Hot Chip: Atomic Bomb (William Onyeabor cover)

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The mysterious Nigerian funk musician William Onyeabor—who all but disappeared from music after releasing eight highly influential, if not obscure, albums in the ’70s and ’80s—has amassed quite a talented following. London’s electro-pop outfit Hot Chip released a rendition of “Atomic Bomb” from the upcoming cover and remix compilation WHAT?! – William Onyeabor Remixed (out 19 April 2014 on Luaka Bop in collaboration with Moog) and injects the funk anthem with just enough synth. Lead singer Alexis Taylor’s svelte, indoor-voice vocals add a new level of intimacy to the Cold War-inspired track.