[DOING THE ASTRAL PLANE] L.A.'s electronic, funk and jazz scenes have undergone a renaissance over the last decade, and no one's more responsible for that than Flying Lotus. As the founder of the Brainfeeder record label, he's introduced the world to talents like Thundercat, Kamasi Washington, and TOKiMONSTA. As a producer for rappers like Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller and Chance the Rapper, he's provided a mainstream entry point for his scene's rich depth. Most importantly, as a solo musician, he's fused all the aforementioned genres together on albums like the psychedelic trip-hop masterpiece Los Angeles and 2015's DMT-fueled post-mortem exploration, You're Dead! Clearly never content with sitting still and resting on his laurels, FlyLo's been predominantly focused on film lately, directing, writing and scoring gross-out body-horror film Kuso earlier this year, and more recently scoring a short anime prequel to Blade Runner 2049. His latest tour, billed as "Flying Lotus in 3D," finds him combining his new passion with his day job. Dude's always had wildly impressive, trippy visuals at his concerts, but I have a feeling he'll outdo himself this time.
SEE IT: Flying Lotus plays Roseland Theater, 8 NW 6th Ave., with Seven Davis Jr. and PBDY, on Wednesday, Nov. 22. 8:30 pm. $28.50. 21+. Get tickets here.