Flying Lotus says he's remixing Radiohead's 'The King of Limbs'Electronic musician Flying Lotus—aka Steve Ellison—is no stranger to the world of Radiohead. Not only did Thom Yorke guest on the producer's critical-fave of last year, Cosmogramma, the Radiohead frontman took Ellison on tour as a guest of his then-touring side project Atoms For Peace. Flying Lotus' influence hangs heavy over the "free jazz, cut-n-paste" approach of Radiohead's most recent album The King of Limbs, and just last week, Yorke turned up at a club in downton LA to mix side-by-side with Ellison.
So it comes as little surprise to hear that Flying Lotus claims that he has been tapped to remix the King of Limbs, according to an interview in the Colorado Springs Independent:
Indy: [Thom Yorke] was also on your last album. Are there any more collaborations like that in the works?
FL: Not that I know of. They wanted me to remix the new Radiohead record, and I've been trying to mess with that a little bit. But I haven't gotten to it yet.
Indy: Tell us what that'll sound like when you're done with it?
FL: It's too early to say, man. I have no fucking clue. It's difficult to work with, because the pieces that they gave me, there's no real a cappella. It's like piano and voice at the same time.
Indy: So you can't separate them.
FL: No, I can't. So I have to come up with some shit that's a little similar to the record, I guess, to an extent.
The paper also questioned Ellison on Yorke's Dj'ing skills, with the formidable producer conceding, "he's good. Sometimes his mixes are on it, sometimes my mixes are on it, sometimes my mixes are shit, you know?"
Flying Lotus was in Australia just a few months ago, TheVine saying of his Melbourne show, "It's brash and bold in its resolution, yet approachable and warm, studded with beautiful details. The only other people who sound like him now are, tellingly, on his record label." See our review and photos of the Melbourne gig here on TheVine.
(Pic: via passionweis.com)
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