The Mixtape of Love
An interactive playlist generator that creates a mixtape to share with a loved one.
Dedicated to everyone who spent hours in their bedroom with a two-deck cassette tape player pressing ‘record’ and ‘stop’ and agonising over the music choices. For all the hours spent neatly completing the cover card with a list of tracks. And, for everyone who risked their heart by sending the object of their affections the music tape, in the hope that they would fall madly in love with us. Timed to coincide with Valentine’s Day.
The Mixtape of Love uses a series of questions to guide a user through the process of creating an intimate musical playlist for someone special.
The Mixtape works by using the Spotify API to create a Spotify playlist; the function also integrates a database to find the song that was number one on a given birthday.
Once all songs have been selected, the complete list has a drag and drop facility to create the perfect play order.
Once complete, the playlist is shared to a Facebook account taking advantage of social sharing.
To support the piece and offer a ‘story’ to journalists, we conducted a unique survey to find the Nation’s favourite love song. (The answer is, Aerosmith, Don’t Want To Miss A Thing.)