Flying Lotus ‎– You're Dead!

Warp Records ‎– WARPLP256
2 × Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Album, Gatefold

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A1 Theme
Backing Vocals – Niki RandaBass – ThundercatDrums – Deantoni ParksKeyboards, Sampler [Samples], Backing Vocals – Flying LotusKeyboards, Saxophone – Kamasi WashingtonPercussion – Andres Renteria
A2 Tesla
Bass – ThundercatDrums – Gene CoyeKeyboards, Sampler [Samples] – Flying LotusKeyboards, Written-By – Herbie HancockWritten-By – Stephen Bruner
A3 Cold Dead
Bass – ThundercatDrums – Ronald Bruner*Keyboards – Brandon ColemanKeyboards, Sampler [Samples], Backing Vocals – Flying LotusSaxophone – Kamasi WashingtonWritten-By – Kamasi Washington, Stephen Bruner
A4 Fkn Dead
Bass, Guitar – ThundercatDrums – Gene CoyeKeyboards – Brandon ColemanKeyboards, Percussion, Backing Vocals – Flying LotusPercussion – Andres RenteriaWritten-By – Stephen Bruner
B1 Never Catch Me
Bass, Backing Vocals – ThundercatDrums – Deantoni ParksKeyboards, Backing Vocals – Flying LotusMixed By [Vocals] – Derek "MixedByAli" Ali*Vocals – Kendrick Lamar
B2 Dead Man's Tetris
Bass – ThundercatKeyboards, Synthesizer – Flying LotusVocals – Captain Murphy (2)Vocals, Written-By – Snoop Dogg
B3 Turkey Dog Coma
Bass, Backing Vocals – ThundercatDrums – Justin Brown (4)Guitar – Brendon SmallKeyboards – Brandon Coleman, Flying LotusPercussion – Andres Renteria, Niki RandaSaxophone – Kamasi WashingtonStrings – Miguel Atwood Ferguson*Written-By – Stephen Bruner
B4 Stirring
Bass – ThundercatGuitar – Jeff Lynne (2)Keyboards – Flying LotusWritten-By – Jeff Lynn*
B5 Coronus, The Terminator
Bass – ThundercatDrums – Deantoni ParksKeyboards, Vocals – Flying LotusVocals – Niki RandaWritten-By – Niki Randa
B6 Siren Song
Backing Vocals – Arlene Deradoorian, Niki RandaBass – ThundercatDrums – Deantoni ParksGuitar – Brendon SmallKeyboards – Brandon ColemanPercussion – Andres RenteriaVocals, Written-By – Angel Deradoorian
C1 Turtles
Bass – ThundercatKeyboards – Brandon ColemanWritten-By – Stephen Bruner
C2 Ready Err Not
Bass – Thundercat
C3 Eyes Above
Bass – ThundercatDrums – Deantoni Parks
C4 Moment Of Hesitation
Drums – Gene CoyeEngineer [Assistant] – Martin Cooke (2), Nicolas FournierKeyboards – Herbie HancockMixed By – Rich CosteyMixed By [Assistant] – Mario BorgattaPercussion – Andres RenteriaWritten-By, Saxophone – Kamasi Washington
D1 Descent Into Madness
Bass, Vocals – ThundercatFlute – Laura DarlingtonPercussion – Flying LotusStrings – Miguel Atwood Ferguson*Written-By – Stephen Bruner
D2 The Boys Who Died In Their Sleep
Bass – ThundercatKeyboards – Flying LotusVocals – Captain Murphy (2)
D3 Obligatory Cadence
Backing Vocals – Angel Deradoorian, Arlene Deradoorian, Flying Lotus, Niki Randa, ThundercatBass – ThundercatStrings – Miguel Atwood Ferguson*
D4 Your Potential//The Beyond
Backing Vocals – Flying LotusBass – ThundercatStrings – Miguel Atwood Ferguson*, Taylor CannizzaroVocals, Written-By – Niki Randa
D5 The Protest
Bass – ThundercatDrums – Deantoni ParksKeyboards – Taylor GreavesStrings – Miguel Atwood Ferguson*Vocals – Kimbra Johnson, Laura DarlingtonVocals, Keyboards – Flying Lotus
D6 Protector 2:11

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D6 is a bonus hidden track that is not mentioned on the release and plays after 90 seconds of silence after D5.

(P) 2014 Warp Records Limited
(C) 2014 Warp Records Limited

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 801061025618
  • Matrix / Runout: WARPLP256 A BE56537-01 A2
  • Matrix / Runout: WARPLP256 B BE56537-01 B2
  • Matrix / Runout: WARPLP256 C BE56537-02 C2
  • Matrix / Runout: WARPLP256 D BE56537-02 D2

Other Versions (5 of 14) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BRC-438 Flying Lotus You're Dead!(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-438 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
WARPDD256I Flying Lotus You're Dead! (Instrumental)(20xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Warp Records WARPDD256I UK & Europe 2015
WARPDD256I Flying Lotus You're Dead! (Instrumental)(20xFile, WAV, Album, RE, 24-) Warp Records WARPDD256I Europe 2015
WARPLP256X Flying Lotus You're Dead!(4xLP, Album, 180 + Box, Ltd) Warp Records WARPLP256X UK & Europe 2014 Sell This Version
BRC-449 Flying Lotus You're Dead! Instrumentals(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-449 Japan 2014 Sell This Version


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April 30, 2020
This LP sounds much better than the 2010 pressing of Cosmogramma. It's much more dynamic and sounds fantastic, it's in a beautiful heavy-duty thick spined card jacket with incredible artwork, and from what I've seen it's not very expensive to pick up a copy these days, I highly highly recommend this LP to any Flylo fans.


August 9, 2018
Remember seeing this on ad posters on the London subway... Made me hipster-avoid the album for a bit. Gotta say, though, I, for one, do like the short tracks and the wide experimental vibe (just trying new things and collaborating is impressive). If you liked Cosmogramma then this is your jam, just a bit more epic, dark, hiphop/fusion-infused. It’s short in total, but that’s alright, makes you want more and keeps it feeling urgent which might be on purpose thematically. Personally enjoying this a lot! Props to FlyLo for being so collaborative <3

TT score: 18/17/18/18/19=90%


November 7, 2016

Sorry to say this, I am very disappointed, as only a few listenable tracks, the rest of the tracks sounds like: (fillers only)... At least the artwork is mint, amazing seriously!


October 18, 2016

Even though the A2 side is a bit noisy in my print, I still love this album, it's his best work yet.


September 15, 2016
edited over 3 years ago

this is an interesting album that starts to shine when the jazz drums and sax starts to kick in .



March 11, 2016
edited over 5 years ago
People complaining about how much space is wasted etc have no clue. If you were to split this album into two sides it would sound like crap : you can't cram about 20 minutes worth of bass heavy, distorted electronic material onto one side without having to make SERIOUS compromises during the cutting process. On the other hand, what the mastering engineer could have done to improve it is to either cut each side at 45 RPM (beneficial in every way) or add one or two more songs on each side and make it a 3-sided LP, that said, the latter wouldn't change much and you'd wind up with a blank side (speaking of wasted space...).
There is no point in complaining about the nature of the medium and the limitations that come with it. Take it or leave it, maybe digitise it or live with it, that is.


February 29, 2016
This album is quite the trip. The two 12" format is lost on me though. Its such a waste of material and a bit of a nuisance. Its not like 90s albums that get reissued to a vinyl format and does not really fit the single LP format... this record was intended to be this short side format, which I don't get. Thundercat did the same thing for Apocalypse, which is turning me off from getting the album.

On the plus side, the artwork is amazing. Very twisted, but very clever. Its a great release to have on the shelf, though being overweight.


January 28, 2016
edited over 5 years ago
I found this "album" to be very disappointing considering his previous releases.
This is more like an EP, with 2 or 3 full tracks. The rest seems like filler to me. Random 1 or 2 minute tracks that seem more like ideas or rough mixes or something.
Call me boring but I wanted more of the same stuff that got me into Flying Lotus. I loved the heavy, throbbing basslines that to me was his signature sound. There is almost none of that here, instead just self indulgent experiments that for me serve no purpose other than to bore and make me listen to something else instead.

I find the generally very positive reception of the album incredibly confusing.


January 9, 2016
(Quick Review #14)
Listen: #1

I went to this album since I heard it was nice and jazzy mixed with some fun weird shit. It's a good album in my opinion. The production is great, and besides the Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Joints, the whole album has a J. Dilla Donuts vibe to it, with most tracks only being 1-2 minutes. This is by no means a bad thing, as I love Donuts. But yea, great production, great vibe, great album

Decent to Strong 8


November 26, 2015
somebody involved in this release must really hate inner groove distortion..