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Solange: Lovers In The Parking Lot

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 singleLosing 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?

Blood Orange: I’m Sorry We Lied (Video Premiere)

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!

Blood Orange remixes Florence and the Machine’s ‘Never Let Me Go’

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.

Blood Orange: Champagne Coast (Video Premiere)

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: Champagne Coast (Mike Simonetti Remix)

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.

Blood Orange: Champagne Coast (Clock Opera Remix)

When the Hard Candy team hit up MomaPS1 this summer to see Grimes and Solange, we also had the opportunity to catch Blood Orange‘s set. I’ll freely admit prior to the event he was not on my radar, but I left the show impressed by what I had seen, and sought out his debut album Coastal Grooves. It’s a lovely mellow album filled with lots of interesting electric guitar riffs and wistful vocals.

His next single Champagne Coast, one of my favorite cuts from the album, has been given the remix treatment by our old favorites Clock Opera, and the results are nothing short of splendid. Grab the remix and the original version and let us know what you think!  The single is due for release on November 7th via Domino Records.

Champagne Coast (Clock Opera Remix) 

Blood Orange ‘Champagne Coast’ Clock Opera Remix by DominoRecordCo

Warm Up at MomaPS1 With Solange, Grimes and more (Review)

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Visiting MomaPS1 was recently featured in Time Out as one of the  ‘must do’ things over the Summer in NYC. Quite frankly I could not agree more! On Saturday 8/20, the Hard Candy team headed over the bridge to Queens to enjoy some music and soak up the atmosphere at Warm Up, the weekly summer concert series at MomaPS1.

First up was Grimes who I managed to catch a few months back opening for Lykke Li (check out the review). I’m just fascinated by this oddly mystical chick. Her set was nothing short of incredible, she was a one man operation up there singing and fiddling the decks at the same time. Pretty impressive stuff!

Another highlight was Blood Orange aka Devonte Hynes. We started his set rocking hard with his guitar and ended it was a rather spectacular jump into the crowd while still playing the guitar! He was eventually joined on stage by Solange. They blew the crowd away with a track that I wasn’t familiar with but greatly enjoyed.

Her performance with Blood Orange was unfortunately her only song of the night but she took the decks for a half hour set that included many classic like All Night Long which Matt just posted about, TLC’s Creep which you can never go wrong with, an Amerie tune from a few years back and Mariah‘s Fantasy remix featuring OBD. Could it get any better than that?

There are still a couple of shows left at PS1 before Summer is over (ugh I know!) and you should definitely check them out if you’re in the mood for enjoy some tunes in the sun! Check the full schedule here.