By RACHEL SWAN
The Gaslamp Killer
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012
The Fox Theater
Better than: Listening to a genuinely subdued hip-hop show, if such a thing exists.
Steven Ellison, the experimental hip-hop producer better known as Flying Lotus, has carved out a small but ... More >>
Flying LotusI've always maintained that, more than hip-hop or techno or IDM, Flying Lotus' Cosmogramma is an avant-jazz album. You can hear shades of Eric Dolphy, Sun Ra, Andrew Hill, and John Coltrane (naturally -- that's Steven Ellison's great uncle) all over the 45-minute gem. Apparently Elli ... More >>
Kyle HallAs I write this, I'm sitting on a bed in my hotel room in Seattle, waiting for more of the annual Decibel Festival to get underway tonight. I've been having a blast, and I want to make sure you do, too. Both of the artists headlining the two parties I've included below either have played ... More >>
Jesse RobeckFlying LotusFlying Lotus and Kode 9
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Better than: The other times I've been crammed like a sardine into a music venue.
Before Saturday night's show, the last time I walked past such a long-stretching line (filled with such a wide array of concertgo ... More >>
It's sort of ridiculous to call a 26-year-old man the godfather of anything, but that's precisely what producer Steven Ellison will be known as: the godfather of LA's beat scene. Following two seminal albums as Flying Lotus, 1983 and Los Angeles, Ellison inspired a mob of young folks worldwide to ... More >>
Los Angeles' abstract hip-hop maestro Flying Lotus (aka Steven Ellison) has been getting all kinds of love from the press in 2008. The latest batch of glowing ink on the dude came from the New Yorker, where Sasha Frere-Jones waxes positively about Steven Ellison's passion for beats, weed, and beats ... More >>