'I don't want to be influenced by an algorithm': Zane Lowe - The Music Week interview

Mark Sutherland

Zane Lowe was on the school run when his sons told him about a record that was blowing up.

“They said, ‘Dad, there’s this song that everybody, from kindergarten all the way up to eighth grade, is listening to or rapping along to at lunchtime’. I was like, ‘That seems like [the] Smells Like Teen Spirit [phenomenon] to me, what is it?’ And it was Old Town Road…”

Later at work, Lowe checked out Lil Nas X’s song and checked ...

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