Flying Lotus

Born 7 October 1983.
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Flying Lotus in conversaton with Lauren Laverne

Flying Lotus (aka Steven Ellison) joins Lauren to talk about his new album.

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Steven Ellison (born October 7, 1983), known by his stage name Flying Lotus, is an experimental multi-genre music producer, electronic musician and rapper from Los Angeles, California.

Flying Lotus has released four studio albums—1983 (2006), Los Angeles (2008), Cosmogramma (2010), and Until the Quiet Comes (2012)—to increasing critical acclaim. His fifth studio album, You're Dead!, is scheduled to be released in 2014. 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, based on the Sealab 2021 character of the same name. Ellison kept this fact a secret for several months, finally revealing his identity several weeks after the release of his first rap mixtape, Duality.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Until the Quiet Comes

    Until the Quiet Comes 2012

    Reviewed by Marcus J. Moore
    California producer finds his happy place on this exceptional LP.
  2. Review of Pattern + Grid World

    Pattern + Grid World 2010

    Reviewed by Colin Buttimer
    It may sound like an addendum to Cosmogramma, but it's no less essential for that.
  3. Review of Cosmogramma

    Cosmogramma 2010

    Reviewed by Adam Kennedy
    Cosmogramma proves itself to be as mind-meltingly boundless as a black hole.
  4. Review of Los Angeles

    Los Angeles 2008

    Reviewed by Alex Forster
    Steven Ellison's hometown provides the impetus for a narrative of city life where...
  5. Review of Reset EP

    Reset EP 2007

    Reviewed by Sarah Nyman
    There remains large elements of individuality to Reset EP, that will ensure this stays...
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