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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

Flying Lotus Announces You’re Dead! LP, Tour

We were already anticipating a new album from Flying Lotus last year. He’d been talking about it online and playing new material live. Now we’ve officially gotten word that it’s coming this fall. The producer and Brainfeeder boss’ fifth album will be titled You’re Dead!; it follows 2012’s spacious, dreamy Until The Quiet Comes. There’… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 22, 2014 - 1:05 pm

Kimbra Announces The Golden Echo Feat. Flying Lotus, Dave Longstreth, John Legend, Matt Bellamy

The Golden Echo will be Kimbra Lee Johnson’s second album, but if you knew about the New Zealand singer before this year, it’s probably from her contribution to Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know.” That song was inescapable in 2012 and deservedly won the Record Of The Year Grammy last year. The strength of… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 10, 2014 - 10:16 am

Flying Lotus – “Phantasm” Video

Flying Lotus’s album Until The Quiet Comes is a year and a half old now, but he’s only just come out with a video for its track “Phantasm,” an astral glitch-jazz blissout with singer Laura Darlington. The video is a strange and fascinating one. Director Markus Hofko shot it in the New Zealand desert, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 8, 2014 - 10:38 am

Ben Gibbard, Ad-Rock, Flying Lotus Score Sundance Films

Every year we get a handful of popular musicians taking on film scores. Last year we heard Mike Patton with The Place Beyond The Pines, Arcade Fire with Her, M83 with Oblivion, Oneohtrix Point Never with The Bling Ring, and Skrillex with Spring Breakers. So it’s no surprise that a bunch of films premiering at… More »

By: Miles Bowe / January 8, 2014 - 1:56 pm

The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We’re almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it’s time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we’ve ranked our most anticipated albums. Today the feature returns, bigger than ever, with a whopping 100 records we’re looking forward to hearing, enjoying, debating,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am

Download Flying Lotus’ “Ideas+drafts+loops” Featuring “Black Skinhead” Remix

Looks like Christmas is coming a little early for fans of electronic music. Flying Lotus just took to Twitter to release a zip stuffed with, as he puts it, “Ideas+drafts+loops.” The best surprise you’ll find is a remix of Kanye West’s “Black Skinhead” (download that below) featuring his long time collaborator and bass guitar virtuoso… More »

By: Miles Bowe / December 10, 2013 - 4:37 pm

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