Every Noise at Once: over 5700 music genres to discover

Articles // February 2022

We’ve all been there, slowly updating and clinging onto a playlist, desperately wanting some fresh tracks but lacking the time and recommendations to do so. Luckily for you, this miracle website has your back.

Every noise at once

Launched by Glenn McDonald in 2013, Every Noise at Once aims to map the entirety of Spotify’s catalogue by genre. The breadth and detail of the website creates a mesmerizing experience, it allows users to dive into sub-genres they may have never discovered before. Each genre opens up to an abundance of artists, each having their own reems of tracks to explore—what’s there not to love?

To ease the journey through the 5718 genres mapped, handy sound samples have been added to each genre and artist name. A range of genre-specific playlists are also provided to make that playlist refresh even less painful.

Constant evolution

The algorithms behind the website are constantly updating definitions ensuring bands stay in the most accurate genre as styles and tastes change. Alongside this, the end of the map host links to yet more treasure troves to explore, from every place, school and demographic at once. The technical masterpiece flexes its muscles, categorizing music in every way imaginable…

Get stuck in

Alongside Google’s new virtual electronic music exhibition, this site can help to fill the void while you wait for your next rave, festival or gig to roll around. Dive in and it won’t be long until you find the perfect combination of tracks to freshen up your playlists.

With electronic genres conveniently placed at the top of the map, it couldn’t be easier to diversify your electronic selection and discover your new favourite artists for 2022. On the flip side, if this doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, some of our own top picks might be just what you’re after.

Click here to check out Every Noise at Once.