Flying Lotus Releases New Song “Quarantine” on Brainfeeder Mixtape
Flying Lotus (FlyLo) is one of the most prominent electronic musicians and producer to come out of Los Angeles. Since his rookie days at Low End Theory, FlyLo has released five studio albums, worked with as a music producer for most of the Adult Swim audio material, and even created one of the most pleasantly disgusting and creative horror movies to date: Kuso. Since the release of his film, though, we haven’t really heard much from Flying Lotus. That is, until 2018 hit.
On January 2nd, FlyLo’s label Brainfeeder released a hefty mix featuring all of the Brainfeeder musicians which was mixed by producer PBDY. Throughout the 46-minute gift of Los Angeles beats, one hears the vast eclectic mix that Brainfeeder has to offer. Within the mix lies remixes of Thundercat’s latest works, music from Iglooghost, Lapalux, Louis Cole, and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. However, the very last three minutes contains a new song by LA’s very own Flying Lotus. Titled “Quarantine”, the song begins with a prepared piano motif. Prepared piano is a non-traditional way of playing the instrument in which unconventional methods are utilized. However, the piano soon dies out and FlyLo takes the listener on a journey featuring thick, percussive beats alongside a lines played out by a live violin. Following his own style, Flying Lotus’ “Quarantine” has the dirty, messy, incredible beats that FlyLo has become known for. And like most of his songs, the bass is played by none other than electric bass virtuoso Thundercat.
Aside from this new track, Flying Lotus has also recently released a new short film called skinflick and scored the new Jay-Z and Bey video “Family Feud”. Check out the Brainfeeder mix below. The artwork for the new 2018 mix was done by Mckay Felt.