Music critic for the New Yorker and my personal idol teaches me a lot about new artists and music trends. His recent article December 1 issue talks of
Steven Ellison, LA based producer, works under the name Flying Lotus and released an album this year entitled "Los Angeles." I own this album and I love it. Perfect mix of electronic and psychedelic beats with hip hop rhythms. Ellison has worked with a variety of artists including A Tribe Called Quest and Erykah Badu. Frere-Jones points out the song "The Reckoner" as a highlight featured on the above myspace page. Click the link!
Mike Slott and Hudson Mohawke (song Zoo000oom) from the LuckyMe collective in Glasgow are also mentioned.
From a previous column:
Megasoid: Party music from Montreal.
And from Jamie's recommendation of this Milwaukee hip hop act: