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Flying Lotus unveils Kendrick Lamar featuring "Never Catch Me" | New Music

Following the unveiling of the Herbie Hancock and Thundercat featuring "Moment Of Hesitation", Flying Lotus this morning unveiled the latest ear-worm from his forthcoming fifth studio album You're Dead!.Read more


Smoke DZA spits "Just My Thoughts" over Flying Lotus' "Getting There" | New Music

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Harlem hailing MC Smoke DZA is apparently such a fan of Flying Lotus that he spits 16 bars over his beats "any chance he gets" - and his latest lyrical dalliance to hit the 'net is inspired by "Getting There" from the West Coast producer's critically acclaimed 2012 album, Until The Quiet Comes. Read more


Captain Murphy, Earl Sweatshirt, DOOM & Thundercat – "Between Villains" | New Music

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Captain Murphy (FlyLo's rapping alter ego) today drops off his contribution to the Adult Swim Singles Series in the form of "Between Villains" in which he brings along some pretty formidable friends.

With Flying Lotus inviting DOOM, Earl Sweatshirt & Thundercat, "Between Villains" takes an understandably dark turn through a frightful alleyway of menacing baselines and ghoulish piano keys.

With 10 of 15 tracks down, The Adult Swim Singles Series is unfortunately approaching its conclusion, but check out the Soundcloud stream below for the previous tracks and be sure to keep an ear out for the last 5.

Free, amazing music people, enjoy.


Childish Gambino unveils 'Clapping For The Wrong Reasons' trailer

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Following his return to the world of music with the impressive track "Centipede" a few days ago, actor, comedian, writer, rapper and musician Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino uploaded a short trailer for something called Clapping For The Wrong Reasons.Read more


Jeremiah Jae - Bad Jokes [Mixtape] | Stream/Download

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Chicago rapper/producer Jeremiah Jae has gained much attention following the release of his critically acclaimed project Raw Money Raps last year. As Raw Money Raps nears its one-year anniversary, he's back with Bad Jokes. Read more


Thundercat - "Lotus And The Jondy" I New Music

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"Lotus And The Jondy" is the latest track to be released from Thundercat's excellent new record Apocalypse, co-produced by label boss Flying Lotus. 

In a mere five minutes, Thundercat, real name Stephen Bruner, teams up with Mars Volta drummer Thomas Pridgen and takes us on a prog-jazz odyssey about hallucinogenic walks through the forest. With only one verse of lyrics, the track mainly revolves around the repeated refrain of "Lotus and the Jondy" which echoes over Bruner's bass-harmonics until Pridgen lets loose on the drums, providing an ear-shattering minute of chopped and layered percussion. The track is one of the most experimental on the record, but all the more interesting for it. Check it out below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfcfFYg6puM

Apocalypse is out now on Brainfeeder Records, read our review here.


Thundercat - Apocalypse | Album Review

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Stephen Bruner, aka Thundercat, has become the go-to bassist for artists seeking a virtuosic but tasteful low-ender. Notably on Flying Lotus’ 2010 LP, Cosmogramma, his fidgety six-string runs meshed perfectly with FlyLo’s electronica, heralding a surprisingly coherent musical partnership that would blossom with Thundercat’s first solo offering, The Golden Age of Apocalypse.

Whilst on paper the idea of a fusion-versed bassist collaborating with an electronica producer might sound inaccessible, in practice the result is accessible almost to the point of pop. Thundercat’s sound is a near-perfect marriage of catchy soul imbued with a sense of Afrofuturism [vaguely reminiscent of the likes of Weather Report and Billy Cobham], creating an album that valiantly attempts to present technological and musical virtuosity in coexistence with funk and soul.

Enter Apocalypse. The album's grandiose title serves to signpost the ambitious content in store. Read more


Mac Miller - Watching Movies With The Sound Off | Album Review

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Ask any artist their creative process and they will convey a special story. Whether it's stuffing the studio with yes-men, relocating to Hawaii or making sure they’re high on acid; every practitioner has a unique way of creating art. Mac Miller's story involves plenty of muted throwback '80s films and wildlife documentaries. Quite an interesting process, right? Let me explain.

In the past four years a lot has changed for Mac. Between his own MTV reality show, moving from Pittsburgh to LA and acquiring a bunch of new rap friends, he managed to produce the first independent number one album in 15 years. But if we're on the subject of change I suppose we better talk about the biggest change of all; Mac Miller's sophomore record Watching Movies With The Sound Off. Read more


Thundercat - Apocalypse | Album Stream

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An esteemed bassist without borders - having worked with the likes of Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg and thrash/punk band Suicidal Tendencies among many - Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner follows up his stellar solo debut, The Golden Age of Apocalypse, with the new LP Apocalypse. Read more


Thundercat - "O Sheit It's X" (co-prod. Flying Lotus & Mono/Poly) | New Music

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Thundercat hits us with another thumping track from his upcoming sophomore album Apocalypse in the form of “O Sheit It’s X”, a thoroughly funky (and humourous) disco jam. Co-produced by his Brainfeeder brother Mono/Poly and head honcho Flying Lotus, the song carries a strong party feel, and the DNA of all three artists can be heard in the song. If you’re feeling the tune, which I think it’s safe to say you are, I thoroughly suggest checking out Mono/Poly’s 2010 album Paramatma, as the similar vibes can be heard throughout the album in tracks like “Let’s Take a Trip” and “Nexplore”.

With FlyLo and Thundercat currently at work on a "crazy Jazz album" (that isn't Apocalypse in case you get them confused) featuring the one and only Herbie Hancock, if “Oh Sheit It’s X” is a preview of what’s to come then we’re in for a treat.

Check out the track below, and UK fans can see Thundercat live with Slugabed and Kutmah at the UK launch party for Apocalypse at Bethnal Green’s York Hall on July 13th. Tickets are available here.


Flying Lotus liberates Mac Miller's "S.D.S." instrumental | New Music

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With Mac Miller's "S.D.S." picking up steam across the web, Flying Lotus - the man responsible for lacing Mac with the instrumental heat - gives fans the instrumental only version.

Typically FlyLo in creative sound, listening to the beat minus Mac Miller's lyrics opens up an entirely new take on it. With a drum pattern that screams J Dilla, the back drop was a great spot by Mac and a great look for FlyLo.

Taken from Mac Miller's latest mixtape (under the moniker Larry Fisherman) S.H.O.W.Time (downloaded it here), peep the super hero inspired video for "S.D.S." - which features a cameo from actor Corey Feldman - here.


Mac Miller - "S.D.S." (Prod. Flying Lotus) | Music Video

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A day after dropping off the audio, Mac Miller provides us with a hilarious superhero themed accompanying visual for "S.D.S." the first single taken the Pittsburgh repping rapper's forthcoming sophomore album Watching Movies With The Sound Off.Read more


Mac Miller - "S.D.S." (prod. Flying Lotus) | New Music

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After dropping his new mixtape Showtime just yesterday under his production alias Larry Fisherman, Mac Miller isn't waiting another second before dropping more new material, this time in the form of the first single taken from his upcoming album Watching Movies With The Sound Off.Read more


A-Trak, Flying Lotus, SBTRKT, Gold Panda, Disclosure to play London Lovebox Festival 2013

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The first wave of arena artists for this year's Lovebox Festival have been unveiled for fans to get their teeth stuck into - the likes of A-Trak, Flying Lotus, Gold Panda, Disclosure, Redlight, Jazzie B, Frankie Knuckles, SBTRKT, Gaslamp Killer, Toddla T, David Rodigan's Ram Jam and Mark Ronson's True Loves are among over 60 artists and DJs set to play the three-day UK festival, taking place at East London's Victoria Park on July 19th - 21st. Read more


Captain Murphy - "The Killing Joke" | Music Video

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It’s been a few months since Captain Murphy, Flying Lotus’ Quasimoto-esque alter ego dropped his debut mixtape Duality, and now we finally have the first true music video for the project.

The video for “The Killing Joke” sees Captain Murphy take a different form, with the headlights for eyes and twinkling lips, and follows the trippy and unique visuals FlyLo’s videos often take. It’s a far cry from the cartoon cult leader’s usual bearded look, but as we’ve known the Captain’s true identity for some time I guess that doesn’t matter as much.

The line “good luck you’ll never find me” is a little redundant now though; a fact the forward-thinking producer has jokingly noted himself. Hopefully we’ll see more videos from the project soon (and fingers crossed “Between Friends” is next”).

Check out the video below.


Flying Lotus' Until the Quiet Comes short film wins at Sundance Film Festival

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Until the Quiet Comes, the latest album from Flying Lotus has received heavy praise since it’s release in September of last year. Much like the album, the short film that accompanies it was acclaimed upon it's debut and has now further continued the trend, winning the Short Film Special Jury Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Read more