Archive for the ‘Flying Lotus’ Category

Flying Lotus ft Thundercat – MmHmmm video

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Track taken from FlyLo’s Cosmogramma album, video directed by Special Problems. The sound of now, the visuals of now…

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Flying Lotus talks with Ikonika

Friday, June 4th, 2010


FlyLo talks with Ikonika. Read the interview over at XLR8R

Ikonika – Please

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Ikonika – Sahara Michael

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Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

One of this year’s most anticipated releases, Flying Lotus’ Cosmogramma has finally landed. I remember the first time I heard FlyLo was when a friend gave me a promo copy of the Reset EP, on Warp. It took me a good couple of listens to really get into it but I soon succumbed and didn’t look back, really. Los Angeles resident Flying Lotus is Steven Ellison, Alice Coltrane is his great-aunt and his music sounds like nothing you’ve heard elsewhere. He represents a new sound that has been coming from Cali that has partly been shaped by the Brainfeeder / Low End Theory families with people like Nosaj Thing, Daedelus, Gaslamp Killer setting the tone. A mix between electronica and (mainly instrumental) hip hop is what I feel best describes it. His first two records crept slowly from under the radar to become cult classics mere months after their conception but I think he’ll reach a much bigger audience with this one. As noone seems to care about genres anymore, I think it’s unnecessary to try to stick a label on this one too, you’ll hear traces of IDM, dubstep, hip hop, house, jazz… but it’s really a culmination of all the music the last couple of decades have unleashed upon us and a blueprint of things to come. Just to illustrate its wide acclaim: Tom Yorke is a fan and lend his vocals to the track And the World Laughs With You. The album is out now on Warp and is a future classic and Limited Addiction gives it two thumbs up. Get it while it’s H.O.T.

Read a review on the Resident Advisor site here


Lovin’ the cover art

Flying Lotus + Thom Yorke – And the World Laughs With You

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Interview conducted by Lefto below

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