We first heard Flying Lotus when he recorded the track 'Two Bottom Blues' for the Plug Research 'Sound of L.A. Volume 2' EP. This track immediately stood out head and shoulders above anything to us, we got rather excited.
Our instincts were further confirmed when other artists on Warp such as Mark Pritchard and Prefuse 73 also started enthusing about this young guy from L.A. making this fresh and unusual sound.
So we got in touch, and everything fell into place, it confirmed to us that Flying Lotus is a classic Warp artist, a confident talent who's rapidly developing his own sound, pushing it out and experimenting with a strong idea of what he wants to do, but open minded and humble enough to know that where his music ends up might not be what he planned when he started.
Furthermore, it didn't come as a surprise when we found out that Flying Lotus has strong family connections with two of the most revered Jazz musicians of the 20th century; his Aunt is Alice Coltrane, musical collaborator and wife of John Coltrane and keeper of a rich musical legacy.
We welcome Flying Lotus to Warp!
From Flying Lotus:"Warp is the absolute best home for my work. They know that there's a lovely thing goin on in L.A. so by being their first L.A. artist... I got a lot of work to do"
FLYING LOTUS INTERVIEW