Spotify http://www.stuff.tv/spotify/news en-GB Spotify and Uber link up to enable in-car music streaming http://www.stuff.tv/music/spotify-and-uber-link-enable-car-music-streaming/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From 21st November, you can bring your playlists out on the road </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Spotify and Uber link up to enable in-car music streaming" alt="Spotify and Uber link up to enable in-car music streaming" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/spotify-and-uber.jpg?1416274110" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The app-driven taxi alternative Uber is (usually) cheap and (usually) convenient compared with a black cab and many minicab services &ndash; and music lovers are about to have another reason to use it: it&rsquo;s teaming up with Spotify.</p> <p>If you&rsquo;re a Spotify Premium subscriber, you&rsquo;ll be able to link up Spotify to your Uber account and play your music through the cab&rsquo;s stereo system. Yep, that&rsquo;s right: those car journeys no longer have to filled with inane talk radio, soulless chart pop &ndash; or worse, awkward silence.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You can either pick songs using your mobile from the Uber car&rsquo;s backseat (both the Spotify and Uber apps can be used to control the music), or simply whack on a playlist you&rsquo;ve already made. And the best part? It won&rsquo;t use any of your mobile data, because the driver will be the one streaming it.</p> <p>The Spotify/Uber mash-up will officially kick off on 21st November in 10 &ldquo;select cities&rdquo;. We&#39;ve reached out to Spotify and confirmed that London is among the 10 cities. In Asia, Singapore is the only city that&#39;ll enjoy this new collaboration. Not every car in Uber&rsquo;s fleet will support Spotify streaming, but the ones that do will be marked in the Uber app.</p> <p>It&#39;s the perfect excuse to update your &ldquo;Ultimate badass driving tunes vol. 1&rdquo; playlist, we reckon.</p> <p>[Sources: <a href="https://get.uber.com/spotify/" target="_blank">Uber</a> and <a href="https://news.spotify.com/cz/2014/11/17/uber/" target="_blank">Spotify</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/music/best-new-albums-spotify-so-far-year/feature">The best new Spotify music of 2014 so far</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/tBY5Lbcc5wE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/music/spotify-and-uber-link-enable-car-music-streaming/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/music/spotify-and-uber-link-enable-car-music-streaming/news#comments Hi-Fi & Streaming Music Spotify Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:41:16 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1453382 at http://www.stuff.tv Spotify Family package gives you multiple Premium accounts and one low bill http://www.stuff.tv/music/spotify-family-package-gives-you-multiple-premium-accounts-and-one-low-bill/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Up to four extra people can be added to your streaming package, with each getting a 50 percent discount </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Spotify Family package gives you multiple Premium accounts and one low bill" alt="Spotify Family package gives you multiple Premium accounts and one low bill" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/spotify-nexus-4%20%281%29.jpg?1413846853" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Spotify has just announced Spotify Family, a new payment option that allows you to add up to four extra names to your Spotify Premium.</p> <p>Each of these additional people will save 50 percent on the regular Premium price (currently &pound;9.99 per month) while receiving the same ad-free, higher-quality, mobile app-friendly streaming service.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/deezer/streams-spotify-deezer-and-more-count-towards-uk-music-chart/news">Streams from Spotify, Deezer and more to count towards UK music chart</a></strong></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £30 a month for five accounts? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>So, essentially, it&rsquo;s one subscription with multiple accounts. By our maths, a five-account Spotify Family setup would cost just under &pound;30 a month, which represents a pretty decent saving on the &pound;50ish it&rsquo;d cost if they were all bought separately.</p> <p>Spotify says the service will be up and running and available in the coming weeks.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://press.spotify.com/us/2014/10/20/introducing-spotify-family-now-the-whole-band-can-play/" target="_blank">Spotify</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/music/best-new-albums-spotify-so-far-year/feature">The best 2014 albums (so far) on Spotify</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/music/spotify-family-package-gives-you-multiple-premium-accounts-and-one-low-bill/news#comments Hi-Fi & Streaming Music Spotify Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:28:46 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1450881 at http://www.stuff.tv Shazam teams up with Spotify for full song playback http://www.stuff.tv/music/shazam-teams-spotify-full-song-playback/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Discovered a tune you like and want to hear it again right away? There’s an app for that </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Shazam teams up with Spotify for full song playback" alt="Shazam teams up with Spotify for full song playback" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/shazam-spotify.jpg?1408068904" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Much like it did with <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/shazam-hooks-rdio-full-song-playback/news">Rdio last month</a>, Shazam has partnered with Spotify to offer full-song playback.</p> <p>That means Shazam users who also have the Spotify app installed on their iOS or Android device can have Shazam identify a song then tap a dropdown menu to have the Spotify app open and play the full track. Assuming that it&#39;s present in Spotify&#39;s millions-strong library, of course.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/music/shazam-teams-spotify-full-song-playback/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android apps iOS apps Music Spotify Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:26:43 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1444825 at http://www.stuff.tv The best new albums on Spotify so far this year http://www.stuff.tv/music/best-new-albums-spotify-so-far-year/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With more than 20 million tracks now available on Spotify, deciding what to listen to can be a nightmare. So let Stuff be your guide to the best new music released in 2014 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Our 25 favourite albums so far in 2014" alt="The best new music on Spotify 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/best-music-spotify-2014.jpg?1405680249" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The tyranny of choice, eh? The modern Spotify catalogue is vast enough to strike terror into the indecisive music fan, with more than 20 million tracks now available and some 20,000 new ones added each day.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/marc-mclaren" title="View user profile.">Marc McLaren</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1. The Horrors - Luminous </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Horrors&rsquo; fourth album might as well be titled <em>I &hearts; Indie Dance 1991 </em>such is its slavish devotion to the era.&nbsp;It&#39;s all shimmering synths, shuffling beats and shoegazey guitars, and while the band&#39;s previous two albums also mined the same seam, the influences are more obvious here.&nbsp;</p> <p>That&rsquo;s no bad thing in our book, though, because the early &#39;90s were an amazing time for British music.&nbsp;<em>Luminous</em>&nbsp;isn&#39;t quite as good as the best of its idols - it&#39;s certainly no <em>Loveless</em>&nbsp;- but it starts brilliantly with the hypnotic &#39;Chasing Shadows&#39;, ends strongly on the swoony &#39;Sleepwalk&#39; and serves up plenty of highlights in-between.</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="80" scrolling="no" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:track:5kxEB1eJQSH7ODUB2VRQeR" width="604"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Horrors - Luminous" alt="The best new music on Spotify 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/the-horrors-luminous.jpg?1405680249" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2. Warpaint - Warpaint </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A song named &#39;Biggy&#39; isn&rsquo;t the only nod Warpaint&rsquo;s self-titled second album gives to hip-hop &ndash; this is a record that&rsquo;s all about beats and bass lines. Guitars take a backset in favour of synths, but even those are there to texturise rather than drive these songs forward.</p> <p>Sometimes you feel like it could&rsquo;ve made more of a mark &ndash; &#39;CC&#39; drifts by and &#39;Go In&#39; sounds like one of Radiohead&rsquo;s more obscure B-sides &ndash; but even with hints of trip-hop (thankfully that doesn&rsquo;t include the smell of dreadlocks) Warpaint are doing more interesting things with indie rock than a thousand Kasabians.</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="80" scrolling="no" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:track:31apTrtvkVuSoAqDNjaEip" width="604"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Warpaint - Warpaint" alt="The best new music on Spotify 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Warpaint_Warpaint_Album_Cover2.jpg?1405680249" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3. Mac Demarco - Salad Days </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You could say that 23-year-old Canadian Mac Demarco&rsquo;s public persona is that of a gap-toothed jackass &ndash; on the surface, he&rsquo;s a schlubby slacker liable to disrobe on stage or embark on a long-winded rant about <em>The Simpsons</em>. But there&rsquo;s nothing lazy or coarse about his music: these home-recorded pop songs (on which Demarco plays all the instruments) reveal an understanding of life and love as much as they do a talent for melody.</p> <p><em>Salad Days</em> is his third and most musically diverse album, and its languid pace make it the perfect accompaniment to those lazy, hungover Sundays.</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="80" scrolling="no" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:track:2J4obtL5oOmstcOfq5UW3C" width="604"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mac Demarco - Salad Days" alt="The best new music on Spotify 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mac-demarco-salad-days_0.jpg?1405680249" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4. Beck - Morning Phase </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s difficult to know quite what you&rsquo;re going to get with a new Beck album. Sometimes you might not even get a proper album at all (2012&rsquo;s <em>Song Reader</em> was released as sheet music) but <em>Morning Phase</em> is as conventional as he&rsquo;s been since <em>Sea Change</em>. And that&rsquo;s no bad thing.</p> <p>What it lacks in invention it more than makes up for with lush orchestration (&#39;Wave&#39;, &#39;Phase&#39;), catchy alt-country (&#39;Say Goodbye&#39;, &#39;Blue Moon&#39;, &#39;Blackbird Chain&#39;) and good old-fashioned melancholia (er, all of it). <em>Morning Phase</em> might be a record full of sadness, but that doesn&rsquo;t mean there&rsquo;s not plenty to love about it.&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="80" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:track:5BLFYfJY79vG1qNWsebaUS" width="604"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Beck - Morning Phase" alt="The best new music on Spotify 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BECK_morning-phase2_0.jpg?1405680249" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5. Chromeo - White Women </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Canada&rsquo;s favourite electro-funk duo return with an onslaught of foot-tapping melodies, naughty lyrics and effortlessly cool style. And they&rsquo;ve not forgotten the vocoder.</p> <p>Stand-out track &#39;Fall Back 2U&#39; drags disco into the modern day, and while the lyrics to &#39;Over Your Shoulder&#39; verge on the obscene, they never detract from the rhythms. Their best work yet.</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="80" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:track:3kfmKRaCfuyYk0aaL4jDlI" width="604"></iframe></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/25-best-iphone-and-ipad-games-you-can-play-right-now/feature">The 25 best games for iPhone and iPad</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Chromeo - White Women" alt="The best new music on Spotify 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/chromeo-white-women_0.jpg?1405680249" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6. Metronomy - Love Letters </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Metronomy&#39;s first three albums have been miniature masterpieces of quirky electronica, but&nbsp;on&nbsp;<em>Love Letters&nbsp;</em>mainman Joseph Mount&nbsp;has gone for a wholly eclectic approach. So instead you get campfire acoustica, low-fi dubstep, glitchy electro and <em>Crocodile Rock</em>-style glam stompers - and that&#39;s just in the first four tracks.</p> <p>That approach could grate, but thankfully Mount&#39;s mastery of melody is such that each new style merely gives him a new way to pleasure your ears. The whole thing&nbsp;ends up sounding like an entertaining trip through one man&#39;s diverse record collection - kind of like those <em>All Back To Mine</em> compilations, but one recorded by a single artist.&nbsp;</p> <p>Not every track works, but there are way more highlights than lowlights and it&#39;s worth checking out solely for the first two lines of &#39;The Most Immaculate Haircut&#39;, which intentionally or not may be among the funniest ever written.&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="80" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:track:5gRBzv7QQJXz7HkEJYBIyx" width="604"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Metronomy - Love Letters" alt="The best new music on Spotify 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/metronomy-love-letters_0.jpg?1405680249" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7. Tom Vek - Luck </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Tom Vek&rsquo;s 2005 debut <em>We Have Sound</em> was a refreshing blast of originality in a time saturated by post-punk poseurs. It was also an exciting, largely homemade example of what Vek calls &ldquo;garage rock for the Pro Tools generation&rdquo;. Though lacking its lo-fi urgency, <em>Luck</em> pulls off the same trick of melding varied styles into a cohesive, rhythm-led whole. </p> <p>There&rsquo;s electro-rock (&#39;Sherman&#39;, &#39;Animals In The Jungle&#39;) and &rsquo;80s synthpop (&#39;Ton Of Bricks&#39;), before Vek removes the black-rimmed glasses and goes all Joseph Arthur (&#39;The Girl You Wouldn&rsquo;t Leave For Any Other Girl&#39;). Not a huge departure, then, but further proof that Vek can still sound compellingly unique.&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="80" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:track:6db8YTh29LrLZlYY48E17c" width="604"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Tom Vek - Luck" alt="The best new music on Spotify 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tom-veck-luck_0.jpg?1405680249" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8. Mastodon - Once More &#039;Round The Sun </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The most jagged shards of Mastodon&rsquo;s sound may have thawed and broken away since 2009&rsquo;s <em>Crack The Skye</em> but they can still bludgeon like the early days of <em>Remission</em> when they want to.</p> <p>&#39;Chimes At Midnight&#39; sounds like it was buried under the studio where they recorded their debut, only now stirring to lay waste to the earth, while &#39;Aunt Lisa&#39; peaks with a chanted, foul-mouthed witches&rsquo; chorus from fellow Atlanta residents The Coathangers.</p> <p>Older fans might skip the gentler rides offered by tracks such as &#39;Asleep In The Deep&#39;, but if you&rsquo;re partial to a slice or two of riff cake there really are no better bakers in the business.</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="80" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:track:4KYy8DKz2E9DSnlgN0YJOs" width="604"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mastodon - Once More &#039;Round The Sun" alt="The best new music on Spotify 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mastodon-once-more-round-the-sun_0.jpg?1405680249" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9. Real Estate - Atlas </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>New Jersey&rsquo;s Real Estate have tumbled comfortably into their role as the primary purveyors of sweet, summery suburban indie rock: all jangly guitar riffs, soft vocals and lyrics that speak of lawn sprinklers, sun-dappled streets, bicycles, humid nights and cookouts.</p> <p><em>Atlas</em> is their third full-length album and the down-home lo-fi of their first recordings is long gone, replaced by polished arrangements that befit a band of their growing confidence and skill. Makes you want to throw some franks on the BBQ, fill the paddling pool, crack open a Bud and drift away.</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="80" scrolling="no" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:track:2BmREVNjF9HI7AZtKkgtF6" width="604"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Real Estate - Atlas" alt="The best new music on Spotify 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/real-estate-atlas_0.jpg?1405680249" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10. Woods - With Light And With Love </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Brooklyn&rsquo;s Woods have been quietly and prodigiously making rustic, rootsy indie-rock for years, but <em>With Light And With Love </em>is their boldest LP to date (it&rsquo;s also their sixth). From the psychedelic twangy guitar wig-out of the nine-minute title track to the Shins-esque stomp of &lsquo;Moving To The Left&rsquo; to the old-school folkie finisher &lsquo;Feather Man&rsquo;, this is a Woods album all the way, but a bigger, better Woods than we&rsquo;ve seen thus far.</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="80" scrolling="no" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:track:6QDzA9wOCaF3cOFd5QRvIc" width="604"></iframe></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/25-best-things-watch-amazon-instant-video-right-now/feature">The 25 best things to watch on Amazon Instant Prime</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Woods - With Light And With Love" alt="The best new music on Spotify 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/woods-with-light-and-with-love_0.jpg?1405680249" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 11. Jungle - Jungle </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Everyone loves a mystery, and the shadowy figures behind seven-piece London band Jungle make them all the more enticing. Known only as &lsquo;J&rsquo; and &lsquo;T&rsquo;, the founding duo have, despite giving zero publicity, scored thousands of views of their break-dancing videos and had festival crowds flock to their euphoric synth-and-jangling-coke-bottles sets. It&rsquo;s their unique sound &ndash; an intriguing blend of disco, &#39;70s funk and soul, but with a modern, stripped-back edge &ndash; that bring them in. The stunning falsetto harmonies on tracks such as &#39;Busy Earnin&rsquo;&#39; and &#39;The Heat&#39; will carry on in your head long after they&#39;ve finished.</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="80" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:track:1vOMVuIa9B7G5MRK40mcE1" width="604"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Jungle - Jungle" alt="The best new music on Spotify 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/jungle-jungle_0.jpg?1405680249" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 12. Kevin Drew - Darlings </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Despite being the principal vocalist and major creative force behind Canadian chamber-pop supergroup Broken Social Scene, Kevin Drew has never enjoyed the level of mainstream recognition of other members such as Feist or Emily Haines. And yet with BSS on hiatus, he&rsquo;s delivered a solo album that&rsquo;s as weird and wonderful as anything in the band&rsquo;s discography, albeit a little slower in tempo and lighter on ambition.</p> <p>With three of the first four songs called &lsquo;Body Butter&rsquo;, &lsquo;Good Sex&rsquo; and &lsquo;Mexican Aftershow Party&rsquo;, <em>Darlings</em> starts as it means to go on: winkingly dirty and unblinkingly odd.</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="80" scrolling="no" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:track:3JFuAmcQIDVn51hXCFo0ir" width="604"></iframe>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Kevin Drew - Darlings" alt="The best new music on Spotify 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/kevin-drew-darlings_0.jpg?1405680249" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-12"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 13. Future Islands - Singles </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Future Islands&rsquo; slot on David Letterman affected the veteran host so deeply that he retired. It didn&#39;t bother us quite so dramatically, but we were mildly horrified at the disjoint between frontman Samuel Herring&rsquo;s bewitchingly odd vocals and his drunk-dad-at-the-disco dancing. Nonetheless, <em>Singles</em> is lovely, if a tad too slick at times. Just be careful to listen to it with your ears, not your eyes.</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="80" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:track:41X9To0bQ4fpoSRri4NHiI" width="604"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Future Islands - Singles" alt="The best new music on Spotify 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/future-island-singles_0.jpg?1405680249" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-13"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 14. Brody Dalle - Diploid Love </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Hey, you remember when Brody Dalle was in The Distillers and had a mohican? Yes? Then you&rsquo;ll probably like this. No? Well, it&rsquo;s a mix of fuzzy, angryish songs and a couple of slower, more electro-tinged tracks. Dalle sounds better the angrier she is, but even when she calms down a little the underlining bassy grooves mean there&rsquo;s something for everybody.&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="80" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:track:74kdhSytzNNQpoyVsyBdQQ" width="604"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Brody Dalle - Diploid Love" alt="The best new music on Spotify 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/brody-dalle-diploid-love.jpg?1405680249" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-14"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 15. The Antlers - Familiars </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you like your dreampop to lean towards 3am heartache, dunk your head in this nocturnal album. Mellow and claustrophobic, it sees Peter Silberman&rsquo;s yearning falsetto glossed with lush production. Fans of the <em>Hospice</em> album might find it too one-paced, but it&rsquo;s a fine soulful nightcap.&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="80" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:track:62D2CvOMVOaXwoUmgC97x9" width="604"></iframe></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/top-20-games-you-can-play-free-your-browser/feature">Kill your productivity - 30 great games you can play for free in your browser</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Antlers - Familiars" alt="The best new music on Spotify 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/the-antlers-familiars.jpg?1405680249" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-15"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 16. The Amazing Snakeheads - Amphetamine Ballads </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Some albums have the power to remove you from your surroundings and plunge you into a new world. <em>Amphetamine Ballads</em>, the debut album by Glaswegian trio The Amazing Snakeheads, is one such album.</p> <p>Wherever you listen to it &ndash; bus, office, kitchen on a sunny day &ndash; it&rsquo;ll transport you to a dingy bar in the worst part of town, a bar made for knocking back something strong and making a play for the wrong kind of person.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s musically sparse yet emotionally rich, pulsing with barely restrained fury that channels everything from The Clash in rockabilly mode to Joy Division at their most aggressive and The Birthday Party. Yes, that good.&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="80" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:track:0J96sxF1ZyJhqyoCDIa6sU" width="604"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Amazing Snakeheads - Amphetamine Ballads" alt="The best new music on Spotify 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazingsnakeheads_LP_II_rt2.jpg?1405680249" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-16"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 17. Parquet Courts - Sunbathing Animal </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The scruffy spectre of lo-fi indie rock legends Pavement looms large over Parquet Courts&rsquo; music: there&rsquo;s something recognisable, at once slovenly and winningly melodic, at work in the Brooklyn-via-Texas band&rsquo;s third full-length album.</p> <p>But it also exhibits more scope and variety than their previous efforts, and the studied listener will also pick up echoes of Talking Heads and American college town punk bands of the &#39;80s and &#39;90s.</p> <p>At 13 tracks and 45-plus minutes, <em>Sunbathing Animal</em> is a fairly lengthy album, but after a single listen you&rsquo;ll have plenty of its ragged riffs and hungover hooks implanted in your brain.</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="80" scrolling="no" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:track:5uojJv0rFozERjq666I75E" width="604"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Parquet Courts - Sunbathing Animal" alt="The best new music on Spotify 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/parquet-courts-sunbathing-animal.jpg?1405680249" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-17"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 18. Avey Tare&#039;s Slasher Flicks - Enter The Slasher House </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As one third of Animal Collective, Avey Tare is used to straddling the line between experimental pop and pretentious tosh, but this side-project happily majors in the former. It&rsquo;s summery, catchy and, on the single &#39;Little Fang&#39;, stuffed with melodies from heaven.</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="80" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:track:10AjxgpD5oDUBkLikGNKRd" width="604"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Avey Tare&#039;s Slasher Flicks - Enter The Slasher House" alt="The best new music on Spotify 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/avey-tare-slasher624_rt2.jpg?1405680249" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-18"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 19. Cloud Nothings - Here And Nowhere Else </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Cloud Nothings&rsquo; frontman, founder and songwriter Dylan Baldi, might be a mere 22 years old, but <em>Here And Nowhere Else</em> is his fourth album. It&rsquo;s also his best, and the group that started life as a one-man bedroom band is now making some of the finest pop-punk around.</p> <p>Short and brutal but infectious, it&rsquo;s something you can mosh to &ndash; and probably listen to around your parents too.</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="80" scrolling="no" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:track:1kDOjW8rKQfriOgq2NMlYe" width="604"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Cloud Nothings - Here And Nowhere Else" alt="The best new music on Spotify 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/cloud-nothings-here-and-nowhere-else.jpg?1405680249" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-19"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 20. F**ked Up - Glass Boys </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Like roaring? Then you&rsquo;ll like this record. You might also like that it combines roaring with some of the most rousing major-chord punk rock ever recorded. It&rsquo;s complex and subtle enough to get lost in, and the poignancy of the title track betrays deep emotional intelligence. Delivered through the medium of roaring.</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="80" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:track:3rRVuL597efDZfzd5fsQlo" width="604"></iframe></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/25-fantastic-free-android-games/feature">30 fantastic free Android games</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="F**ked Up - Glass Boys" alt="The best new music on Spotify 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/fucked-up-glass-boys.jpg?1405680249" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-20"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 21. Tune-Yards - Nikki-Nack </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This is the third Tune-Yards album but if you&#39;ve not heard them before, Merrill Garbus&#39; layered confections of voice, drum and sample loops might sound mad as a box of tune-frogs: by looping her vocals over and around each other, Garbus uses her voice as a digital instrument and then mixes it with chunks of any sound that fits.</p> <p>Get past the initial confusion, though, and you&#39;re in for some of the most inventive, intelligent and entertaining music of 2014.&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="80" scrolling="no" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:track:7JeYK1pt9Kds0E62S7uiIU" width="604"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Tune-Yards - Nikki-Nack" alt="The best new music on Spotify 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tune-yards-nikki-nack.jpg?1405680249" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-21"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 22. The War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Lots of people will tell you there&rsquo;s nothing cool about Dire Straits. Those people are either stupid, or just complete idiots. Just ask The War on Drugs. <em>Lost In A Dream</em> sounds like it was washed in the pocket of Mark Knopfler&rsquo;s denim waistcoat using Boss 2-in-1, Bruce Springsteen&rsquo;s new line in detergent.</p> <p>Gently parping brass occasionally breaks through the rippling surface guitars and synths, while shameless solos crash off drumbeats that&rsquo;d propel old American cars along the ocean roads these songs were written for.</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="80" scrolling="no" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:track:71jGGLe5VtEHjIk5dU2W3S" width="604"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream" alt="The best new music on Spotify 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/the-war-on-drugs-lost-in-the-dream.jpg?1405680249" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-22"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 23. Manic Street Preachers - Futurology </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For a band who proclaimed they&rsquo;d split up after one album and who peaked on their third, the Manics have sure been around for a while. <em>Futurology</em> is their twelfth album but their best for years; much of it was recorded in Berlin&rsquo;s Hansa Studios, a venue hewn from rock&rsquo;n&rsquo;roll history, and it&rsquo;s clearly inspired them.</p> <p><em>Futurology</em> is packed with ideas, takes tons of risks and has a definite European feel to it: the lovely instrumental &lsquo;Dreaming A City (Hughesovka)&rsquo; could be on Bowie&rsquo;s <em>Low</em>, also recorded at Hansa, while &lsquo;Europa Geht Durch Mich&rsquo; is an industrial-krautrock masterpiece with vocals by German actress Nina Hoss. The latter is one of three tracks featuring guest vocals, with&nbsp;Scritti Politti&#39;s Green Gartside lending his voice to the poppy &#39;Between The Clock And The Bed&#39; and Georgia Ruth joining in on the string-led ballad &#39;Devine Youth&#39;.</p> <p>Lyrically it&rsquo;s superb: angry, reflective, political, insightful and, on the superb &lsquo;The Next Jet 
To Leave Moscow&rsquo;, remarkably self-aware. It&#39;s not a quality we&#39;ve come to associate with the Manics, but the latter sees Nicky Wire berating himself 
for being &quot;an old jaded Commie&quot; and &quot;the biggest living hypocrite you&#39;ve ever seen&quot;, and throughout there&#39;s a feel that the Welsh trio are finally completely at ease with their past.</p> <p>A real return to form.&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="80" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:track:4qG7Uc8wCuVSpKe4pYbVei" width="604"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Manic Street Preachers - Futurology" alt="The best new music on Spotify 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/manic-street-preachers-futurology.jpg?1405680249" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-23"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 24. Ibibio Sound Machine - Ibibio Sound Machine </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The folk tales of lead singer Eno Williams&#39; Nigerian heritage form the basis of this London group&#39;s infectious album, which mixes West African sounds with European electronica, adding some classic disco and a touch of gospel in the process.</p> <p>The result is a fun, lively, foot-tapping 40 minutes that we&#39;d definitely dance to if our dancing was anything other than horribly embarrassing.</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="80" scrolling="no" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:track:77olimEkYdq1743eHmoBeF" width="604"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Ibibio Sound Machine - Ibibio Sound Machine" alt="The best new music on Spotify 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ibibio-sound-machine.jpg?1405680249" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-24"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 25. Sharon Van Etten - Are We There </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Confessional songwriting has been around ever since Joni Mitchell pulled out her guitar and sat down to write <em>Blue</em> &ndash; heck, even Taylor Swift&rsquo;s at it these days &ndash; but Sharon Van Etten&rsquo;s lyrics still have the power to stop you dead in your tracks.</p> <p>When the New Jersey native sings &ldquo;Break my legs so I won&rsquo;t walk to you/Cut my tongue so I can&rsquo;t talk to you&rdquo; on &lsquo;Your Love Is Killing Me&rsquo;, she really sells it. With most of the tracks on <em>Are We There</em> concerned with doomed, desperate and destructive love, perhaps this isn&rsquo;t one to give your other half on their birthday &ndash; but do listen to it yourself.</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="80" scrolling="no" src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:track:2S1IUGeYOV3JPSoaheqIo9" width="604"></iframe></p> <p><em>Additional reviews by Sam Kieldsen, Tom Wiggins, Will Dunn, Will Findlater, Fraser Macdonald, Mark Wilson, Max Langridge, Emily May and Ross Presly</em></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/25-best-things-watch-netflix-right-now/feature">READ MORE: The 30 best things to watch on Netflix right now</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sharon Van Etten - Are We There" alt="The best new music on Spotify 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sharon-van-etten-are-we-there.jpg?1405680249" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The best Spotify albums of 2014 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Let Stuff be your guide to the best new music released this year </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/music/best-new-albums-spotify-so-far-year/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/music/best-new-albums-spotify-so-far-year/feature#comments Hi-Fi & Streaming Music Spotify Sat, 12 Jul 2014 08:37:25 +0000 Marc McLaren 1441755 at http://www.stuff.tv Streams from Spotify, Deezer and more to count towards UK music chart http://www.stuff.tv/deezer/streams-spotify-deezer-and-more-count-towards-uk-music-chart/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From July 2014, 100 streams of a track will count as one physical single sale </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Streams from Spotify, Deezer and more to count towards UK music chart " alt="Streams from Spotify, Deezer and more to count towards UK music chart " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/spotify-nexus-4.jpg?1403514866" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>From July 6th, streaming services will be taken into account when compiling the UK singles chart.</p> <p>The Official Charts Company announced the move over the weekend, and revealed that 100 streams of a track will count as one physical sale or download purchase (a stream must be at least 30 seconds to count). That might sound a little arbitrary, but is designed to reflect the weighting of streaming a track against that of actually paying for a song &ndash; and with 260 million songs streamed each week in the UK, it&rsquo;s sure to have a marked effect on the top 40.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Services that will supply streaming data to the Official Charts Company include Spotify, Deezer, Napster, O2 Tracks, Sony Music Unlimited and Xbox Music.</p> <p>Martin Talbot of the Official Charts Company had this to say on the move to include streaming: &ldquo;Audio streaming has grown at an extraordinary rate over the past year &ndash; and the time is now right to take this important step. We have been looking at this possibility for some time and now feel comfortable that our methodology is correct and that summer 2014 is the time we should take this step.&rdquo;</p> <p>[Via <a href="http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/uks-official-singles-chart-to-include-streaming-data-for-first-time-3105/">Official Charts Company</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-could-bring-fight-spotify-and-google-play-music-itunes-music-streaming-service/news">Apple could bring the fight to Spotify and Google Play Music with an iTunes music streaming service</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/iPKoK5TUa3E" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/deezer/streams-spotify-deezer-and-more-count-towards-uk-music-chart/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Deezer Hi-Fi & Streaming Spotify Mon, 23 Jun 2014 09:13:44 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1439885 at http://www.stuff.tv Roadtrip Mixtape automatically makes a music playlist based on your route http://www.stuff.tv/music/roadtrip-mixtape-automatically-makes-music-playlist-based-your-route/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> But be warned: this Spotify-friendly web app has a tendency to pick some right stinkers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Roadtrip Mixtape automatically makes a music playlist based on your route" alt="Roadtrip Mixtape automatically makes a music playlist based on your route" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/roadtrip-mixtape-1.jpg?1403337375" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When planning a road trip, there are few things more important than the music. Sure, you could just hook your iPod up to the car stereo and hit shuffle &ndash; but where&rsquo;s the fun in that? What you really need is a selection of tunes that&rsquo;s somehow relevant to your specific journey. And now there&rsquo;s a web app that will create one for you.</p> <p>Roadtrip Mixtape uses the talents of Google Maps and Spotify. Head the the site, type in the starting location and destination of your journey and the app will do the rest.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>How does it work? It looks at your route and uses artists and bands that originate in the towns and cities along it, picking them in an order that reflects your journey. So if you&rsquo;re driving from London to Oxford your playlist might kick off with Coldplay and end with Radiohead. You can&rsquo;t filter playlists at all, however, so there&rsquo;s no way to shape its picks to a particular genre or genres. So you could go straight from a West End show tune to black metal (which can be a bit jarring when you&rsquo;re trying to negotiate a roundabout).</p> <p>Tracks will play from the web app itself, and at present you can only open individual songs in Spotify&rsquo;s web player &ndash; neither of which are much use when you&rsquo;re actually on the road. What it really needs is a way to export its playlists into Spotify so they can be played through the mobile app &ndash; and that&rsquo;s apparently planned as a future feature.</p> <p>Give Roadtrip Mixtape a shot <a href="http://labs.echonest.com/CityServer/roadtrip.html">here</a>.</p> <p>[Via <a href="http://www.avclub.com/article/roadtrip-mixtape-lets-users-create-playlists-based-205982">A.V. Club</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/music/chuene-interactive-music-box-could-give-you-perfect-playlist-new-years-eve/news">Chüne! The smart speaker that can create the perfect New Year&#39;s Eve party playlist</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Roadtrip Mixtape automatically makes a music playlist based on your route" alt="Roadtrip Mixtape automatically makes a music playlist based on your route" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/roadtrip-mixtape-2.jpg?1403337375" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/music/roadtrip-mixtape-automatically-makes-music-playlist-based-your-route/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music Spotify Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:36:52 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1439647 at http://www.stuff.tv The beautiful OD-11 cloud speaker plays nice with Spotify and AirPlay http://www.stuff.tv/spotify/od-11-cloud-speaker-play-nice-spotify-and-airplay/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Think this cube speaker looks familiar? You’re not wrong… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="OD-11 cloud speaker to play nice with Spotify and AirPlay" alt="OD-11 cloud speaker to play nice with Spotify and AirPlay" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/od-11-cloud-speaker-main.jpg?1403158698" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I feel like I&rsquo;ve seen this speaker before&hellip;</strong><br />You may have, especially if you&rsquo;ve spent any time in Sweden. The 2014 OD-11 is a modern day reworking of Stig Carlsson&rsquo;s original, first released way back in 1974.</p> <p><strong>So this is a 40-year-old speaker?</strong><br />Nope. Well, the exterior is the same &ndash; and we think you can agree that the design is distinctly timeless &ndash; as is the &ldquo;ortho acoustic&rdquo; construction, which directs sound upwards, towards the ceiling. This widens the sweet spot, allowing you to wander around your room without losing optimum audio quality.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>But what&rsquo;s new?</strong><br />There&rsquo;s a new 100W analogue amplifier inside, but perhaps more interesting is the built-in Wi-Fi and compatibility with cloud-based streaming services. Spotify Connect is one &ndash; and the company say others will be supported. The OD-11&rsquo;s firmware is fully upgradeable via Wi-Fi, you see.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/spotify/why-you-should-care-about-spotify-connect/feature">Why you should care about Spotify Connect, the tech that&#39;ll fill your home with streamed music</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The OD-11&#039;s hockey puck remote control" alt="The OD-11&#039;s hockey puck remote control" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/od-11-cloud-speaker-remote.jpg?1403158698" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>So only Spotify works?</strong><br />The speaker is also fully AirPlay compatible at launch, so music kept on iOS devices and any computer running iTunes should be playable too.</p> <p><strong>Can I buy one?</strong><br />From 18th July, the OD-11 will be available in the US, priced at US$899 (&pound;530). You&rsquo;ll be able to buy it at New York&rsquo;s two MoMA Design Stores, or online via <a href="http://www.teenageengineering.com/">teenageengineering.com</a>. A European launch is yet to be confirmed.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff">LISTEN UP, HERE&rsquo;S MORE HOT STUFF</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The OD-11&#039;s design is 40 years old but still glorious" alt="The OD-11&#039;s design is 40 years old but still glorious" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/od-11-cloud-speaker-red.jpg?1403158698" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Docks and Speakers Hi-Fi & Streaming Hot Stuff Spotify Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:22:56 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1439492 at http://www.stuff.tv Spotify support added to djay 2 for streaming mixes http://www.stuff.tv/music/spotify-support-added-djay-2-streaming-mixes/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Update elevates popular iPad and iPhone turntable apps with major new features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="djay 2" alt="djay 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/djay-spotify.jpg?1400827158" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Algoriddim&rsquo;s djay apps have long been prime examples of intuitive touch-centric design, and now they can tap into streaming music service Spotify to access more than 20 million tracks.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A new Automix Radio function should prove ideal for parties, as you can set djay 2 loose on Spotify and have it automatically mix tracks with transitions based on your music preferences. And all of your Spotify playlists, starred tracks, and the like carry over into djay 2.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s a rather large feature addition to the App Store&rsquo;s top turntable app, and comes just a few months after the debut of rival iPad app&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pacemaker/id593873080?mt=8">Pacemaker</a>, which boasted Spotify support as its most unique perk (aside from a flashy interface). A paid Spotify account is required for use of the new djay 2 features, naturally, but that might be a small price to pay for what it adds to the experience.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.algoriddim.com/spotify">Algoriddim</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/64/best-bits-our-pick-64-bit-iphone-apps-5s-owners-must-try/feature">9 essential 64-bit apps every iPhone 5s owner should download</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/qGXsp4Lhbns" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/music/spotify-support-added-djay-2-streaming-mixes/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/music/spotify-support-added-djay-2-streaming-mixes/news#comments iOS apps Music Spotify Thu, 22 May 2014 19:46:26 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1437660 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Spotify plays to count towards BBC music charts, The Order: 1886's staggering PS4 visuals http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/fully-charged-lufthansa-stream-flight-movies-your-tablet-spotify-plays-count-towards-b <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Our daily dive into what’s happening in the world of gadgets and tech </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lufthansa to stream in-flight movies to your tablet" alt="Lufthansa to stream in-flight movies to your tablet" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lufthansa-a321.jpg?1392826977" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lufthansa to stream in-flight entertainment to tablets and smartphones </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>German airline Lufthansa is dragging in-flight entertainment into the 21st century with BoardConnect, a new streaming system. Developed in-house, the system can wirelessly streams movies, TV shows, music and more to Android, iOS and Windows Phone devices.</p> <p>The content is stored on a server aboard the plane and distributed to passengers&rsquo; phones and tablets via several wireless access points. An app is required too, and once installed it&rsquo;ll also allow flyers to order food and drink.</p> <p>Because it uses passengers&rsquo; own tablets and phones rather than expensive built-in screens and controllers, BoardConnect will be a long-term money-saving solution for any airlines that install it. Virgin Australia already uses the system, and 20 Lufthansa Airbus A321s will have it by the summer.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/mobile-computing/tablets/inflight-entertainment-will-soon-be-beamed-straight-to-your-tablet-1225683">TechRadar</a>]</strong></p> <p><em>Image credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/35402320@N00/3414419745/in/photolist-6cHN2X-6cHNer-6d9uaw-6gfirk-6z3WEr-6XjYrf-7aekMc-7mTM2x-7vvm6P-7vFDno-drsafu-dmgRKA-hVG4ym-eCdtiE-9L6e8n-dzbA7m-dd4tcF-dBstqV-djk425-dpKb93-bFBtMi-8g35y8-fujx43-eHbcBP-ewLPJL-9JmFe1-8r8PK1-8r5HgM-dLix87-dQM7zd-hjAGsp-dihSQn-fLLVuC-fSHFtk-fKBCiM-cAat89-8VidvZ-fe5U6Y-9PkYT8-eoBgoW-fLM8Dq-cJqdgq-bHobL6-cMS1H9-bure2b-cbJQQq-expgSR-ek8tkw-duruCb-8zhLb5-bUnBy4">daspaddy</a></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Order: 1886 gameplay trailer shows off stunning next-gen visuals </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Order: 1886 could well be the first must-have exclusive for the PlayStation 4 &ndash; a &ldquo;killer app&rdquo; of a game that could entice yet more millions of people into purchasing Sony&rsquo;s console. Until now, we hadn&rsquo;t seen the actual game in action, but a new trailer shows in-game footage of the third-person action title, and ably demonstrates how the developers have managed to seamlessly move from CGI-quality cutscenes to gameplay.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VxDkIxdK8TA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Streaming plays will now count toward BBC Radio 1’s pop music chart </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Spotify and other streaming services will now have a direct effect on BBC Radio 1&rsquo;s pop chart, according to the station&rsquo;s Head of Music George Ergatoudis.</p> <p>Previously, the chart was determined by airplay as well physical and download sales. The BBC&rsquo;s change of stance is an acknowledgement that the way people, particularly young people, listen to music has fundamentally changed over the past few years. For many teenagers, the idea of buying CDs in a bricks-and-mortar shop is so outdated it might as well be on an episode of Downton Abbey. Oleg Formenko, founder and CEO of Bloom.fm, one of the streaming services that is to be used from now on, had this to say of the BBC&#39;s decision: &quot;It&rsquo;s great news that the UK charts are set to become more reflective of how Brits - especially younger people - actually consume music. &nbsp;Without this, the charts would just become reflective of a declining group of older music fans, who consume music in waning formats.&quot;</p> <p>The US Billboard chart has been taking streaming plays into account since the late 2000s, and more recently has incorporated YouTube plays into its equation. The Beeb is yet to do that, although with the video service becoming a de facto music player for many teenagers, it&rsquo;s probably only a matter of time before that changes.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2329503/bbc-radio-1-pop-charts-to-include-spotify-streaming-plays">The Inquirer</a>]</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/music/spotify-reveals-unlimited-free-web-player-streaming/news">Spotify reveals unlimited free web player streaming</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Streaming plays will now count toward BBC Radio 1’s pop music chart" alt="Streaming plays will now count toward BBC Radio 1’s pop music chart" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/spotify-logo_1.jpg?1392826977" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Post ice storm Slovenia documented in stunning drone footage </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Slovenia has been wracked by three days of devastating ice storms, the worst in living memory &ndash; but the results are eerily beautiful. And thanks to one camera drone owning YouTube user, you can see for yourself. Check out the aerial footage above. <p>The drone used to make the video was the <a href="http://www.sishobby.com/home/84-detachy-6.html">DetachY-6</a>, a hexacopter available for a shade under &pound;500 (not including camera, gimbal or flight controller).</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/dji/dji-phantom-2-vision-quadcopter-drone/review">DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter drone review</a>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/c0kLFbyBbAQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Guardians of the Galaxy: Full Trailer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The full trailer for Marvel&#39;s superheroes-in-space flick Guardians of the Galaxy is out now. It stars Parks and Recreation&#39;s Chris Pratt as space hero &quot;Star-Lord,&quot; Avatar&#39;s Zoe Saldana as an alien warrior woman (green, this time, not blue), wrestler Dave Bautista as an alien warrior man (also green), Bradley Cooper as a raccoon and Vin Diesel as a tree. Doctor Who&#39;s Karen Gillan is in it, too. But not her hair.</p> <p>It&#39;s probably going to be the most insane film of the year, so sit back and enjoy.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pTZ2Tp9yXyM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> PlayStation 4 Spotify Tue, 18 Feb 2014 21:03:21 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1432549 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Lego Ghostbusters are official, the hidden treasures of Spotify and the 70mph Little Tikes hot hatch http://www.stuff.tv/lego/fully-charged-lego-ghostbusters-are-official-and-little-tikes-toy-car-becomes-70mph-hot-hatch/n <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Come on in to discover all that’s new and wonderful in the world of tech this morning </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="It’s official: Ghostbusters Lego is coming" alt="It’s official: Ghostbusters Lego is coming" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ghostbusters-lego.jpg?1391220196" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s official: Ghostbusters Lego is coming </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>30 years after Ghostbusters was released, Peter Venkman and chums are finally getting the recognition they deserve: a Lego set. Lego has announced that it&rsquo;ll be launching a box featuring minifigures of the four Ghostbusters alongside their ECTO-1 ambulance transport.</p> <p>The set is coming courtesy of Cuusoo, which is basically Lego&rsquo;s answer to Kickstarter: users can propose Lego sets and, if the public like them enough, they can become official products. <a href="http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/36088" target="_blank">Brent Waller&rsquo;s brainchild for a Ghostbusters package</a> has gained over 10,000 supporters &ndash; and Lego had to sit up and take notice.</p> <p>The final design may vary somewhat from Waller&rsquo;s vision, but Lego will reveal that &ndash; as well as pricing and availability &ndash; later in the year.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://blog.lego.cuusoo.com/" target="_blank">Cuusoo blog</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Little Tikes car re-imagined as 70mph adult version </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The sight of a Little Tikes pedal car will bring back happy memories for many a British child &ndash; but if you catch a glimpse of John Bitmead&rsquo;s version you may think something is a little off. And rightly so.</p> <p>Bitmead has built an adult-sized version of the red and yellow coupé. Powered by a petrol engine and equipped with working headlights, an airbag and mirrors, it&rsquo;s capable of comfortably* transporting two fully-grown men at up to 70mph.</p> <p>Bitmead spent over 1,000 hours (and &pound;4,000) realising the car, which he plans to drive from John O&rsquo;Groats to Lands End for charity.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-25955249" target="_blank">BBC News</a>]</strong></p> <p>* <em>It doesn&rsquo;t have windows or a windscreen, so comfort may depend on the weather conditions</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Little Tikes car re-imagined as 70mph adult version" alt="Little Tikes car re-imagined as 70mph adult version" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/little-tikes.jpg?1391220196" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Forgotify app plays only unheard Spotify songs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Astoundingly, there are around four million songs in Spotify&rsquo;s library that have never been listened to. Not even once. That&rsquo;s around a fifth of all the tracks on there. And a new web app aims to reduce that number.</p> <p><a href="http://forgotify.com/" target="_blank">Forgotify</a> plays Spotify songs that have never been played before. Click its button and your ears will be treated to a virgin tune, a track that has lain dormant and unloved on the service until you came along. We can&rsquo;t promise the songs you hear will be any good (in fact we strongly suspect they won&rsquo;t), but you can sleep easy knowing you&rsquo;re responsible for making some struggling musician&rsquo;s day (via a royalty payment in the region of 0.00005p).</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/30/forgotify-only-plays-spotify-songs-that-no-one-has-ever-played-before/" target="_blank">TechCrunch</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Forgotify app plays only unheard Spotify songs" alt="Forgotify app plays only unheard Spotify songs" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/forgotify.jpg?1391220196" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dogecoin funding another unlikely Winter Olympian </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Mere days after <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/fully-charged-dogecoin-saves-jamaican-bobsleigh-team-samsung-puts-tablets-your-coffee-shop/news" target="_blank">raising the money to send a broke Jamaican bobsleigh team to the Sochi Winter Olympics</a>, the meme-inspired crypto-currency has done it again &ndash; this time with Indian luge contender Shiva Keshavan.</p> <p>The Dogecoin Foundation, in conjunction with Reddit&rsquo;s Dogecoin community, has raised over US$6,000 (&pound;3,650) in donations for Keshavan, allowing him to compete in the event. The group is apparently in the process of raising travel funding for two more Indian athletes.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.dailydot.com/lifestyle/dogecoin-india-olympics-shiva-keshavan/" target="_blank">The Daily Dot</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/nrZ_MFoWo00" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Lego Spotify Thu, 30 Jan 2014 21:48:42 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1431870 at http://www.stuff.tv Spotify reveals unlimited free web player streaming http://www.stuff.tv/music/spotify-reveals-unlimited-free-web-player-streaming/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The music streaming giant ditches all limits for web player users ahead of the Beats Music launch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Spotify reveals unlimited free web player streaming" alt="Spotify reveals unlimited free web player streaming" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/spotify-logo_1.jpg?1389922080" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Hot on the heels of <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/spotify-offer-free-streaming-service-android-and-ios/news">bringing its free streaming service to Android and iOS</a>, Spotify has announced that it has removed all limitations for streaming free ad-supported music on its web player.</p> <p>Up until now, Spotify put an hourly cap on how much free music non-premium users could listen to each month after a six month trial period, but that&rsquo;s been abolished from today.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video 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class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stream any app you like to every room in the house </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Jongo Family" alt="Jongo Family" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Jongo_Family_Vibrant.jpg?1389620972" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We reckon that if there was one thing that could put off prospective purchasers of Pure&#39;s cracking <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/jongo-s3/pure-jongo-s3-now-available-bringing-multiroom-music-masses/news" target="_blank">Jongo</a> multi-room system, it was the fact that the only music streaming service available on it was <a href="http://connect.pure.com/p#!/us" target="_blank">Pure Connect</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/tom-parsons" title="View user profile.">Tom Parsons</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The science bit </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Unlike with a system such as <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sonos/sonos-play1/review" target="_blank">Sonos</a>, which accesses streaming services directly through the interwebs, the Pure system allows you to send audio from any app on your Android or iOS phone or tablet to a single Jongo via Bluetooth. It&#39;s then sent on to every other Jongo in the house using Pure&#39;s own fancy Caskeid tech, which ensures every speaker is perfectly synchronised.</p> <p>At least, that&#39;s how it works in Phase 1, which is launching any day now. Phase 2 sees Pure making the Caskeid App Dev Kit available to other services, which should mean direct Wi-Fi support is available for many in the near future.</p> <p>Hooray for openness and flexibility! We&#39;ll report back as soon as we&#39;ve been able to go hands-on with the new features.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pure Jongos to support Spotify" alt="Pure Jongos to support Spotify" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC01792.JPG?1389620972" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/jongo/pure-jongos-now-play-nice-spotify-and-every-other-music-streaming-service/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/jongo/pure-jongos-now-play-nice-spotify-and-every-other-music-streaming-service/news#comments CES 2014 Jongo Pure Pure Connect Spotify Mon, 06 Jan 2014 03:58:13 +0000 Tom Parsons 1430701 at http://www.stuff.tv The best gets better: Spotify now has a free streaming service for Android and iOS http://www.stuff.tv/android/spotify-offer-free-streaming-service-android-and-ios/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Finally, smartphone and tablet users can get in on some free Spotify streaming action </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Spotify to offer free streaming service for Android and iOS" alt="Spotify to offer free streaming service for Android and iOS" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/spotify-mobile_0.jpg?1386858749" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Spotify has announced that it&#39;s extending its free&nbsp;ad-supported music streaming service to Android and iOS devices.</p> <p>The freebie service allows smartphone users to stream music from Spotify&#39;s radio stations, other users they follow on the service and artist mixes (which allow you to listen through any artist you like&#39;s back catalogue without interruption from &#39;related artists) from your smartphone with no listening cap.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/spotify-offer-free-streaming-service-android-and-ios/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/android/spotify-offer-free-streaming-service-android-and-ios/news#comments Android iOS Music Smartphones Spotify Streaming Tablets Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:21:40 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1430011 at http://www.stuff.tv Report: Spotify’s free service is coming to mobile http://www.stuff.tv/music/report-spotify-s-free-service-coming-mobile/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Smartphone listeners will no longer require a Premium account, according to the Wall Street Journal </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Report: Spotify’s free service is coming to mobile" alt="Report: Spotify’s free service is coming to mobile" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/spotify-mobile.jpg?1386380717" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Spotify&rsquo;s mobile music streaming will soon be available for free, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.</p> <p>At present, anyone wishing to use Spotify on their phone or tablet must have a Premium account (&pound;9.99 per month), but the company is apparently planning to change that by making an ad-supported mobile service available. At present, Spotify offers free streaming only through its desktop app.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio, not on-demand </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>But this new mobile version won&rsquo;t just be the full-fat Spotify on-demand service with a few ads sprinkled in. While there&rsquo;ll be a limited number of on-demand songs available, it&rsquo;ll be more like Pandora or Apple&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/itunes-radio-will-be-huge-whether-you-it-or-not/feature" target="_blank">iTunes Radio</a>, playing a choice of songs based on the user&rsquo;s input. Essentially you&rsquo;ll pick a few &lsquo;example&rsquo; tracks or genres, but Spotify will choose the actual songs and the order in which they&rsquo;re played.</p> <p>Spotify is holding a press event on 11th December in New York, so if this rumour has legs we&rsquo;re going to hear all the gory details then. Stay tuned.</p> <p>[Via <a href="http://online.wsj.com/news/article_email/SB10001424052702304096104579240432005003354-lMyQjAxMTAzMDAwNTEwNDUyWj" target="_blank">Wall Street Journal</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Apps and Games Music Spotify Fri, 06 Dec 2013 10:31:39 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1429840 at http://www.stuff.tv Drop everything and try: BBC Playlister http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/drop-everything-and-try-bbc-playlister/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Listen to Zane Lowe or 6Music religiously but forgot to update those offline Spotify playlists? BBC Playlister will do all the remembering, searching and, well, playlisting for you </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="BBC playlister app Spotify desktop " alt="BBC playlister app Spotify desktop " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/bbc-playlister-spotify-app-1.png?1381509348" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Radio is dead, long live radio!</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/playlister">BBC's Playlister service</a>&nbsp;is now live in beta, proving to the naysayers that national radio and international streaming services can be bedmates. It lets you access tracks and lists of music that are being played on BBC Radio and export them to services like Spotify – completing the new-age music Circle of Life from first listen/recommendation to constant streaming and sharing.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Spotify, YouTube and Deezer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Everyone loves a perfectly crafted playlist – but the BBC isn't suggesting you spitshine yours, mummify and worship it for centuries to come. Instead, the idea is for you to export it – to Spotify, YouTube or Deezer – so you can actually listen again. Have a go now, it works perfectly.</p> <p>But there are a few early hiccups and limits – due to technical problems you can't export to Spotify from the <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/playlister">Playlister site</a> in a mobile browser yet, though desktop is fine and Deezer and YouTube don't seem to have had the same issues.</p> <p>There are also limits to the number of tracks that can be exported in one go. For Spotify, it's your most recent 85 tracks; for YouTube it's around 200 – but there's a handy notification. And right now, you can only delete one track at a time but we're told block deleting is on its way too.</p> <p>Plus, of course, since many of the DJs' life work is about discovering new music, their chosen tunes may not appear in your streaming service's library of tracks. Again, a notification pops up with how many tracks it offers – we'd guess YouTube will have the most available but the two streaming services offer better quality and – if you pay – no ads.</p> <p>We'd hope that the likes of Spotify will begin using curators like BBC Radio DJs to source new artists and get them onto the streaming service. But in our first day of using Playlister, we haven't been too disappointed with the number of tracks we can get hold of.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="BBC playlister app Spotify desktop Trevor Nelson " alt="BBC playlister app Spotify desktop Trevor Nelson " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bbc-playlister-spotify-app-2.png?1381509348" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="BBC Playlister desktop app playlist export " alt="BBC Playlister desktop app playlist export " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BBC-playlister-app-desktop-playlist-3.png?1381509348" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BBC Playlister app in Spotify </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you're a desktop Spotify user, head straight to App Finder and download the free BBC Playlister app which complements the service offered on the BBC's own site. This way you bypass signing into the BBC, exporting to Spotify and can just get straight into the playlists of individual radio shows. In fact, it's an easier way to try out Playlister – on the BBC site you can't even filter by station yet but within Spotify you can click straight on your presenter's mug to Follow them.</p> <p>Music from Match of the Day 2 and documentaries like Nile Rodgers: The Hitmaker (from BBC Four) is already live too and it's a taster of things to come.</p> <p>If you want to listen to a lot of bleeding edge, hipster music that you don't think will be on Spotify, sign up at <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/playlister">bbc.co.uk</a> so you can try out BBC Playlister with Deezer and YouTube too. If even those services can't conjure up the discs Lauren Laverne is spinning this week, you might need to venture into a damp basement record store. Good luck to you.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Drop everything and try: BBC Playlister </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bbc-playlister_0.jpg?1381509348" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/drop-everything-and-try-bbc-playlister/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/drop-everything-and-try-bbc-playlister/news#comments BBC Spotify Thu, 10 Oct 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Sophie Charara 1427718 at http://www.stuff.tv