Niland are an “AI startup” working on machine learning. They sell a search and recommendation engine for music companies. And there’s a demo for you to play with: paste in a track from SoundCloud and see what it makes of it.
I fed it one of mine. Its “top predicted tags”:
- Drum Machine 74%
- Electronic Sounds 87%
- Sound Textures 86%
- Medium Fast 97%
- Synthesizers 88%
- Rock 60%
- Happy-Uplifting 51%
- Instrumental 98%
- New Wave/80s Rock 69%
- Downtempo/Ambient~Synth/Electronica 62%
- Industrial&Gothic~Darkwave&Coldwave 100%
- Downtempo/Ambient~Minimal_Wave/Synth&Minimal_Industrial_(Revival) 99%
… those last two being oddly specific. It also recommended some “similar tracks,” of which “Blind Mice” by Figure of 8 and “Kiss The Screen” by Nite Jewel fit surprisingly well. Try your own and see what it makes of you.