Flying Lotus’s Top 10

Flying Lotus’s Top10

The Los Angeles–based music producer Flying Lotus (born Steve Ellison) has been working in the electronic music field since the early 2000s. Well known for producing the bumper music for Adult Swim on Cartoon Network, he has also collaborated with the likes of Thom Yorke, George Clinton, Erykah Badu, and Beck. He has released three award-winning albums on Warp Records (2008’s Los Angeles, 2010’s Cosmogramma, 2012’s Until The Quiet Comes, and 2014’s You're Dead!) and founded Brainfeeder, a record label dedicated to promoting new talent. In 2016, he founded Brainfeeder Films and directed the upcoming film Kuso.

Dec 20, 2012
  • 1

    Being John Malkovich

    Spike Jonze

    This is one of my favorite films of all time. This film really showed me that we can still push the limits while telling a great story.

  • 2

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    Terry Gilliam

    Now another one of my all-time favorites. Who doesn’t want a bangin’ red convertible and a suitcase full of drugs? I’M IN.

  • 3

    Do the Right Thing

    Spike Lee

    Beautiful film, great transfer, makes me miss New York every time I watch it.

  • 4

    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    Wes Anderson

    Wes Anderson really used everything he had in this one. All the things that make him such an amazing, unique filmmaker come to life.

  • 5

    Federico Fellini

    One of those films every film lover has to watch at some point. Amazing storytelling.

  • 6

    The Seventh Seal

    Ingmar Bergman

    I’ve always been fascinated by the beyond. This film explores life and death in a way that has been imitated since its release.

  • 7

    Man Bites Dog

    Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, and Benoit Poelvoorde


  • 8


    Terry Gilliam

    Terry Gilliam again, one of the best to ever do it. I think this film blew people’s minds when it came out. I wish I’d been able to see this one in a theater.

  • 9

    By Brakhage: An Anthology, Volume One

    Stan Brakhage

    Crazy-ass experimental filmmaker who has given me plenty of ideas for my own personal work. This collection was put together beautifully, with the attention to all the fine details that it deserves.

  • 10

    Beastie Boys Video Anthology


    The sounds, the videos, the different audio options and mixes. This is one of the greatest video compilations around!