Djay App for iOS Now Lets Anyone Use Spotify to Become a DJ
Algoriddim, the developers of popular iOS DJing app Djay have released a new update to the app that allows users to integrate the app with Spotify to access the music streaming service’s gigantic catalogue of 20 million songs. Along with allowing Djay users to access Spotify’s library of tracks, the new integration also introduces Match and Automix Radio – two new features that will help out both “wanna-be” and professional DJs choose and mix tracks with the Djay app.
Match helps users find the next track to play by recommending songs that go well with what the user is currently playing and Automix Radio lets users enjoy live DJ mixes with almost no effort by letting the user choose a single track and the app automatically starts picking the next tracks that match as well as integrating DJ-style transitions in between them. Match and Automix Radio are powered by Spotify’s recently-acquired Echo Nest technology which analyzes and matches tracks based on danceability, BPM, key, music style, and more.
“Having more than 20 million songs instantly at your fingertips is a DJ’s dream come true. It gives djay 2 users endless creative possibilities and elevates the artform of DJing to a new level,” says Karim Morsy, CEO of Algoriddim. “The power of The Echo Nest driving track selection brings a new tool to the DJ that I could not have ever imagined possible. It truly helps to discover, explore, and find great new music that sounds amazing together.”
“Not only can Spotify Premium users DJ millions of songs, but they’ll also enjoy real-time, intelligent suggestions on what to play next, powered by The Echo Nest’s analysis of all the music on Spotify,” says Sten Garmark, VP of Product at Spotify. “Djay 2 will help DJs and regular music enthusiasts, regardless of their skill level, select the perfect songs for their set – or simply lean back and let djay 2 turn any Spotify playlist into a slick DJ set for parties or private listening.”
The update to Djay already rolled out but users will need a Spotify Premium account to access the Spotify library. Buying and/or downloading Djay comes with a 7-day Spotify Premium trial. Currently, the app is available for the iPad at $4.99 while the iPhone version of the app is free.