Today marks the release of Flying Lotus‘ amazing new album, Until The Quiet Comes. And while you can read our review of it right here, we strongly advise that you keep reading this post. Why? Because FlyLo dropped a pretty big gem in his new interview with Pitchfork. In addition to noting that he wants to work with Lil Wayne and Drake—we knew about the latter already—the L.A. producer revealed that he might drop TWO projects soon…for free.
Peep the relevant portion of the Q&A below:
Pitchfork: Where do those crazier beats end up?
Flying Lotus: On my hard drive. I sneak some of it into the show, too.
Pitchfork: What’s the clearest example of something on the new record that you tried out live and thought, “OK, this has just gotta go on the record”?
FL: “Sultan’s Request”. That and “Putty Boy Strut” have been done for maybe a year and a half, or even longer. Those were staples in my show and they’re finally coming out. I get some of that stuff out there, but not a lot of it. It’s very much part of what I do but it’s different– it sounds like me but it’s a little more accessible.
Pitchfork: Do you think about dropping those beats on EPs in between albums?
FL: I actually thought of releasing the Dirty South thing in a couple of weeks on a .zip.
Pitchfork: What’s the hesitation?
FL: I feel like letting the album do its thing. I’ll see. There’s also an ambient album that I wanted to put out like that– just throw some .zips out and, if they like ‘em, they like ‘em.
Oh shit. Read the remainder of the interview at Pitchfork.