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Flying Lotus

Biography

Given birth to Steven Ellison and recognized to his followers as Soaring Lotus, this experimental, electronic musician and music maker released several critically acclaimed albums, including Before Quiet Shows up (2012) and You’re Deceased! (2014). Also a rapper (carrying out beneath the stage name of Captain Murphy), he documented a 2012 hip-hop recording entitled Duality. After putting your signature on with Warp Information in the first 10 years from the 2000s, he released an EP entitled Reset and an LP entitled 1983. He was in charge of a great deal of the transitional and theme music presented through the Adult Swim section of Toon Network encoding. His great aunt and uncle, Alice and John Coltrane, had been both significant jazz music artists, and his cousin Ravi Coltrane also experienced an effective music profession. He created the solitary “SDS” for rapper Mac pc Miller.

Quick Facts


Full Name Flying Lotus
Date Of Birth October 7, 1983
Place Of Birth Winnetka, CA
Height 1.88 m
Profession Music Producer
Education Academy of Art University, Los Angeles Film School
Nationality American
Awards MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography, Independent Music Award for Best Album - Dance/Electronica, Independent Music Award for Best Video - Short Form
Music Groups Woke
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording, MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography, MTV Video Music Award for Best Visual Effects
Movies Blade Runner Black Out 2022, Kuso, Black Holes, Fuckkkyouuu, Imperial Dreams, Clapping for the Wrong Reasons, Wrong, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, The Terrys, This World Made Itself; Myth and Infrastructure; Dreaming of Lucid Living, Until the Quiet Comes
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1Grandson of Marilyn McLeod.
2Great-nephew of John Coltrane.
3Cousin of Ravi Coltrane.
4Great-nephew of Alice Coltrane.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cenatrofiasse2015Short performer: "Rest EZ"
Waterloo Road2015TV Series 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto V2013Video Game performer: "Evil Grin" - as Captain Murphy / performer: "Getting There", "See Thru To U", "Computer Face", "Croswerved", "Be Spin", "The Diddler", "The Kill", "Catapult Man", "Stonecutters", "Medication Medication", "Osaka Trade", "Early Mountain" / writer: "Getting There", "See Thru To U", "Computer Face", "Croswerved", "Be Spin", "The Diddler", "The Kill", "Evil Grin", "Catapult Man", "Oh Sheit It's X", "Stonecutters", "Medication Medication", "Osaka Trade", "Masquatch", "Early Moun
The Fifth Estate2013performer: "Melt!" / writer: "Melt!" - as Steven Ellison
Sleeping Dogs2012Video Game performer: "Parisian Goldfish", "GNG BNG" / writer: "Ancestors", "Parisian Goldfish", "GNG BNG" - as S. Ellison
Workaholics2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
True BloodTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Gossip Girl2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Off the AirTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Date Night2010performer: "Sex Slave Ship" / writer: "Sex Slave Ship" - as Steven Bingley-Ellison
So You Think You Can DanceTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Whip It2009performer: "Melt!" / writer: "Melt!" - as Steven Bingley-Ellison

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Watts and Volts2009Short
The Boondocks2005TV Series
Puberty2017pre-production
Kuso2017
LoveTrue2016Documentary
Fuckkkyouuu2015Short
Flying Lotus Feat. Kendrick Lamar: Never Catch Me2014Video short music by
Imperial Dreams2014
Looking for the Perfect Beat2013Documentary
Until the Quiet Comes2013Short
Cove Road2012
An Oversimplification of Her Beauty2012
Funny or Die Presents...2011TV Series 1 episode
The Terrys2011Short

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Flying Lotus Feat. Kendrick Lamar: Never Catch Me2014Video short
Grand Theft Auto V2013Video GameThe Local Population / Himself - Flylo FM DJ (voice, as Steven Ellison also)
Until the Quiet Comes2013Short
Wrong Cops: Chapter 12012ShortCostumer
Wrong2012/ILead Firefighter (as Steven Ellison)

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fuckkkyouuu2015Short music / sound design
Radicalized2015Documentary music & songs by
Cove Road2012composer: additional music

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Puberty2017executive producer pre-production
Cove Road2012producer - as Steven Ellison

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kuso2017

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kuso2017

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cove Road2012as Steven Ellison

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Needle Drop2010TV Series program material - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Warp20 New York2009Documentary short special thanks: band

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Power Chord TV2017TV SeriesHimself
The Eric Andre Show2016TV SeriesHimself
An Ode to Hannibal Buress2016ShortHimself
Why? With Hannibal Buress2015TV SeriesHimself
Clapping for the Wrong Reasons2013ShortHimself
Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records2013DocumentaryHimself
Below the Scenes2013Documentary short
Last Call with Carson Daly2012TV Series

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Cinematography· Larkin Seiple
· Kendrick Lamar (artist)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016GrammyGrammy AwardsAlbum of the Year· Kendrick Lamar (artist)
· Bilal (featured artist)
· George Clinton (featured artist)
· James Edward Fauntleroy (featured artist)
· Ronald Isley (featured artist)
· Marlanna Evans (featured artist)
· Snoop Dogg (featured artist)
· Thundercat (featured artist/producer)
· Anna Wise (featured artist)
· Tay Arnold (producer)
· Boi-1da (producer)
· Tommy Black (producer)
· Koz (producer)
· Terrace Martin (producer)
· Rahki (producer)
· Sounwave (producer)
· Pharrell Williams (producer)
· Derek Ali (engineer/mixer)
· Thomas Burns (engineer/mixer)
· Kendrick Lamar (artist)
· Kevin Marques Moo (mixer)
2016GrammyGrammy AwardsAlbum of the Year· Kendrick Lamar (artist)
· Bilal (featured artist)
· George Clinton (featured artist)
· James Edward Fauntleroy (featured artist)
· Ronald Isley (featured artist)
· Marlanna Evans (featured artist)
· Snoop Dogg (featured artist)
· Thundercat (featured artist/producer)
· Anna Wise (featured artist)
· Boi-1da (producer)
· Larrance Dobson (producer)
· Tommy Black (producer)
· Knxwledge (producer)
· Koz (producer)
· Terrace Martin (producer)
· Rahki (producer)
· Sounwave (producer)
· Pharrell Williams (producer)
· Derek Ali (engineer/mixer)
· Keone Madrid
· Mari Madrid
· Kendrick Lamar (artist)
2013VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Visual Effects· Dustin Bowser


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