In 2012, with only one single (‘Sleepless’) and one remix (Hermitude’s ‘Hyperparadise’) to his name, a young beatmaker called Flume was given an afternoon slot at Splendour In The Grass.
Flash forward four years, and Flume is back – this time as a multi-platinum selling, ARIA award-winning, sought-after collaborator (Lorde, Disclosure, Chet Faker, Vince Staples) and internationally recognised producer. Commercial success is one thing, but the best part? The music is really, really good.
A master of crafting complex, intelligent, original productions, 2016 sees Flume return to the spotlight with much-anticipated LP2 Skin, via Future Classic. Lead single, ‘Never Be Like You feat. Kai’ roared to the top of the Australian singles charts (ARIA #1 double platinum single) and has become a genuine global hit (premiered as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record at BBC Radio 1, #1 on the US iTunes electronic charts, charting in US Top 40 radio, #2 platinum single New Zealand). Skin is already receiving great critical acclaim: Pitchfork calls the music “custom made for dark, secluded warehouse raves” while Nylon names it “powerful and utterly unique” and Consequence of Sound declares it “swaggering and hypnotic.”
Flume debuted his new live show a Laneway Festival this year to rave reviews and the world stage awaits.
Born Harley Streten, Flume started making beats on a production program that came in a cereal box. Since then, this cherubic Australian producer has surged to the top of the EDM charts. "Holdin' On," the lead single from his self-titled debut solo release went double platinum. His low-key bangers saunter from genre to genre. Bendy, disembodied vocals moan squeaky riffs before dropping to sub-human depths over trap synths and evolved drum 'n' bass. On "Sleepless," waves of melancholy loops crash into irresistible snares and tinkly, tip-toeing piano. He operates solely in bold sounds designed to break your brain.