Steven Ellison, known by the stage name of Flying Lotus, is an experimental multi-genre music producer and laptop musician from Los Angeles, California. He is the great-nephew of the latejazz pianist Alice Coltrane, wife of saxophonist John Coltrane. He is also the cousin of musician Ravi Coltrane. One of his primary influences is deceased hip hop producer J Dilla.
Flying Lotus has released four studio albums—1983 (2006), Los Angeles (2008), Cosmogramma (2010), and Until the Quiet Comes (2012)—all to increasing critical acclaim. He has produced much of the bumper music on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming block. He also contributed remixes for fellow Plug Research artists including Mia Doi Todd. He is often referred to asFlyLo by fans and critics.