WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2016 |
Posted by: Don Saas
Apparently, Flying Lotus doesn't want to be outdone by his most well-known collaborator, Kendrick Lamar. Kendrick Lamar broke the internet a couple weeks ago when he dropped Untitled Unmastered, a collection of unreleased tracks. FlyLo, uber-producer extraordinaire, hasn't graced us with an entire record of previously unreleased material, but he has given us three tracks, and hot damn, we're immediately reminded that Flying Lotus might be the best producer in the whole game right now.
You're Dead! was one of the best albums of 2014...a "Miles Davis on heroin-era" jazz-fueled glitch ride through electronica and hip-hop. And it was just the latest in a long-line of classics the young producer has been releasing in recent years. And the three unreleased tracks he shared last night were cast-offs from You're Dead (though one is technically a reworking of one of the tracks already on the record).
If you doubted that he was one of the greatest in the game, listen to these songs that somehow didn't even make it onto his actual record. Most artists these days wind up with filler on their records because they don't have enough tracks to fill out a complete album experience. FlyLo (and Kendrick) has enough great tracks he can just throw out left-overs and they're straight fire. There's no word at the moment that we're getting an actual new Flying Lotus album anytime soon, but we can't wait to see what other universe FlyLo shoots off into next.