Blood Orange
Cupid Deluxe


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 A TAV Essential Listening Album.

Cupid Deluxe is the follow up to Devonté Hynes’ debut as Blood Orange, 2011’s Coastal Grooves.  Since that album’s release, Hynes has written and produced music for the likes of Solange, Sky Ferreira, MKS, and more.  Cupid Deluxe shows a more expansive aural palate than its predecessor while retaining the pop sensibilities that Hynes has showcased since his days in Test Icicles and Lightspeed Champion.  Simply put, Cupid Deluxe perfectly highlights why Hynes has become one of the most exhilarating and prolific voices creating music right now.

The album was produced by Hynes in his adopted hometown of New York City, mixed by Jimmy Douglass, and features amazing guest appearances by David Longstreth (Dirty Projectors), Caroline Polachek (Chairlift), Samantha Urbani (Friends), Clams Casino, Despot, Adam Bainbridge (Kindness), Skepta and many more. – Domino Records

Pitchfork Media ranked the record among the top 100 albums of the current decade. :

“If Prince were a humble introvert, he might have produced Cupid Deluxe, which brings a contemporary curatorial sensibility to the funky R&B and synth-pop of the '70s and '80s. But it’s too idiosyncratic to be reduced to period pastiche. Instead, below production that consists of bubble bursts, oiled whizzes, and black crayon scrawls of bass, it’s a fossil record of the life of mercurial performer Dev Hynes. ...

He focuses on blending understated details and spotlights his collaborators—setting up Despot with a cunning overture on “Clipped On” and letting Caroline Polachek lead “Chamakay”, where she speaks volumes with an extra vocal shiver on the word “game.” Cupid Deluxe is a study in making the most of what you’ve got, which is to say it’s a study in cool.” – Brian Howe / Pitchfork

Item description:


Blood Orange


Cupid Deluxe




2 × Vinyl, LP, Album


USA, Canada & UK

Release Date:

This reissue: 2014 | Original - 2013


Soul, Pop, Electronica


Neo Soul, Contemporary R&B, New Wave, Synth-pop,

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