Legal name: Steven Ellison
Steven Ellison (born October 7, 1983), known by his stage name Flying Lotus, is an experimental multi-genre music producer, electronic musician, disc jockey (DJ) and rapper from Los Angeles, California.
Flying Lotus has released five studio albums — 1983 (2006), Los Angeles (2008), Cosmogramma (2010), Until the Quiet Comes (2012) and You're Dead! (2014) — 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 as FlyLo by fans and critics.
In 2012, Ellison began rapping under the persona Captain Murphy, based on the Sealab 2021 character of the same name. Ellison kept this fact a secret for several months, finally revealing his identity several weeks after the release of his first rap mixtape, Duality.