The other day I asked musician and SoulCycle instructor Kym (we taught together back in the day), “Where do you guys find all of the killer music you play in class?” Her response: Hypemachine.
HypeMachine – HypeM.com – aggregates the songs being played across all of their vetted hipster music blogs. On the homepage you’ll find a list of the most popular songs being played right now. If you refresh the page, the list changes, that’s how current the popularity engine is! Above the list you’ll see you can filter the list with options like “Remixes Only” or “No Remixes” which seems to have some songs without techno beats.
As I’m writing this post, I’m just letting the site stream whatever it wants. It’s a pretty cool mix of stuff that isn’t too intrusive. I think the more I dig, the more fun workout and party songs I’ll find. You could just turn on HypeM in the background of a party and not have to worry about it.
The killer for me is that if you want the song, you have to buy it, which means I can’t include it in my rdio collection. I found the artists on Rdio, but not their HypeM remixes. I’m totally spoiled by unlimited music synced across all of my devices on Rdio. I expect those of you who use Spotify can simply download the mp3 and add it into your library.Tweet this!