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Q&A: Flying Lotus On Death, Grand Theft Auto, And Closing A Chapter With You’re Dead!

Steven Ellison isn’t the biggest fan of heights. We’re standing on a fire escape, and then a rooftop, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, which is cloaked in a gray, near-autumnal haze. Ellison’s movements are never particularly fast — he walks around as if he’s checking in with each piece of ground just a bit more than the… More »

By: Ryan Leas / October 2, 2014 - 12:42 pm

Flying Lotus – “Never Catch Me” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar) Video

The Flying Lotus/Kendrick Lamar collab “Never Catch Me” is one of the highlights from FlyLo’s upcoming album You’re Dead, and now it has a great video to go along with it. The Hiro Murai-directed clip follows two kids who start off by jumping out of their coffins at a funeral and launching into an rapturou… More »

By: James Rettig / October 1, 2014 - 8:28 pm

Hear Six New Flying Lotus Songs In A Short Film Starring Noomi Rapace

Flying Lotus scored a new short film by British artist and designer Aitor Throup, which debuted over on Nowness earlier today. It’s a portrait of Swedish actor Noomi Rapace (probably best known for her role in Prometheus) that “not only depicts a three-dimensional portrait of Rapace being intricately sculpted but also acts as a portrait… More »

By: James Rettig / September 29, 2014 - 1:10 pm

Pharrell Didn’t Guest On Flying Lotus’ You’re Dead Because He Didn’t Want To Die

The forthcoming Flying Lotus album You’re Dead! has some impressively big-name guests, like Kendrick Lamar on “Never Catch Me” and Herbie Hancock on “Moment Of Hesitation.” But the album also has a sort of amorphous, generalized death theme, perhaps best expressed by the fucking badass art that FlyLo commissioned for each of the album’s tracks. More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 24, 2014 - 2:51 pm

Flying Lotus – “Coronus, The Terminator”

Spaced-out astral traveler Flying Lotus is preparing to unleash his new album You’re Dead! upon the world, and he’s already shared two of the album’s superstar collaborations: “Moment Of Hesitation,” with Herbie Hancock and Thundercat, and “Never Catch Me,” with Kendrick Lamar. Today, we get to hear a song that doesn’t have a big-name guest,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 18, 2014 - 11:23 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This week brought a small avalanche of new songs from big-ticket names. And four of the tracks that made our list of the 5 Best Songs Of The Week come from such artists — it easily could have been a full five-for-five if we weren’t divided on the new Iceage single … or the new… More »

By: Stereogum / September 5, 2014 - 5:17 pm

Flying Lotus – “Never Catch Me” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

The spaced-out production guru Flying Lotus has lined up some big names to guest on his forthcoming album You’re Dead!, and we’ve already heard what happens when Herbie Hancock jumps on a track with him and Thundercat. But the most immediately intriguing track on the You’re Dead! tracklist was always “Never Catch Me,” which unite… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 3, 2014 - 8:07 am

Stereogum’s 9 Favorite Sets From FYF Fest 2014

Los Angeles’ FYF Fest was one of the more stylistically diverse festivals of the year. Its lineup blended major headliners (Phoenix, the Strokes, HAIM) with some of the best electronic musicians in the world (Flying Lotus, Todd Terje, Four Tet), and managed to throw in some choice heavier stuff (Boris, Deafheaven), hip-hop (Earl Sweatshirt, Ru… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 25, 2014 - 2:32 pm

Flying Lotus – “Moment Of Hesitation” (Feat. Herbie Hancock & Thundercat)

Flying Lotus shared the first track from his new album You’re Dead! on BBC Radio 6 today. It’s called “Moment of Hesitation” and features Herbie Hancock and Thundercat. He also was interviewed by Gilles Peterson and talks about the new album, which he says started off as a jazz record, his excitement over moving over… More »

By: James Rettig / August 23, 2014 - 3:36 pm

Report & Photos From Ceremonia 2014

Staged in Toluca, nearly an hour outside Mexico City, the Ceremonia festival takes over the grounds of an enormous go-cart track, which not only provides a fairly panoramic mountaintop view but goes a long way toward making you feel like you are exactly in the middle of nowhere. This is the only festival I’ve ever… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / August 21, 2014 - 2:23 pm

Captain Murphy – “Cosplay”

Just yesterday, Flying Lotus alter ego Captain Murphy released a clip from his Adult Swim cartoon called “The Birth Of Captain Murphy.” And today, FlyLo drops the Captain Murphy track he recorded for the Adult Swim Singles Series, the aptly titled “Cosplay.” All this precedes FlyLo’s forthcoming proper LP, You’re Dead, and it portends greatness,… More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 15, 2014 - 12:44 pm

Watch Flying Lotus’ Captain Murphy Cartoon

Flying Lotus makes a pretty good rapper, for a guy who’s mostly known for making jazzed-out stoner-odyssey productions. And when he raps, he raps under his Captain Murphy alter-ego. Murphy will show up alongside Snoop Dogg on “Dead Man’s Tetris,” a track from the forthcoming FlyLo album You’re Dead! But this also appears to be… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 14, 2014 - 1:54 pm

Watch A Cool, Animated Trailer For Flying Lotus’ You’re Dead!

Late last month, Flying Lotus finally announced his fifth album, You’re Dead! (that’s its trippy cover art above) and now we’ve got some more news on it, including its guest stars. Not surprisingly, the album features appearances from Brainfeeder acolyte Thundercat, and Captain Murphy (which is really just FlyLo’s alter ego), but then there are… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 13, 2014 - 1:01 pm

Flying Lotus’ You’re Dead! Will Feature Kendrick Lamar, Herbie Hancock, Snoop Dogg

When the visionary Los Angeles beat-mangler Flying Lotus got Thom Yorke and Erykah Badu to show up on his album Until The Quiet Comes a couple of years ago, that felt like a big deal indeed, even if their voices fully blurred into his expansive jazz-damanged dreamworld. And it’ll be interesting to see what happe… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 12, 2014 - 10:08 am

Flying Lotus Announces You’re Dead! LP, Tour

We were already anticipating a new album from Flying Lotus last year. He’d been talking about it online and playing new material live. Now we’ve officially gotten word that it’s coming this fall. The producer and Brainfeeder boss’ fifth album will be titled You’re Dead!; it follows 2012’s spacious, dreamy Until The Quiet Comes. There’… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 22, 2014 - 1:05 pm

Kimbra Announces The Golden Echo Feat. Flying Lotus, Dave Longstreth, John Legend, Matt Bellamy

The Golden Echo will be Kimbra Lee Johnson’s second album, but if you knew about the New Zealand singer before this year, it’s probably from her contribution to Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know.” That song was inescapable in 2012 and deservedly won the Record Of The Year Grammy last year. The strength of… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 10, 2014 - 10:16 am

Flying Lotus – “Phantasm” Video

Flying Lotus’s album Until The Quiet Comes is a year and a half old now, but he’s only just come out with a video for its track “Phantasm,” an astral glitch-jazz blissout with singer Laura Darlington. The video is a strange and fascinating one. Director Markus Hofko shot it in the New Zealand desert, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 8, 2014 - 10:38 am

Ben Gibbard, Ad-Rock, Flying Lotus Score Sundance Films

Every year we get a handful of popular musicians taking on film scores. Last year we heard Mike Patton with The Place Beyond The Pines, Arcade Fire with Her, M83 with Oblivion, Oneohtrix Point Never with The Bling Ring, and Skrillex with Spring Breakers. So it’s no surprise that a bunch of films premiering at… More »

By: Miles Bowe / January 8, 2014 - 1:56 pm

The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We’re almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it’s time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we’ve ranked our most anticipated albums. Today the feature returns, bigger than ever, with a whopping 100 records we’re looking forward to hearing, enjoying, debating,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am

Download Flying Lotus’ “Ideas+drafts+loops” Featuring “Black Skinhead” Remix

Looks like Christmas is coming a little early for fans of electronic music. Flying Lotus just took to Twitter to release a zip stuffed with, as he puts it, “Ideas+drafts+loops.” The best surprise you’ll find is a remix of Kanye West’s “Black Skinhead” (download that below) featuring his long time collaborator and bass guitar virtuoso… More »

By: Miles Bowe / December 10, 2013 - 4:37 pm