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.
For those of you who have been shaped by your parent’s music taste and grew up listening to classic rock, Flight Facilites have unveiled a major treat for you. As a gift to their fans for reaching 100,000 Facebook followers they are giving away a free download of their Fleetwood Mac edit of 1988 hit song “Family Man.” Adding their signature nu disco groove, the Aussie duo spice up the classic track and collide worlds olds and new. For more classic reworks check out their decade mixes.
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.
It’s inevitable the nu disco movement has landed upon us, a trend which will only become stronger as 2013 progresses. Australian duo Flight Facilities continue to lead the wave with their buoyant originals and nostalgic decade mixes. “I Didn’t Believe” once again takes us back to a funkier time using Elizabeth Rose’s vocal of “Foreign Language” fame to breathe life into the bass-driven sound. A work in progress for almost two years, the instrumental was the duo’s first original production after breakout hit “Crave You.” It’s always exciting when the pair drop a new single and you can bet it won’t take long for remixes to begin surfacing. The track will be available for purchase on May 8th via labels Future Classic/Glassnote.
Innovative label Future Classic continues to pave the way for the rapidly growing niche-genre known as indie-dance. Australian producer Cassian spins Anna Lunoe & Touch Sensitive’s ubiquitous underground hit “Real Talk” into his own upbeat flavor. The chilled-out vibe is complemented with a steady build-up and funky flare synonymous to the Aussie’s ever growing portfolio.
Flume‘s original of “Sleepless” off his self-titled album is pretty perfect, but we’re going to argue that we like rising star Charles Murdoch’s remix from back in October even more. In a stroke of downloading luck, we’re getting this one from Future Classic for free as part of the continued lead up to their stage at Australia’s Laneway Festival in February. Call it chillwave, call it dream pop, just make you sure you listen and appreciate it.
Today’s Good Morning Mix comes to our ears direct from down under. Sydney-based Future Classic record label and artist collective delivers a mix to promote their “Future Classic Stage” at the upcoming Laneway Festival in February. This one is just gentle enough for your pre-caffeine commute or to stave any thought of early week blues. We’re given the opportunity to flow seamlessly between tracks from indie rockers High Highs and Kings of Convenience, songstress Jessie Ware, Shlohmo, Nicolas Jaar, and No Regular Play. This mix was curated as thoughtfully as it will make you feel.