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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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 »

By: Stereogum / February 20, 2015

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 song is out there now: "Home" is the Das Racist alum's collaboration with Dev Hynes (Blood Orange), and it turned out better than I could have imagined. Against the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 19, 2015

Buscabulla – “Métele” Video

Puerto Rican pop duo Buscabulla released their self-titled four-track EP last fall. Today, they drop the visuals for the Dev Hynes-produced track "Métele." The song's minimal yet decadent sounds comprise lush drums, '80s synths, and dreamy vocals, which here serve as the soundtrack to three drag queens preparing for a show in Puerto Rico. The… More »

By: Collin Robinson / February 17, 2015

Watch Dev Hynes Score Eckhaus Latta’s Fall 2015 Runway Show

It's New York Fashion Week, which means that Midtown Manhattan is crowded with enviably attractive people in very nice, very expensive clothing, working hard to make everyone else look like they just climbed out of a garbage can. It is the worst kind of hell, but some good things come of it. One of those… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 17, 2015

David Byrne Pairs Teenage Color Guard Teams With St. Vincent, Dev Hynes, & Others In New Project

My former roommate was a renaissance man of sorts, the kind of guy who blew through pastimes with maximum enthusiasm and minimal commitment -- rock climbing, snowboarding, bicycling, weightlifting, and on and on. As a result, our living room began accumulating many relics from his various activities, a pile we started referring to as hi… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 21, 2015

Emile Haynie – “A Kiss Goodbye Reprise” (Feat. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Devonté Hynes, & Sampha)

Last August, Grammy award-winning producer Emile Haynie teamed up with a powerhouse trio made up of Charlotte Gainsbourg, Dev Hynes, and Sampha for a heavy-hitting track called "A Kiss Goodbye." That track has gotten a dub rework that will appear on a new 12" that includes a few new songs that will appear… More »

By: James Rettig / January 16, 2015

Carly Rae Jepsen Is Recording With Dev Hynes And Ariel Rechtshaid

Carly Rae "Call Me Maybe" Jepsen is recording with Dev Hynes and Ariel Rechtshaid! Let me repeat that: Carly Rae Jepsen is recording with Dev Hynes and Ariel Rechtshaid!! As Brooklyn Vegan points out, Jepsen shared some photos on Instagram yesterday of the three of them working in the studio on what… More »

By: James Rettig / January 12, 2015

Dev Hynes Piano Improv Scores NYC Ferguson Protest Film

A grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson for shooting unarmed teenager Michael Brown last week spawned a lot of protests. Director Aaron Stewart-Ahn filmed one of those protests in New York on the night of 11/25/14 and assembled a seven-minute short film from his footage. The soundtrack to hi… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 1, 2014

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 recently: Hynes also did a Blood Orange set at the Tyranny album release show at Shea Stadium and they had a long talk with each other on Hynes'… More »

By: James Rettig / November 26, 2014

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 reflect on the one-year anniversary of Cupid Deluxe. In Hynes' missive he mentioned that he has been making tapes in all kinds of different styles ever since he wa… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 14, 2014

Major Lazer – “Vegan Vampire” (Feat. Ezra Koenig)

"I would never bite you. I would never bite anybody. I may be a vampire, but I'm also a vegan. Pshh, you wouldn't understand." That's some dialogue from Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig, in character as vegan vampire Rylan, on a weird, wild, collage-like Major Lazer song tentatively titled "Vegan Vampire." It sounds very much… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 5, 2014

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) Hynes dances and plays the stripes of his shirt like a keyboard in a new long-form commercial that doubles as a video for Blood Orange's Cupid Deluxe track "It… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 3, 2014

Theophilus London – “Can’t Stop” (Feat. Kanye West) & Vibes Stream

Kanye West and Theophilus London have been hanging out a lot lately -- London claims he's on West's new album, and West executive produced London's new Vibes. Now Vibes is streaming in full, and it includes a song with West called "Can't Stop." West's lyrics here are definitely in the classic Kanye mold, and… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 28, 2014

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

There are some major releases stacking up for the end of the year, and all last month, 5 Best Songs was filled with heavy hitters. This week felt like the eye of the storm. Most of the artists on here might have gotten overlooked if we'd been hit with another TV On The Radio or… More »

By: Stereogum / October 3, 2014

Tinashe – “Bet” (Feat. Dev Hynes)

"Bet" is a darkly celestial, molasses-lurching R&B jam on Tinashe's forthcoming debut album Aquarius. Sometimes big and bold, other times understated and breathy, it's one of many, many fine singles on the album. This one offers the added bonus of a massive guitar solo by Dev Hynes tacked on the end, so that's fantastic. Will… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 29, 2014

Hear Dev Hynes’ Leaked “Everything Is Embarrassing” Demo For Sky Ferreira

One of Dev Hynes' early demos for Sky Ferreira's "Everything Is Embarrassing" leaked earlier today, along with two rejected Britney Spears demos. It's always interesting to see how pop songs transform from demo to final product: here, some of the lyrics are different and Hynes works his way around the beat different from Ferreira does,… More »

By: James Rettig / September 22, 2014

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 own kinds of cool-kid stardom, and he's worked with a ton of very good artists in the past few years. Britney Spears, ultimately, is not one of those artists. Spears'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 22, 2014

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This week brought a small avalanche of new songs from big-ticket names. And four of the tracks that made our list of the 5 Best Songs Of The Week come from such artists -- it easily could have been a full five-for-five if we weren't divided on the new Iceage single ... or the… More »

By: Stereogum / September 5, 2014

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 good one. That's how many of us at Stereogum feel about Tough Love the sophomore album from the British soul singer Jessie Ware. All the songs we've heard from the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 2, 2014

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, just released "A Kiss Goodbye," a mournful echo-chamber-pop ballad about the gut-wrenching aftermath of love gone wrong. For assistance with this study in 808s and heartbreak, he recruited Charlotte Gainsbourg,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 26, 2014
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