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Dev Hynes as Blood Orange: A Force of Motion

The producer and performer takes his touring act to the Apollo in the show “Blood Orange and Friends.”

Blood Orange is the recording and performing name for Dev Hynes, who grew up in London and became an excellent New Yorker about 10 years ago. He’s become semi-popular for his songs — the curious and elegiac tracks on the albums “Coastal Grooves” and “Cupid Deluxe” — but beyond the recorded evidence, Blood Orange represents a force of motion, aggregation, reclamation and scholarship. In his own work and through his collaborations with female singers — Carly Rae Jepsen, Solange Knowles, FKA twigs, Sky Ferreira — he’s been creatively juxtaposing the sounds of ’80s and ’90s R&B and dance music against changing contemporary aesthetics. He has never fully committed to becoming a touring act, but it’s not a stretch to predict that “Blood Orange and Friends,” at the Apollo on Dec. 12, will be a memorable scene. Guests include the rappers Le1f and Junglepussy; the hip-hop trio Ratking; and a D.J. set by Kindness, a.k.a. the singer Adam Bainbridge. (3 and 8 p.m., bowerypresents.com.)

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