Currently in open beta (which anyone can use or download), Radiooooo, “The Musical Time Machine,” is a goldmine for lost or forgotten tracks from around the world. Presenting their library as a map, the site allows users to choose a country and decade and then listen along as tracks (popular and obscure) rattle off. The track’s title and attributed artist appear in the bottom left corner and widgets for buying, “liking” and sharing let users act on discoveries. Further, users can contribute their own music discoveries to the database. Altogether, the site has begun to become a vast cultural resource. Spend a few hours listening to tracks from around the world and multiple eras (we got almost an hour into their collection of ’70s Uzbekistani music) at their site.
Radiooooo Maps Music From 1900 to Now