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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

The 50 Best Albums Of 2014

Music is a messy thing. There’s too much of it, too many genres, too many ideas, for anyone to make sense out of all of it — or even to hear all of it. The idea of imposing a narrative on 365 days of music, of making sense of a whole year, is a fool’… More »

By: Stereogum / December 2, 2014 - 9:39 am

Flying Lotus – “Masquatch” (Feat. DOOM)

Following the Krayzie Bone-featuring “Medication Meditation,” Flying Lotus has shared another collab that appears on FlyLo FM, an in-game radio station in the relaunched next-gen edition of Grand Theft Auto V. The short but sweet “Masquatch” — which seems to be a portmanteau of “mask” and “Sasquatch” — finds DOOM’s signature rasp riding atop a… More »

By: Peter Helman / November 20, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Flying Lotus – “Medication Meditation” (Feat. Krayzie Bone)

Flying Lotus has shared one of the new tracks that appears on his FlyLo FM station on the new next-gen edition of Grand Theft Auto V. It’s a dark alley banger of a track called “Medication Meditation” and features rapping from Krayzie Bone and bass playing courtesy of Thundercat. After the jazz-heavy influence on You’reMore »

By: James Rettig / November 18, 2014 - 6:59 pm

New Flying Lotus, Danny Brown, Action Bronson Songs Included In Relaunched Grand Theft Auto V

The Grand Theft Auto games are known for their awesome soundtracks, and Rockstar Games has announced the tracklists for each of the game’s 17 radio stations that will appear in the re-release of the fifth iteration of the game that’s coming out on next-gen consoles Xbox One and Playstation 4 tomorrow (and PC early next… More »

By: James Rettig / November 17, 2014 - 6:40 pm

Hear Kendrick Lamar’s Unreleased Verse From Flying Lotus’ “Eyes Above”

For his new album You’re Dead!, the L.A. beat warper Flying Lotus roped in Kendrick Lamar to rap on the dazzling single “Never Catch Me.” But that wasn’t the only track that the two recorded. Lamar also recorded a verse for “Eyes Above,” a track that FlyLo recorded with FKA twigs and Niki Randa. I… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 14, 2014 - 10:24 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I don’t know if it’s some combination of Halloween sugar-hangover and Republican-Senate-takeover anxiety or what, but there are some dark and strange and intense visions on this week’s list. Every single one of the five videos below has the power to make you at least a tiny bit queasy. So take a deep breath and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 7, 2014 - 2:02 pm

Flying Lotus – “Ready Err Not” Video (NSFW)

Flying Lotus follows up the instant-classic “Never Catch Me” with another fantastic video for “Ready Err Not” that takes his new album’s obsession with death to gruesome ends. Directed and animated by David Firth (best known for the webseries Salad Fingers), it stars a lot of creepy-crawlies and spooky man-babies whose intestines always seem to… More »

By: James Rettig / October 31, 2014 - 9:03 am

Flying Lotus Really Wanted To Be On Yeezus, Hints At Thom Yorke Collaboration

You’re Dead!, the morbid new jazz-fusion odyssey from Flying Lotus, comes out tomorrow, and the album has cameos from rap stars Kendrick Lamar and Snoop Dogg. But apparently, FlyLo really, really wants to work with one guy, one who won’t return his calls. You will probably not be surprised to learn that Kanye West i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 6, 2014 - 9:24 am

Premature Evaluation: Flying Lotus You’re Dead!

Full disclosure: I am not exactly well-versed in the deep, labyrinthine history of jazz music. Sure, I know my Mingus from my Monk, my Coltrane from my Coleman, but I can’t speak on the lineage of Blue Note Records or tell you which tiny, smoke-filled New York clubs were “the place to be” for jazz… More »

By: Patric Fallon / October 3, 2014 - 4:59 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Some list-nerd stuff, before we begin. A$AP Rocky’s Karl Lagerfeld’s The Warriors video for “Multiply” dropped at midnight last night, which means it technically came out this morning. Since this list covers Friday to the following Thursday, that means it wasn’t eligible. It would’ve probably made the list, too. Maybe next week, Rocky! Thom Yorke’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 3, 2014 - 4:20 pm
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