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Deezer's Track mix is really this bad?

  • 3 December 2020
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I started a track mix based on a song by Cinematic Orchestra. Deezer mixes every other song from live 80s albums by "Pavarotti & Friends". Even though I repeatedly tell it to not recommend this artist, it keeps pulling up tracks by Pavarotti & Friends,

even one by U2 but with Pavarotti singing backup. 

I get that Pavarotti sang with Orchestras, but he's completely unrelated musically. This is like assuming all artists with last name Smith are musically related.


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Hey @jayarmstrong 

Thanks a lot for the feedback.

It does sound embarrassing, given your example. I'll let the teams which are working on this, know. I'm confident we're already working on improving these recommendations, but your comments are very useful at this stage.

I'll keep you posted too :v_tone2:

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I listened today traveling my town in a bus Refuzion - The Things You Hated for almost 2 hours. It was an easy way to listen music and we call it TRACKMIX, as Deezer too.

I mean it was nice hard dance music it played, but in two hours it played The Things You Hated twice, and few other tracks twice. Between The Things You Hated it was 15 tracks and between the others perhaps from one to 5 tracks. I think they could have more variety for sure in these.

Now again Brennan Heart Remix.

The same Remix I heard 15 minutes ago.

I hope they could be wider mixes. Now it feels like a casual playlist repeating.

I hope Deezer can improve track mixes.

For me, and this is my honest opinion. FLOW and DAILY is much better than this TRACKMIX.

And don’t get me wrong. How much do I love this track The Things You Hated…

But almost all day long?

I am waiting as well for improvement, as I do know many competition players are not better in radio mixes either. So just let it be for now, and please do improve recommendations when time.

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We will, my friend @hpguru we're super passionate about music too, and our teams are constantly looking at this :pray_tone2:

Mixture of The Teskey Brothers radio Deezer vs Tidal

Tidal at least provides a decent mix. Deezer has every other and sometimes back to back the same artist. 

 

Why is your artist mix algorithm soooo bad? It’s way off. Your song mix is even worse. This is where Spotify and Tidal run circles around you. How hard can it be! Example: the group “America” = 70s+soft Rock+ doobie brothers+ Cat Stevens etc. I have printed a little bit of the list from Tidals “America” Artist Radio. Yours is not even close. How does this happen.quit spending so much time on podcasts which no one listens to. We want music! Pay attention to the basics like artist stations or in your case artist mix.

Why is your artist mix algorithm soooo bad? It’s way off. Your song mix is even worse. This is where Spotify and Tidal run circles around you. How hard can it be! Example: the group “America” = 70s+soft Rock+ doobie brothers+ Cat Stevens etc. I have printed a little bit of the list from Tidals “America” Artist Radio. Yours is not even close. How does this happen.quit spending so much time on podcasts which no one listens to. We want music! Pay attention to the basics like artist stations or in your case artist mix.

I've had subscriptions with just about everybody. I gave up on Deezer. Chose Tidal. I have an MQA DAC and even if you don't, you still get CD quality which is all Deezer is anyway. So many unanswered requests and seldom even follow up other than the typical "I'll pass this on to the right team". Nah, I just moved on. 

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Hi there @chughes_wisely @Johnore 

Thanks for the feedback.

Like I've said to you @Johnore, our teams are discussing how to improve this feature this year.

I can assure you @chughes_wisely that Deezer is the best streaming service when it comes to listening to their userbase. In the past 2 years, we've delivered so many features purely based on what our users ask for, and there's much more coming in this year. Considering our size, you'll see that passing feedback from community and other channels actually makes a difference! :relaxed:

And yet I've been facing the "Loading Almost there" issue for over a year and the radio mix has never been addressed. Plus there is no HiRes option. All the best 

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And yet I've been facing the "Loading Almost there" issue for over a year and the radio mix has never been addressed. Plus there is no HiRes option. All the best 

The mixes will be improved like they said.

HiRes option? Do you mean Hifi? Hifi can be bought monthly or annually. 1411 kbps flac.

Loading almost there may mean slow internet connection. Deezer streaming for HQ needs stable connection 1 Mbps and Deezer streaming CD quality asks stable connection 5 Mbps only.

If internet connection is not the issue, recommended to remove app and install back.

Yes I know how to read a FAQ. I don't mean HiFi. I have gig internet so speeds aren't a problem. I can stream Qobuz at 9,000 kbps with no problems. 

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HiRes is one level about HiFi @hpguru that's what @chughes_wisely meant to say.

There's still work to do @chughes_wisely but it's in our plans to tackle the root of the issue this year instead :pray_tone2:

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