King Britt's deep space alias returns to Hyperdub for a second instalment of 'Cosmosis'.
Fhloston Paradigm: "Phone apps have changed the entire game, especially in music. I'm 47 years old and remember buying the first Mac, and now our iPhones are 20x more powerful than the Apple IIc.
Anyway, music apps such as Elastic Drums, Borderlands, loopy and Fieldscraper have changed the game when it comes to music production. I can be anywhere in the world and create music on the spot.
I just finished producing the new Clara Hill album and all the songs were written on the plane over to Berlin on my phone, then we built on these initial ideas. Crazy."
Fhloston Paradigm: "I am who i am today because of this amazing city, 'til I die!
It is one of the most important music cities in the world. Coltrane, Sun Ra, Art Blakey, The Sound of Philadelphia, Gamble and Huff, Hall and Oates, Shirley Scott, The Roots...the list goes on and on.
It has also been a hub for session musicians and musicians who want to up their game. Right now Lady Gaga, Lauryn Hill, Beiber, J Lo, and Timberlake all have Philly musicians at the helm of their bands. It's in the water. Growing up with great radio and music......mmm hmmm."
Fhloston Paradigm: "I would die for these dudes.
They are instrumental in my daily interactions, even when one is across the globe. From life shit to bouncing creative ideas - they are always there!"
Fhloston Paradigm: "Probably the most perfect film of all time in terms of cinematic beauty and sonic perfection."
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Iconic producer King Britt returns to Hyperdub under his Fifth Element sci-fi cruise ship inspired alias, Fhloston Paradigm, for the second instalment in his space traversing EP series - 'Cosmosis'.
'Cosmosis Vol 2' is a meditative start to the year from Fhloston Paradigm; kicking proceedings with the insular, whirring, stuttering techno undertones of Nimoy (a potential ode to Leonard?), floating through the catacombs of space whilst getting a brain massage from the undulating arpeggios of Return, or letting the slow building waves of melody and chords of closing track The Hour shimmer and swell over you like you're on one of Fhloston's 400 beaches (all accessible until 5pm).
In the lead up to the release next month, we caught up with the Philly based producer to find out exactly what inspires his musical foray into the outer limits of space. Check them out in the gallery above.
'Cosmosis Vol 2' is out February 19th on Hyperdub (pre-order).