Flying Lotus

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Flying Lotus Biography

Flying Lotus born Steven Ellison known by his stage name Flying Lotus or sometimes FlyLo, is an American record producer, musician, DJ, filmmaker, and rapper from Los Angeles, California. He is also the founder of the record label Brainfeeder.

Flying Lotus

Flying Lotus Age

Flying was born on 7 October 1983, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Flying Lotus Height

He stands at a height of 1.88 m.

Flying Lotus Wife

According to our records, Flying Lotus is possibly single.

Flying Lotus Career

2012–13: Until the Quiet Comes and Captain Murphy

Flying Lotus performing at the 2012 Bonnaroo Music Festival
With a lifelong fascination for hip hop, but no firm position within it, the likes of Odd Future (also aficionados of Adult Swim), A$AP Mob, Spaceghostpurrp and Shabazz Palaces inspired him to get a bit more direct, and soon he was knocking out production for Odd Future’s Hodgy Beats’ Untitled EP. While with Hodgy, he had a moment of rap enlightenment: “I can recall the moment specifically. I haven’t told anybody this and I am so glad to talk to you about it. I feel like it was such a big deal for me personally. started playing me some of The OF Tape Vol. 2. I asked them, ‘Yo, Hodgy, how long did it take you to record this shit? How long did it take you to write this song?’ ‘Aw, my nigga, it took me like 15 minutes.’ 15 minutes? Are you fucking serious? I was like, ‘Nah, nigga. I am gonna do this shit.'” Throughout the summer of 2012, Captain Murphy would make golden-caped appearances, dressed in Luchadore Ensemble, with his true identity masked to the public.

In August 2012, Flying Lotus announced a multimedia project with filmmaker Miwa Matreyek, which is to be titled The Mapping of Countries Yet to Come.

Flying Lotus produced rapper Mac Miller’s song “SDS’” for his album Watching Movies with the Sound Off.[26] He also created a song for the Cartoon Network series Adventure Time entitled “About that time//A glitch is a glitch”.

Behind closed doors though, the work for his fourth album Until the Quiet Comes was pretty much done. A year prior, Ellison had worked with Ann Arbor Festival to live score a surreal and avant-garde 50s animation Heaven and Earth Magic (pictured below), and a fascination with dreamlike states had continued into this record. Until The Quiet Comes continued his creative relationship with Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, as well as Jonny Greenwood, Niki Randa, Erykah Badu, Laura Darlington and, of course, Thundercat, and was cinematically captured in a short film by Kahlil Joseph.

In late 2012, less than two months after the release of his last record, a website started circulating online: Press speculated who the rapper was, with guessing being centered around the Odd Future Crew. The site hosted Duality, a 34-minute short film mixtape, that comprised both new material and tracks that had been leaking all summer.

In April 2013, Flying Lotus announced that he has his own radio station called FlyLo FM in the video game Grand Theft Auto V, saying there would be “a ton of new songs and information, including rapping a new Captain Murphy song produced by Hudson Mohawke”.

On July 17, 2013, Flying Lotus announced on Twitter that he had been nominated for a VMA for the song “Tiny Tortures”.

2014–2015: You’re Dead!
On July 15, 2014, Flying Lotus posted on Instagram a photo of vinyl test pressings labeled “LP #5”. On July 22, he announced that his fifth studio album, You’re Dead!, would be released in the UK on October 6, 2014, and in the US on October 7, 2014. The album features guest appearances by Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg and Herbie Hancock.

On August 15, 2014, Flying Lotus released a new song called “Cosplay” with his alias Captain Murphy.

On September 30, 2014, Flying Lotus scored the short film A Portrait of Noomi Rapace, starring actress Noomi Rapace and directed by Aitor Throup.

During the summer of 2015, Flying Lotus appeared at many summer music festivals including the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the Governors Ball Music Festival and the Glastonbury Festival. His performances received critical acclaim, with many guest appearances from artists such as Thundercat, Kendrick Lamar and George Clinton.

He appeared alongside Thundercat on Kendrick Lamar’s album To Pimp a Butterfly. In July 2015, Flying Lotus, made his national television debut on Why? with Hannibal Buress, as the show’s in-studio disc jockey.

Lotus received two Grammy Award nominations at the 58th ceremony: Best Dance Recording for his song “Never Catch Me” and Album of the Year for his credits as producer on Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly.

2016–present: Kuso
On July 5, 2016, Ellison announced the start of Brainfeeder film division. Shortly after, at the Sundance NEXT festival, he premiered a short film titled Royal. It was later revealed to be part of his feature film directorial debut, Kuso. Kuso would star Hannibal Buress, Tim Heidecker and David Firth among others. Kuso featured new music from Ellison himself under both the Flying Lotus and Captain Murphy names, Aphex Twin, Busdriver, and Thundercat, among others. Kuso premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2017. On June 6, 2017, Ellison announced that Kuso would be released via the horror video streaming service Shudder, on July 21, 2017. Kuso was also confirmed a theatrical release in New York City and Los Angeles. Addressing the responsibility of the wide release of Kuso, on Twitter, Ellison praised Shudder, explaining he found it to be a suitable home for the film’s release.

On November 2, 2017, Ellison released a music video for a new song of his, “Post Requisite”, and is “currently finishing his next studio album on Warp”. He also wrote the soundtrack for the 2017 short film Blade Runner Black Out 2022.

Flying Lotus Cosmogramma

Cosmogramma is the third studio album by American music producer Steven Ellison as Flying Lotus, released by Warp Records on May 3, 2010. The album’s recording sessions began in October 2008 in Ellison’s apartment in Los Angeles, immediately following his previous album and the death of his mother.

Artist: Flying Lotus
Release date: 3 May 2010
Producer: Flying Lotus

Flying Lotus You’re Dead

You’re Dead! is the fifth studio album by American music producer Steven Ellison, under the alias of Flying Lotus. It was released on October 6, 2014, by Warp Records. Ellison recorded You’re Dead! in his home in Los Angeles from 2012 to 2014, using Ableton Live and other instruments and software.

Flying Lotus Never Catch Me

Artist: Flying Lotus
Featured artist: Kendrick Lamar
Album: You’re Dead!
Released: 2014
Producer(s): Ellison
Genre: Dance/Electronic

Flying Lotus Tour

Upcoming concerts
Wednesday 08 May 2019 – Monday 13 May 2019
Flying Lotus
Lightning In A Bottle 2019

Lightning in a Bottle, Bakersfield, CA, US

Flying Lotus Albums

Studio albums


Album details



  • Release date: 3 October 2006
  • Label: Plug Research
  • Formats: LP, CD, Digital download


Los Angeles

  • Release date: 10 June 2008
  • Label: Warp
  • Formats: LP, CD, Digital download



  • Release date: 20 April 2010
  • Label: Warp
  • Formats: LP, CD, Digital download


Until the Quiet Comes

  • Release date: 1 October 2012
  • Label: Warp
  • Formats: LP, CD, Digital download


You’re Dead!

  • Release date: 7 October 2014
  • Label: Warp
  • Format: LP, CD, Digital download

Flying Lotus Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the second studio album by American music producer Flying Lotus. It was released by Warp Records on June 10, 2008.

Flying Lotus Until The Quiet Comes

Until the Quiet Comes is the fourth studio album by American electronic producer Flying Lotus. It was released on September 26, 2012, by Warp Records.

Flying Lotus Kuso

Kuso is a 2017 American independent body horror comedy film directed by Steven Ellison (credited as “Steve”), better known as the multi-genre music producer Flying Lotus, in his directorial debut.

Initial release: 21 July 2017 (USA)
Director: Flying Lotus
Producer: Eddie Alcazar
Screenplay: Flying Lotus, David Firth, Zack Fox
Production design: Philip Duffin, Paul Rice, Calder Greenwood

Flying Lotus Movies

  • Until the Quiet Comes – Original score (2012)
  • The Mapping of Countries Yet to Come – Original score (2012)
  • A Portrait of Noomi Rapace – Original score (2014)
  • FUCKKKYOUUU (by Eddie Alcazar) – Original score (2016)
  • Royal – Director (2016) 
  • The Eric Andre Show – Himself (2016)
  • Kuso – Director, writer, original score (2017)
  • Blade Runner Black Out 2022 – Original score (2017)
  • Perfect (by Eddie Alcazar) – Original score (2018)

Flying Lotus Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $ 2 million.

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