8tracks is “handcrafted internet radio”. Their thing is sharing and discovering music through an “online mix” which is a short playlist containing at least 8 tracks.
8tracks concept of handcrafted music is about people choosing what they like without software algorithms making choice for them.
The user playlist plays a central role at 8tracks. Expect to see copycats any time. The social aspect is also more prominent than at some other music sites with features such as making it possible to easily find “friends” and expand your entertainment network