Blood Orange is an alias of Devonté Hynes
also known as Lightspeed Champion
and member of the now defunct Test Icicles
. His first release under the 'Blood Orange' moniker was in June 2009 via his personal blog. 'Said No
' and 'Champagne Coast
' appeared as a ltd. 7" bonus disc for the fourth release on Rise's album of the month club. 500 copies pressed on orange-coloured vinyl. 'Sutphin Boulevard
' was the first release through Domino Recording Co., the label that would release the first album offering, 'Coastal Grooves
', on August 8th 2011.