[Mixtape] Flying Lotus: “Ideas+drafts+loops”

The holiday spirit is heating up as the end of the month creeps closer everyday. Keeping with the theme of this time of the year, super-producer extraordinaire Flying Lotus dropped a heaping of new material. Casually floating 24 remixes, un-heard cuts, tracks and beats that didn’t quite make the cut for his upcoming project, a follow up to his latest release, Until The Quiet Comes, FlyLo set the bar for his next official album. Of the discarded tracks arranged together as Ideas+drafts+loops are workings with Earl Sweatshirt, Thundercat, Mapei, Viktor Vaughn and DJ Mehdi, as well as an out of this world remix of Kanye West’s “Black Skinhead”. For a lack of poetic prose here, Flying Lotus is just awesome, and the fact that he would opt to drop such a collection of work on a whim, for free, speaks volumes not only about him as a person, but also about the music he has cooking up. If he’s confident enough to drop these, what could he possibly have in store? Who knows. For now, enjoy the smorgasbord of new music to get you through those cold winter days. Download link below and stream of FlyLo’s “Black Skinhead” remix below, as well.

Download: Ideas+drafts+loops

Jake Krzeczowski

Jake Krzeczowski is a writer based in Chicago. Since graduating from the University of Iowa in 2012 he has written for the likes of The Chicago Sun Times, Complex Magazine, and Elevator Magazine.

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