Monday, December 1, 2008

Flying Lotus < Live On Radio One > Essential Mix
Before releasing 1983 -- his debut album as Flying Lotus, on Plug Research in 2006 --the California-based beat maker Steven Ellison upped his profile filling in the segues on Adult Swim. It's the type of instrumental hip-hop that's led to comparisons to the work of Madlib, Prefuse, and J Dilla -- and to a deal with the pioneering Warp label. Warp released the six-song Reset EP in 2007 and will release his full-length debut, Los Angeles, on June 10. Here, Ellison (a great nephew of John and Alice Coltrane) talks about his pseudonym, the inspiration for his music, the Holy Grail of sneakers, and Obama.

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