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Monday November 23, 2015

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Kneebody and Daedelus
By: Ron Hart

Under his Flying Lotus codename, Steven Ellison continues to push his distinctive strain of abstract hip-hop into the direction paved by his Great Aunt Alice and Great Uncle John. You could hear the family history coursing through the interstellar spaces he explored with his cousin Ravi on 2010’s Cosmogramma and that Herbie Hancock jam on last year’s You’re Dead!. But Ellison’s advancement of creative jazz has been more crucial as curator of the Brainfeeder label, which he founded in 2008 as an outlet for himself and his buddies down at Low End Theory in Los Angeles.

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