Devonté Hynes aka Blood Orange

DEV HYNES aka Blood OrangeIn this breathtaking talk and performance Dev brings to life two of the neurological conditions that make him such a gifted artist. The first, Synesthesia a condition where pathways cross to experience sounds as color- the second, more sinister- Anxiety; which is a dark and debilitating force in his life. The result; an unique musical composition and mesmerizing visual display that offer a unique glimpse into the mind of a true artist.

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Take a listen and watch Blood Orange’s music videos for “Chamakay” and “Champagne Coast” :

Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes was given the opportunity to score James Franco’s Movie Palo Alto listen to the title track:

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G-Dragon

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King Charles is a singer-songwriter from West London.His style of music is glam rock, folk pop, indie, and pop rock. After signing a global deal in the US with Universal Republic in partnership with his UK independent label, Mi7 Records, King Charles recorded his debut album, Loveblood which was released on 8 May 2012. King Charles has toured with artists such as Laura Marling , Noah and the Whale , and Mumford and Sons. He is definitely a music artist to GET TO KNOW.

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