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FLYING LOTUS


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Steven Ellison, known by the stage name of Flying Lotus, is an experimental multi-genre music producer, laptop musician, and rapper from Los Angeles, California. He is the great-nephew of the late jazz pianist Alice Coltrane, and her husband saxophonist John Coltrane. He is also the cousin of musician Ravi Coltrane. Flying Lotus has released four studio albums—1983 (2006), Los Angeles (2008), Cosmogramma (2010), and Until the Quiet Comes (2012)—all to increasing critical acclaim. He has produced much of the bumper music on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming block. He also contributed remixes for fellow Plug Research artists including Mia Doi Todd. He is often referred to as FlyLo by fans and critics. In 2012, Ellison began rapping under the persona Captain Murphy. Ellison kept the fact that he was Captain Murphy a secret for several months, finally revealing it several weeks after the release of his first rap mixtape, Duality.

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by Michael Major - January 18, 2023

Maria Chiara Argirò broke onto the electronic scene last year with her breathtaking, jazz infused album Forest City which earned high acclaim from Pitchfork, BBC, The Fader and garnered comparisons to the likes of Thom Yorke and Kelly Lee Owens.  On Forest City, Argirò liberated herself from the str...
Tutara Peak Teams Up With Milan Ring For New Single 'If' Photo Tutara Peak Teams Up With Milan Ring For New Single 'If'
by Michael Major - November 23, 2022

“If” opens with organic instrumental elements that pave the way for Milan Ring’s skillful songwriting.  Lyrically weaving intricate words with overtones of the dichotomy between both affection and yearning, “If” is an ode to the “what could have been’s” of life’s journey.  Tutara Peak strikingly com...
Little Snake Surprise Releases New EP 'Driving On Acid' Photo Little Snake Surprise Releases New EP 'Driving On Acid'
by Michael Major - November 11, 2022

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Billie Eilish, Doja Cat & More Join Audible's New Original Series 'Origins' Photo Billie Eilish, Doja Cat & More Join Audible's New Original Series 'Origins'
by Michael Major - October 26, 2022

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Flying Lotus Shares 'Ozzy's Dungeon' Soundtrack for 'VHS 99' Photo Flying Lotus Shares 'Ozzy's Dungeon' Soundtrack for 'VHS 99'
by Michael Major - October 20, 2022

The accompanying seven-song soundtrack Flying Lotus Presents: Music From The Hit Game Show Ozzy’s Dungeon is out now on Warp Records. Reflecting the tone of “Ozzy’s Dungeon,” which takes place on the set of a children’s game show in the ‘90s, the soundtrack plays with the grainy, lo-fi aesthetics of...
Ivy Lab finally Unveil 'Infinite Falling Ground' LP Photo Ivy Lab finally Unveil 'Infinite Falling Ground' LP
by Michael Major - October 14, 2022

After months of anticipation, revered experimental duo Ivy Lab have unveiled their intricate masterwork: Infinite Falling Ground. Led by standout singles “Dogma” and “Balaclava,' it’s a 14-track reimagining of Ivy Lab’s possibilities as they shift from in-your-face bass to something much more intros...
Tutara Peak & Aether Release New Single 'Yukijo' Photo Tutara Peak & Aether Release New Single 'Yukijo'
by Michael Major - October 12, 2022

UK based producer Tutara Peak celebrates the release of his joint collaboration with Canada based colleague Aether, slated for release on Wednesday, October 12th. The coupling’s piece of work “Yukijo” explores ambient, vibrant and downtempo soundscapes that demonstrate diversity across the two’s sty...
Ivy Lab Unveil 'Dogma' From 'Infinite Falling Ground' Photo Ivy Lab Unveil 'Dogma' From 'Infinite Falling Ground'
by Michael Major - September 28, 2022

Featuring an atmospheric, ethereal soundscape, it comes alongside dreamy black-and-white visuals that make the release a full sensory experience. The track comes on the heels of “Balaclava” which set the stage for Infinite Falling Ground’s audiovisual aesthetic with brooding, intensely surreal touch...
Teebs Enlists Panda Bear for 'Did It Again' Photo Teebs Enlists Panda Bear for 'Did It Again'
by Michael Major - September 26, 2022

An awe-inspiring output over the past nine years includes two full-length albums and one mini-album on Brainfeeder, multiple split albums and collaborative EPs with the likes of Daedelus and Jeremiah Jae, and two limited run CDs on My Hollow Drum. He is also one half of the Sons of Morning with fell...
Ivy Lab Announce 'Infinite Falling Ground' Tour Photo Ivy Lab Announce 'Infinite Falling Ground' Tour
by Michael Major - September 20, 2022

In support of their forthcoming full-length record, revered experimental duo Ivy Lab have announced the Infinite Falling Ground tour. It’s an expansive audiovisual experience that will premiere on October 20th at Fold in London before heading stateside for another premiere on November 26th at The Re...
Ivy Lab Release 'Balaclava' & Announce 'Infinite Falling Ground' LP Photo Ivy Lab Release 'Balaclava' & Announce 'Infinite Falling Ground' LP
by Michael Major - September 07, 2022

Revered experimental duo Ivy Lab have signaled the start of a new artistic era with “Balaclava,” the first single from their forthcoming project: Infinite Falling Ground. Challenging preconceived notions of an Ivy Lab release, the track is an audiovisual experience that alchemizes sadness with the s...
Dorian Concept Announces New LP 'What We Do For Others' Photo Dorian Concept Announces New LP 'What We Do For Others'
by Michael Major - September 07, 2022

To herald the upcoming album's pending release, he shares the lead single and video “Let It All Go,” with visuals directed by Johnson himself. What We Do For Others marks the third studio album by the Austrian producer and synthesizer savant, famed for his singular, beautifully detailed sonic tapest...
Terence ETC. (aka Terence Nance) to Release Debut LP 'V O R T E X' Photo Terence ETC. (aka Terence Nance) to Release Debut LP 'V O R T E X'
by Michael Major - August 15, 2022

The album features contributions from Terence’s friends Nick Hakim, Serpentwithfeet, Nelson Bandela plus GRAMMY-nominated artists Brandee Younger (harp), Nick Semrad (keys) and Raja Kassis (guitar). Earlier this summer, he shared lead singles “In Contemplation of Clair’s Scent” and “The Merchant of ...
AIR APPARENT Shares New Single 'Leave Me' From Upcoming Album Photo AIR APPARENT Shares New Single 'Leave Me' From Upcoming Album
by Michael Major - August 03, 2022

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Terence ETC Releases 'The Merchant of Flatbush' Photo Terence ETC Releases 'The Merchant of Flatbush'
by Michael Major - July 26, 2022

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by Michael Major - July 07, 2022

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Flying Lotus Releases New Double Single 'The Room'/ 'You Don't Know' feat. Devin Trac Photo Flying Lotus Releases New Double Single 'The Room'/ 'You Don't Know' feat. Devin Tracy
by Michael Major - June 16, 2022

These two new vocal tracks feature emerging Los Angeles-based soul vocalist Devin Tracy, who Flying Lotus discovered at a session. The kinship was immediate, resulting in not one but two new tracks, one of which reworks a track from Netflix’s YASUKE, which FlyLo soundtracked and executive produced....
VIDEO: Brandon Coleman Shares Video for 'Be With Me' Photo VIDEO: Brandon Coleman Shares Video for 'Be With Me'
by Michael Major - May 10, 2022

Brandon Coleman shares a brand new video, “Be With Me,” directed by Lauren Desberg and the latest from his upcoming album Interstellar Black Space via Brainfeeder. The album was announced with lead single “Blast Off” and will feature contributions from fellow jazz heavyweights Kamasi Washington, Rya...
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by Michael Major - November 30, 2021

The full festival lineup is: Erykah Badu, Nas, The Roots, Miguel, Jhené Aiko, The internet, Flying Lotus, Kamasi Washington, Thundercat, Smino, Hiatus Kaiyote, Sir, Little Dragon, Toro y Moi, Musiq Soulchild, India.Arie, Macy Gray, Angie Stone, Leela James, Talib Kweli, Roy Ayers, Dead Prez, Slum Vi...
Ross From Friends Announces New Album 'Tread' Photo Ross From Friends Announces New Album 'Tread'
by TV News Desk - August 25, 2021

Lead single “The Daisy” exemplifies the spirit of the album. A bewitching club track that skips out of the speakers, the peppy 2-step drums cozying up to swollen pads that tug on your heart strings....
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by Sarah Jae Leiber - July 14, 2021

The series kicks off July 19 with pianist and producer Jamael Dean, a jazz prodigy who has collaborated and performed with artists like Kamasi Washington, Thundercat, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Carlos Niño...
Thundercat Wins Best R&B Record at A2IM Libera Awards Photo Thundercat Wins Best R&B Record at A2IM Libera Awards
by Sarah Jae Leiber - June 18, 2021

In addition to Thundercat’s big win, Ninja Tune were proud to be nominated in 2021 for Label of the Year (Big)....
Thundercat Announces Fall 2021 North American Tour Photo Thundercat Announces Fall 2021 North American Tour
by TV News Desk - June 08, 2021

Later this month, he’ll make his live return alongside friend and frequent collaborator Flying Lotus at the Hollywood Bowl on 6/12, a performance dedicated to essential and front-line workers....
Third Side Music Signs Legendary Trombonist Phil Ranelin To Worldwide Admin Deal Photo Third Side Music Signs Legendary Trombonist Phil Ranelin To Worldwide Admin Deal
by Sarah Jae Leiber - June 03, 2021

This year, Ranelin’s Tribe discography has seen a long-awaited re-issue in collaboration with Now-Again and Vinyl Me Please, entitled The Story of Tribe Records. Ranelin is also currently working with filmmaker Stephen Auerbach on the documentary of frequent collaborator, Freddie Hubbard. ...
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by Sarah Jae Leiber - June 01, 2021

This new venture will see FFC working alongside Ninja Tune to continue to expand the vision of Foreign Family Collective as a global entity supporting musicians and artists alike.  ...