BPY*

A Digital DJ Diary

*Beats Per Year The digitalization of todays society emerges into nearly all aspects of our lives. Musicians, dj's and producers mainly use digital music formats nowadays. Digital music files and current dj technologies contain and generate large quantities of data alongside their audio signal itself.
This project tries to take a closer look at these digital data which are included in common mp3 files and generated by any dj software. It creates a personal "dj diary" which is extracted from the meta information of all songs played within several public dj sets. The application visualizes these data "on the fly" in various measurements using web technologies such as html, css and javascript.
The data record is taken from a song history which originates from the dj software Serato Scratch Live. It contains every song title, artist name, bpm value, genre, chronological information and further meta information of any song played by "gramufon a.k.a. Dj Genos" in his dj sets during the years 2010 to 2013.

Gerrit Hoffschulte a/k/a gramufon | Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts ws 2013/2014 | associate professor: Tom Duscher
              

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BPM Timeline

The amplitude displays a chronological order of every song played in the selected year(s). (left to right). The altitude of each songline represents its equivalent in BPM. Zoom in for a more detailed view.

BPM Frequency

The chart demonstrates the frequency of played songs in correlation to their bpm value during the selected year(s).

Genre Proportion

The chart relates the proportion between the most frequent used genres rap and electronic music and a supplemental selection of their sub genres. The link to the timeline allows the chronolocical positioning of each song.

Replay Of Artists

The diagram names all repeated artists in chronological order during the selected year(s). Repetitions of certain artists within the time period are linked to each other via curves. Each artist can be highlighted by using the artist select field or artist text label (after zoom in).

Replay Of Songs

The diagram names all repeated songs in chronological order during the selected year(s). Repetitions of certain songs within the time period are linked to each other via curves. Each song can be highlighted by using the song select field or song text label (after zoom in).

Timetable

The chart shows the number of dj sets within the selected year(s). Each bar of the spiral represents one day of the year. The outer lines illustrate the individual length of each set.

Timetable All Years

The chart shows the number of all dj sets. Each bar of the spiral represents one day of the year. one orbit is one year.