K. Anthony Marefat

Designer, developer, technologist, and educator. Based in NYC.

Taste Rewind

A time-travel experiment with Spotify

Taste Rewind was the first experiment Stink Studios built with Spotify to determine what music you might have listened to in the last few decades, based on your taste today. By tapping into Spotify’s vast database of music and artist profiles, we were able to make a compelling speculation on decade-specific tracks that would resonate with you.

You’d select three artists from either your library or a collection of popular artists and embark on your personal Rewind. Your taste in each decade is captured and displayed in a personalized festival poster, from which you can hear samples of the artist’s song in that decade.

I’m particularly proud of this piece, as I had the privilege of writing the song matching logic with Spotify’s and Echonest’s databases. It was nuts.

Photos courtesy of Stink Studios.