credit: JOSE RAMIREZ
Raised on a diet of homegrown Gospel, Madlib, J Dilla, Flying Lotus and various other influences, Lakeland, FL based multi-instrumentalist and producer Kaelin Ellis deftly straddles the labels of funk, hip hop, electronic music and space age jazz for a sound as fresh and exciting as the young producer himself. Already a Multi-Platinum musician with over ten years of experience, the genre-defying creator has already worked on music with Lupe Fiasco, Joyce Wrice, Virgil Abloh, Logic, Jazmine Sullivan and K-Pop superstars EXO to name a few. On top of the public releases, he has also worked on music behind the scenes with Monte Booker, BROCKHAMPTON, Channel Tres, Lido, Masego, Domo Genesis, Fana Hues, Mick Jenkins, Tkay Maizda,, Danny Brown, Noname, JID, Kaytranada and more that will hopefully see the light of day in the near future. Having already received a NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Jazz Album and praise from the likes of USA Today, Okayplayer, NPR Music, HYPBEAST, Pitchfork, Complex Magazine and others, 2023 is looking bright for Mr. Ellis.
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