Over the past two years, 22-year old Australian Flume has cemented himself as one of the biggest names in dance music. His self-titled debut album topped the chart in his homeland, beating One Direction, and since then he’s toured the world, playing to increasingly huge audiences and collaborating with some of the biggest names on the planet.
Flume had his first taste of producing at age 13 from the most unlikely of places - a music production program he found in a cereal box. Fast forward six years and Flume’s distinctive postmodern R&B sounds are uniting the affections of The XX, Four Tet and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.
‘Sleepless’ featuring Jezzabell Doran sees Flume expertly blend 90’s hip-hop with leftfield dream pop. To date ‘Sleepless’ has received over 1 million views on Youtube, spent several weeks at #1 in the iTunes Australia Electronic Charts and championed by the like of BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra and 6Music.
‘Left Alone’ is a yearning, late night slow grind, showcasing guest vocalist Chet Faker’s vivid lyricism and amazing control of cadence. ‘Holdin On’ a massive track online further demonstrate Flumes never- ending stream of aural textures and sound effects.
In addition to ‘Left Alone’ and ‘Sleepless’ which feature Chet Faker and Jezzabell Doran respectively, the album includes guest vocal contributions by Moon Holiday, George Maple (aka Jess from Flight Facilities’ Foreign Language single) and Puerto Rican, LA based, MC T.Shirt.
Since the release of the album he’s played sold out shows all over the world, including recently headlining the dance stage at Reading and Leeds, and has remixed the likes of Lorde and Arcade Fire and released an EP with long time collaborator Chet Faker. Flume is currently working on the follow up to his debut.