“Shuffler.fm is a music discovery service designed to help users navigate the music shared by blogs in a visual way,” wrote TNW’s Martin Bryant way back in 2011, just as it had launched for iPad. Almost a year later, it brought the Flipboard-esque browsing experience to iPhone too.
Now, however, Shuffler.fm says its “doubling down on its curation, filtering and context vision”, by launching an all-new standalone iPad app called PAUSE, serving up a quarterly review of the best new music. For launch today, PAUSE kicks off with the best of 2013: A Year In Music, and then will offer four editions throughout 2014.
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Basically, PAUSE is a curation of the already-curated music service, so this in theory should offer the crème de la crème of the best new music. It highlights the best songs, videos, albums and charts, as well as some of the best music writing from the likes of Pitchfork, The Fader, Fact magazine, Resident Advisor, XLR8R, DUMMY, among others.
PAUSE is live in the App Store now, though we’re told that there is currently issues with the audio links – this will be remedied in an update that should be pushed out in the next few days.
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