Hot Chip vs. William Onyeabor – ‘Atomic Bomb’


I like Hot Chip. I like Hot Chip a lot. They’re probably the nerdiest guys in music and their resulting sound is so distinguishable that it’s interesting to hear them cover other artists. ‘Atomic Bomb’ is a cover by electronic funk pioneer William Onyeabor and it’s one that works very well with Hot Chip’s style.

‘Atomic Bomb’ is chilled out funk (almost reggae sounding) as filtered through Hot Chip’s synthesisers. The monotonous vocals are an interesting departure from the original and makes a great contrast with the more intricate production.

Track: Atomic Bomb
Artist: Hot Chip, William Onyeabor
Year: 2014
From: William Onyeabor – What?! [Luaka Bop]


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