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Spotify understands how difficult it can be to manage a party playlist while trying to socialize and entertain. A new feature from the streaming service will allow users to go hands off and trust DJ duties to Spotify itself.
The latest in a line of automation tools, Spotfiy Party offers listeners professionally-mixed playlists packed with beat-matched music. In Party mode, there is no downtime in the music and no awkward mood-killers, just seamless streaming of music yo know will go together.
The expert-made playlists include a “mood tuner” feature that lets users dictate what kind of vibe they want the music to play to, whether it’s a “parents are out of town” rager or a relaxing dinner party. Playlists in Party mode are also editable so you can rearrange the play order and add or remove tracks from the interruption-free playback mode.
One of the playlists included in the first batch of offerings comes from Diplo, the the popular producer who is known for his contributions to the sound of artists like M.I.A., Usher, Snoop Dogg, Madonna, and many others. He is also known as one half of the duo Major Lazer. The curated list from Diplo includes 120 tracks of his choosing. Exclusive mixes from other artists will be added in the future.
Party mode isn’t Spotify’s first go-round at automated curation; the company gave runners a similar option of music synced by beats per minute to match their pace with Spotify Running.
It also isn’t the first attempt at utilizing the streaming service to improve the party soundtrack. Apps have tried tapping into the shared playlist feature to create a crowdsourced mix, and there are plenty of handcrafted playlists from users like the beloved selections of “Songs That Get Drunk White Girls Excited.”
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AJ Dellinger is a seasoned technology writer whose work has appeared in Digital Trends, International Business Times, and Newsweek. In 2018, he joined Gizmodo as the nights and weekend editor.