In 2012, a young beatmaker called Flume burst on to the scene and single-handedly changed the face of Australian dance music and its possibilities.
The then 20-year old had just one single (‘Sleepless’) and one remix (Hermitude’s Hyperparadise) to his name. The buzz was growing, thanks in part to a standout afternoon performance at Splendour in the Grass, but his audience was confined largely to fans of underground electronica propagated by rising tastemaker label Future Classic.
He played countless festivals in his native country – Golden Plains, Falls and an especially memorable Laneway Festival headline slot. He was the highest- polled local artist and most-polled artist overall in triple j’s Hottest 100. In February, Flume peaked at #1 on the ARIA Chart, two months after its release. In April 2013, he sold out a mammoth 37k+ ticket ‘Infinity Prism’ national tour. In November 2013, Flume teamed up with friend and collaborator Chet Faker to release the platinum-selling Lockjaw EP, featuring single ‘Drop The Game’, which polled at an impressive #5 on triple j’s Hottest 100.
Flume won the 2013 triple j award for ‘Australian Album Of The Year’, and four ARIA Awards for ‘Producer of the Year’, ‘Best Male’, ‘Breakthrough Artist’ and ‘Best Dance Release’. He capped off an incredible 18 months in Australia with headline slots at the national Big Day Out and Field Day festivals (where he finished with a wild back to back set with Skrillex).
Flume has spent the beginning of 2014 touring internationally, including stops at Coachella and Lollapalooza in South America. His packed out sets at Coachella Week 1 and 2 gave fans their first taste of the long anticipated collaboration with Lorde – a huge remix of ‘Tennis Court’. Having released a virally popular re-work of Chet Faker’s ‘Gold’, Flume returned to North America in July for a massive headline tour, selling out 3 Terminal 5 shows in NYC, 3 Club Nokias in LA, plus Lollapalooza and a couple of Mad Decent Block Party slots.
2015 has seen Flume release his first original track since his debut album, ‘Some Minds’, featuring vocals from Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt. It was released days before he headlined Future Classic’s 10th Anniversary parties at the Sydney Opera House in May. Flume completely sold-out his 15-show Nth American tour in June and headed over to Europe for 12 performances including Melt! Festival in Germany, Dour Festival in Belgium, Lovebox in London, and many more.
Labels: Future Classic, PIAS Records & Transgressive, Mom+Pop
Publisher: Future Classic