5 Dec

This weekend I saw the man, the babe that is Dev Hynes aka Lightspeed Champion aka the more recent Blood Orange. Coming on stage at the Shacklewell Arms just before 11pm Hynes looked every inch the cool New Yorker (his adoptive home) as he absolutely slammed out the ‘Coastal Grooves’ record with blood, sweat and tears like his life depended on it. He did it by himself too with just his laptop and axe for company and it was utterly mesmerising.

It’s easy to forget that behind his dope arrangements that the boy can really sing yet when seen live you’re left in no doubt as to his mad skills. My one criticism? He didn’t play the tune below (potentially my favourite off the album) but by ‘eck, I think if he had it would’ve killed him… there’s always next time D-man, always next time…

Blood Orange – ‘Are You Sure You’re Really Busy’

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