ARTISTIC Licence: Apple brings radio back

There’s a lyric on the new Hot Chip record that stands out because it sounds so mournful and true. Against the clattery effects and phaser-gun synths of Huarache Lights, frontman Alexis Taylor intones, “Replace us with the things that do the job bett

14th June, 2015
ARTISTIC Licence: Apple brings radio back
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For the past few decades, we’ve all known that’s the truth, and perhaps nowhere more so than in the very places which might play the Hot Chip tune in question: radio stations.

As listeners tune out of radio and into Spotify, YouTube, Tidal and free online stations, radio station bosses have increasingly occupied a defensive position, hiring fewer music presenters and making more use of algorithms which can mechanically create music...

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