Splitting musical molecules and guiding his audience under the spray of the resulting star dust, Flying Lotus is already making his mark in hip hop history. Check out a Fireside Chat with this fresh Westcoast beat alchemist.
Flying Lotus has got relatives whose names are like passwords into any jazz lover's and hip hop head's utmost respect. His grandmother is songwriter Marilyn McLeod, he is the great-nephew of the late Alice Coltrane, whose husband was John Coltrane and he is also the cousin of musician Ravi Coltrane. But that's not the main reason why Flying Lotus has attracted props like sunshine to sunflowers.
Since his two LPs for Plug Research and Warp, he's been in-demand as producer, remixer and live performer all over the world. Check the pulsing hum of simply sick beats, the blissed-out soundtracks of outerspace computer vistas and a cartoonist's sense of colour, and you can see why everyone wants his tracks.
As well as running his Brainfeeder label, which boasts a roster of forward-thinking beat artists like Ras G, Samiyam, and The Gaslamp Killer among others. At the time of writing, Flying Lotus will be collaborating with Erykah Badu on new material for her next album after directing a video for her 2010 album New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ank).
Follow FlyLo through the bright corridors of his mind for a very special guided tour through what makes Brainfeeder tick with this Fireside Chat straight from Red Bull Music Academy 2010 in London.
The Gaslamp Killer - A Decade Of Flying Lotus Mix - Brainfeeder/Warp
Gonjasufi - Candylane - Warp
Samiyam - My Buddy - Unreleased
Flyamsam - The Offbeat - Ghostly International
Ras G - Stealth Mode - Brainfeeder
Mono/Poly - Manifestations - Brainfeeder
Daedelus - Order Of The Golden Dawn - Brainfeeder
Teebs - Arthurs Birds - Unreleased
Tokimonsta - Fall dreams - Brainfeeder
Lorn - Tomorow - Brainfeeder
Jeremiah Jae - Vertical Pupils - Brainfeeder
Dr. Strangeloop - Are We Lost Mammals...? – Brainfeeder