In front of an empty DJ booth at an East London nightclub, partygoers danced to AI-generated beats in a 

unique experimental rave that sought to test whether an app can match the vibe of real-life records and a mixer.

Artificial intelligence has been touted as a great disruptor in recent months. ChatGPT, a text-based chatbot developed by OpenAI that can draft prose

poetry or even computer code on command, has gained widespread attention in Silicon Valley, spurring investors to pour money into AI-focused startups.

"Algorhythm" - hosted in The Glove That Fits bar – was billed as one of the first of its kind by its promoter George Pinnegar.

If we can have AI make beautiful music and we can play that to each other, I think that's probably why it's there. That's why it's a gift," Mr Pinnegar told Reuters.

Powering the night's pulsating techno and rhythmic drumbeat was Mubert, the app created by a team of Ukrainian and Russian developers.

Mubert uses human-made loops and samples to generate brand-new tracks. Users can like or dislike the app's generative music, and the app adapts accordingly.

Musicians who created the samples then get a cut when their sounds are used.

For Mubert's CEO, Paul Zgordan, the rise of AI will inevitably result in some musicians losing jobs.

"We want to save musicians' jobs, but in our own way," Mr Zgordan told Reuters via videolink from the Armenian capital Yerevan.