Saw some tweeps already picked up shuffler.fm the passed week. Had a quick look and liked the idea at first sight. Bookmarked it and decided to have a better look later on.
Once you enter the landing page you will bump upon a list of different channels, each representing a different genre and radio channel. There you pick a channel and shuffler will send you to a blog post and start playing one of the songs mentioned in that post. Once the track has ended it sends you on to the next song on a next blog within the genre and so on. Off course you can also always skip forward to a next tune or pick another channel through the so-called shuffler bar at the top of the page.
So shuffler aggregates music from a (more or less) curated list of blogs, sorting it by genre through Last.fm which acts as their necessary filter. Smart idea as every day thousands of bloggers and music tastemakers blog about music somewhere on the web,
Crowdsourcing your music by bloggers so, making them the dj’s, reviewers and tastemakers and Shuffler.fm the player, catalogue, and radio station.
Now I gave you something new with shuffler.fm and I must admit I ain’t totally sold for it as my preferred music channel. In the meantime I will continue to tune in to something old(er) for that reason, namely Laidback Radio and 22tracks. I know it ain’t all the same as Shuffler, but they remain my favourite weapons of choice right now. Big up to all the people behind both projects, you have fine-tuned my life many times. Out.