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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

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 ma… More »

By: James Rettig / January 14, 2015

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

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

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

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… More »

By: Peter Helman / November 20, 2014

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 o… More »

By: James Rettig / November 18, 2014

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

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 14, 2014

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

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… More »

By: James Rettig / October 31, 2014

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 6, 2014

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

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 3, 2014

Q&A: Flying Lotus On Death, Grand Theft Auto, And Closing A Chapter With You’re Dead!

Steven Ellison isn't the biggest fan of heights. We're standing on a fire escape, and then a rooftop, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, which is cloaked in a gray, near-autumnal haze. Ellison's movements are never particularly fast -- he walks around as if he's checking in with each piece of ground just a bit more than the… More »

By: Ryan Leas / October 2, 2014

Flying Lotus – “Never Catch Me” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar) Video

The Flying Lotus/Kendrick Lamar collab "Never Catch Me" is one of the highlights from FlyLo's upcoming album You're Dead, and now it has a great video to go along with it. The Hiro Murai-directed clip follows two kids who start off by jumping out of their coffins at a funeral and launching into a… More »

By: James Rettig / October 1, 2014

Hear Six New Flying Lotus Songs In A Short Film Starring Noomi Rapace

Flying Lotus scored a new short film by British artist and designer Aitor Throup, which debuted over on Nowness earlier today. It's a portrait of Swedish actor Noomi Rapace (probably best known for her role in Prometheus) that "not only depicts a three-dimensional portrait of Rapace being intricately sculpted but also acts as a portrait… More »

By: James Rettig / September 29, 2014

Pharrell Didn’t Guest On Flying Lotus’ You’re Dead Because He Didn’t Want To Die

The forthcoming Flying Lotus album You're Dead! has some impressively big-name guests, like Kendrick Lamar on "Never Catch Me" and Herbie Hancock on "Moment Of Hesitation." But the album also has a sort of amorphous, generalized death theme, perhaps best expressed by the fucking badass art that FlyLo commissioned for each of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 24, 2014

Flying Lotus – “Coronus, The Terminator”

Spaced-out astral traveler Flying Lotus is preparing to unleash his new album You're Dead! upon the world, and he's already shared two of the album's superstar collaborations: "Moment Of Hesitation," with Herbie Hancock and Thundercat, and "Never Catch Me," with Kendrick Lamar. Today, we get to hear a song that doesn't have a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 18, 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
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