Flume is this week’s feature on our Two For Tuesday
Flume is our Two For Tuesday feature. In light of his stellar performance at this year’s REACTION NYE here in Chicago, we thought it fitting to feature the Aussie for this week.
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On tour now with dates across the world including Lollapalooza in Brazil coming up this year, the Grammy-nominated, ARIA award winning producer has a new album you can stream for free HERE with tracklist. (click here for all tour dates)
Born in Australia on Nov. 5, 1991, Harley Edward Streten, known professionally as Flume. His self-titled debut studio album, Flume, was released on 9 November 2012 to positive reviews, topping the ARIA Albums Chart and reaching double-platinum accreditation in Australia. He has remixed songs by artists such as Lorde, Sam Smith, Arcade Fire and Disclosure. His second studio album, Skin, was released on 27 May 2016, to positive reviews and also topped the ARIA Albums Chart.
Flume’s father, Glen Streten, was a filmmaker and record producer, and his mother, Lyndall, was a teacher. He grew up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney with a younger sister, and attended St. Augustine’s College Brookvale. He began creating music at about the age of 13 with a basic production disc that was packaged in a box of cereal.
He was discovered and signed in 2011 through an original artists competition managed by the Australian record company Future Classic. He submitted the tracks “Sleepless”, “Over You” and “Paper Thin” to win the competition. Nathan McLay, founder of Future Classic and now Flume’s manager, assisted with the release of his first EP, titled Sleepless, which contained the three original tracks. He opted for the moniker “Flume” after the Bon Iver song of the same name.
In 2012, his debut album was created on the first laptop he had ever purchased. He finished the album on that laptop while he was on a low-budget trip to London. Flume signed with Mom + Pop Music and announced the North American release of his self-titled debut studio album. The album was released in the US on 21 February 2013 and received strong support from American critics, averaging a score of 73 out of 100 on review aggregate site Metacritic.
Flume’s self-titled debut album, was released on 9 November 2012 to favorable reviews. The album’s production saw Flume collaborating with vocal artists Moon Holiday, Jezzabell Doran, Chet Faker, and New York rapper T.Shirt. The album reached number one on the Australian iTunes charts. It debuted on the ARIA Albums Chart at number 2, behind of One Direction’s Take Me Home.
On Australia Day 2013, four of Flume’s songs (including a remix) were listed on Triple J Hottest 100 for 2012. His album’s breakthrough song “Holdin On” was listed at number 4, the highest-charting Australian song. Other inclusions were “Sleepless” and his remix of “Hyperparadise” by Hermitude, both in the top 20 (numbers 12 and 18, respectively), and “On Top” at number 67.
Flume’s voted songs placed higher on the ARIA Singles Chart. “Holdin On” returned to the top 50 chart in the spot of number 17, its highest-ever placement. His “Hyperparadise” remix also debuted in the top 50 at number 38. “Sleepless” and “On Top” debuted at numbers 53 and 75, respectively. Flume’s debut studio album reached number one on the ARIA Albums Chart.
In February 2013, Flume announced his first national headlining Australian tour, entitled the “Infinity Prism Tour”. It occurred during April and May 2013, and according to a later interview, the tour sold 40,000 tickets. In March 2013, Flume was named one of Fuse TV’s 30 “Must-See Acts” at the SXSW festival.
Flume spent the beginning of 2014 touring internationally, including stops at Lollapalooza in South America and Coachella where he debuted his remix of Lorde’s “Tennis Court”.
In 2015, Flume released his first original track since his debut studio album, “Some Minds”, featuring vocals from Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt.
In early January 2016, Flume released a four-and-a-half-minute preview of his second studio album, Skin. The following month, the first single, “Never Be like You”, featuring vocals from Canadian singer Kai reached number one in Australia, making it Flume’s first chart-topping song. In April, Flume released his second official single, “Say It”, featuring the Swedish singer and songwriter Tove Lo which he performed at the ARIA awards.
Later in May 2016, the track list for the album was unveiled, revealing that Vic Mensa, Allan Kingdom, Raekwon, Little Dragon, AlunaGeorge, MNDR and Beck were among the other collaborators to be featured on Skin.
He released his second studio album SKIN on May 27th of 2016. Again, the album received positive reviews from critics, with an aggregate score of 75 out of 100 from Metacritic. At the ARIA Music Awards of 2016, Flume won eight awards, including Album of the Year and Best Male Artist.
On 25 November 2016, his B-side EP for Skin titled Skin Companion EP 1.
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