As any teenage wastrel knows, there’s little better than imposing your own awful taste in music on all and sundry in public places. After all, what stranger’s bus journey wouldn’t be improved by some overly audible One Direction? And who doesn’t go to the park on a summer’s day on the off-change of enjoying a free impromptu performance from popular pop combo Ndubz pouring forth from the tinny mobile speaker of some passing ne’er-do-wells?
Of course, for we civilised grown-ups, such antisocial behaviour would never do…so what if there was a thoroughly social version? Welcome to Secret DJ!
Launched today, this innovative app has been developed by a team of DJs, musicians and tech-types who, apparently, are “behind the music in over 2000 of the best bars, pubs and restaurants from Shoreditch to Shanghai”, which is no idle boast, serving clients ranging from the likes of hipster-haunts the Hoxton Bar & Kitchen and MEATLiquor to more traditional pub chains.
A social jukebox that lets users choose the music that plays in their favourite inns directly from their phone, users can select songs from the venue’s playlist and, a couple of taps on their Android later, the selection is ‘jukeboxed’ and lined up for everyone to enjoy.
Including integration with Amazon to boot, boozer dwellers dazzled by your digital DJ skilz (as the kids probably spell it) can even buy the songs they hear there and then… although no commission will be forthcoming.
Soft-launched earlier this year and already a massive success with the music-savvy, Secret DJ is now available for everyone’s aural-abuse in a network of 250 venues around London, with Brighton, Edinburgh and Manchester due to join the Secret scene soon.
Download Secret DJ from Google Play now and choose the choons.