For many years Steven Ellison, aka Flying Lotus, has deservedly received unanimous praise and genius status for his contribution to music. His latest album, “You’re Dead,” which revolves around the concept of death, is a new and powerful demonstration of his visionary approach, fusing electronica with cosmic jazz. He has collaborated with hip-hop figures like Kendrick Lamar and Snoop Dogg, funk legends like Herbie Hancock and is a regular accomplice of LA musician Thundercat. 2015 will see him return to Sónar to present his impressive dual screen 3D show created by visual artists Strangeloop and Timeboy. The show will be specially reworked for the occasion and adapted to include new compositions from “You’reDead”.
Ellison is an artist ahead of his time. He is an extraordinary musician and dynamic character who grew up in a musically enabling environment, which helped him to develop his talents. He is the son of two musicians and nephew to Alice Coltrane and quickly drew attention from the public and press alike with his first tracks and EPs. In addition to his Flying Lotus career, Ellison runs Brainfeeder (a key label in since the 2000s), where he also explores the fusion between the world of hip-hop and comic books via alter ego, Captain Murphy. He regularly presents shows on BBC Radio1 and is presently writing a screenplay for a feature film.