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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

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 - 12:42 pm

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 an rapturou… More »

By: James Rettig / October 1, 2014 - 8:28 pm

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 - 1:10 pm

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 the album’s tracks. More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 24, 2014 - 2:51 pm

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 big-name guest,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 18, 2014 - 11:23 am

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 new… More »

By: Stereogum / September 5, 2014 - 5:17 pm

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

The spaced-out production guru Flying Lotus has lined up some big names to guest on his forthcoming album You’re Dead!, and we’ve already heard what happens when Herbie Hancock jumps on a track with him and Thundercat. But the most immediately intriguing track on the You’re Dead! tracklist was always “Never Catch Me,” which unite… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 3, 2014 - 8:07 am

Stereogum’s 9 Favorite Sets From FYF Fest 2014

Los Angeles’ FYF Fest was one of the more stylistically diverse festivals of the year. Its lineup blended major headliners (Phoenix, the Strokes, HAIM) with some of the best electronic musicians in the world (Flying Lotus, Todd Terje, Four Tet), and managed to throw in some choice heavier stuff (Boris, Deafheaven), hip-hop (Earl Sweatshirt, Ru… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 25, 2014 - 2:32 pm

Flying Lotus – “Moment Of Hesitation” (Feat. Herbie Hancock & Thundercat)

Flying Lotus shared the first track from his new album You’re Dead! on BBC Radio 6 today. It’s called “Moment of Hesitation” and features Herbie Hancock and Thundercat. He also was interviewed by Gilles Peterson and talks about the new album, which he says started off as a jazz record, his excitement over moving over… More »

By: James Rettig / August 23, 2014 - 3:36 pm

Report & Photos From Ceremonia 2014

Staged in Toluca, nearly an hour outside Mexico City, the Ceremonia festival takes over the grounds of an enormous go-cart track, which not only provides a fairly panoramic mountaintop view but goes a long way toward making you feel like you are exactly in the middle of nowhere. This is the only festival I’ve ever… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / August 21, 2014 - 2:23 pm

Captain Murphy – “Cosplay”

Just yesterday, Flying Lotus alter ego Captain Murphy released a clip from his Adult Swim cartoon called “The Birth Of Captain Murphy.” And today, FlyLo drops the Captain Murphy track he recorded for the Adult Swim Singles Series, the aptly titled “Cosplay.” All this precedes FlyLo’s forthcoming proper LP, You’re Dead, and it portends greatness,… More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 15, 2014 - 12:44 pm

Watch Flying Lotus’ Captain Murphy Cartoon

Flying Lotus makes a pretty good rapper, for a guy who’s mostly known for making jazzed-out stoner-odyssey productions. And when he raps, he raps under his Captain Murphy alter-ego. Murphy will show up alongside Snoop Dogg on “Dead Man’s Tetris,” a track from the forthcoming FlyLo album You’re Dead! But this also appears to be… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 14, 2014 - 1:54 pm

Watch A Cool, Animated Trailer For Flying Lotus’ You’re Dead!

Late last month, Flying Lotus finally announced his fifth album, You’re Dead! (that’s its trippy cover art above) and now we’ve got some more news on it, including its guest stars. Not surprisingly, the album features appearances from Brainfeeder acolyte Thundercat, and Captain Murphy (which is really just FlyLo’s alter ego), but then there are… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 13, 2014 - 1:01 pm

Flying Lotus’ You’re Dead! Will Feature Kendrick Lamar, Herbie Hancock, Snoop Dogg

When the visionary Los Angeles beat-mangler Flying Lotus got Thom Yorke and Erykah Badu to show up on his album Until The Quiet Comes a couple of years ago, that felt like a big deal indeed, even if their voices fully blurred into his expansive jazz-damanged dreamworld. And it’ll be interesting to see what happe… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 12, 2014 - 10:08 am