By Ella Robertson
Known for his off-beat, experimental style of music, producer Flying Lotus has been able to capture the attention of fans from all genres.
After seeing the diverse audience he drew at Austin City Limits, it became all the more apparent that Flying Lotus’s sound is the glue that brings music lovers of all kinds together.
Hearing his sound through headphones is one thing, but being able to see Flying Lotus live is an all-encompassing experience. Beats flowed from one to another with ease, switching from funk to video game techno to Arabian influences. By the time “Zodiac Sh*t” was played halfway through the set, the crowd was already captivated by the trippy visuals and pounding electronic beats.
However, what defined the set as a showstopper was the personality of Flying Lotus himself. He was so engaging that the crowd was able to laugh along with him as he made fun of being the act before Radiohead and his strange encounter with psychedelic mushrooms the year before. Flying Lotus came off as a producer who not only loves music from all different genres, but loves creating and performing his songs to eager crowds.
Despite not being a headliner, Flying Lotus was one of the highlights for Day 1 of Austin City Limits festival, and is an experimental act that is actually worth seeing live.