Has anyone noticed that a lot of modern music these days lacks hi-hats? Whether it's pop, hip-hop or even indie/alt rock, is it a 2010s thing to not have hi-hats in songs? Actually, you'll hear a hi-hat or similar rhythm mechanism, but in the chorus only. The verses will be without them. Who started this?
Yes, it's mostly due to drums being programmed, but drums were programmed in the '80s, '90s and '00s and they still used a hi-hat sound.