Flying Lotus Guest Curating Sled Island 2017

Flying Lotus essentially invented bass music, at least in the scattered and jazz-addled way that it’s being made today. And an entire scene of artists has sprung up around the man. So it’ll be cool to see what Flylo does when he curates Calgary’s Sled Island festival this year. Sled Island’s organizers have just announced Flylo as their guest curator for this year’s festival, which comes to venues around Calgary 6/21-25. In the past, people like Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Fucked Up, Kathleen Hanna, and Thee Oh Sees’ John Dwyer have served as guest Sled Island curators. And while none of the festival’s other artists have been announced yet, Flying Lotus will perform at least once; he’ll headline a 6/24 show at the Palace Theatre.