Flying Lotus – Between Villains with Earl Sweatshirt, Thundercat, and MF Doom

Here’s a random tune I felt like sharing. It’s one of the sparkling gems unearthed in Flying Lotus‘ completely free collection of odd tracks from 2013, Ideas + Drafts + Loops. Over a minimalist drum beat sprinkled with glistening harp runs, Flylo (as his rapping alter ego Captain Murphy) trades verses with an up and coming … Continue reading Flying Lotus – Between Villains with Earl Sweatshirt, Thundercat, and MF Doom

Live Band Covers Flying Lotus’ Never Catch Me (and it’s incredible)

You need to hear this fantastic live band cover of Flying Lotus‘ brilliant collaboration with Kendrick Lamar, the incredible Never Catch Me. The band is absolutely on point; every player nails his or her part, from the pair of alto saxophonists to the trio of backup singers. Special mention should go to the drummer and … Continue reading Live Band Covers Flying Lotus’ Never Catch Me (and it’s incredible)

Flying Lotus – Never Catch Me [heart stopping music video]

I’m seeing two children hop out of their caskets at a funeral and dance, running for the door. They’re grinning as they look back. I’m grinning as I watch. This is one of the most beautiful moments I’ve experienced in a while, and it’s the best music video I’ve seen in years. My heart is … Continue reading Flying Lotus – Never Catch Me [heart stopping music video]

Flying Lotus – Tiny Tortures (video featuring Elijah Woods)

This arrived today and it is beautiful.  Echoing Akira (and Tetsuo) and some of the brilliant, creepy videos from Aphex Twin, it’s a dark, cinematic corkscrew in psychedelic miniature.  There are few videos so evocative of their namesake, working as a perfect thematic foil to the song.  Now watch, as Elijah Wood has a fucked … Continue reading Flying Lotus – Tiny Tortures (video featuring Elijah Woods)