Flying Lotus plays the Tabernacle Nov. 2
The formidable electronic music renaissance man goes 3D
It's easy to forget there was a time when Flying Lotus wasn't a formidable, taste-making force in the electronic music world. The L.A.-based producer's first two records, 1983 and Los Angeles, didn't contain the kinds of maximalist anthems that demand attention. Instead, his earliest tunes engaged in the kind of subtle, expertly crafted beats that provided one of the first fresh directions in the post-J Dilla landscape. In barely over a decade, FlyLo (born Steven Ellison) has gone from being a prescient producer lurking in the shadows of small clubs to an artist who easily packs out massive venues. His latest tour features another ambitious venture with the debut of a live 3D experience, which, will give audiences further immersion into the gross-out psychedelic underworld he recently explored with his feature film debut, Kuso.