To us, this is a good example of an artist (Flying Lotus, in this case) exercising restraint. The end result has brought vocalist Musinah to life with beats and that oh so lovely synth that comes in at 50 seconds.
We decided to take a drive down to Compton, Los Angeles today to listen to the new car audio system. Tracks listened to included those of Flying Lotus and those we produced personally at Hollywood studios. If you’re wondering about the camera shakiness, that’s because the video was made using an iPhone 3g in a moving car. Do the math.
We recently (well, a month and a half ago on November 7th) saw Flying Lotus (Steven Ellison) at a show at the EchoPlex in the Echo Park neighborhood in Los Angeles. Appearances were also made by The Gaslamp Killer, Kode9 and Daedalus (who performed entirely with a Monome: the simple but beautiful midi controller [but basically a box with a bunch of buttons that you can bind to sounds and hook-up to your computer via usb]). We’re really feeling the whole 8-bit vintage vibe coming from Fly Lo. You can’t stop the Nintendo generation.
Before we get started, here’s the track that put Lotus on the map for us. Heard it on Adult Swim. Had to have it immediately. Done deal.
Flying Lotus Remix of Lil’ Wayne’s “A Milli:”
“Tea Leaf Dancers (Feat. Andreya Triana):”
“Bonus Beat + Dance Floor Stalker:”
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