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5
Dec

Turntable.fm Announces Winter Festival

winter-festival

The various chat rooms of digital listening lounge Turntable.fm will play host to several dozen musical guests throughout the month of December. Each weekday, a different artists will be on hand to chat and play tunes with fans in one of the site’s rooms. A tentative schedule has been announced, along with the lineup listed in the picture above (click on the image to view full-size). The lineup is eclectic, with appearances planned from everyone from Work Drugs to Umphrey’s McGee. An unlimited number of users will be able to listen and observe, however only the first 200 fans to enter the room will be able to chat directly with the band.

The experiment is the first for the social music platform. Turntable.fm unveiled a suite of updates last month. Billy Chasen, the site’s CEO and co-founder, told Mashable that the updates were designed to allow the rooms to host much larger volumes of users. Obviously these updates were necessary to accommodate the type of response that the site is hoping to see from initiatives like the winter festival.

The start-up has experienced its share of ups and downs since its launch last year. Turntable wowed the tech community by attracting 140,000 users in its first month and 400,000 after two. Since then, interest has waned. Chasen now claims a user base of more than 1.2 million with hopes that opportunities to reach large digital audiences will pay dividends in the future.

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Written by Rob Peoni

22
Aug

Turntable.fm: IndyMcGrath’s Last 10 Cuts from the Queue

So it is safe to say that I’m a full-blown raging Turntable.fm addict.  A music obsessed social media junkie’s perfect drug. I’m already searching for Betty Ford clinic options for this obsession. I would choose Dr. Dre to prescribe a remedy: white room, a Walkman, Beatz by Dre headphones, and The Chronic.

The more I hop on TT the more fun I have.  Things I love most:

  1. The ability to build connections and become digital friends with like-minded peeps
  2. Hearing that song that you have not heard in ages that absolutely blows your skull (see: Neil Sedaka – Bad Blood, Silk – Freak Me, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – Jimmy Mack…etc.)
  3. Chat rooms are old school
  4. Knowing the room is going to AWESOME OUT the song you are able to rock and your prediction is correct
  5. Themes – 90’s movie soundtracks, wrestling theme songs, Motown (see my room “Oldies for Hipsters’ for some grooves)

As I continue to fall in love with my new interactive music sharing/messaging tool I have decided it is only appropriate to begin documented the last 10 songs I played the last time I was owning the 1’s and 2’s.  Here is my list for Saturday night / Sunday morning.

Stevie Wonder – Uptight (Everything’s Alright)

Not quite sure I know anyone who does not like this classic.  It flirts with perfection.

Lee Dorsey – Everything I do Gohn Be Funky

Great music produced by the legend Allen Toussaint.  I had been waiting to play this song for a while and I finally found the perfect moment.

Rare Earth – Get Ready

One of the first white bands signed to Motown. The song runs a spanning 21:27.  I got permission and yes I played the whole thing.

Alice in Chains – No Excuses

Change of pace hits with some grungeful goodness.  The version I ran with was their Unplugged jam. I think this guys place after Nirvana in best grunge-era bands.

Little Black Backpack – Stroke 9

90s. 90s. 90s. They have boatload of albums, but this is the only song you’ll remember.

Eve 6 – Think Twice

As you can see, the poppy 90s alt rock began to catch like Willie Mays and flies. They are continuing to make music as they signed to Fearless Records in May of this year.

SR-71 – Right Now

I know. It has to stop sometime right? Pop punk. You couldn’t escape this song in the summer of 2000.

Robin S – Show Me Love

90’s R&B songstress from Queens gave us a gift with this cut.  I am afraid I might like this song more than most.  The creepy thing is that after playing this song (which I haven’t played in years) I found the single on vinyl at Luna music.  I am now a proud owner.

TLC – Creep

They are Crazy.Sexy.Cool.  TLC was the Supremes of the 90’s. So many classics that never gets old.  Out of all of them I think Creep might reign supreme.  Vibes were high, bed time was near, decisions, decisions, decisions.

Jagged Edge – Where the Party At? (LP version, no Nelly)

I chose to play the version without Nelly to really emphasize the voices of Jagged Edge. This song is silly but I love it.  The summer heading into my Sophomore year in high school was when this song was at its peak.  I still find myself asking the question. Where. The. Party. At?

Written by Brett McGrath