September 11, 2011 at 5:35 pm

Diskly Lets You Mind-Meld with the DJ

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Apparently, lots of the hackers at TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon this weekend like to go clubbing — a trait we have yet to spot in their east-coast counterparts.

Diskly is one of a handful of apps we’ve seen here today designed to augment your late-night reality, if you’re the type.

“People like going clubbing, and after they’ve had a couple of drinks in them, they think they’re the world’s foremost music critics,” explained Diskly creators Derek Morris and Matt Gilk. “We build an app that lets them give direct feedback to a DJ.”

First, the Diskly mobile app identifies the currently-playing song in the club using the open-source audio fingerprinted Echoprint. With the song identified, you can vote the song up or down along with other users at the venue.

Then, you can request songs for the DJ to play next that they are likely to like based on what they played earlier — and that you are likely to like, because it’s similar to music stored on your smartphone. (This uses music recommendation technology from The Echo Nest, which publishes and open-sourced Echoprint.)

Stay tuned to my new(er) Twitter account; we’ll keep on keeping on bringing you the latest music apps from TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon.

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