New | September 3, 2014
Flying Lotus
Never Catch Me (Ft. Kendrick Lamar)

Label: warp   Genre: Electronic   Sounds Like: Captain Murphy, thundercat

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After treating us to the Herbie Hancock-featuring “Moment of Hesitation,” Flying Lotus drops “Never Catch Me,” yet another star-powered burner off his forthcoming You’re Dead! LP, with the ever-ascendent Kendrick Lamar. The track is warp-speed funk, driven by a melancholy piano lick and Thundercat’s prickly bass runs, matching the high stakes of Lamar’s moral meditations and out-of-body observations. FlyLo’s questing spirit jibes with the young MC’s tough, ambivalent wisdom, folding him right into an extraterrestrial groove halfway between the leaned-out grime of Los Angeles and his proggier impulses.

Flying Lotus’You’re Dead! is out via Warp on October 7th in the US and one day earlier in the UK.


Flying Lotus
Never Catch Me (Ft. Kendrick Lamar)