Dev Hynes dominated 2012, there’s no question of that. The musical polymath has got to have his hands full just writing and producing for other artists after his most recent work for Sky Ferreira and Solange Knowles, but he’s still finding time to release music under his solo Blood Orange moniker. “Cyan” is a home recorded cover of fellow English musician Kindness and has Hynes displaying his assertively unique lo-fi glam R&B sound to more of an extreme than his collaborations. Like everything else he touches, the vibe of the track somehow feels painfully current and, at the same time, as if it has been preserved in amber for the past 30-40 years and we just happened to dig it up today. It’s good to have an indication we’ll still be getting solo Hynes, no matter how in-demand he’s destined to become working behind the scenes.

The 10 Best Dev Hynes Productions

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