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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

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

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'… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 7, 2013

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 29, 2013

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

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 AgeMore »

By: Miles Bowe / April 16, 2013

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 ca… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 15, 2013

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

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

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 21, 2013

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 3, 2012

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

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… More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 29, 2012

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

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

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… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / September 24, 2012

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

Flying Lotus – “Putty Boy Strut” Video

Bass music overlord Flying Lotus releases his new album Until The Quiet Comes next month, and he's already released a gorgeous short film that uses music from across the album, but he's still not above releasing individual videos for the individual songs. Cyriak Harris has made a new animated video for the bloopy,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 19, 2012

Hear Flying Lotus’s Frank Ocean Remix

Late last night, bass music king Flying Lotus posted a new track, "Binge Eating Without You," on his Soundcloud, adding a note that the track was unfinished and that he knows he's never going to finish it. As it turns out, the track is a dizzy, slow-winding remix of Frank Ocean's "Thinkin Bout You" that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 10, 2012

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The music-video universe took a bit of a week off this week; Labor Day, I guess, will do that. But there was still plenty of good stuff out this week; the relative scarcity just meant that I didn't have to cut anything deeply awesome to put this list together. Check out this week's list below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 7, 2012