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Blood Orange at the El Rey

The soulful and oh-so-smooth Devonté Hynes brings his solo project to LA between Coachella weekends

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Samantha Urbani (right) with Blood Orange
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Samantha Urbani (left) with Blood Orange
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Fans of the musical wonders that were Test Icicles and Lightspeed Champion, rejoice: Devonté Hynes has again been reborn, and his new name is Blood Orange. Wistful, '90s inspired, R&B/chillwave is Blood Orange's forte, demonstrated perfectly in his 2013 album Cupid Deluxe, which features collaborations with Caroline Polachek of Chairlift, Clams Casino and Dirty Projectors' David Longstreth. But frankly, we're surprised Hynes even has time to make his own music at all; along with writing songs for the likes of Solange, Florence + the Machine and Britney Spears, he also serves as a fashion consultant for Jay-Z's Rocawear.

Check out our photos from last night's show—sandwiched between Hynes' two Coachella appearances—at the El Rey Theatre.

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