Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Cool Roadtrip Mixtape App

roadtrip1.jpg
roadtrip3.jpg

In the old days, mixtapes were a labour of love: meticulously-planned feats of taste and engineering which required substantial skill judging the silences between tracks.

Now, of course, Spotify and the rest have made the mixtape a simple thing to make and a new app, built by Echo Nest developer Paul Lamere, has taken it on a step further, by automatically creating a geographically-appropriate playlist for your American roadtrip.

Simply type in your start and stop points and the app creates a playlist using artists from the area you're in, changing as your trip progresses. So if you're kicking off in San Diego, you'll get some Blink 182 and by the time you hit Boston, you'll be listening to Aerosmith.

It's just available as a desktop app at the moment (so admittedly not terribly useful quite yet), but there are plans for a mobile version soon. Have a play with it here.

Related

spotifyhero2.jpg

The 10 Best Tracks New On Spotify This Week

breezescreen.jpg

The Fitness App For Walkers

chester4.jpg

Chester Bennington’s Ultimate Playlist

flat.jpg

Short-lived App Crazes

zombie3.jpg

Rob Zombie's Ultimate Playlist

spotify.jpg

VIDEO: Why Spotify didn't exist in the 80s

Comments

More

Foo Fighters could announce Glastonbury headline slot at surprise gig

It looks like they're playing a really intimate venue

by Alex Finnis
24 Feb 2017

ITV slammed for heavily muting Skepta at Brits

Dermot O'Leary was allowed to swear

by Matt Tate
23 Feb 2017

Bradley Walsh and Stormzy became best mates at the BRITs

Expect a fire collab soon

by Matt Tate
23 Feb 2017

Oscar nominees get the Honest Trailers treatment, and it's great

They're on form as ever

by Matt Tate
22 Feb 2017

Some massive names have been added to this year's Lovebox lineup

Solange, Kaytranada and Jamie XX are all on the bill

21 Feb 2017

Why it's time to celebrate the second division Britpop bands

As Sleeper reform, this is why you need to look past Oasis, Blur & Pulp

by Dave Fawbert
15 Feb 2017

Circa Waves' Ultimate Playlist

The band's singer Kieran Shudall reveals his top tunes

by Joe Ellison
15 Feb 2017

The revenge of the Kaiser Chiefs

The indie-rock band that refuses to die

by Louise Donovan
15 Feb 2017

Star Wars' Cantina Band is Australia's favourite song to have sex to

The infectious song is the nookie tune of choice Down Under

15 Feb 2017

You can now stream Prince’s back catalogue, but would he be pleased?

Party like it's 1999

by Gary Ogden
13 Feb 2017