so dang good, you want to shout it from the mountaintops, to walk out on the street, boom box in hand, so the rest of the world can understand just how awesome this song is. It is for these moments that the almighty snag was invented.
When a new song is played on turntable, it’s often snagged by many people who go forth into other rooms and play it for their friends. Some of these friends may love it enough to snag it themselves and share it with their friends, and the cycle continues! I’ve always found this to be a fascinating part of our community, and have often wondered how far my own favorite songs have spread through the TT universe. So this week, I decided to find out.
Ever since the day the “snagging” was introduced as a new feature on turntable, Jon (who draws cats) set up our servers to keep track of which songs were snagged by whom, and from whom, and stick this bit of info in a collection in our database. Then we didn’t touch that collection for a long time. So imagine my excitement to poke my head in there yesterday and find an untouched goldmine of nearly 8 million snags collected over the past year and a half! I immediately set to work writing a script to sort these out and generate something visual to show how songs propagated through the community. After a (hack) day’s work tweaking data and playing with d3 I was able to generate this lovely tree, which shows all snags for the song “At The River” by Groove Armada, one of my all-time faves:
At The River
Reading the chart, like reading the rings on a tree stump, requires a bit of explanation: The cluster of green dots in the middle represent a song’s “primary sources” – that is, people who added the song to their queue on their own, either by uploading it or searching for it in our library. Each grey line is a snag from another user, represented by the yellow dot at the other end of the line. As they play the song for more people, the “snaggers” become “snaggees”, adding another layer to the tree and spreading the music out to more people! I’m quite proud of this particular tree myself – as you can see, after I snagged the song from “Zound” (halfway up from the middle) I was able to share it with many more people.