The BBC Essential Mix show added another great chapter. This time on the decks is a super eclectic artist-producer from California: Flying Lotus. We first heard him in the Benji B Deviation Show and we both are really into his music right now, so let’s see if our readers dig this one as much as they liked the Skream one.
Being nephew to the great Alice Cotrane, it’s no surprise that this man was born with a natural talent for music encoded into his DNA. He is now signed to Warp Records, along with legends like Aphex Twin and Mark Pritchard: no doubt that Warp is “THE” label for experimental electronic music.
He takes electronic music to new levels of creativity. You’ll hear deep influences from Jazz, Hip hop and Classic Soul wrapped up in a very raw, “lo-fi” envelope, with static noise, buzzin synth sounds and bleeps all along. Don’t know if this description makes sense, but he really transcends the usal categories. Let’s check his myspace (which is also graphically beautiful in my opinion, given that i usually hate myspace pages. He got also a 80′s videogame and Marty Mc Fly Shoes! Respect): he defines himself Hip Hop/Experimental/Psychedelic. If you ask me, his sound is the future of both soul and hip hop music, it is like their natural evolution.
The set starts with a great intro by Miss Coltrane, then it goes quite heavy with a lot of productions by himself, a couple of dubstep tunes blended in (further proof that dubstep is the shit right now!), and even some smoother and soulful moments. The first part is heavier, the second more melodic. A two-hour journey into his sounds, you won’t be disappointed.
Click “more” for full tracklist: 69 tracks…ridiculous:
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