Sonos has announced a new series of personal radio stations, curated by artists.
The series will launch with D’Angelo’s Feverish Fantazmagoria programme on 13 January, via Sonos Radio and Sonos Radio HD. This will be followed by FKA twigs’ main squeeze on 10 February, and Björk’s 21 years worth of wave files liquidated into a stream on 24 February. Chemical Brothers’ Radio Chemical station will make its debut on 2 March.
Furthermore, there will be new artist radio shows from the likes of Thom Yorke, Dolly Parton, Third Man Records and Brittany Howard. A new hip-hop station, called Blacksmith Radio, is set to be curated by artist manager Corey Smyth. More genre stations will be added to Sonos Radio, which will be led by Vince Staples, Mos Def and Dave Chappelle.
A new podcast, called Object of Sound, will be launched on 13 January with three episodes, featuring Sudan Archive, Jenna Wortham, Kimberly Drew and more.
On her programme, Björk said, “I am quite thrilled to have had a reason to go through 21 years of music-file collecting… since my first laptop I have been CD shopping, awkward cassette finding, vinyl searching in secret stores on my travels and gathered them all into a library of gorgeous wave-files.” [sic]
“A lot of my heart belongs there… unbelievable memories with friends, loved ones, DJing in little bars, all sorts of occasions possible.” [sic]
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