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Steven Ellison, better known by his stage name, “Flying Lotus” is an experimental electronic music producer.  The grandson of songwriter Marilyn Mcleod (the co-writer for Diana Ross’ “Love Hangover), as well as the great-nephew of the pianist Alice Coltrane, and a cousin of saxophonist Ravi Coltrane.  Ellison got his start making beats for the Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim network before releasing his debut full length album “1983.”  The album was reminiscent of fellow avant-garde hip-hop producers Madlib, J Dilla, and Ammoncontact.

Following the six song EP, “Reset,”  he released his second full-length album, “Los Angeles,” in 2008.  A three-part series of satellite EPs consisting or remixes and additional production trailed through the next year.  “Cosmogramma,” his third and most complex album, was issued in 2010.  His next album, “Your Dead!,” featured collaborations with Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, and Captain Murphy (Ellison’s rapping alias), among others, came two years later.

Ellison also has a considerable quantity of additional production and remix work scattered across dozens of releases on revered labels such as Tectonic, Hyperdub, Ghostly International, and Ninja Tune – the last of which is the distributor of his Brainfeeder label, home to releases by the likes of The Gaslamp Killer, Austin Peralta, Martyn, frequent collaborator Thundercat and Taylor McFerrin.

Flying Lotus continues to release experimental tracks and has garnered a form of respect within the music industry.  Be sure to watch for what he is up to and be sure to check out his latest releases because each of his tracks is sure to be drastically different from the next.  That’s the beauty of music experimentation.

Check out some of his biggest tracks below and watch for what he drops next.

 

Sources: Info: AllMusic – Videos: YouTube – Picture: Google Images

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Flosstradamus

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Flosstradamus is the stage name for the Chicago-based DJs J2k (Josh Young) and Autobot (Curt Cameruci).  The duo has performed at various music events such as the Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Pitchfork Music Festival, Rothbury Music Festival, Lollapalooza, TommorowWorld and South by Southwest.  They have also worked alongside artists such as Kid Sister, Diplo, Juicy J, The Cool Kids and A-Trak.

The duo has been working hard to make it in the electronic music industry and have received various amounts of success.  They have multiple hit singles and in 2011 they released their EP “Jubilation.”  In 2012, they released another EP “Total Recall,” through Diplo’s label Mad Decent.

The duo makes some of the sickest trap music out there and when you listen, you can’t help but move to the beat.  Check out some of their biggest hits and remixes below and keep an eye out for their newly announced track “HDYBYZ” which will be released later this year.

Sources: Videos: Youtube — Info: Wikipedia — Picture: Google Images