Hitlantis – Discovering New Music with Color Bubbles

Posted on Monday, February 14th, 2011 by

Hitlantis – Seems like music discovery sites are popping everywhere on the Web, and for a good reason. On the one hand, the Web is supposed to be a bottomless well of information that is just a click away, but on the other hand, it’s almost impossible to reach those new upcoming artists taking a shot at stardom.  Hitlantis belongs to the same overall niche, only it showcases artists in a totally different way.

You start off with the home screen above. No, this isn’t the color pallet at Home Depot, it’s Hitlantis’ amazing approach to showing you what music discoveries are out there. Zoom in using the magnifying glass icon on the left and search for the colors (using the legend) representing your preferred music styles (mine are turquoise and yellow – Electro and Blues, respectively).

To give a more specific example, see the screen shot below showing the artist KSU, a blues band. As you can see, the interface is beautifully designed to allow easy listening to your chosen songs, and you can vote for your favorite tracks as well. Each bubble represents a different artist and displays that artist’s ‘hotness’ rank with a numerical value.

Hitlantis is amazing in every possible way; the music variety is huge, the unique interface is super cool and the sound quality is top notch. I’m adding this one to my personal favorites!

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