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HazelMusiio on 05/30/2018 at 05:00AM

Musiio Playlist 4 #Deepfunk

Hey everybody, it's playlist time again! 

Some genres aren't as abundant as others; music can often get released in waves and be governed by taste and trends. 

One such genre in the FMA is Deep Funk. Recognisable here by its strong basslines, often soulful vocals and laid-back swing pattern of drumming, it can be harder compared to other genres to find modern funk tracks in the FMA catalogue.

The roots of the genre can be traced back to the mid-60s and can be heard influencing many modern top 40 chart hits, but today I wanted to present you with something quite special, a slightly shorter playlist than usual from Musiio - but I think these tracks are just waiting to be heard. 

I'm particularly enamoured with track 5 by Ava Luna which starts with an incredible acapella section. And look out for track 4, Luce Lutu '623am' it definitely sways heavily into the trap and soul genres, but I love the sonic recognition across the blending genres.

Enjoy! 

 

 

 

 

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HazelMusiio on 05/15/2018 at 02:11AM

Musiio Playlist 3 #Americana

Welcome to the Americana edition of AI playlists by Musiio!

Today our 'seed' track is the awesome Bob Wiseman's 'In Her Dream' - now usually I pick the seed track and the AI suggests the rest... however the Wiseman track was actually chosen by an earlier version of our AI as a companion to the Kurt Vile seed track from Playlist 1. So in reality I had even less of a hand in this than usual, but I love the way tracks lead to other tracks and playlists break off into different genres - so I couldn't help but follow where it went! 

I am a huge fan of the Americana genre. I used to be a regular down the front of shows at Corridor Bar, The Basement, The Union, and numerous other great bars in Sydney, Australia that are at the core of great Australian made Americana, which has dominated the local scene for the last 5 years. These playlisted artists are from the U.S., Russia, and all over - this genre has global appeal. 

Enjoy this new playlist of ten tracks all taken from the FMA.

Hazel - Co-Founder of Musiio

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HazelMusiio on 04/30/2018 at 07:36AM

Musiio Playlist 2 #Electronic

Hello again!

Let's get weird.

This week we will be looking at another AI generated playlist built by Musiio for the FMA.

For our second playlist we wanted to do something different. Our first playlist was smack-bang in the middle of the indie-folk genre, for our second playlist we wanted to demonstrate variety by moving into the electronica space.

If you look at the categories that make up the music collection on the FMA a large portion of it is Rock, Indie and Pop. One of the next biggest categories is Electronic.

This new playlist was generated using a 'seed' track. In this case track one of the playlist called Capture Me Burning selected by myself. We drop the 'seed' track into our AI and let it choose it's 9 friends for the playlist. 

There is one of our most varied playlists, with everything from Electro-Synth across to Minimal Tech and a little bit of Industrial thrown in - but I think it all sits together nicely. 

Once again I was delighted to be introduced to artists I wasn't aware of pre-playlisting.

Enjoy,

Hazel.

 

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HazelMusiio on 04/01/2018 at 07:58PM

Musiio Playlist Part 1

Hi everyone, my name is Hazel and I am the Co-Founder of an Artificial Intelligence company called Musiio.

People have great taste in music, and are the best judge of what they like and don't like. However, we know that a lot of great music in the world is never found because it's hard to sift through what you don't like to find what you do. 

Making great music more discoverable is what Musiio does. 

We partnered with the amazing folk at FMA to playlist some of the great songs our AI finds in the Free Music Archive. 

For our inaugral post we set our AI the task of making a great Indie-Folk playlist. And we're pretty proud of the results. 

Check out these 10 songs our AI found out of the 100k+ songs in the FMA. I was personally delighted to be introduced to Julie Byrne, her soulful voice and calming melodies are perfect to listen to whilst I'm working. Julie, count me as a new fan! 

We will be releasing new playlists from this account on the regular! So stay tuned.

Hazel @ Musiio

www.musiio.com

 

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