AuxParty Weekly - Issue #7
Hey Shaq, you dancing to Kanye or Taylor Swift?
We don’t know about you, but this week flew by for us! We hope you are as excited about the weekend as we are! 🕺💃
This week we shipped about 30 updates to the site and have some great new music we think you should check out! Let’s dive in!
Songs & Albums Discovered This Week 🎧
If you didn’t already know, Shaquille O'Neal is an EDM DJ and goes by the name DJ Diesel. Last Friday, Nitti Gritti and Shaq released a new track together. Be warned, it’s intense music and will probably raise your heart rate by 15 BPM. It’s a perfect track if you want to join a mosh pit with Shaq in GIF above (we don’t recommend this):
Nine years ago today, Kanye West released what many believe to be not only his best album but the best album of the 2010s. If you’ve never listened to the full album, you should give it a spin. It features half a dozen contributors, including Bon Iver, Jay-Z, Pusha T, Rick Ross, Kid Cudi, Nicki Minaj, John Legend, Raekwon, and Chris Rock with fantastic lyrics and beats. Enjoy:
We aren’t sure how we missed this, but Taylor Swift did an NPR Tiny Desk. It was excellent. Every artist has a different take on Tiny Desk, and it was great to see Taylor do something distinctive compared to her shows. The acoustic set confirms that Taylor can thrive in large productions with crowds as large as 118,000 people or sit down and play something more intimate for a small office crowd. Even if you don’t usually like Taylor Swift, it’s hard to argue that she isn’t a talented singer, musician, or songwriter after watching this:
Follow up on last week’s newsletter: we did a lot of work this week to increase the stability and speed of the site. We are pleased where we ended up and feel confident that we won’t be experiencing major downtown anytime soon.
Here’s what we shipped:
Added Room Song History — In the room info, you can now see the room song history
Homepage Sort — the rooms on the homepage are now sorted by user count
Playlist Search — We added a search bar for your playlists, no need to scroll
6+ DJs Fix — We fixed an issue where there could be more than 5 DJs at a time
Database Optimizations — We updated our database queries to make sure they are as performant as possible
Disconnect Issue — We fixed an issue where the website was showing users they were disconnected even though they were not
Autoplay: ON — autoplay is now enabled for all rooms
Update Homepage View — We updated the look of the homepage room cards
Better Chat View — The chat view no longer jumps around on new messages
20 other small updates/bug fixes — they aren’t very exciting
Shoutout to all of the users who gave us feedback this week! We’ve made a solid amount of updates from those discussions, and there will be more to come.
As always, if you have feedback or ideas, we’d love to hear from you!