Poolside.FM is a retro digital oasis for your summer


TV may have killed the radio star, but the digital artists behind Poolside.FM are trying to bring it back.

People may be familiar with Poolside.FM, a novel take on a classic radio station. Visitors can cycle through 70 different short video clips from the ‘80s and listen to a playlist of songs collected from SoundCloud. The original website launched in 2014, but creator Marty Bell wanted to give it a facelift, launching an entirely new version of the site today. The goal is to have around 500 different tracks for people to listen to (about 25 hours worth of songs), but the site currently boasts half of that, Bell told The Verge.

Although the songs are essentially pulled in from SoundCloud, Poolside.FM is more than just a playlist. It’s…

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