After months of partnering with the immensely notable visual label ANTIVJ, Flying Lotus makes his UK debut at London’s creative hub Roundhouse on October 22nd. From being an unfamiliar face within L.A.’s melting pot of music, Lotus (real name Steven Ellison) is now regarded as one of the world’s most innovative creator of fresh remixes, collaborations and one-off musical installations.
Although he’s worked with the diverse likes of Erykah Badu, Thom Yorke and Suicidal Tendencies – it’s quite difficult to know what to expect from his next show. With only three performances under his belt with ANTIVJ (the other two in Paris and Los Angeles) there’s been plenty of hype – but judging from the stunning visuals used in his recent music video for “MmmHmm” from Warp Films, his boundless imagination should guarantee we’re looking at a dazzling performance – an exhibition even – in Roundhouse’s main space. (Words: Syriah Bailey)