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Tyler, The Creator & Flying Lotus: No Fans Of The YouTube Music Awards

For a second there, it looked like the YouTube Music Awards could be some kind of game-changer: Creative direction from Spike Jonze, performances from Arcade Fire and M.I.A. and Earl Sweatshirt and Tyler, The Creator, the entire idea of an A-list awards show that exists entirely on the internet. This could’ve flipped the entire awards-show… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 23, 2013 - 9:42 am

Clams Casino – “Crystals”

Grand Theft Auto V season is in full swing, and we have heard a bunch of music from its in-game soundtrack from Future, Wavves, Twin Shadow, and Tyler, The Creator. Today, we get an offering from the Flying Lotus-curated station, a murky sizzler called “Crystals” from A$AP Rocky’s guardian angel Clams Casino. If you’re not… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 24, 2013 - 3:40 pm

The Music of Grand Theft Auto V Is Now On iTunes

The makers of Grand Theft Auto V have released a three-volume album of the game’s original score and soundtrack. With 59 tracks in total, the list of contributing artists is extensive and includes: new songs by Twin Shadow, Neon Indian, Wavves, HEALTH, Tyler, The Creator, and A$AP Rocky; the score by Tangerine Dream, Woody Jackson,… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / September 24, 2013 - 3:37 pm

Captain Murphy – “Between Villains” (Feat. Viktor Vaughn, Earl Sweatshirt, & Thundercat)

The latest track in this summer’s Adult Swim Singles Series is called “Between Villains,” and it features a murderer’s row of rap-friendly astral travelers: Bass-music space cadet Flying Lotus (in his rapping Captain Murphy guise), masked rap enigma DOOM (in his tough-guy Viktor Vaughn guise), insanely gifted Odd Future introvert Earl Sweatshirt, and soul-jazz singer… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 16, 2013 - 11:16 am

Listen To Flying Lotus & Thundercat’s Aqua TV Show Show Theme

Frequent collaborators Flying Lotus and Thundercat have crafted new opening credit music for Aqua TV Show Show, the Adult Swim cartoon formerly known as Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Their theme is a lot smoother than the original, which was performed by Philadelphia rap pioneer Schoolly D. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / August 13, 2013 - 10:35 am

Thundercat – “Oh Sheit It’s X”

The second thing you might do when hearing Thundercat’s new single is notice how it’s the perfect high-energy counterpoint to first single “Heartbreaks + Setbacks“‘s yearning beauty. The first thing you’ll probably do when hearing “Oh Sheit It’s X” though is say something along the lines of “Oh shit! That bass!” Don’t worry, it’s normal,… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 7, 2013 - 12:30 pm

Watch Flying Lotus-Soundtracked Short Film Wildcat

Last year, the filmmaker Khalil Joseph made a mesmerizing short film for Until The Quiet Comes, the Flying Lotus album, which made a better case for the LP than most music videos. Now, Joseph and FlyLo have teamed up again, as FlyLo has scored Wildcat, a haunting, impressionist seven-minute short film from Joseph. The dialogue-free… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 29, 2013 - 1:11 pm

Mac Miller – “S.D.S.” (Prod. Flying Lotus)

His ascent was one of the most annoying things to happen to rap music in recent years, but the goonish Pittsburgh weed-rapper Mac Miller has lately been threatening to become interesting. For one thing, Macklemore happened, so Miller is no longer the most annoying white rapper named “Mac” to top a Billboard chart. For another,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 22, 2013 - 4:20 pm

Thundercat – “Heartbreaks + Setbacks”

If you didn’t hear Thundercat (aka Stephen Bruner) on his fantastic 2011 album, you’ve probably heard his bass guitar brilliance on many of Flying Lotus’s best tracks Now Thundercat has a new album on the way, Apocalypse, which seems like a play on the former’s title, Golden Age Of Apocalypse. While Golden Age was mostly… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 16, 2013 - 3:08 pm

Watch Earl Sweatshirt’s Coachella Set

We saw Odd Future’s Earl Sweatshirt at SXSW back in March, and he made his Coachella debut on Friday night sporting tie-dye and a bucket hat. Flying Lotus (aka Captain Murphy) DJ’d, and the set included cameos from Earl’s collaborators Domo Genesis, Vince Staples, and Tyler, The Creator. Now, you can hear Earl shout, “WHAT… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 15, 2013 - 1:16 pm

SXSW 2013 Saturday: Justin Timberlake, Earl Sweatshirt, French Montana, More

Here it is, our last recap-post from last week in Austin. If you’re just getting caught up, you can dip back into Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Otherwise, here now here is Tom going in on JT, Earl, and many more:… More »

By: Stereogum / March 18, 2013 - 1:26 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: January 2013

By the end of last year, compiling Monthly Mixes became a sad task. Each month I’d scan in sadness, watching our strongest songs presented as straight-to-Soundcloud affairs, our music business continuing its inexorable shift away from the transferrable file, now even in its promotional form. So either this month represents a momentary lapse, or artist… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 31, 2013 - 10:23 am

Flying Lotus – “Such A Square”

The people at Moog have just introduced a new handcrafted synth that they’ve unfortunately decided to call the Sub Phatty. Fortunately, though, they let Flying Lotus get his hands on the thing before anything else, and he used it to make a minute-and-a-half drone-squelch freakout called “Such A Square.” In turn, the Moog people enlisted… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 21, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Watch Captain Murphy Perform With Earl Sweatshirt In L.A.

At a Los Angeles show last week, the mysterious Californian rap newcomer Captain Murphy finally revealed his identity: He’s actually Flying Lotus, the guy who produced Murphy’s debut track “Between Friends,” putting vocals on his own tracks for the first time. And he’s got bars. At that same show, Murphy was joined by a very… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 3, 2012 - 1:57 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I didn’t write one of these lists last week because it was the day after Thanksgiving and that is simply not the type of thing that you do on the day after Thanksgiving. (What you do on the day after Thanksgiving, if you’re me, is wash so many dishes.) That means we have two weeks’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 30, 2012 - 12:26 pm

Flying Lotus – “Tiny Tortures” Video (Feat. Elijah Wood)

Flying Lotus’s musical productions are bizarre, inventive, dreamlike works, so it’s fitting that the video for “Tiny Tortures” (from FlyLo’s fantastic recent Until The Quiet Comes) matches the music in all those departments. Directed by David Lewandowski and starring the always-creepy Elijah Wood, the clip brings together the amorphous and beautiful song with cyborg-nightmare visual… More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 29, 2012 - 12:41 pm

Flying Lotus On His New Album, Working With Thom Yorke, And His Dream Collaborations

As far as I’m concerned, Flying Lotus is one of the most gifted and most unusual producers in the world. He has released four excellent studio albums — most recently, Until The Quiet Comes, which arrived earlier this month — and has worked as a collaborator and much sought-after remixer for everyone from Radiohead to… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / October 15, 2012 - 2:18 pm

Flying Lotus Plays New Music On BBC Radio 1

Flying Lotus dropped a new mix on BBC Radio 1’s recurring Diplo & Friends, a lineup that featured three new FlyLo songs, cuts from Until The Quiet Comes as well as his remixes for Frank Ocean’s “Thinking About You” and Watch The Throne‘s “Niggas In Paris.” Hear the entire mix here. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 8, 2012 - 1:53 pm

Animal Collective, Flying Lotus, Huun Huur Tu @ Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood 9/23/12

Animal Collective have moved up from playing the Wiltern to Hollywood Bowl in support of their latest album Centipede Hz. It was an assault of hallucinogenic visuals and sounds with the Hollywood Bowl providing the perfect setting for a gorgeous night. Flying Lotus took his set to the next level as he sandwiched in betwee… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / September 24, 2012 - 1:54 pm

Stream Flying Lotus Until The Quiet Comes

Next week, bass music overlord Flying Lotus releases Until The Quiet Comes, his new album that features collabs with both Thom Yorke and Erykah Badu. If you’re trying to get us to pay attention to your new album (not that we wouldn’t pay attention to FlyLo anyway), Thom and Erykah collabs are a pretty good… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 24, 2012 - 10:53 am