by Jordan Galland in New Music on Tuesday 25 October 2011

Devonté Hynes is a magician in my eyes (and ears.) I fell in love with him as the all denim wearing, yankee hat sporting Lightspeed Champion – an interesting enough sounding band name, which I thought, wrongfully, referenced one of those weird creatures from The Never Ending Story.

(Pretty sure one of them was named ‘something Champion’, though. But what could be sexier than his side-side project, Blood Orange? I think that name wins all nomenclature contests. And I haven’t even mentioned the music yet. It’s like Prince went on a date with David Lynch in the south of France and recorded their drunken daydreams.