In 2006 I published future music innovations. The ability to change the rhythm of music was a predicted innovation. At the Music Hack A Day event Echo Nest presented a new Open Source tool kit allows you to modify music in a wide variety of ways. Expect to see apps for smart phones soon.
Wonder what Rick James, Super Freak sounds like in swing style? Listen for yourself.
Super Freak by Rick James (Swing version with Echo Nest Remix) by tfine
The original version