The forthcoming FlyLo album, Until The Quiet Comes, has something of an all-star cast, featuring contributions from Erykah Badu, Lauren Hill and Thom Yorke. This single-track taster single, though, features no extra frills - just the L.A beatmaker doing what he does best. Combining woozy, chopped-up electronic melodies with a glitchy beat that seems partly inspired by the Chicago Juke movement, "Putty Boy Strut" is an off-beat floorfiller - by his standards, at least. It certainly raises expectations ahead of the album, which we really can't wait to hear.
Pitched somewhere between the gritty, propulsive beats of Los Angeles, and the exploratory jazz of Cosmogramma, Flying Lotus's fourth album, Until The Quiet Comes is arguably the most delicate record he's ever produced. Described as a "collage of mystical states, dreams, sleep and lullabies", it steers away from bigger moments, choosing instead to present an understated patchwork of breezy jazz samples, dusty hip-hop beats smeared vocals seemingly inspired by DMT hallucinations. While previous efforts were wildly futuristic at times, Until The Quiet Comes is confidently classicist - and seals Flying Lotus's position as one of our generation's visionary producers.