Just in time for summer pool parties, beach bashes and wild wedding receptions, one of the best full-featured DJ apps for iOS just got cranked up to eleven. Algoriddim's award wining djay 2 application for iOS has just been upgraded to version 2.5, and now includes seamless Spotify integration. If you have djay 2 and a Spotify Premium account, you can DJ anything. Don't have Spotify Premium? There's a free 7-day trial included with djay 2.
The limitations of device storage and pre-purchased music in your iTunes library are now things of the past with djay 2. Users can choose from over 20 million tracks via Spotify including their existing playlists, starred tracks and inbox. DJs from all skill levels can appreciate that awkward moment when somebody asks you to play a song that's, shall we say, not in your wheelhouse. Now just use the powerful Spotify search, instantly add the requested song to your inbox and wow the crowd with your best Rock Lobster remix. Don't know what to play next? No problem, djay 2 now features harmonic song matching technology from Echo Nest, which looks for solid matching tracks that go with what you're playing.
The team from Algoriddim demoed the new Spotify integration for a couple of my TUAW colleagues last week at Spotify's US office in New York. Even over 4G or 3G, the Spotify-sourced songs loaded in quickly and played with no hitches or hiccups. Company founder Karim Morsy (who has 15 years of DJ experience under his belt) showed how easy it was to search the full Spotify database, including some non-traditional tracks like stand-up comedy or famous speeches. Using those tracks as part of a DJ set would certainly get the crowd's attention.
What about those times when you don't want to keep your hands on the device all night? Taking full advantage of song matching and a vast catalog of music, iOS devices can be the DJ using the Automix Radio feature. The live mix will feature perfectly beat-matched music complete with seamless DJ style transitions.
For the professionals Algoriddim has a wide selection of compatible controllers from hardware partners like Numark, Pioneer DJ, Vestax and Reloop. Desktop-class audio effects by Sugar Bytes are available via in-app purchase; they are available for a limited time at a 50% discount.
Djay 2 2.5 is available today in the iTunes App Store for iPad and iPhone. This is a free update for existing users. New users can purchase djay 2 iPad for $9.99 ($4.99 during launch week) and djay 2 for iPhone for $1.99 (free during launch week). Spotify integration is available only to users with a premium subscription.