premium users can now build their very own algorithmic playlists thanks to a new web-based application, Nelson, that allows users to tweak Spotify’s various inputs and API recommendations.
Spotify’s goes into depth about the various variables that can bed tweaked for a unique experience. Nine items such as acousticness, danceability, energy, tempo, and valence — which is a measure from 0.0 to 1.0 describing the musical positiveness conveyed by a track — are just a few the elements that can be changed in Nelson’s selection slider.
Ultimately, these valued selections created a unique playlist incorporating both its user’s slider and selected genre preferences.
It’s important to remember that the app’s more a toy and internal project than an actual tool. When selecting “Club,” “Dance,” “EDM,” “Electronic,” “Post-Dubstep,” and the following parameters:
Tracks from , , , and all appear on the same playlist.
It’s hard to say exactly how much these disparate artists will vibe with listeners’ preferences, but Nelson certainly fers an intriguing degree transparency into the streaming giant’s practices. Try it .