As Stereosonic prepares to kick off Australia’s summer this weekend, one of the country’s top musical exports is giving the rest of the world Aussie envy. “Jaguar” is the latest track from dream duo What So Not, and it seems both Flume and Emoh Instead pulled out every trick in their proverbial bag. Though shimmering vocals first beckon the listener through the aural beaded curtain, with stealth synths stalking between hi hats and fat brass it is the beat that goes in for the kill: If indie trap was a genre, it very well might cite this tune as its foundation. With builds, sonic blooms and a bass bone structure, for both Sweat It Out and OWSLA, “Jaguar” is one big catch.
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Lockjaw brings collaboration from Australian team Flume and Chet Faker for a short, but sweet dose of sophisticated, chillwave electronic. After a previous collaboration on “Left Alone” and time together on a 2013 tour, the two devised the idea for a combined album release. The duo then rendezvoused on an evidently successful four day writing binge, where Lockjaw was born.
From Future Classic, the three track EP features elegant vocals from Chet and Flume’s signature bass kick, synth snare style production. Chet Faker exhibits his haunting, one-of-a-kind vocal melodies alongside Flume, born Harley Streten, who proves his continuous success in creating meditative, subtle bass lines and further showcases his mature ear as a young producer in electronica.
Lockjaw‘s lead single, “Drop the Game” was released in conjunction with a raw, urban-inspired music video featuring pop dancer Storyboard P. The opening single sets the sultry, melancholic tone for Flume and Chet Faker’s latest with bass spikes and resonating vocals. A funk-inspired, twangy bass melody introduces their second, “What About Us,” which quickly drops into an echoing vocal and down tempo tune. ”This Song is Not About a Girl” kicks into a rumbling bass underlay with Chet’s whispering vocals. This understated electronic indie tune flows through tempos and naturally brings a mysterious playfulness as it drops into Chet’s crooning with a heavier bass rumble to close out the song.
It’s no surprise that the collaboration has struck a pocket of doleful, intricate bass play and ethereal vocal work and established another marker for chillwave electronic. Young Australian producer Flume has developed a strong and evident sense of well-matured production work, evident in his latest undertaking with Chet Faker, the upcoming songster to watch.
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The 22-year-old dynamo from down under known as Flume had emerged nearly one year ago, and he’s been riding his waves of success since. His unique music is characterized by it’s unmatched sexiness; although always funky, and sometimes abstract, Flume’s uncommon style has certainly set him apart from the slew of up-and-coming producers across the spectrum. While already boasting accolades as a solo artist, the young artist is also one half of production duo What So Not. The collective, alongside partner Emoh, serves as an outlet that allows him to showcase his versatility in crafting more bass-heavy music with grittier trap influences.
Flume’s efforts such as “Holdin On” and his famed remix of Disclosure’s “You and Me” have generated much of his momentum this year, but unrelenting as ever, he still continues to display a well-roundedness. Coming into play with the release of The Mixtape, a package of his top-notch originals, Flume goes further to weave hip-hop with deep waves of bass for a deluxe edition that artistically ranges from the sensual to the soulful.
Harley Streten, or more commonly known as Flume, is setting the standard for indie electronic. His latest self-titled album has been transformed time and time again by producers eager to take his signature sound to new levels, and France’s 123mrk has done just that. The fellow indie wave/future garage producer brings an official remix for “Holdin On” in which he strips the Flume sound to a bass pop melody and sample of the original’s vocals and beats. The funky rework dances between a playful deep bass rendition and indie minimalist chillwave transformation. Released on the deluxe edition of Flume, the rework is available now.
Flume is rising star Harley Streten, the 22 year-old producer who is currently supporting Disclosure’s European tour dates with a jam-packed schedule all the way into 2014. Still fresh from the success of his self-titled album release and a sporting a name that is spreading like wildfire, the indie dance producer is moving full steam ahead. For his latest endeavor, Streten has partnered up with fellow Australian producer Chet Faker for their upcoming Future Classic EP, Lockjaw. ”Drop the Game” is the first of three tracks from the November 22nd-slated EP and features a haunting vocal lead provided by Chet. The stirring down tempo tune spares no detail with bass kicks and echoing melodies. The official video for “Drop the Game” paints a raw, emotional portrait of popper dancer Storyboard P who flows seamlessly through the waves of the pair’s latest production.
Harley Streten is Australia’s Flume, the ubiquitous name of indie electronic. The 22-year-old producer released the deluxe edition of his self-titled album in mid-November and hasn’t taken a moment off his international tour since. Now giving fans at home a taste of what they missed live, the What So Not member has revealed the Flume: Deluxe Edition Mixtape. The 22-minute mix weaves between eight of his album tracks and switches from the chillwave vibe to hip-hop heavier tracks. Whether you’re already well-versed in the album or only just discovering the artist, “The Mixtape” provides a sweet and transformed perspective on the nu wave electronic masterpiece.
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Australian producer Flume has rapidly developed a strong reputation for creating new wave electronic originals and providing unique twists on remixes. Flume is keeping his winning streak going with his latest preview of “Space Cadet” featuring Ghostface Killah and Autre Ne Veut. This track is one of his feature tunes from his debut album Flume, revamped with a hip hop feel for the Flume: Deluxe Edition mixtape, set to release November 8th. It’s safe to say 21 year-old Harley Streten has mastered the chillwave sound with his latest mystical beat that highlights Ghostface Killah’s hard-hitting rap verse and Autre Ne Veut’s echoing ethereal vocals.
Earlier this year, Boston Calling became the first full-scale music festival to be hosted in the heart of the city of Boston, though dance music was noticeably left off the bill. To the delight of many who yearned for a healthier serving of bass, a video flashed the likes of Major Lazer, Wolfgang Gartner, Flosstradamus, and Flume (among indie bands and hip-hop acts) on the LED screens prior to The National taking the stage; the dual alternating stages are to return to City Hall Plaza once again this September.
While some consider City Hall to be an abomination to architecture, festival organizers, Crash Line, found the plaza to be most befitting as ticketed events are not currently allowed on the greener Boston Common. Plus, mud is a non-issue if weather ever goes sour. While most festivals focus on imprisoning and subjecting attendees to exorbitant pricing for sustenance, Boston Calling allows and even encourages reentry to truly integrate the event within the city of Boston. Outside food and drink are permitted, although a great selection of Boston’s finest is also available for those that need a quick fix. Event organizers also had the foresight to rearrange the layout to maximize the dance floor in front of the stages to accommodate what will likely be a high energy crowd.
With considerable thought, planning, and vision, Crash Line and the Bowery hope to schedule Boston Calling twice every calendar year, and we fully support this decision unless, of course, dance music is again conveniently neglected from the lineups. Just kidding.
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Riding on a well-deserved high after remixing Disclosure’s “You & Me” to great notoriety, Flume takes on Marlena Shaw’s 1969 hit “Woman of the Ghetto” as his latest project, taken from the compilation Verve Remixed: The First Ladies featuring big names like Kaskade, Zeds Dead, RAC, and Maya Jane Coles. Pumping in thumping bass lines destined to make you groove, the young Aussie further shows off his fascinating style that is truly genreless and unique to anything else we are hearing at the moment. With an upcoming US tour this fall, the days of knowing Flume as underground artist in America will soon come to end.
By now it’s obvious Australian producer Flume is one of dance music’s fastest rising stars. Taking an ambitious leap to remake Disclosure’s coveted “You & Me“ off their #1 album Settle, the 21-year old wunderkind adds a little glitch hop wobble to the garage infused original, making it one of his best tracks yet. With an imminent North American and European summer tour ahead, Flume’s unique “Orchestral Crunk Wave” sound is bound to spark major headway.