Spotify Party Transforms Music Streaming Into Custom DJ Playlists
The latest Spotify service adds dance and party tracks curated by professional DJ and producer Diplo, with more such playlists to come.Music streaming service Spotify just made it easier for party hosts to add a great playlist to their event with a new Spotify Party feature that brings professionally curated dance and party songs together from expert music sources, including DJs and music producers. Spotify Party, which was announced by the company Dec. 16, was created for music fans who need help assembling music playlists for parties and other events. The fledgling service aims to provide Spotify users with professionally mixed playlists featuring custom beat-matched music for a wide range of occasions. The first such playlist, which includes 120 curated tracks, was created by professional DJ and music producer Diplo for Spotify, with more custom playlists to come in the future from other sources. "When it comes to throwing parties you simply have to have the right playlists—or everyone will leave," Diplo said in a statement. "And while researching and picking out music is fun, it also takes a lot of time and effort. With Spotify Party, you're served with loads of beat-matched music that transitions perfectly, which you can easily adapt to whatever your current vibe is. Best of all, you don't have to do any of the legwork."
The Diplo-created first playlist means that every song blends smoothly with the next, giving guests nonstop music with no interruptions, while setting the mood for the event with, according to Spotify. Users can also engage the new Play Queue, which lets users quickly add, remove and rearrange songs without having to interrupt the music.
Spotify Party is rolling out immediately to Android and iOS users, according to the company. "And with even more exclusive mixes on the way, we're only just getting this party started."