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Watch Open Mike Eagle, Flying Lotus & Thundercat Perform On Why? With Hannibal Buress

Flying Lotus performed on the second episode of the great comedian Hannibal Buress’ new Comedy Central show Why? With Hannibal Buress, and he recently announced that he’d become the show’s new in-house DJ. I’m pretty sure that makes Buress the first TV host to have a DJ instead of a bandleader since Chris Rock made… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 23, 2015 - 9:25 am

Flying Lotus Is Now The House DJ For Why? With Hannibal Buress

Hannibal Buress’ new show, Why?, debuted on Comedy Central a few weeks ago, and today, Flying Lotus announced via Twitter that he will be the series’ house DJ starting this coming Wednesday. This comes as no big surprise after Flying Lotus performed on the show’s second episode, which aired last week. Check out FlyLo’s tweet… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 21, 2015 - 3:46 pm

Here Are The 2015 MTV VMA Nominations

Who could’ve predicted that after wagging a foam finger all over Robin Thicke, two years later Miley Cyrus would end up hosting the VMAs? Guess it’s not that surprising, but it certainly guarantees a good show, which is the whole point of the VMAs, anyway. What isn’t the least bit surprising is that Taylor Swift… More »

By: Caitlin White / July 21, 2015 - 11:45 am

AFROPUNK Announces Inaugural Atlanta Festival With D’Angelo, Flying Lotus, Death Grips, Santigold, Danny Brown

The inaugural AFROPUNK Atlanta Festival will take place Saturday, 10/3 and Sunday, 10/4 at Atlanta’s Central Park. The festival will have notable performances from D’Angelo and The Vanguard, Flying Lotus, Santigold, Death Grips, Trash Talk, Twin Shadow, Danny Brown, and so many more. With this lineup, it’s bound to be impressive. More »

By: Misha Sesar / July 7, 2015 - 4:11 pm

Stream Thundercat The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam

Thundercat, aka Stephen Bruner, was a key member of the collective that made Kendrick Lamar’s jazzy hip-hop meditation To Pimp A Butterfly one of the year’s best releases. He was also part of Kamasi Washington’s lauded new jazz record The Epic. But now, Thundercat is finally releasing his own new solo record, a surprise mini-album… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 22, 2015 - 11:32 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Sometimes, it’s ridiculously hard for us to debate our favorite songs of the past 7 days, but this week, the choice seemed fairly obvious. This list comprises singles from artists with an array of genre-inclinations, and as usual, there’s something for everyone. We’re repping jazz-funk, unorthodox pop, jagged guitar-driven folk-rock, and knee-to-the-gut verses that make… More »

By: Stereogum / June 19, 2015 - 4:36 pm

Thundercat – “Them Changes” (Feat. Flying Lotus & Kamasi Washington) + The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam Mini-Album Details

Stephen Bruner (bka Thundercat) will release his first solo material in two years next week on his old label, Brainfeeder, after having worked on two of the best-received records of 2015 so far: Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly and Kamasi Washington’s jazz odyssey The Epic. The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam has bee… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 18, 2015 - 12:31 pm

7 Memorable Sets From Bonnaroo 2015 Thursday & Friday

By its early reputation and the sheer nature of it, Bonnaroo should be a complete mess. But the staff are universally nice and the people who attend are typically good all-around, too. It’s a sprawling, often muddy festival that can be overwhelming for its wealth of choices, but it’s so well-run and so laid-back that… More »

By: Ryan Leas / June 13, 2015 - 7:34 pm

The 7 Best Performances Of Governors Ball 2015 Sunday

Governors Ball was oversold, there’s no question about it; that, or the festival grounds shrunk significantly this year. Either way, we had a great time and Sunday felt way less hectic in comparison with the rest of the weekend. Maybe everyone was burned out or hungover or half-dead, but it seemed like fewer people chose… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 8, 2015 - 12:50 pm

Adult Swim Announces 2015 Singles Series With Danny Brown, Chromatics, Run The Jewels, FlyLo, Sia x SOPHIE, & More

Adult Swim’s annual singles series is back for the sixth time starting next week, and as usual the Cartoon Network offshoot has rounded up an enviable collection of acts to participate. Among the presumed highlights on this year’s schedule are a Danny Brown/Clams Casino collab, SOPHIE remixing Sia, and new tracks from Slayer, Run The… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 5, 2015 - 12:01 pm

Flying Lotus – “Transmolecularization” (Feat. Kamasi Washington)

Flying Lotus blew minds with last year’s album You’re Dead!, but his unreleased records, including his various unheard Kendrick Lamar collabs, are just as legendary as the music he actually puts out. Last night, as Hypetrak points out, FlyLo continued his DJ residency on BBC Radio 1, and he opened things up by playing “Transmolecularization,”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 15, 2015 - 9:58 am

Flying Lotus – “Eyes Above” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

When Flying Lotus interviewed Kendrick Lamar on BBC Radio 1 last night, they revealed a new song. It’s the third collaboration the two visionaries have shared after last year’s FlyLo gem “Never Catch Me” and To Pimp A Butterfly opener “Wesley’s Theory.” It’s called “Eyes Above,” and it’s as brilliantly jazz-spazzy as you’d expect. Liste… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 10, 2015 - 5:18 pm

Hear Flying Lotus Interview Kendrick Lamar On BBC Radio 1

Flying Lotus has been hosting BBC Radio 1’s residency so far this year, and for this month’s program he brought on frequent collaborator Kendrick Lamar to talk about his new album, To Pimp A Butterfly. (FlyLo produced “Wesley’s Theory” on the album, and Lamar contributed to last year’s You’re Dead!) You can listen to the… More »

By: James Rettig / April 9, 2015 - 9:31 pm

Who’s Who On Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly

Even after less than a week’s worth of impressions, To Pimp A Butterfly leaves a distinct impression: Kendrick Lamar needs a lot of collaborators to help him figure out who has his back. Kendrick’s focus on working his post-fame nerves from every angle — self-awareness, self-doubt, self-centeredness, self-love — pushes back against the ego-trip narrative… More »

By: Nate Patrin / March 18, 2015 - 1:42 pm

Flying Lotus Explains His Role In Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly

Last night Kendrick Lamar’s new album To Pimp A Butterfly became available on iTunes a week before its scheduled release date 3/23. Fans, critics, and TDE executives reacted to the surprise release, but so did some of the album’s key collaborators, including experimental producer Flying Lotus. Responding along with the rest of those lucky enough… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 16, 2015 - 2:35 pm

Stream Jonny Greenwood’s Guest Mix For FlyLo’s BBC Radio 1 Residency

Flying Lotus must have gotten the memo that it’s Radiohead Week here at Stereogum, so he brought Jonny Greenwood onto his BBC Radio 1 residency for a guest mix. His set included an unreleased solo track called “Lola Choir,” an instrumental edit of his Inherent Vice soundtrack song “Spooks,” and a previously released remix of… More »

By: James Rettig / March 12, 2015 - 8:26 pm

Hear Flying Lotus Play Unreleased Tracks, Interview Herbie Hancock On BBC Radio 1

Flying Lotus hosted his first BBC Radio 1 Residency last night, joining a roster that’s included James Blake, SOHN, Jacques Green, and (starting next week) Jon Hopkins. He had a few surprises to share: an unreleased Thundercat song, a new edit of his Kendrick Lamar collaboration “Never Catch Me,” and two unreleased tracks called “Theme… More »

By: James Rettig / January 16, 2015 - 8:29 am

Flying Lotus – “Coronus, The Terminator” Video

Flying Lotus has had an incredible run of videos for You’re Dead tracks “Never Catch Me” and “Ready Err Not,” and that streak continues with his visuals for “Coronus, The Terminator.” Continuing his fixation on death that was so prevalent in those two videos and on his album, we open with a man on hi… More »

By: James Rettig / January 14, 2015 - 8:38 am

Flying Lotus Is Writing A Movie

During a Twitter Q&A a few days ago, Flying Lotus mentioned offhandedly that he was working on writing a movie. It was in response to a question as to whether he would make more music under his Captain Murphy moniker (“probably”), so it seems he was just eager to get the news out there. A… More »

By: James Rettig / January 9, 2015 - 9:21 am

The 40 Best Music Videos Of 2014

Next year, YouTube will celebrate its 10th anniversary. For nearly a decade, then, music videos have belonged almost entirely to the internet. Once upon a time, video directors made their work for TV, expecting you to run across their images when you were flipping through channels. By the time YouTube hit its second year, that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2014 - 1:01 pm
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