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Flying Lotus 3D New Zealand Show Announced

Flying Lotus 3D New Zealand Show Announced

C.C. / Photo credit: Renata Raksha / Thursday 3rd October, 2019 9:00AM

LA electronic figurehead Flying Lotus has revealed he's bringing his bleeding edge Flying Lotus 3D experience to Aotearoa this summer, for a one-off Auckland Town Hall headline extravaganza. Attendees will be provided with 3D glasses, with which to be engulfed in "a kaleidoscope of pulsing colours, textures or imagery" tailor-made by regular collaborators Strangeloop and Timeboy for FlyLo's synaesthetic live show – eschewing a flatscreen experience, the globally acclaimed holographic visuals will be viewable from 120 to 140 degree angles within the Town Hall. The Grammy-nominated artist recently dropped his star-studded first album in five years, the fire-themed Flamagra, which features contributions from such titanic talents as David Lynch, Anderson .Paak, George Clinton, Denzel Curry, Shabazz Palaces, Thundercat, Toro y Moi and Solange. Last seen on our shores blowing minds at his Laneway 2015 headline set, you don't want to miss Flying Lotus 3D bringing the fire this summer...

Fuzen and The Operatives Presents
in Association with UnderTheRadar and 95bFM...

Flying Lotus 3D

Saturday 18th January 2020 - Auckland Town Hall

Tickets on sale now here

Experience the startling video for Flying Lotus' 'Fire Is Coming' feat. David Lynch, from this year's Flamagra...

Listen to 'More' feat. Anderson .Paak, also from Flamagra...

Press release:

Fuzen and The Operatives are proud to present the globally-renowned, mind-bending Flying Lotus 3D experience for one New Zealand performance at Auckland Town Hall on Saturday 18 January 2020.

No stranger to our shores, the artist known by fans affectionately as FlyLo last visited New Zealand for an incredible Laneway set and sideshows in 2015. FlyLo’s shows have been a much-talked about affair for anyone interested in experimental music and visual arts across the country. Fans new and old, this time, are invited to forget what they’ve seen or heard before — the brand new concept show Flying Lotus 3D makes the extensive and first-of-it’s-kind 2015 stage show ‘Layer 3’ look simple.

The new Flyting Lotus 3D show even has the tech press floored, awarding it the 'Tech Enhancement of the Year' (Pollstar 2019). 3D Live, the creators of the tech says the visual experience is viewable from 120 to 140 degree angles, meaning the holograms, usually flat in a cinema setting, can be seen from around a concert hall. Complimentary 3D glasses means viewers can see music and a virtual world literally collide — taking dancers into a kaleidoscope of pulsing colours, textures or imagery created by long-term collaborators Strangeloop and Timeboy. While the incarnation of the AV show has been performed for the past 2 years around the globe, and now is refined for his new album specifically — FlyLo is quick to point out that no night is ever the same, with both his music and visuals being improvised live by himself and the visual artists.

We don’t want to give away too much of what revellers can expect to see — but fans will know what they’re going to hear. Flying Lotus’ 2019 album, the fire-themed epic, “Flamagra”. Following on from his Grammy-nominated LP “You’re Dead” FlyLo’s sixth studio album has a dream cast of collaborators, the perfect foil for his jazz-influenced, dizzying beats. No less than Anderson .Paak, George Clinton, Little Dragon, Tierra Whack, Denzel Curry, Shabazz Palaces, Toro y Moi, and of course, Thundercat appear. Even David Lynch pops up for some spooky spoken word. It’s an album loaded with jam sessions of electro-funk with hip-hop intuition, and the propulsive energy of the music was crafted with his cinematic synesthesia in mind.

It’s little wonder Flying Lotus' music creates inspiration for some of the biggest artists in modern music — born Steven Ellison in Los Angeles, FlyLo is the grandson of Motown songwriter Marilyn McLeod and is the great-nephew of Alice Coltrane. He got his musical start crafting beats for Cartoon Network's Adult Swim channel before releasing his own productions on debut '1983', the producer and occasional rapper quickly gained a reputation for his unique take on dusty hip-hop beats ala Madlib, as unquantized as Dilla, with a signature sound all its own, dropping some of the most distinctive albums of the decade with complex electronic odyssey “Cosmogramma” and the Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dog and Herbie Hancock collaborated record, “You’re Dead!”. Releasing music on revered labels like Hyberdub, Ghostly International, Ninja Tune and Warp, and of course, his own imprint Brainfeeder. Never one to run out of creative energy, FlyLo stepped into his passion for cinema in 2017, writing and directing the Sundance-premiered horror-future flick, ‘Kuso’.

In his first New Zealand show in five years, FlyLo fans be warned — Flying Lotus 3D is coming. Fire is coming.


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Flying Lotus 3d
Sat 18th Jan
Auckland Town Hall, Auckland