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All the songs chosen for 5 Best Songs this week are, intentionally or not, crushingly self-reflective and introspective. They concern relationships and how we actually relate to others emotionally, not just romantically, as well as how we treat ourselves. But that’s a lot to think about on a Friday afternoon. Let’s say that they’re all… More »

Los Angeles’ FYF Fest was one of the more stylistically diverse festivals of the year. Its lineup blended major headliners (Phoenix, the Strokes, HAIM) with some of the best electronic musicians in the world (Flying Lotus, Todd Terje, Four Tet), and managed to throw in some choice heavier stuff (Boris, Deafheaven), hip-hop (Earl Sweatshirt, Ru… More »

Last Friday was the Fourth Of July, which meant we didn’t run one of these lists. But the videos kept piling up, and so we’re giving you our picks for this week’s five best videos, as well as, without comment, last week’s picks. You deserve to have a lot of shit to watch on your… More »

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Blood Orange – “Do You See My Skin Through The Flames?”

Dev Hynes has shared a new one-off Blood Orange track called "Do You See My Skin Through The Flames?," which he says is not part…
James Rettig | July 1, 2015 - 5:17 pm
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Azealia Banks, Dev Hynes Criticize BET Awards

Azealia Banks and Dev Hynes, two of the most fascinating, outspoken, talented black musicians working today, took to Twitter today with some harsh words for…
Chris DeVille | May 18, 2015 - 12:38 pm
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Samantha Urbani – “1 2 3 4″

Samantha Urbani is the former leader of the New York band Friends, and she's also done a ton of work with Blood Orange's Dev Hynes.
Tom Breihan | April 8, 2015 - 2:27 pm
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Blood Orange – “Delancey” (Demo)

Dev Hynes has shared a new Blood Orange demo called "Delancey." The song was posted on his website early Wednesday morning, with a note that…
James Rettig | March 4, 2015 - 10:58 pm

Heems – “Home” (Feat. Dev Hynes)

The release of Heems' Eat Pray Thug is rapidly approaching, but up until now we've only heard one song from the project, "Sometimes." A second…
Chris DeVille | February 19, 2015 - 11:48 am
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Watch Dev Hynes Sing The Strokes’ “You Only Live Once” With Julian Casablancas + The Voidz In NYC

Last night, Dev Hynes opened for Julian Casablancas + The Voidz at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The two have been working together quite a bit…
James Rettig | November 26, 2014 - 5:18 pm
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Dev Hynes Reflects On Cupid Deluxe’s 1st Anniversary

Apparently if you ever run into Dev Hynes, you should ask him for a cassette. The Blood Orange mastermind posted to Tumblr last night to…
Chris DeVille | November 14, 2014 - 4:52 pm

Watch Dev Hynes’ Gap Commercial & “Play Your Stripes” In The Interactive Game

Dev Hynes is seemingly everywhere these days, and that includes a new Gap campaign called "Play Your Stripes." There are two components to this: (1)…
Chris DeVille | November 3, 2014 - 5:36 pm
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Watch Blood Orange And Samantha Urbani Perform “It Is What It Is” On Kimmel

Blood Orange and Samantha Urbani were the musical guests on last night's Kimmel, and they brought four backup dancers with them. They sang Cupid Deluxe
James Rettig | October 29, 2014 - 9:51 am
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Julian Casablancas & Blood Orange Played A Secret Show In Brooklyn Last Night

If you've never lived in New York, you may have never experienced the whole secret-show rush: You find out about a famous band playing i…
Tom Breihan | September 23, 2014 - 9:37 am

Hear Two Dev Hynes Demos Written For Britney Spears

As Blood Orange, Dev Hynes is an underground pop star unto himself. As a songwriter and producer, he helped Solange and Sky Ferreira find their…
Tom Breihan | September 22, 2014 - 3:10 pm
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Jessie Ware – “Want Your Feeling” (Feat. Dev Hynes)

Sometimes, in the weeks before a record's release, you can start to get that warm, confident feeling: Oh yeah, this is going to be a…
Tom Breihan | September 2, 2014 - 9:02 am
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Emile Hayne – “A Kiss Goodbye” (Feat. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Devonté Hynes, & Sampha)

Holy fuck, what a posse cut! Emile Haynie, producer of Kanye West's "Runaway," Bruno Mars' "Locked Out Of Heaven," and many Lana Del Rey songs,…
Chris DeVille | August 26, 2014 - 4:23 pm
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Injured Dev Hynes Discusses Lollapalooza Assault, Ferguson At SummerStage

Blood Orange singer Dev Hynes and his girlfriend Samantha Urbani (formerly of Friends) were assaulted by security guards after their set at Lollapalooza several week…
Peter Helman | August 20, 2014 - 2:11 pm
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Dev Hynes Assaulted By Security At Lollapalooza

According to his Twitter, Dev Hynes and girlfriend Samantha Urbani were assaulted by security guards following their set at Lollapalooza. The Blood Orange singer and…
James Rettig | August 2, 2014 - 10:40 am
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Jessie Ware’s Tough Love Features Ed Sheeran, Dev Hynes, Julio Bashmore

2012's Devotion, the first album from the British soul singer Jessie Ware, was one of the finest debuts in recent memory. And though we still…
Tom Breihan | July 18, 2014 - 9:52 am

Red Hot + Arthur Russell Tracklist Features Sufjan Stevens, Robyn, Blood Orange, Hot Chip, & More

For decades now, the Red Hot Organization has been raising money for AIDS awareness by putting together finely curated compilations, and their next one could…
Tom Breihan | July 15, 2014 - 11:08 am
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Sia – “Chandelier (Blood Orange Remix)”

Sia and Blood Orange have something in common: They both helped a ton of other artists find success before breaking out on their own. Blood…
Tom Breihan | July 11, 2014 - 10:37 am
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