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Steven Ellison, aka Flying Lotus, is a two-time Grammy nominated multi-genre music producer, electronic musician, DJ, filmmaker, rapper, curator, label boss and TV star from Los Angeles, California. Flying Lotus has released five studio albums?—?1983 (2006), Los Angeles (2008), Cosmogramma (2010), Until the Quiet Comes (2012) and You’re Dead! (2014)?—?to critical acclaim. He has produced music for Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Thundercat, Wiz Khalifa, Thom Yorke and Erykah Badu as well as much of the bumper music on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. He has curated and hosted a radio station in Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V. In 2017, he wrote the score for Blade Runnner Black Out 2022 (a Blade Runner 2049 short film prequel) directed by anime great Shinchiro Watanabe. He released his own debut feature film, “KUSO”, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and has since gained a reputation as one of the most daring films ever made. He also launched his new live show “Flying Lotus in 3-D” at Los Angeles’ FYF Festival, before taking it across North America.
On the heels of the first shows of Flying Lotus’ 3D tour, a sold out show at Hollywood Forever Cemetery with Thundercat and Hannibal Buress and scoring the Blade Runner Blackout 2022 prequel, Flying Lotus presents the new video and song “Post Requisite.” Released in a landmark year for FlyLo, “Post Requisite” is his first music video for two years and comes at a time he’s preparing to take his 3-D show on the road. The tour stops at the Electric Factory tomorrow night. Powered by 3D Live and produced by Strangeloop Studios, 3D Live and Timeboy, the show debuted this year at FYF Festival to rave reviews and blown minds. Sitting alongside his landmark cinematic video work with Khalil Joseph (“Until The Quiet Comes”), Hiro Murai (“Never Catch Me”) and Young Replicant (“Coronus, The Terminator”), Flying Lotus’ connection to groundbreaking animation is well documented. From his earliest work with Adult Swim, to music videos from the likes of David Firth (“Ready Err Not”), Lilfuchs (“Zodiac Shit”) and Cyriak (“Putty Boy Strut”) it was a natural progression that his feature debut as a director “KUSO” was a surreal mixture of live action, effects and moving graphics.
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