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Lightspeed Champion releases first of 50 bootleg albums

on December 07, 2009, 12:15pm

Devonte Hynes (aka Lightspeed Champion) runs away with the title of “most prolific artist,” revealing that he has 50 albums ready for bootleg release. It’s a great business model — he keeps the fans happy with regular releases, but also maintains a great sense of quality control for his albums:

“So I decided that in every gap in the week that I found myself sitting down, or watching t.v. or waiting for tea to brew or logging onto facebook. I would write and record a song instead, without any real thought behind it, and by making words up essentially as I went along.”

Speaking to Spinner UK, Hynes offered an insight into his wild creative output; the 50 will see the light of day “at the very least.” The first of the releases, House Sitting Songs, arrived last week via the singer-songwriters’ blog. It’s a tinny, claustrophobic record but interesting nonetheless. Hynes agrees: “Some things are worth paying for and some aren’t.”

Hynes has a busy schedule, launching his offshoot project Blood Orange, although Lightspeed Champion remains his creative focus. His second album, Life is Sweet! Nice to Meet You, is scheduled for release on February 16th, 2010. Lead single “Marlene” is out January 25, 2010. Enjoy the trippy video whilst you wait:

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