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Afropunk Festival 2016 Lineup: Ice Cube, TV on the Radio, Tyler, the Creator, and More

The lineup for the 2016 Afropunk Festival is out, and Ice Cube, TV on the Radio, and Tyler, the Creator are set to take the…
James Grebey / April 19, 2016

Flying Lotus Uploads Three New Songs to SoundCloud

Cerebral producer Flying Lotus shared three new songs on SoundCloud yesterday afternoon. The You're Dead! mastermind uploaded an alternate version of that album's "Turkey Dog…
James Grebey / March 23, 2016

Rick Rubin Announces ‘Star Wars Headspace,’ a Compilation of Sounds From a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Update: You can now listen to Röyksopp's contribution, "Bounty Hunters," which liberally samples the Rodian bounty hunter Greedo. #HanShotFirst. Rick Rubin announced today that…
James Grebey / February 8, 2016

Thundercat, Flying Lotus, and Shabazz Palaces Team for WOKE Supergroup

As part of Adult Swim's 2015 Singles series, occasional collaborators Flying Lotus, Thundercat, and Shabazz Palaces have teamed up for a new supergroup, WOKE. They've…
Harley Brown / September 28, 2015

Thundercat, Open Mike Eagle, Flying Lotus Bring Spacey ‘Ziggy Starfish’ to ‘Hannibal Buress’

Flying Lotus announced yesterday that he had a recurring musical role on Hannibal Buress' new Comedy Central show and Wednesday night he offered the first…
Colin Joyce / July 23, 2015

Flying Lotus Announces Recurring Role on ‘Why? With Hannibal Buress’

Droll comedian and Drake's pal Hannibal Buress recently launched a new show on Comedy Central called Why? With Hannibal Buress and it seems that he's…
Colin Joyce / July 21, 2015

Thundercat Will Release New Mini-Album, Drops Lead Single Co-Produced by Flying Lotus

Electric bassist and singer-songwriter Thundercat revealed Thursday that he's releasing a six-track mini-album next week. The Beyond / Where Giants Roam is the first new solo-music from Thundercat,…
James Grebey / June 18, 2015

Adult Swim’s 2015 Singles Series: Run the Jewels, Flying Lotus, Chromatics, More

Adult Swim's yearly Singles Series has become a pretty solid source of spectacular, free one-off tracks, and based on the lineup, 2015's edition should be…
Colin Joyce / June 5, 2015

Flying Lotus Says His Beats Helped Inspire Kendrick Lamar’s New Album

Everybody is rightfully freaking out about the surprise release of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly (which came a full week early), and now the "i" rapper's…
James Grebey / March 16, 2015

Stream Jonny Greenwood’s BBC Radio 1 Guest Mix

In his BBC Radio 1 Residency, Flying Lotus recently shone the spotlight on Jonny Greenwood, playing a guest mix curated by the Radiohead member. Featuring…
Rachel Brodsky / March 13, 2015

Flying Lotus Wrestles With the Afterlife in Somber ‘Coronus, the Terminator’ Video

Flying Lotus has unveiled a jarring new video for "Coronus, the Terminator," which is taken from his You're Dead! disc. Directed by Young Replicant, the…
Rachel Brodsky / January 14, 2015

The 25 Best Music Videos of 2014

Music videos took a bonkers turn in 2014: "Weird Al" Yankovic reveled in all things tasteless, Pee-Wee Herman played a loony race-car driver, butts hit peak ubiquity,…
SPIN Staff / December 30, 2014

Flying Lotus Meets His DOOM on Ominous New ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ Cut

If you've played Grand Theft Auto V, you've probably heard Flying Lotus on one of the game's popular radio stations. Now the producer and his…
James Grebey / November 21, 2014

Hear Kendrick Lamar’s Unreleased Verse on Flying Lotus’ ‘Eyes Above’

Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar have worked together before, specifically on "Never Catch Me" from the former's latest album, You're Dead! But did you know that the…
Rachel Brodsky / November 14, 2014

Flying Lotus Says He ‘Should’ve Been’ On ‘Yeezus’

Flying Lotus may be excited about the imminent release of new album You're Dead, but it sounds like the producer still hasn't quite gotten over being…
James Grebey / October 6, 2014

You’ve Got 24 Hours to Listen to Flying Lotus’ New Record

Flying Lotus' new album, You're Dead, is alive! FlyLo's fifth album is streaming on his website and will play on a continuous loop for 24 hours. A…
James Grebey / October 3, 2014

The Dead Walk the Earth in Flying Lotus’ ‘Never Catch Me’ Video

The video for Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar's "Never Catch Me," off Flying Lotus' upcoming album, manages to be both somber and exhilarating. It's about…
James Grebey / October 2, 2014

Pharrell Too ‘Happy’ to Sing About Death on Flying Lotus’ New Album

Los Angeles elecronica guru Flying Lotus explores some heavy themes on his new album You're Dead! (due October 7 via Warp). If songs like "Never Catch Me" with Kendrick Lamar…
Brennan Carley / September 24, 2014

Flying Lotus Returns With Shadowy, Soulful ‘Coronus, the Terminator’

With his fifth album You're Dead! coming on October 7 via Warp, Flying Lotus has revealed yet another track from the much-anticipated LP. Unlike the frenetic…
Dan Reilly / September 18, 2014

SPIN Singles Mix: 9 Synth-Wielding Sisters, Psych-Rap Explorers, and Voidz Journeymen

Welcome to SPIN's Singles Mix! Every Friday the SPIN staff will pick its favorite must-hear tracks from the week for your weekend playlists. From outré…
SPIN Staff / September 4, 2014
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