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By Alexis Ocampo

It’s safe to say that music has always been an immense part of my life. Throughout my childhood, engaging in music almost always meant actively partaking in something communal and collectivistic. I’m sure we all have our guilty pleasure playlists, but even those made it out of the confines of my bedroom, bleeding into the playlists of my closest friends. I’d argue that on a global scale, music both informs and is informed by cultural movements and shifts, dictating the ebb and flow of culture—but to adolescent, dot-on-the-planet me, music helped dictate the ebb and flow of…


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A playlist was meant to be an easier way for you to listen to what you want. The perfect playlist has an underlying synergy that synthesizes, accentuates, and fuses different tracks into seamless cohesion. But over years and years of collecting new songs, our playlists start collecting debris. We mindlessly add new tracks, starting and abandoning dozens of playlists, playing the frustrated curator, while our playlists become muddled and bloated.

To solve this problem, we are introducing the Vibe Filter. The Vibe Filter is the next evolution of the playlist experience. Instead of curating dozens of playlists for specific moods…


by Boris But, Co-Founder of Mixonset

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Partying is purely for pleasure. It is to partake in a collective rebellion against our daily responsibilities and do something selfish, purely for ourselves. We rip off the itch of our neckties, set aside the tedium of a calculus exam. Out in the caverns of music and debauchery there are people to fall in love with! There are songs to sing to! There are nights to be awake for! If life is at its bleakest as a series of preordained milestones, pleasure fills the gaps to make living worthwhile.

But a world undergoing a pandemic cannot take unnecessary risks, simply…


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During my university days, I was shocked to find that one of my best friends would listen to hardcore EDM on full blast whenever he was getting into his groove. He was having a mini-rave in his headphones every time a paper was furiously being scribbled out. It was loud, brash, and hi-energy. But also it was consistent, rhythmic, and lyricless.

He always got his sh*t done.

While hardcore EDM may not be to everyone’s taste, it points to how having the right song at the right time can feed into our productivity.

So here’s a DIY primer for how…


The seamless art of weaving disparate things together

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Chapter One: Three Questions

One movie dominates so many lists of all-time favorite. From Brad from your local drinking hole, to your fifteen-year old cousin who puts “cinephile” on her Instagram bio, one particular movie stands out for its vibrancy and its ability to be universally loved. Influencers still meme Confused Travolta, café intellectuals still quote that line about “Royale with Cheese”, night clubbers still imitate that disco-diner dance.


by Boris But, Co-Founder of Mixonset

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Every music platform suffers from the same problem — finding songs you might like and making them stick. But nobody is figuring out new ways to solve this problem, can you even tell which platform is which?

Here’s a story about Deepak Chopra, discovery, and music mixing, hopefully with seamless transitions in between.

One of Mixonset’s early users, Andrea, told me about her experience finding new songs. She was a huge music lover who spent hours everyday listening to everything from Arizona Zervas to Fleetwood Mac to Disclosure. She was also an insomniac, and found that Indian meditation music would sooth her — so the calming chanting of Deepak Chopra would lull her into sleep.

Mixonset

Find new songs without skipping a beat. We use Artificial Intelligence to elevate your playlist into a mix.

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