Shuffle | Flying Lotus
by Joshua P. Ferguson
There's been some furious writing going on at the Dialogue Inc HQ and our intention was to share as much of that as possible today, then we were subsequently mesmerized by this little gem, a short film for Flying Lotus's impending LP, Until the Quiet Comes. Envisioned by rising music-video director Kahlil Joseph, who's also brought the music of Shabazz Palaces, Lee Fields and Seu Jorge to visual life, the film is a redemptive story of sorts, of how music can offer second chances.
The not-so-sly nod to J.Dilla traces an important connection between the prolific hip-hop producer and the increasingly prolific FlyLo. Erykah Badu knows this, featuring heavily on the LPs teaser single "See Thru to U," which is also featured in the short. Filmed on 35mm, it captures a gritty L.A. with its inner city lives and all its dangers. Frightening and beautiful at the same time, it makes you give pause—and then get a little antsy in anticipation of the full record which is out Oct 1 and 2 on Warp Records.
— "See Thru to U" featuring Erykah Badu
— "Hunger" featuring Niki Randa
— "Getting There" featuring Niki Randa