Flume (Future Classic)
Flume, a 20 year-old beatmaker from Sydney, is set to be one of the breakout stars of 2013.
Flume got his first taste for producing at age 13 from the most unlikely of places - a music production program he found in a cereal box. Taking a no-holds-barred attitude to music creation, Flume takes inspiration from a wide variety of sources and scenes distilling his sound into a melodic bass heavy style that is uniquely his own.
Flume is one of the first generation who doesn’t know life before the internet and perhaps this explains his global appeal. Praise has come from the likes of Clash, i-D, the Line of Best Fit and FACT Mag in the UK while across the pond, Fader, XLRR and no less than the New York Times have all marked Flume as one to watch. He is equally popular in his native Australia with across the board support from national alternative broadcaster triple j and taste-making community stations and blogs. His debut EP ‘Sleepless’ was soft released in August 2011 and has been #1 on the iTunes Australia Electronic Chart for several weeks and in the top 10 for several months
Flume’s production ability is matched by his live show, which has come into full effect after touring with the xx, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and Chet Faker as well as numerous Australian festival performances (including Parklife, Splendour in the Grass), a couple of sold-out Australian tours and no less than 8 acclaimed showcases at this year’s CMJ conference.
Flume’s debut self-titled album will be out on 9 November 2012 released by Future Classic (Flight Facilities, New Navy). It will be preceded by a vinyl/digital release of Sleepless on 24 September with remixes by Shlohmo (USA) and Midland (UK) and a video clip. In addition to lead single Sleepless featuring Jezzabell Doran the album features guest vocal contributions by Chet Faker, Moon Holiday, George Maple and Puerto Rican LA based MC T.Shirt.
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