"Several months before the request to make a video for 'Set It Off' came through, I’d shot some test footage of a friend pole dancing, and loved the look of it... there was definite sexiness to it, but the potential to add a bit of class to the depiction of beautiful, strong women showing off...
"There are things I've seen and experienced in this world – things they don't talk about in too many books. I'm not even talking about psychedelics, I'm talking about true experience, on this plane of existence..." -- Steve Ellison of Flying Lotus
“‘The Wheel’ was written about The Wheel of Fortune Tarot card, so when we were thinking of a concept for the video, [band member] Rafael [Fauria] suggested that we literally reproduce the tarot card in video form.” -- Honey Owens
"In a self-reflexive case of life truly imitating art, I conceptualized an ode to the often solitary, sacrificial existence of devoting one’s every waking moment towards a craft." - ELY
"I truly believe that whatever an individual gets out of a particular piece of art is far greater than anything the artist could have intended." -- Quinn George
"Interconnectivity… seems persistently ingrained in Substrata: everything flows and happens in a rather organic manner." -- Rafael Anton Irisarri
"What I feel is: everyone is fed up but most people are terrified of losing whatever little commodity they have conquered by publicly admitting it." -- Ikonoklasta