March 10, 2010


A few days ago, the Caribou album leaked and I commented how it was only March and I could conceivably be comfortable with three albums (Pantha Du Prince, Four Tet, and Caribou) at the top of my year-end list. Then a friend chimed in, “you really think any of them have a chance at topping the Flying Lotus?” And at the risk of jumping the blunt, I could only shake my head. After all, Steven Ellison had “DMT!” as his Myspace caption for a few months at the end of last year, and according to my crude philosophies pertaining to visionary musicians and drug intake, it is bound to operate like Winstrol on Mark McGwire. Cosmogramma is surely a beast and Flying Lotus only confirmed those assumptions with a guest spot on Gilles P., dropping a pair of mixes, one of new material, one of random tunes from The Gorillaz to Jackie Wilson. Later on, he’s joined by fellow Brainfeeder brethren Tokimonsta, who explains how she came to get down with the label and the Low End. For those waiting patiently on the album to drop (or leak), this is essential listening. I can’t supply the DMT, but just go a Phish show — the hippies will take care of you.

Tracklist below the jump.

MP3:  Flying Lotus Live in the Studio on Gilles Peterson (3/10/10)

Charles Earland – Coming To You Live [CBS]
The Synanon Choir – The Sound of Synanon [White]
Tony Scott & The Indonesian Allstars – Djanger Bali [SABA]
Nomad Discotech – Lagos [White]
Michel Cleis – Rezando [White]
Eliphino – Rain [First Word Records]
Rio Hunuki-Hemopo – Ride [The Drop]
Ramadanman – I Beg You [Hessle Audio]
Scuba – You Got Me [Hot Flush]
Flying Lotus – 1983 [Plug Research]
Flying Lotus – Dance Of The Pseudo Nymph [Warp]

Flying Lotus – Zodiac [Warp]
Jeremiah Jae – Stone Passage [Brainfeeder]
Flying Lotus – Arkestry [Warp]
Flying Lotus – One For Koopa [Warp]
Flying Lotus – Sultans Request [Warp]

Flying Lotus – Massage Situation [Warp]
TOKiMONSTA – The World Is Ours [Test]

Alphonso Johnson – Up From The Cellar [Epic]
Analog Monsta – Nxt Msg (Deletion Mix) [Brownswood]
The Simonsound – Baker’s Dozen [Project Blue Book]
Gorillaz featuring Mos Def & The – Sweepstakes [Parlophone]
Mor Thiam – Ayo Ayo Nene [Rite]
Nostalgia 77 & Sofrito – Port Au Prince [White]
Jackie Wilson – I Can Feel Those Vibrations [Brunswick]
Five Special – Why Leave Us Alone [Elektra]

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