Timeboy - Los Angeles / Berlin

 
Illustration by Shintaro Kago

Illustration by Shintaro Kago

John King (AKA Timeboy) is a Los Angeles-based visual artist, composer and VJ. Alongside frequent collaborator Strangeloop, King is well known for his work developing Flying Lotus’ mind-bending LAYER3 and Hypercube visual show, which was rated “Best Light Show’” of Coachella 2015. Notably, he also developed and performed Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Good Kid Maad City’ visual show for Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ Tour, and the 2013 visual production for fellow Brainfeeder artist Daedelus, whom he developed a real-time silhouette projection mapping technique christened “Shadowplay.”

King is known for his use of innovation in visual design and out-of-the-box thinking, fitting his work to the needs and energy of the music he’s been tapped to help bring to life. His talents and creativity have been enlisted by the likes of DJ Snake, on an LED array that produces true 3D volumetric visuals, and famed French electronic artist Tchami, who commissioned him to design a live performance installation piece.

Recently, his talents have carried him into visual work with such artists as The Weeknd, Prince, Erykah Badu, Thundercat, and Hiatus Kaiyote. He is a member of the Brainfeeder label and co-founder of the AV collective Teaching Machine. His work has been featured in several publications, including: The Creators Project, LA Weekly, Vice, Rolling Stone, Wired, Redbull Music Academy, and The Guardian. King holds a weekly visual residency at LA's experimental music night Low End Theory.