Discover cutting-edge indie tracks before they hit the mainstream.
We founded Wonder in 2014 as a platform that simplifies indie music discovery - a place to hear what’s new as soon as it’s released and designed to help fans discover new indie music. Our track curation process, a combination of human and tech, saw us surfacing the crème de la crème from Soundcloud each day, within hours of a debut and often before it hits other services.
After initial success as a web platform, we released Wonder for iOS and Android in 2016. With its beautiful interface and absolute focus on exposing new music, we believe it was indie music discovery at its finest and simplest. Upon release the Wonder mobile apps achieved great success, with iOS featured under ‘Best New Apps’ and ‘New Apps We Love’ on the App Store. Wonder was also featured in TechCrunch, The Washington Post, Musically and Lifehacker.
However in September of 2017, after trying our best to weather the troubled times experienced by Soundcloud, Hydric decided to retire Wonder. Sadly at the time there just wasn’t enough new music available to bring our thousands of users the quality of playlist they came to love.
Ultimately though, Wonder had an awesome run. It used rich data insights to bring you bleeding-edge machine and human-curated indie music, powered by Soundcloud. It won awards and got noticed by the biggest tech publications, but most importantly it had a loyal following of thousands of music lovers from around the world.