#hot111 Bot Machine Room Inside

kusBlog, News, Technology

You might be wondering how our bot is creating the #hot111 charts. Here are some simplified insights.

Every Sunday our bot runs on our test system and generates the charts. We manually check the results for spam, statistic cheaters and errors.

Every Monday our bot runs in production. It takes 31 steps, here’s the simplified breakdown to thirteen. The whole generation takes around two hours.

Step one

It catches all Creative Commons licensed tracks via APIs from Jamendo, Soundcloud, Free Music Archive and Archive.org and writes the data to our database. That’s 50’000 tracks.

Step two

It filters out all Creative Commons NC and ND tracks and filters all BY and BY-SA.

Step three

The APIs have some glitches. It deletes all duplicates.

Step four

It generates the first basic HotRank and HotHotHotRank.

Step five

It marks all spam tracks and statistic cheaters and applies the Black and Whitelist.

Step six

It generates the Hotrank and HotHotHotRank one more time in depth.

Step seven

It purges all not popular, not relevant tracks. 1000 tracks left.

Step eight

It gets the metadata via APIs from Facebook, Last.fm and YouTube.

Step nine

It maps the subgenres to main genres.

Step ten

It fixes the SoundCloud stats.

Step eleven

It generates the HotRank and HotHotHotRank one last time.

Step twelve

It generates and caches the genre tag cloud.

Step thirteen

It generates the sitemaps for the search engines.

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There are more steps necessary like regularly keeping the tracks up-to-date and ensure, that deleted tracks on SoundCloud are also deleted in our database. It regularly checks for new YouTube videos. It ensures that bot traffic doesn’t influence the internal stats and it hourly recalculates the HotHotHotRank.

The #hot111 is open source, built with the Symfony framework run on a LEMP stack and you can contribute on GitHub. Get in touch, if you are interested.

Invest In The Future of Free Royalty Free Music – starfrosch (STFR) ICO crypto launch

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STarFRosch (STFR) is the world’s first blockchain option for investing in Free Royalty Free music. Invest in the future of Royalty Free music. STFR is a new Ethereum based token.

Invest now into STFR.

Meanwhile you’re reading, have a listen to some excellent & free deep house.

We’re excited to launch the crypto STFR tokens on the Ethereum (ETH) Blockchain. The initial coin offering (ICO) will be on March, 1st 12am.

When – March, 1st 2018

Token – STFR

Supply – A total supply of 1 Million STFR tokens will be created, with a maximum number of 500’000 STFR tokens to be sold

Price – $0.001 for 1 STFR

Platform – Ethereum

Accepting – ETH

Soft Cap – 100’000 STFR

Hard Cap – 1 Million STFR

Github starfrosch #hot111

Invest now into STFR.

Tokit allowed us to create our own tokenized economy, by representing our creative projects through tokens on the Open Source Ethereum blockchain. Through these tokens, we can manage the revenue of our projects.

We have chosen to fund our operational expenses by launching a 50% percentage of our STFR tokens to the world. If we’re not successfully funding 100 ETH within 365 days, you will get your money back.

20% of our fiat profit will be invested into STFR and some of our new tracks and compilations will be published on EtherVision. At the moment, SingularDTV is the only company building a decentralized distribution portal that will connect to smart contracts (Ethervision).

When we’re successful, we will implement a community, where fans can donate STFR to artists.

Get your STFR tokens now to support starfrosch. It’s not bitcoin. It’s STFR. Invest now into STFR.

STFR tokens represent a cryptographic algorithm in a decentralized, distributed database (blockchain). In accordance with the legal documentation of the starfrosch project, the STRF token constitutes a type of contract. Based on the principle of freedom of contract, we can conclude that the STRF token is in its legal nature closest to the notion of a contract to for the purchase of goods.

STFR tokens will be tradable on SingularX, SingularDTV’s Decentralized Exchange. SingularX is the first exchange designed for artists and creators, where users can buy and sell tokens generated in Tokit.

starfrosch is your destination for the world’s most popular Free & Royalty Free, Creative Commons music from the creative underground for YouTube, Videos, Games and Podcasts. Check our charts, reviews & radio.

Need some background information? See how Gramatik launched his tokens, to get an idea about STFR tokens.

Invest now into STFR.

#ccmusicvideo – Creative Commons Music Videos

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ccmusicvideo

Music is about emotions. We at starfrosch <3 videos. Long, short, queer, artistic, moving videos. That's why we were thinking about how to show you the best Creative Commons music videos.

#ccvideo starfrosch TV

First of all we tried to create starfrosch TV for you. We magically check the last 200 played tracks from starfrosch Radio and fire up a Youtube search and display you the found video. You can ZZzzap and skip forward to the next video. The result is not too exciting. To be honest, most of the videos are slideshows.

#ccvideo Playlist on Youtube

This lead us to a hand compiled real all ##music #ccvideo playlist on Youtube. We have compiled about 50 #ccvideo, which are quite entertaining and emotional. We love the result. We teamed up with cctrax.com, who helps us to compile the playlist. We will constantly add the latest #ccvideo to this playlist. If you miss a video, tweet us.

[Update 8.12.2016, 16.30] Want to join the playlist and collaborate with us? Tweet us.
Want to show the playlist on your website like cctrax or starfrosch? We’re happy you share it.

[Update 11.12.2016, 16.10] Meanwhile there are 8 great curators managing the list: @starfrosch @deeload @ronsens @blocsonic @commonsbaby @dogmazic @amsterdammack @rynothebearded

#ccmusicvideo #hot111

During December 2016, we are synchronizing our #hot111 charts with Youtube. For every of the 50’000 tracks, we do the trick to search on Youtube for a video and show it to you. We are looking forward to see the result.

hot111-video

You?

What’s your vision with #ccmusicvideo. Come and share your thoughts with us.

#GLAMhack – We demand Open Access to Data and Water

kusBlog, Technology

viisoo

Our team Kollektiv Zoll explored for two days at the 1st Open Cultural Data Hackathon 2015 with the project Viisoo a remix of Open Data from different sources. We did a remix of Open Data under the topic Water.

Water is an essential element of life and should be accessible to everyone. We demand Open Access for Data as we demand Open Access to water.

Enjoy our installation and experience sonifiaction and visualisation of water.

headphones

Plug your headphones, allow access to your microfone (we want that data too) and fire up your up to date Browser for a full customer friendly experience. Click the objects and talk with your computer.

Head over to Viisoo. Open Access to water and data. Now.

A Thing A Week – Yes we thing.so

kusBlog, Fun, News, Technology, Video

A Thing A Week. Yes we thing.so.
New Website: A Thing A Week. #Happy #Birthday. Every week a [superlative] thing. Not more, not less. An entertaining video, a supadupa song. Every week new and astonishing: Yes we http://thing.so

The website is reduced to minimal functions and design. So is the android app. Get it on Google Play Store.

Like us on bloody Facebook.

Here’s our press release (PDF)

Please show us your support and spread the news. We’d like to hear from you on Twitter, Facebook, G+ or other social media channels. Thank you.