Flying Lotus "You're Dead" Tour at The Wiltern in Los Angeles

November 17, 2014 7:12 PM

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On Friday, November 14, sound manipulator and beat master, Flying Lotus, captivated an audience at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. Upon entry, the scene seemed crowded and chaotic. I could hear the muffled slap of Thundercat's bass. A sultry and familiar sound. After a long wait for an expensive libation, I finagled my way toward the stage. Hordes of people in all shapes, shades and shimmers populated every level of the Wiltern theater. By the time I found the optimal spot for my viewing pleasure, Thundercat's slaps were replaced with Mr. Oizo's (a pleasant surprise) thumps as the crowd pulsated to his infectious beats. With a modest setup, Mr. Oizo needed only his CDJs to quicken our heart rates. My toes began to tap uncontrollably, trying to keep up with my swiveling hips. A long time fan of Mr. Oizo, a derivation of the French word oiseau meaning "bird," I was saturated with excitement. His dark lyrics and grimy house beats made me feel invincible.

After an invigorating set by Mr. Oizo, the air began to prickle with anticipation for Flying Lotus. After seeing him at the House of Blues 17 months ago, I knew what my brain was about to ingest. At the House of Blues show, Flying Lotus was sandwiched between two screens, the one in front of him she...

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