Fly Lo slips into his jazzy acoustic side with the help of Erykah Badu on “See Thru To U” off his upcoming album “Until the Quiet Comes” out Oct 2 on Warp. Look for more cameos on the album from Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Thundercat, Niki Randa, and Laura Darlington.
Flying Lotus teams up with Adult Swim’s fantastic singles series and enlists Earl Sweatshirt and Captain Murphy in the track “Between Friends”. It jazzy number that is propelled by a moody rhodes piano part and a lazy breakbeat that would make Stones Throw proud.
Thundercat is the man behind the massive bass playing on Flying Lotus’ “Cosmogramma” as well as being a session player that has sat in with Erykah Badu and Snoop. Flying Lotus has now taken him under his wing and produced his solo album coming out on Brainfeeder soon. “For Love I Come” is the first track we get to hear off the album – it is a space -jazz-soul cover of George Duke’s “For Love I Come” swimming in a sea of Fender Rhodes and slick bass-playing.
Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder Records is re-releasing the legendary Oizo’s Moustache (Half A Scissor) on vinyl on 1.10.2011 – quite an epic pairing for out-there minds. Every time I have seen Fly Lo live/DJ last year, 2010 and he dropped his edit of “Stunt” I would always freakout, it is such a sinister re-working of an already sinister bassline. Have a listen for yourself….
I had the privilege to see the mighty Flying Lotus live a few weeks ago at Hard Turkey Soup NYC with A-Trak and Tiga – this time with Thundercat on bass and a live drummer. It was great to hear Flying Lotus’ DJ/Live set accompanied by such stellar musicians. Flying Lotus brings his futuristic fusion jazz space funk to the BBC via an amazing live session at the legendary Maida Vale studios. This is an amazing live session that gives a nod to some of the great Jazz Fusion acts such as Mahavishnu Orchestra and Weather Report but of course with Flying Lotus’ genius touch. Also they play one of my fav tracks of his “Tea Leaf Dancer”.
The mighty Flying Lotus cannot be stopped. He is a force that is out to prove he is just a constant flow of creativity and sonic goodness. “Cosmogramma” showed us that he is a musical guru with tracks like “Do The Astral Plane” which has been a summer hit for me. His next EP “Pattern+Grid World” is out 9.21.2010 worldwide on the amazing Warp Records. Listen to “Camera Day” below!
I witnessed Flying Lotus live twice opening for Atoms for Peace back in April and it was quite the mind-bending sonic assault. He tastefully de-constructs and mashes his tunes with unsuspecting songs by the likes of Mr. Oizo, Portishead, Burial and Radiohead. The one and only Mary Anne Hobbs invited FlyLo to her stage at Sonar 2010 which happened last week in Barcelona. For those of you not there to witness it here is a 21 min sample of Flying Lotus’ magic.
FYI he drops his remix of Mr. Oizo x Gaspard Auge’s “Rubber” in the middle of the set.
Cheers to Electrodrone for hooking it up.
Atoms For Peace, the only supergroup these days that seem to make any sense and actually can surpass the original bands that each member originates from. Yes, I said it. Forget RHCP and Radiohead – Thom & Flea should just continue touring and making music with Atoms For Peace. Just watching the 2 of them onstage have a dance off with each other throughout the night showed how much fun they can really have with their music. There is a definite return to innocence for Thom and Flea as they flail around to these new arrangements of Thom’s solo album “The Eraser”. It is as if they are taken back to their days when they were just starting a band. Overall a rare treat to see such musicians of great caliber, Flea, Thom Yorke, Nigel Godrich, Joey Waronker, and Mauro Refosco – all on one stage. It goes to show that musicianship is something that still shines through in this crazy industry.
Flying Lotus opened both nights, literally destroying the soundsystem with his sub-bass goodness. Highlights of his sets were him dropping Mr. Oizo “Stunt” & “Postif” and then closing with an a capella of Burial into Radiohead “Idioteque”.
If Atoms For Peace are playing in a city near you – go. Or if any of you are making your way out to Coachella, make sure to stick around for the final night.
Twenty-Ten is here and here is some exciting new music from one of my favorite labels of all time, Warp Records. These are some tracks off a new compilation entitled “2010 From Warp Records” – Nice Nice is a Portland, Oregon based duo band and Gonjasufi is a California artist who has gotten a little help from a fellow Californian producer, Flying Lotus. Check out and download these tracks below and head over to warp.net another new track by The Hundred In The Hands
Buy the new compilation on bleep.com to hear some new tracks by Flying Lotus, Pivot, and Hudson Mohawke.