Paul Lamere, who earlier wrought havoc on Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” has trained his song-hacking sights on (what else?) “Gangnam Style,” the pop sensation from Korean popstar Psy that continues to sweep the globe and inspire awkward analogies.
The awe-inspiring result: Infinite Gangnam Style, which anyone with a web browser (i.e. you, right now) can use to play a never-ending version of the song until their brain melts and they have to hit the “Make it stop, please” button. How long can you take it? Test your mettle and find out!
The app works by slicing the song into discrete unit using The Echo Nest’s analyzer technology (Lamere is director of developer platform for The Echo Nest, publisher of Evolver.fm), and then the analyzer again to figure out which segments sound similar to each other.