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Blood Orange - Sutphin Boulevard

Blood Orange - Sutphin Boulevard

Published:
Mar 24, 2012
Total plays:
19,448
Favorited:
123 times
Why do we like this?
Dev Hynes of Brooklyn-based Blood Orange has that swag. Known alternately as Lightspeed Champion, Hynes has penned songs for everyone from Florence and the Machine to the Chemical Brothers. His cool factor is exposed in his latest 2011 LP release, Coastal Grooves, with smooth 80s style singing and visually represented sensuous imagery.

"Sutphin Boulevard" is one of those tracks that makes you feel sexy and broken, scrounging for that last drop of whiskey at the end of a tumultuous night out. His focus on 80s revival, R&B and pop come together in this track and is transferred superbly throughout the rest of Coastal Grooves.

Blood Orange pays homage to 80s-era dance music and Prince. Domino even identified "Chris Isaak, Billy Idol, 80s Japanese pop such as Yellow Magic Orchestra and French singer F.R David" as reference points for what we can hear on Coastal Grooves.

Check out the video for "Suthpin Boulevard" as director Alan Del Rio Ortiz captures the hazy incandescent group dynamic of a colony of Brooklyn punks and glammed-up queens, as Blood Orange writhes on a microphone stand with wicked cool Prince eminence.
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