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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

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, side-stepping track… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 19, 2012 - 11:49 am

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 - 8:30 am

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 - 10:23 am

Watch Flying Lotus Until The Quiet Comes Short Film

Flying Lotus will put out his new one, Until The Quiet Comes, in October, a release from which we’ve already heard the Erykah Badu collab “See Thru 2 U.” Today, FlyLo went live with a beautifully-shot short film that utilizes some more new music from the album, include two new tracks called”Hunger” and “Getting There”… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 6, 2012 - 11:38 am

Flying Lotus – “See Thru 2 U” (Feat. Erykah Badu)

Astral bass-music production overlord Flying Lotus is cashing in a whole lot of chips on new album Until The Quiet Comes; it’s the rare LP that features guest vocals from Thom Yorke and Erykah Badu. And this morning, we get to hear Badu’s contribution on the dizzy, jazz-inflected “See Thru 2 U,” on which Badu’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 16, 2012 - 11:32 am

Download Flying Lotus Lovers Melt Pt. III Mix

He’s got a new album coming in the fall and a new Earl Sweatshirt collab already online, and now California bass-music astral traveler Flying Lotus has given us a new DJ mix. It’s the third installment in his Lovers Melt series, and it works as a woozy, crawling accompaniment to the brain-warping heat wave that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 27, 2012 - 10:28 am

Flying Lotus – “Between Friends” (Feat. Earl Sweatshirt & Captain Murphy)

Here’s the latest from Adult Swim’s Singles Program series, a track featuring Earl Sweatshirt and “Captain Murphy” (Maybe Tyler? Maybe just a slowed-down Earl?) rapping over some thick, heavy-lidded production from Flying Lotus. It brings to mind the DOOM/Danger Mouse collab The Mouse And The Mask, a connection that’s reinforced by the presence of Adult… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 23, 2012 - 12:23 pm

Flying Lotus Until The Quiet Comes Details

Astral-plane beat-freak Flying Lotus has, in the past few years, ascended past all his bass-music peers into some sort of space-jazz infinity, and he’s getting ready to release an album that could potentially push him to still another level. FlyLo’s LP Until The Quiet Comes, due this fall, will have guest appearances from Thom Yorke… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 18, 2012 - 12:13 pm

Pitchfork Festival 2012: Grimes, Danny Brown, Sleigh Bells & More

At ginormous festivals like Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, it’s pretty tough to craft a narrative — when there’s something like 200 bands playing over a weekend, it’s next to impossible to really sew a singular thread through the weekend’s performances. Pitchfork Music Festival is much smaller — 45 bands in three days — so, it’s a… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 15, 2012 - 2:06 pm