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Anyone familair with Flying Lotus‘ Brainfeeder label already knows Thundercat, the former Suicidal Tendencies bassist and headdress afficianado who converted to the LA beat sound that is pretty much running the world of experimental electronic music right now. Thundercat’s new album, The Golden Age of the Apocalypse is streaming now courtesy of Hype Machine. Enjoy it here, and but the album on August 30th.
Frequent Flying Lotus collaborator Thundercat—who appeared repeatedly on Cosmogramma—gets the favor returned with FlyLo providing the beat for the former Suicidal Tendencies bass player’s new tune, “Daylight.” The two concoct some serious drunken robot beats before adding freakishly smooth AM Gold vocals. It’s an odd brew, but one that goes down easy.
Flying Lotus has become one who likes to make grand gestures out of casual actions. Or maybe we’re the ones who turn his casual gestures into grand actions. Like the time he found an old forgotten DJ mix and turned it into a Stones Throw podcast that wowed the web for a couple of days. Or uploading a selection of rare or unheard tunes to his Soundcloud, including remixes of Bjork, Massive Attack and Stereolab. Everything the guy does seems to have a story, which is cool in this age of reckless online musical deluge. …MORE
Remember a few weeks ago when the blogosphere decided to wilfully misinterpret a quote by Flying Lotus about remixing the “new Radiohead record” to mean he was going to rework the whole album? We didn’t fall for the hype, although it certainly got plenty of little fingers a click-click-clickin on the links.
Now there’s some factual information. DeadAirSpace is reporting that the band will release of series of remix 12″ over the summer, starting with Caribou’s remix of “Little By Little” and Jacques Greene’s version of “Lotus Flower.” The record will be released on July 4th and will be sold at “select” indie stores, and online at Boomkat and on Radiohead.com via The King Of Limbs tab.