Flume, a 21-year-old beat-maker 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 that 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, The Fader, XLR8R 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 enjoyed the #1 on the iTunes Australia Electronic Chart for several weeks and was 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 eight acclaimed showcases at this year’s CMJ conference. Flume’s debut self-titled album was released February 19 on Mom+Pop and features guest vocal contributions by Chet Faker, Moon Holiday, George Maple and Puerto Rican LA-based MC T.Shirt. Flume was released by Future Classics in Australia, where it's been certified gold.