Final evening, Flying Lotus place one particular up for his dear pal and BRAINFEEDER co-founder, Ras G, who died earlier this week of unknown causes at just 40 years old.
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On Gilles Peterson’s BBC Radio six show, FlyLo beamed in to share his final memories of “an ally in sonic warfare.” The producer recalled a current trip to Ras’ LA studio, Spacebase, that resulted in a new collaborative track and a refined idea for an upcoming film project Ras had dubbed Black Heaven. To commemorate his fellow Beat Scene pioneer, Flying Lotus has shared the track from their session along with his remembrances from the broadcast.
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Hear Flying Lotus’ “Black Heaven” under. Scroll on to study the complete transcription through Pitchfork.
“Hey, what’s up, this is Flying Lotus, and I am right here to spend tribute to a dear pal, an ally in the sonic warfare, my man Ras G. Rest in Peace. It is so crazy to even say these words. He’s one particular of these people today that I just believed would be right here forever. But, fortunately, we have his music that will be right here forever, and his influence will reside on in me and absolutely everyone else who was inspired by him.
The final time I saw G was genuinely particular to me, and there was anything about the timing I just felt was genuinely urgent to go see him. And partially since I had this concept in my brain that is been kinda brewing for the previous couple years. I had this concept for a film, and I genuinely wanted Ras G to be a consultant on it since of some of the topic matter in the film. So, I went to go see him and I told him a bunch about this concept that I had, and he began kicking more than some cool tips, and we began just going back and forth about it. It was genuinely, genuinely cool. He even gave me the title for it, in the finish, called Black Heaven. And, I believed, That is a terrific title. I want I could inform y’all what the movie’s basically about. You know, I’m additional inspired now than ever to create it and to finish it and to make positive it exists.
Also, that similar evening at Spacebase, we began messing about with some music, and I pulled out my small keyboard from my backpack and I just began playing some stuff and told him to record it. And he was saying, you know, ‘We do not even need to have to record no drums. You just play that stuff. It sounds like film scenes. It sounds like scenes in your thoughts. What does this scene sound like to you?’ I just kept playing, and then he began recording. The subsequent day, he sent me anything back, and it was titled “Black Heaven.” And, I feel we’ll just play it ideal now.
Significantly adore to y’all from Los Angeles. This is Flying Lotus with Gilles Peterson, right here paying tribute to our brother Ras G. Ras Genius!”