While messing with Dat last night, I got carried away in nostalgia and began…
recreating Muxtape in Dat. I wanted to see how far I could get. (If you don’t
know what Muxtape was—it was a way of sharing mp3 mixtapes online for a brief
window of time in 2008, until it was shut down by the grown-ups.)
So, it seemed interesting to try to replicate Muxtape, because it would be very
hard to “shut down” on the Dat network. And, sure enough, I was able to get it
working quite well: you can upload songs, tweak the colors and titles, order
the songs and such—I think this is quite faithful.
And, yes, it’s peer-to-peer. You can edit your tape using the URL created for
you. Then you can pass that same URL out to share your tape. Visitors can listen
to the music and seed the tape for everyone else.
If you’re interested in seeing what a mix looks like, try:
(You’ll need Beaker.)
Source code is here. Inspired by Tara