Flying Lotus may be known as a progressive hip-hop producer, but a Hillary Clinton joke that mocked her “blowjob” abilities as detrimental to her presidential resumé has riled up liberal fans. While performing at the legendary Fox Theater in Oakland on Friday, Flying Lotus put aside a moment for banter with the audience — during... Show More Summary
Behold the Gospel Of Funk! In which we understand funk as a galactic force, a vast and free-flowing stream of information and instigation that suffuses the universe. We humble humans are occasionally lucky enough to tap into its juice, to comprehend even a tiny sliver of its magnitude and ride the funk into our Earthly […]
Brainfeeder is one of those rare record labels whose name is also shorthand for a conceptual approach. In its case, the warping and blending of hip hop into new forms and new realities. The music of Flying Lotus — AKA Steven Ellison, Brainfeeder’s founder and boss — provides the through-line...
At a weekend performance in San Francisco, rapper, producer and multi-instrumentalist Flying Lotus — real name, Steven Ellison — made a sexist joke about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, then tried to walk it back. SFGate.com reported Sunday that Ellison was performing...
FlyLo said, "I couldn't possibly vote for a woman who doesn't give an awesome blowjob." [ more › ]
On Friday night, Flying Lotus performed at the Fox Theater in Oakland—a prelude to Brainfeeder’s Hollywood Bowl show that included a Thundercat set featuring Michael McDonald. During the Fox Theater show, Flying Lotus reportedly made some comments about why he didn’t support Donald Trump, NME reports. Show More Summary
Record label Brainfeeder hosted a show at the Hollywood Bowl last night featuring label-founder Flying Lotus, Thundercat, Shabazz Palaces, the Gaslamp Killer, and George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic, who will put out his first album on Brainfeeder next year. Highlights from the night included a new song from Flying Lotus and surprise guest Michael McDonald joining […]
Last night, Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder hosted a concert at the Hollywood Bowl featuring performances from Flying Lotus, George Clinton and Funkadelic, the Gaslamp Killer, and Shabazz Palaces. During Thundercat’s set, a very special guest made an appearance: Michael McDonald. Show More Summary
Some Audience Members Were Upset Over The Comments.
“We’re gonna play music.” That’s all Thundercat would reveal about what’s on the agenda for “Brainfeeder at the Hollywood Bowl,” an all-star future-funk throw-down set to bring together several members of Los Angeles’ so-called beat scene — including Thundercat, the Gaslamp Killer and Flying Lotus...
Flying Lotus is getting into the movie business with his company Brainfeeder Films. Continue reading…
Over the weekend, Lil Wayne tweeted he was “defenseless and mentally defeated,” concluding, “I’m dun.” (He later wrote, “I'm good y’all don’t trip.”) Artists including Chance the Rapper, Missy Elliot, and Flying Lotus rallied round to show their support. Show More Summary
Also: Trash Talk, Cee-Lo and Tyler the Creator. Continue reading…
Sounds like: Boards Of Canada, Jay Bharadia, Flying Lotus Song: AFTERLYTE - China Shop What's so good? I had to give this song three or four listens before it really sank in. It's got a lovely Boards Of Canada mixed with FlyLo vibe,Show More Summary
Last year, the legendary Parliament-Funkadelic leader George Clinton contributed to a song by WOKE, a supergroup featuring Flying Lotus, Thundercat and Shabazz Palaces (following working with FlyLo and Thundercat on "Wesley's Theory" off Kendrick's TPAB). Now he's signed to FlyLo's Brainfeeder label, and will release a new album "next year, hopefully." Continue reading…
The funk pioneer broke the news in an interview’s with Los Angeles’ KCRW station.
Funk icon George Clinton has announced plans to release a new album via Flying Lotus’ label Brainfeeder. Clinton and Flying Lotus announced the news during an interview with KCRW, revealing that a new album is coming “next year, hopefully.”...Show More Summary
This sweet, soulful critique of smartphone life features Flying Lotus on programming and editing duties.
Thundercat has shared a new song, “Bus in These Streets.” Flying Lotus did the programming and editing for the track, which premiered on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic.” Hear it, and see the artwork, below. In September, Thundercat will play at three Brainfeeder showcases in California. Show More Summary
Ever imagine your favorite DJ performing the ultimate act of mundanity (checking email) with the flair with which they spin records (also a pretty mundane act when you think about it)? Well, on Sunday night's The Eric Andre Show, Flying Lotus did just that. Watch him toggle between two computers' ... More »