D’Angelo treated fans to the debut of his new station on Sonos Radio on Wednesday. The acclaimed singer-songwriter joins an impressive roster of artists including FKA twigs, Björk, and the Chemical Brothers who have been recruited by the home audio brand to act as tastemakers for artist-curated radio stations to air on Sonos Radio and Sonos Radio HD to kick off the new year.
Branded as Feverish Fantazmagoria, D’Angelo’s new station premiered with an hour-long DJ set and interview with D’Angelo alongside Elia Einhorn. The two spent some time discussing the meaning of his new channel, his musical upbringing growing up in a religious household in Virginia, meeting some of his heroes over the years including Prince and George Clinton, and more. His curated DJ set which followed the interview treated listeners to hand-picked tracks from Funkadelic, Marcos Valle, Sly and the Family Stone, Al Green, Nick Hakim, and more.
“This is a curation of sorts—a collection of musical expressions that I call ‘Feverish Fantazmagoria’,” D’Angelo mentioned at the start of the program. “It includes some crate digging; a lot of psych-rock and funk-rock in there, even some gospel and soul. Just a lot of incredible music that’s fun and inspires me.”
Click here to stream the first episode of Feverish Fantazmagoria.
FKA twigs’ Main Squeeze show is set to premiere on February 10, with Björk’s 21 Years Worth of Wave Files Liquidated Into A Stream set for February 24th, and the Chemical Brothers’ Radio Chemical scheduled for March 2nd.
D’Angelo hasn’t released a new studio album since 2014’s Black Messiah, though he did put out a new single in 2018 with “Unshaken”. The 46-year-old has reportedly spent the past few years working on his next full-length studio effort, but his new interview reveals that it likely won’t be out anytime soon.
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