According to its site, Radiooooo started in 2013, “dreamt up by a little family of friends, both djs and music lovers, who decided to share their record collections and the fruit of many years of research, for all to enjoy.” You get a world map and a timeline and you basically choose a country, set the decade, and you get music from that country and era.
But the pièce de résistance is the three buttons at the top of the screen: Slow, Fast, and Weird. Slow gives you chilled out music, Fast gives you must to make you dance, and Weird is for “bugging out”. I tried Weird in the 60s and got Consciousness of Happening by The Sepharims (instant sampleface), although it clicked over to the 70s and played A Horse with No Name by America which slaps but I wouldn’t call it “weird”.
There’s also a way to contribute by submitting music for review. Criteria for selection includes:
- Pick your favourite pieces of music rather than sending all tracks of an album.
- The quality of the audio file is taken into account when selecting the songs. Of course, we are mindful of the recording conditions according to the era.
- Pieces of music that are very long are less likely to be selected.
- In order to create a good balance, music that comes from countries or decades with little representation or from a small production will be more likely to be selected.
There’s plenty more to explore with Radiooooo so check it out and let us know what you think.