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Lightspeed Champion

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Devonté "Dev" Hynes (born 23 December 1985), also known as Lightspeed Champion or Blood Orange, is a British singer, composer, songwriter, producer and author. He has written for artists such as Florence and the Machine, Diana Vickers and The Chemical Brothers on their 2007 Grammy award winning album We Are The Night. He is currently signed to Domino Records. Hynes was born and raised in Ilford, Essex . He was educated at the Chadwell Heath Foundation School, now known as Chadwell Heath Academy. He has resided in New York since 2007. The name 'Lightspeed Champion' comes from a series of comic strips Hynes drew as a teenager in his school mathematics books. Hynes was voted the 49th 'coolest person in rock' in NME's 2007 Cool List, jumping to position 20 in the following year's list. From their formation in 2004 until their break-up in 2006, Hynes was a member of the band Test Icicles, playing guitar, synth, and occasionally performing vocals. They released only one full-length album (For Screening Purposes Only) in 2005. Hynes is currently producing and working on songs closely with Solange Knowles on his third studio album which is set to release in early 2013 alongside Mutya Keisha Siobhan on their debut album.

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