|Birth name||Steven Ellison|
|Also known as||FlyLo, Juno Leed, Captain Murphy, Lunchpail|
|Born||October 7, 1983|
|Origin||Winnetka, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Genres||Experimental electronic, IDM,|
Record Label Owner
|Instruments||Computer, Turntables, Sampler, Drum Machine, Synthesizer, Keyboards, Vocals|
|Labels||Warp, Brainfeeder, Plug Research|
Steven Ellison, known by the stage name of Flying Lotus, is an experimental multi-genre music producer, laptop musician, and rapper from Los Angeles, California. He is the grandnephew of the late jazz pianist Alice Coltrane, and her husband saxophonist John Coltrane. He is also the cousin of musician Ravi Coltrane. Additionally, he is the grandson of singer/songwriter Marilyn McLeod, who is notable for having written Diana Ross's "Love Hangover" and Freda Payne's "I Get High (On Your Memory)".
Flying Lotus has released four studio albums—1983 (2006), Los Angeles (2008), Cosmogramma (2010), and Until the Quiet Comes (2012)—all to increasing critical acclaim. He has produced much of the bumper music on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming block. He also contributed remixes for fellow Plug Research artists including Mia Doi Todd. He is often referred to as FlyLo by fans and critics.
In 2012, Ellison began rapping under the persona Captain Murphy. Ellison kept the fact that he was Captain Murphy a secret for several months, finally revealing it several weeks after the release of his first rap mixtape, Duality.
Music career 
In 2007, Flying Lotus announced that he signed with Warp Records. Following his Warp debut, the six-track Reset EP, he quickly became one of the label's cornerstone artists and released his second album, titled Los Angeles, on June 10, 2008. The same year, Flying Lotus also remixed "Reckoner" from Radiohead's album In Rainbows. His third album, Cosmogramma, was released in the UK on May 3, 2010, and in the US on May 4, 2010. In January 2011, Cosmogramma won in the Dance/Electronica Album category in the 10th Annual Independent Music Awards.
In 2010, Flying Lotus collaborated with the Ann Arbor Film Festival in the performance of a live scoring of the 1962 avant-garde film Heaven and Earth Magic. In a post-viewing interview with the audience, Flying Lotus said that he was unsure whether or not a recording of the performance (or a recreation of it) would be publicly released, but he would be enthusiastic toward similar projects in the future. He was chosen by Battles to perform at the ATP Nightmare Before Christmas festival that it co-curated in December 2011 in Minehead, England, UK.
In January 2011, Flying Lotus won the 10th Annual Independent Music Awards for his video "MmmHmm" in the Short-Form Video category. In August 2011, Flying Lotus announced a multimedia project with filmmaker Miwa Matreyek, which is to be titled The Mapping of Countries Yet to Come.
Flying Lotus produced rapper Mac Miller's song “SDS’” for his album Watching Movies with the Sound Off. He also created a song for the Cartoon Network series Adventure Time entitled “About that time//A glitch is a glitch”.
It was reported in 2011 that Flying Lotus would be collaborating with R&B singer Erykah Badu on new material for her next album, and planned to remix one of Radiohead's songs from The King of Limbs.
In April 2013, Flying Lotus announced that he would be getting his own radio station in the upcoming video game Grand Theft Auto V, saying there would be "a ton of new songs and information, including rapping a new Captain Murphy song produced by Hudson Mohawke".
|US Billboard Independent Albums|
|Until the Quiet Comes||2012||7|
as Captain Murphy 
- 2012: Duality
- Brown, Marisa. "Flying Lotus - Music Biography, Credits and Discography". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Archived from the original on March 15, 2013. Retrieved March 15, 2013.
- Weiss, Jeff (October 4, 2012). "Flying Lotus' Nocturnal Visions". LA Weekly. Archived from the original on March 15, 2013. Retrieved March 15, 2013.
- "Flying Lotus Bio, Music, News & Shows". DJZ.com. Retrieved March 8, 2013.
- Martins, Chris (2010-05-13). "Flying Lotus Rising". LA Weekly. Retrieved 2011-03-13.
- "Nardwuar vs Flying Lotus". YouTube/iamOther channel.
- "Flying Lotus Profile". Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-09-30.
- Ware, Tony (September 28, 2012). "Moving Forward by Dialing Back on Until the Quiet Comes". Electronic Musician (New York). Retrieved 2012-10-13.
- "3D World Online - Flying Lotus - In Full Bloom". Archived from the original on 28 July 2008. Retrieved 12 November 2012.
- "Flying Lotus signs with Warp | Plug One". Plugonemag.com. 2007-02-24. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
- Thiessen, Brock. "Flying Lotus Preps Second LA EP". Exclaim! Magazine. Retrieved 17 September 2012.
- Cosmogramma. "Cosmogramma: Flying Lotus: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
- "Nominees : Album : Dance/Electronica". The Independent Music Awards. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
- "Ann Arbor Film Festival 2010 : Flying Lotus plays Heaven & Earth Magic". Aafilmfest.bside.com. Retrieved 2011-02-27.
- "ATP Nightmare Before Christmas". Atpfestival. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
- "Flying Lotus". Independentmusicawards.com. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
- Martin, Andrew. "Flying Lotus Working On Multimedia Project, 'The Mapping Of Countries Yet To Come'". Retrieved 17 September 2012.
- "MAC MILLER – “S.D.S.” P. FLYING LOTUS".
- "Listen to Flying Lotus’ new song recorded for Adventure Time". Retrieved April 4, 2013.
- Hughes, Josiah (2011-04-12). "Flying Lotus Collaborating with Erykah Badu • News". Exclaim.ca. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
- Hughes, Josiah. "Flying Lotus Planning Remix of Radiohead's 'King of Limbs'". Exclaim! Magazine. Retrieved 3 October 2011.
- "GTA 5: Flying Lotus to Get His Own Radio Station".
- "Flying Lotus Album & Song Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2012-11-23.
- Official Website
- Official Online Game
- Warp Records
- Plug Research
- RBMA Radio On Demand - Sonar Sessions 2007 - Flying Lotus (Warp/Plug Research, Los Angeles)
- Sept 2007 Interview with L.A. Record
- Interview (2007)
- Los Angeles Review (2008)
- New Yorker profile by Sasha Frere-Jones
- Flying Lotus “BRAINFEEDER RADIO” Part 2 at Dublab
- http://www.quooklynite.com/2013/05/flylo.html = A review of Flying Lotus at Terminal 5 in NYC from Quooklynite