Flying Lotus

Flying Lotus shares new song “Quarantine”

Brainfeeder has shared a new mix to start off the new year. The collection was mixed by PBDY and features tracks from artists on the label. The very last song on the mix is a new track from Flying Lotus called “Quarantine.” Listen to the 46-minute collection below. The mix features remixed Thundercat songs as well as music from Iglooghost, Lapalux, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, and more.


Watch Flying Lotus impersonate Skrillex in Mr. Oizo’s New All Wet video

Mr. Oizo has released a new trailer for his album All Wet which is set to be out September 30th via Ed Banger/Because. Directed by Mr. Oizo (Quentin Dupieux), the video previews his new album with snippets from every track, and has actors portraying some of the album guests. Flying Lotus plays “Fake Skrillex” with his signature glasses and haircut. Watch it below.

Flying Lotus makes directorial debut with short film

Sundance NEXT FEST is a film and music festival that takes place August 12-14 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles. It premieres the Los Angeles six new independent films from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and are “paired with a music act, live performance, or conversation with an icon of independent cinema.” The 2016 festival will show the directorial debut of Flying Lotus, under his alias “steve,” premiering a short film called Royal. Shamir will perform at this year’s event with a screening of So Yong Kim’s Lovesong, which features Jena Malone and Riley Keough. Sunflower Bean has been paired with Andrew Neel’s Goat, which stars Nick Jonas. Nick Kroll, Craig Robinson, and a “surprise music artist” are also set to appear.

The Flying Lotus-scored short film FUCKKKYOUUU premiered at Sundance last year which can be watched below.

Afropunk Brooklyn’s 2016 lineup announced

Afropunk has announced the lineup for this year’s Brooklyn festival, which is set to take place August 27-28th at Commodore Barry Park. Ice Cube, Janelle Monáe, Tyler the Creator, TV On The Radio, Flying Lotus, the Internet, Cee Lo Green, George Clinton, Angel Haze, Kelela, Saul Williams, Skunk Anansie, Shabazz Palaces, Thundercat, Trash Talk, Prayers, and Downtown Boys will perform, as well as a “Superjam” from members of Bad Brains, Fishbone, and Living Colour. The theme is “Power to the Party;” check out the manifesto below and the poster above. Afropunk released the following statement about the theme:

Power, it’s a feeling, it’s an energy, it’s the undisputed connection between cause and effect – the best of us give it away, the worst usurp it, but living modern life to the fullest, means either mastering your relationship to it or walking in its shadow. We are not blind.
Party is an oxymoron, it’s a gathering of many for a shared purpose and it’s also an outcast individual, it’s a lively social occasion as well as a gang – and the story of any party is never over, because like naked cities and the metaphysical “I”, there’s always another take.
Power to the Party means trusting the friction, the transference of great capacity to the free spirit, belief in the high-heeled spark of the assembly, and the group-mind’s ability to choose a glorious path. This isn’t about getting elected, or being protected; it’s about staking a claim.
Join the party and feel its power

Watch the trailer for flying Lotus-scored film LoveTrue

The Flying Lotus-scored documentary LoveTrue will premiere at Tribeca Film Festival later this month. Directed by Alma Har’el and executive produced by Shia LaBeouf, the documentary will tell the story of three real-life relationships. Today, they have released the trailer for LoveTrue, which features some of FlyLo’s original music. In it, several of the film’s subjects, which includes children, musicians, and dancers, talk about their experiences with love. Watch it and check out the documentary’s poster below.

Flying Lotus, Shabazz Palaces, and Thundercat form new supergroup WOKE

Adult Swim’s 2015 Singles program has given the long-awaited comeback of Ghostface Killah and DOOM’s project DOOMSTARKS recently. The summer music series has now helped to facilitate another meeting of minds.

This week’s release, named “The Lavishments of Light Looking”, acts as the official debut of WOKE, a supergroup made up of Flying Lotus, Shabazz Palaces, and Thundercat. The track was produced by Flying Lotus and much like its creators, has elements of hip-hop, electronic, jazz fusion, funk, and more. George Clinton also provides guest vocals on the song.

Listen to the song below or download it for free on Adult Swim’s official website.

WOKE is not the first time these artists have joined forces. Flying Lotus, Thundercat, and Shabazz Palaces have all worked together on various projects such as albums, tours, one-off tracks, and more.

Other 2015 Adult Swim Singles include songs from Slayer, Shabazz Palaces, Danny Brown and Clams Casino, Peaches, Swervedriver, Yung Lean, and Owen Pallett. Also, new Run the Jewels material is expected in coming weeks. You can download the tracks for free via Adult Swim.

Coachella’s 2015 line-up has been announced

The 2015 Coachella line-up has been revealed including headliners such as Jack White, Drake, and AC/DC, as well as sub-headliners such as Florence & the Machine, Tame Impala, St. Vincent, Ryan Adams, Interpol, Belle & Sebastian, Alt-J, Ride, and The Weeknd.

Amongst the other acts are Steely Dan, Alabama Shakes, Lykke Li, Caribou, Ratatat, Azealia Banks, Flying Lotus, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah, Tyler the Creator, Father John Misty, Jenny Lewis, SBTRKT, The War on Drugs, Run the Jewels, Swans, Toro y Moi, Panda Bear, FKA twigs, Drive Like Jehu, Desparecidos, Built to Spill, Action Bronson, Jamie xx, Perfume Genius, Mac DeMarco, Eagulls, Angel Olsen, Vic Mensa, Todd Terje, Squarepusher, The Orwells, The Cribs, Brand New, Antemasque, Marina and the Diamonds, Haerts, St. Lucia, and Parquet Courts.

The California-based music festival will take place between the weekends of April 12th – 14th and April 17th – 19th. Tickets will go on-sale tomorrow (January 7th).

Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar unveil previously unreleased collaboration

A clip of an previously unreleased collaboration by Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar has appeared online.

The pair worked together for the track, “Never Catch Me,” on Flying Lotus’ new album You’re Dead!, They also have worked together on Lamar’s verse on Eyes Above, however, it did not make the final cut because of “political reasons”. Flying Lotus has been performing song on his current tour, completing it with Lamar’s verse.

Kendrick Lamar has revealed recently that his 10-year-old brother has the only copy that is available of his upcoming album.

The follow-up to Good Kid, Maad City is planned to be released before the end of the year. Lamar also released the official video for “i” earlier this month. This song is the first from the upcoming album.