Blood Orange | 12/12/13

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Blood Orange – aka Dev Hynes – will be playing his first UK show in over two years at London’s Village Underground on 19th February 2014. Tickets will be available to purchase from Friday 13th December via the following link:

To celebrate, Blood Orange is sharing a new track entitled ‘West Drive (Profit Vocal Dub)’. Listen to it here: 

Dev Hynes said the following of the track, ‘There are literally 7 versions of this song. This is 1 of roughly a million cuts that didn't make it onto the album "Cupid Deluxe". Additional vocals are by Samantha Urbani, and instrumentation and Production by me. Mixed by Blue. Note: percussion borrows heavily from "Ruins"’

Blood Orange’s sophomore album, Cupid Deluxe is available now.  The album was produced by Hynes in his adopted hometown of New York City, mixed by Jimmy Douglass, and features amazing guest appearances by David Longstreth (Dirty Projectors), Caroline Polachek (Chairlift), Samantha Urbani (Friends), Clams Casino, Despot, Adam Bainbridge (Kindness), Skepta and many more. 

Watch Dev do an in-depth interview with his pal, Karley Slutever, about the album, its influences, its themes, HERE.


Since the release of the Blood Orange’s debut, Coastal Grooves, Hynes has written and produced music for the likes of Solange, Sky Ferreira, MKS, and more.  Cupid Deluxe shows a more expansive aural palate than its predecessor while retaining the pop sensibilities that Hynes has showcased since his days in Test Icicles and Lightspeed Champion.  Simply put, Cupid Deluxe perfectly highlights why Hynes has become one of the most exhilarating and prolific voices creating music right now.