June 08, 2011
Devonté Hynes has produced a lot of music. Some for himself: Testicicles, Lightspeed Champion and some for others: Basement Jaxx, Florence & The Machine, Theophilus London, Solange Knowles, Cassie, Diana Vickers. Somewhere in between all of this, Blood Orange was created.
Hynes has been living in New York City for the past three years where he has been concentrating on writing and producing for other artists. He simultaneously worked on songs in his bedroom, compiling them onto mixtapes that he would listen to while traveling around the city at night, letting the city’s nocturnal ecosystem seep into the music in his headphones.
Tracklisting:Todd Rundgren - Real Man
Malcolm McLaren - Madam Butterfly
Split Enz - Pioneer / Six Months in a Leaky Boat
M.I.A - Bad Girls
Blood Orange - Bad Girls
Madonna - Bad Girl
Lou Reed - New Sensations
Robert Palmer - Woke Up Laughing
Ryuchi Sakamoto - Risky