Flying Lotus (US)
L.A,-based producer Flying Lotus has history on his side; that history is John and Alice Coltrane. Steven Ellison more commonly known as Flying Lotus is the nephew of these two jazz legends. Many thought young Steven would continue the Coltrane jazz lineage, but Flying Lotus likes to do things his own way. Specializing in slowed down, twisted electronic and loose hip hop joints, he crafts beats that have been compared to J Dilla and Madlib. Right now his name is on everyone’s lips from Gilles Peterson to Kode9. With a new long player ready to drop on Warp in June, the buzz surrounding this guy is deafening – so get ready to meet your new favourite producer.