Dev Hynes Loses All in Fire, Needs Your Help

Posted by The G on December 18, 2013 under GNN | Be the First to Comment

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Devonte Hynes aka Dev aka Test Icicles aka Lightspeed Champion aka Blood Orange

Devonte Hynes aka Dev aka Test Icicles aka Lightspeed Champion aka Blood Orange

If you are in the giving spirit this holiday season, indie musician Dev Hynes (who records as Test Icicles, Lightspeed Champion and Blood Orange) could sure use your help.  He lost everything in an apartment fire, including old hard drives, tons of music he’s written and recorded and even his poor dog perished in the fire.  So tragic and sad.  I’ve lived through an apartment fire (luckily my ‘stuff’ was ok, though the same cannot be said about the building I’d lived in) and I can truly say it was one of the worst days of my life.  Massive hugs for a speedy recovery to Dev Hynes on this horrible tragedy that he’s going through.

So here’s where you can help – they’ve set up a GoFundYourself account to help Dev Hynes pick up the pieces.  The link is here, and awesomely, they’ve raised over $15,000 US within the first 24 hours.  Obviously rebuilding your life from scratch is quite expensive, so please give a thought to Dev this season and give what you can, no matter how small.

Download Tracks from Dev Hynes’ Blood Orange Project

Posted by The G on April 12, 2011 under GNN | Be the First to Comment

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Dev Hynes

Dev Hynes

Under any name, Devonte Hynes is a really talented guy.  He’s recorded under the names Lightspeed Champion, Test Icicle and after meeting him in person once, he told me I could just call him Dev.  He’s got a new project called Blood Orange, and if you head over to Stereogum, you can download three tracks for free!  Thanks Dev.

Also, you can watch Dev perform a live cover of Janet Jackson’s “He Doesn’t Even Know I’m Alive,” which is also awesome here.

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