3. Flying Lotus x Erykah Badu – “See Thru To U”
As mentioned, Flying Lotus‘ album Until The Quiet Comes is so multifariously off the hook that it’s extremely difficult to pick an emblematic–or even a favorite–track. Luckily Erykah Badu makes it easy with the way her haunting voice wraps itself around the track, equal parts house and hard bop. Or maybe it’s the other way around. The main point is, Badu’s vocal–by turns spooky, slinky and playful–and FlyLo’s track intertwine into a groove so together, you can’t tell where it ends and where it begins.