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Warp Records superstar Flying Lotus is coming to town

Massive news: king of the LA beats scene and peddler of world-beating experimental hip hop Flying Lotus is coming to Shanghai. Not only that, but he will be bringing his full, mega-fantastic, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink AV live show with him. For those not familiar with it, let us assure you that it is much, MUCH more than just a projector screen unsympathetically stuck behind a DJ. It is a production on a huge and all-encompassing scale.

It's a gig that's set to be unique and engrossing, and may well put Shanghai on the map in terms of large electronic shows. If the metal crowd can get Metallica and the pop fans Taylor Swift, why can't the electronic heads have Flying Lotus and co?

While it won't be a venue quite on the scale of the Mercedes-Benz Arena, Flying Lotus will be bringing his full live, Layer 3 show to Qianshuiwan, which you'll probably know as that venue near Suzhou Creek that hosted Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Thursday 26 November is the date to mark in your diary and tell your friends about.

FlyLo's most recent, and fifth, album You're Dead was formulated to tackle the issue of death and has just been re-released as a deluxe edition. Having experienced a lot of losses in his life at only 32, the producer felt compelled to make an album that ruminates on the process of crossing over from the living world and into the dead world. As he told label Warp: 'The album isn’t about the end, it’s really the beginning. To me it’s a celebration of the next experience.'

His sound takes influences from J-Dilla, MF Doom and Madlib, while also being heavily influenced by jazz (he's the grand-nephew of Alice and John Coltrane). You're Dead - one of the albums of 2014 - features collaborations with Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and jazz legend Herbie Hancock, while FlyLo's latest project, WOKE, is a collaboration with Thundercat and Shabazz Palaces; their first release also features George Clinton.

Again, this is a huge booking - not to be missed.