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Flying Lotus Scores Anime Prequel to ‘Blade Runner 2049’

The cosmic space producer provides music for Shinichirô Watanabe's 'Blade Runner Black Out 2022'.

Patrick Greenby Patrick Green
Photo: Jeff Kravitz (Getty Images)

With his cosmic couture and head-trippy space jams, Flying Lotus looks and feels like he came out of Blade Runner central casting. Thus, you just knew that the futuristic electronic DJ/producer would make his way into Blade Runner 2049 somehow.

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Indeed, Flying Lotus has scored the soundtrack for Alcon Entertainment’s Blade Runner Black Out 2022, an anime short from acclaimed director Shinichirô Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop), who personally requested the services of the Grammy Award nominee (who has also dabbled into filmmaking). Watch a preview below, and the full thing over on Crunchyroll.

The anime short is one of three in-world content pieces to debut before the upcoming October 6 release of Blade Runner 2049, joining the prequels 2036: Nexus Dawn and 2049: Nowhere to Run from director Luke Scott (Morgan).


Blade Runner 2049, directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling comes to theaters October 6, 2017.    

Flying Lotus is embarking on a new 3D live show tour across the US starting with a night at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 14 as part of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival Los Angeles. For more info and tickets go HERE.

Flying Lotus Tour Poster Update Sep22