Programmer/genius Paul Lamere‘s latest muisic hack is a web app that can play an ever changing version of your favorite song infinitely. Here’s how it works:
The app works by sending your uploaded track over to The Echo Nest, where it is decomposed into individual beats. Each beat is then analyzed and matched to other similar sounding beats in the song. This information is used to create a detailed song graph of paths though similar sounding beats. As the song is played, when the next beat has similar sounding beats there’s a chance that we will branch to a completely different part of the song. Since the branching is to a very similar sounding beat in the song, you (in theory) won’t notice the jump. This process of branching to similar sounding beats can continue forever, giving you an infinitely long version of the song.
The Infinite Jukebox also makes some pretty cool visualizations in the process. You can upload your own track HERE, or try some preloaded ones below (make sure to give it some time to load):