Generate unique Spotify playlists with this new browser application
Spotify premium users can now build their very own algorithmic playlists thanks to a new web-based application, Nelson, that allows users to tweak Spotify’s various inputs and API recommendations.
Spotify’s developer blog goes into depth about the various variables that can be tweaked for a unique experience. Nine items such as acousticness, danceability, energy, tempo, and valence — which is a measure from 0.0 to 1.0 describing the musical positiveness conveyed by a track — are just a few of the elements that can be changed in Nelson’s selection slider.
Ultimately, these valued selections created a unique playlist incorporating both its user’s slider and selected genre preferences.
It’s important to remember that the app’s more of a toy and internal project than an actual tool. When selecting “Club,” “Dance,” “EDM,” “Electronic,” “Post-Dubstep,” and the following parameters:
It’s hard to say exactly how much these disparate artists will vibe with listeners’ preferences, but Nelson certainly offers an intriguing degree of transparency into the streaming giant’s practices. Try it here.
H/T: The Verge