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This time last year we were perturbed with the Grammys for generating a slate of 2015 nominees that honored a bunch of mediocre white musicians at the expense of black excellence. Even within the bizarre and outmoded musical value system that is the Grammys, it felt like a regression. So it’s especially surprising that the… More »

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 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 »

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Rick Rubin Curates Star Wars Headspace Comp Feat. Flying Lotus, Rustie, A-Trak, & More

Rick Rubin has announced that he's curated and produced a new compilation, Star Wars Headspace, which features songs created using sound effects from the Star
James Rettig | February 8, 2016 - 12:59 pm
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Watch Flying Lotus’ Short Film FUCKKKYOUUU (NSFW)

Fresh off a Grammy nod for his collaboration with Kendrick Lamar on "Never Catch Me," eccentric producer Flying Lotus is back with another striking set…
Collin Robinson | January 25, 2016 - 10:59 am
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Levitation Fest 2016 Lineup Has Pet Sounds, AnCo, FlyLo

Levitation Fest will return to Austin in the spring of 2016 (4/29-5/1 to be exact) with a beyond impressive lineup. Headlining the bill is Brian…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 30, 2015 - 11:55 am
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WOKE (Flying Lotus, Shabazz Palaces & Thundercat) – “The Lavishments Of Light Looking” (Feat. George Clinton)

Today, the Adult Swim Singles series was supposed to give us a new track from Flying Lotus. Instead, it's given us something that may be…
Tom Breihan | September 28, 2015 - 12:03 pm
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12 Memorable Moments From FYF Fest 2015

FYF is a weird festival. Tucked away at LA's Exposition Park, tucked away towards the end of the summer—this isn't one of the big blockbuster…
Ryan Leas | August 24, 2015 - 2:18 pm
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Flying Lotus, Shamir Appear In New Apple Music Commercial

Apple introduced their streaming service Apple Music less than two months ago, and they've just launched a new "Discovery" ad campaign. The first commercial features…
Peter Helman | August 23, 2015 - 6:50 pm
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Watch Thundercat & Flying Lotus Bring Space-Jazz To Why? With Hannibal Buress

Hannibal Buress hasn't been hosting his Comedy Central show Why? With Hannibal Buress for long, but he's already made it a vital place to hear…
Tom Breihan | August 13, 2015 - 9:35 am
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Watch Hannibal Buress Take On The Drake/Meek Mill Conflict

The ongoing feud between Drake and Meek Mill is the biggest story of the summer in certain corners of the internet, but that doesn't mean…
Tom Breihan | July 30, 2015 - 10:06 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | July 23, 2015 - 9:25 am
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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…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 21, 2015 - 3:46 pm
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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…
Caitlin White | July 21, 2015 - 11:45 am
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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…
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…
Caitlin White | June 22, 2015 - 11:32 am

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…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 18, 2015 - 12:31 pm
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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…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 8, 2015 - 12:50 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | June 5, 2015 - 12:01 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | May 15, 2015 - 9:58 am
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