Blood Orange has provided an excellent remix of ’ProtoVision’ from Kavinsky’s first album ‘OutRun,‘ due for release on Feburary 25th. There are also mixes forthcoming from Boys Noize, Sébastien Tellier, and STS, so prepare yourselves!
Blood Orange aka. Dev Hynes has done absolute wonders for Solange, whom if you didn’t already know, is the big Beyonce‘s ‘lil sister. Always an ear for the ‘underground’ Knowles wowed fans with her sophomore album Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams. Remember how great ‘I Decided’ was? I always thought that one would have been epic as the backing to an Old Navy holiday commercial with Carrie Donovan. But I digress.
Solange’s latest effort True was released today on iTunes, Spotify and the like. It’s absolutely gorgeous, and surely lives up to it’s wondrous first single ‘Losing You‘ which received one of my favorite remixes to come out this year via Cyril Hahn.
Listen to another cut from True - ‘Lovers In The Parking Lot’ also produced by Hynes below.
Are you loving the new material from Solange? What tracks are your favorites?
A few weeks ago Blood Orange released the video for Champagne Coast, now without barely missing a beat he’s dropped one for I’m Sorry We Lied, another cut from the impressive Coastal Grooves album released last year.
Dev falls for a femme fatale and meets with a disastrous end in the stylish 80s film noir inspired clip shot in California and directed by Abteen Bagheri. Have a look below and share your thoughts on Facebook or Twitter!
Pals Blood Orange and Florence and the Machine are currently on tour together in the U.S. and have hinted at making music together. The first collaboration comes in the form of this rather wonderful remix of Flo’s Never Let Me Go which is in fact a total rework featuring Blood Orange on vocals.
Head to Interview for an interview where Dev discusses his relationship with Flo, the tour, and his next project.
By now you should all have taken our advice and checked out Blood Orange‘s delightful 2011 album Coastal Grooves, one of my favorites on it is Champagne Coast, and a few days ago a 90′s computer game inspired video was premiered.
In it a variety of animated girls dance their lives away in their bedrooms to the sexy tune. Over at the New York Times you can read an interview with Dev Hynes and the video director about the video and how it relates to the track.
D.H.: The song, as with every other piece of music I seem to make, is mostly about longing, creating scenarios in regards to an unrequited lover, plans that will never see fruition. So you’re left alone in your digitally created interior to dance by yourself.
What do you think of the video? Sound off in the comments!
Blood Orange has worked his magic on Lana Del Rey‘s Blue Jeans. Much like on his original tracks, this boasts a very spaced out laid back vibe. Things start off with other worldly keyboards, then in the middle some excellent beats are infused to give the track just a touch more energy.
Mike Simonetti of the Italians Do It Better label has got his hands on Blood Orange‘s classic Champagne Coast and the results are splendid!
Blood Orange headlines at sold out gig at Glasslands in Brooklyn next month then joins Florence & The Machine on tour in the U.S. – wonderful pairing! Check those dates here.
If you are yet to check out Blood Orange’s Costal Grooves album I would recommend it.