L’Orange – The Ordinary Man [Album Stream]

As promised, L’Orange drops off his new album, “The Ordinary Man”. On his third album, L’Orange builds upon his previous catalogue’s cinematic film noir and cabaret jazz fixations, but adds a thematic focus, whimsy, and feverish urgency. It arrives after a tumultuous two-year saga in which a series of tumors grew in L’Orange’s right ear, which eventually led to almost total deafness on that side. Surgeries left him off-balance and dizzy. A natural fear gripped him, causing self-doubt about whether he’d regain the totality of his gift. But as it does quite often, turmoil spurred the producer to create his most poignant body of work. Released on Mello Music Group, The Ordinary Man chronicles the narrative of a magician who discovered late in life that his peers weren’t actually pulling rabbits from hats. Crestfallen and disillusioned, he digs deeper to push his own show into uncharted territory, demonstrating ostensibly impossible feats for crowds too terrified to ask for the reveal. Take a listen below and pick up a copy via Bandcamp. The Ordinary Man by L'Orange

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L’Orange feat. Del The Funky Homosapien – Blame The Author [Video]

L’Orange & Del The Funky Homosapien’s first collaboration is a magical tourney into a strange castle. The new video is stunning. Directed by Alexander Thompson, the video shows an incredibly skilled touch in combining live action, stop motion and animation. Taken from L’Orange’s upcoming album, “The Ordinary Man”, due out October 27. Pre-order your copy here.

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TrackBlasters Radio: 02.10.17

Da More Fire Monday – The Correct Flava To Start Your Week Host: DJ P.R. Today’s show includes new joints from the likes of Masta Killa, Run The Jewels, Teck-Zilla, L’Orange, Lute, Talib Kweli and Snoop Dogg. Press play or hit the download button and enjoy. Record Of The Day: Masta Killa feat. Inspectah Deck & GZA – Tiger And The Mantice Playlist Wu-Tang Clan – Don’t Stop Wu-Tang feat. Inspectah Deck & Redman – Lesson Learn’d **Record Of The Day Masta Killa feat. Inspectah Deck & GZA – Tiger And The Mantice Run The Jewels – Mean Demeanor Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE. (Skrillex Remix) Teck-Zilla feat. Phlow – Go Hard (Bigger Than A Monster) Jay-Z feat. Damian Marley – Bam Sean Price feat. Buckshot & General Steele – Apartheid Rock feat. Kuniva – Wishin L’Orange feat. Blu & Elzhi – The Difference The Doppelgangaz – If It Wasn’t For The Cloack Lute feat. Elevator Jay – Home Lute feat. Cam O’bi -Ford’s Prayer Goodie Mob feat. Andre 3000 – Thought Process Talib Kweli feat. Rick Ross & Yummy Bingham – Heads up Eyes Open Snoop Dogg feat. B. Slade – Words Are Few Download here (right click and save as…)

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L’Orange feat. Blu & Elzhi – The Difference [Audio x Download]

L’Orange teams up with Blu and Elzhi on “The Difference” from his upcoming LP, “The Ordinary Man”. “The Ordinary Man” is the third solo album from producer L’Orange. Known for his early 20th century inspired style and stripped down jazz influence, L’Orange’s solo work is often very personal and intimate and the new album is no different. Although mostly instrumental, there are vocal features from underground legends like Del The Funky Homosapien, Blu, Elzhi and Oddisee, as well as up and coming artists like Koreatown Oddity, Chuuwee & Solemn Brigham. These features cement the narrative of the album, tying together a long form story. Conceptually, the album follows a magician from being an unknown to the biggest star in the world. Performing impossible feats for thousands of people, the magician eventually becomes disillusioned and bitter, blaming the world for not understanding his greatness. Although dark in tone, the album is reliably playful and absurd, taking a shadowy story and combining it with the most polished production we’ve ever seen from L’Orange. Stream/download “The Difference” below and pre-order the album here, before it drops on October 27th. The Ordinary Man by L'Orange

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TrackBlasters Radio: 15.09.17

Da Fat Friday Afternoon – The Official Soundtrack To Your Weekend Host: DJ P.R. Today’s show includes new music from the likes of The Game, Nipsey Hussle, The Cool Kids, Russ, Audio Push, Dave East and many more. Happy Friday, ya’ll! Press play and enjoy. Record Of The Day: Dave East – Bipolar Playlist The Game – Heaven 4 A Gangster Nipsey Hussle – Grindin All My Life Kendrick Lamar – GOD. Jay-Z – The Story Of O.J. Masta Killa feat. Method Man & Redman – Therapy Wu-Tang Clan feat. Redman – People Say The Cool Kids feat. Boldy James & Smoke DZA – On The Set Audio Push – The Gamble Russ – Think Twice **Record Of The Day** Dave East – Bipolar Slaine & Termanology feat. Conway – Came A Long Way Statik Selektah feat. The LOX & Mtume – But You Don’t Hear Me Tho L’Orange feat. Oddisee – Look Around Tha God Fahim feat. Kalima – Third Eye Blazin Curse – Herbstwind (Teil 1, 2, 3) Download here (right click and save as…)

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L’Orange feat. Oddisee – Look Around [Audio x Download]

After a trying battle with hearing loss and a number of surgeries, producer L’Orange preps his new album “The Ordinary Man” (out October 27th on Mello Music Group), a concept album about a superstar magician disillusioned with the world that made his greatness. Now fully deaf in one ear, this album marks a shift and growth for L’Orange towards an even tighter and developed sound while maintaining his sample-heavy knack for finding the essence of his influences in every beat. The first single from the album is a landmark collaboration for Mello Music Group, combining for the first time two of the most prolific and talented artists on the roster: L’Orange & Oddisee. The new song, “Look Around (feat. Oddisee)” is a perfect marriage of styles. Musically, it’s an adventurous exploration of traditional and unorthodox approaches. Stream and download “Look Around” below. The Ordinary Man by L'Orange

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L’Orange & Mr. Lif – The Gentle End [Video]

Alone in the evening, in public spaces, the mind wanders. Twilight dreams flicker through the mind’s eye and overlap our quotidian commutes. Director Jon Webb’s dance of light plays seamlessly over Nashville based producer L’Orange’s subdued spaghetti western whistling, dry-drum driven soundscape. The lead-laced, pumice toned voice of veteran vocalist Mr. Lif ambles deftly through the track like the lone survivor of a world well over the excitement of an end that has long since passed. The final video from the duo’s recent album “The Life & Death of Scenery” (Mello Music Group & Adult Swim) brings color and lighting choices that call to mind something Gasper Noe might have shot if on location in LA. The otherworldly feel is highlighted by actress Xinyi Zhu who dreams with eyes open while lost somewhere in time wearing a dookie gold chain, thin rimmed full moon spectacles, and high hipped denim shorts. The video is a magical ode to the quiet escapism headphones offer.

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TrackBlasters Radio: 06.01.17

Da Fat Friday Afternoon – The Official Soundtrack To Your Weekend Host: DJ P.R. Happy Friday, ya’ll! Record Of The Day: Russ – Sideline Number Playlist Kool Keith feat. MF DOOM – Super Hero (L’Orange Remix) **Record Of The Day** Russ – Sideline Number J. Cole – Ville Mentality Mpulse – Jack Move 2 Tyga feat. Kanye West – Feel Me TLC – Diggin’ On You (Kaytranada Edit) Latrelle – House Party (Kaytranada Edit) Lupe Fiasco feat. Jake Torrey – Wild Child Baauer – Candy Man **Gorillaz – Noodle (Mix)** Download here (right click and save as…)

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Kool Keith feat. MF DOOM – Super Hero (L’Orange Remix) [Audio x Download]

Nashville based producer L’Orange is keeping busy, having just released a a record with Mr. Lif (“The Life & Death Of Scenery”) with Adult Swim and MMG, then releasing a free EP (“Koala”), and preparing to go on tour with Wax Tailor. But forget being busy, when two of the world’s biggest rap super heroes call, you break out the MPC. The original song “Super Hero” appeared on Kool Keith’s most recent solo album “Feature Magnetic”. Feature Magnetic by Kool Keith

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