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Brainfeeder partner with Ninja Tune

By | Published on Wednesday 10 February 2010

LA-based producer Flying Lotus, aka Steven Ellison, has been talking about his record label The Brainfeeder, following the news that the US indie has struck up a partnership with Ninja Tune, who will now handle manufacturing, marketing and distribution for Ellison’s company everywhere outside the US.

The deal with London-based Ninja is a big step up for The Brainfeeder, which began as a way for Ellison to capture and champion LA’s underground beat scene. He told CMU: “When I first started out, I was lucky enough to have great people take me under their wing and point me in the right direction. I’ll never forget it, and I try to do my best to do the same for people I believe in. I know that what my peers and I are doing is really important, and I feel the music we’ve created is something that speaks to a new generation, so it’s our responsibility to nurture and guide this movement we started”.

With a roster incorporating buzz names such as Lorn, Samiyam and The Gaslamp Killer, and with the next release for the label being a mini-album from Daedelus – who continues to work directly with Ninja Tune as well – Ellison’s movement is taking shape.

Commenting on the Daedelus release, Ellison said: “Daedelus was one of the first people I met in the LA scene, he hardly knew me or my sound at all and invited me into his home and shared stories and music with me when I was trying to find my way out here. He’s been such a great and inspiring friend ever since. I feel like with this album we’re close to coming full circle”.

New Brainfeeder albums from Lorn, Samiyam and The Gaslamp Killer are also planned. Meanwhile, in case you wondered, Daedelus is set to release his next full album for Ninja Tune, ‘Bespoke’, in late 2010 or early 2011.