The Procedurally Generated Cha Cha Slide

To the right now!
Right foot, let’s stomp!
One hop this time!
Left foot, let’s stomp!

These are lyrics came from the hit dance single, The Cha Cha Slide, beloved by elementary school gym teachers.

Or did they?

Those lyrics come from a procedurally generated version of The Cha Cha Slide. It’s the first few lines of a painful 56 minutes of our new hit song, The Procedurally Generated Cha Cha Slide. The song is completely computer generated, using small audio segments from the original song. We wrote some simple Python code to combine clips in the appropriate order. This allowed us to generate as much audio as we wanted. Listen to the track in its entirety, and you’ll notice that our track is far less structured than the original.

You can see all of the source code used to create the audio on GitHub: