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.