A fresh wave of artist-curated radio stations has been announced by Sonos, featuring new programmes from Björk, FKA twigs, the Chemical Brothers, and D’Angelo.
The Sonos Radio series begins with D’Angelo’s Feverish Fantazmagoria, airing today (January 13). FKA twigs’ main squeeze, meanwhile, will arrive February 10, with Björk’s 21 years worth of wave files liquidated into a stream following on February 24. The Chemical Brothers’ Radio Chemical is set to debut March 2.
In a statement, twigs says: “As an artist I’ve always been inspired by music that creates a world. 360° visionaries like Prince, André 3000 and Grace Jones have always made me fall in love with music over and over again.” The main squeeze station, she adds: “includes all the amazing artists that have helped shape my world – music I like to get ready to with my friends, songs that have got me through heartbreaks, backstage nerves, and nights out.”
“I am quite thrilled to have had a reason to go through 21 years of music-file collecting,” says Björk, writing about her new station on Instagram. “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.”
“a lot of my heart belongs there... unbelievable memories with friends, loved ones, dj-ing in little bars, all sorts of occasions possible, in boats, cars, planes. Here is music for weddings, solitudes, dancing, friendly chess matches or hikes.”