Hey OTBers! We were lucky enough to sit down with Australia's Harley Streten, known as Flume. I'd been looking forward to his Seattle stop on the North American tour for a while now and was able to get some insight on his background, inspirations, live setup and more.
If you don't recognize the name Flume, I guarantee that you've heard one of his songs if you're even remotely interested in electronic music. Harley's first EP, "Sleepless" was released in 2011, with the self-titled debut album out in late 2012. This was around the time the his music really started to catch my eye. I'm a huge fan of similar artists like XXYYXX
, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
, and I came upon Flume's work from a Spotify suggestion. I have to say that Flume's music doesn't really land in a certain category, and it's definitely not the "predictable, cookie cutter music" that he avoids.
Many of his singles have landed high up on the charts within his native Australia, and I couldn't be more excited that his music has really started to take off in the US, selling out shows
around the country on his tour. We also got a little bit of insight into a recent side project that he's picked up with Australian producer Emoh Instead as What So Not. Flume is truly a unique artist and I'm looking forward to new things to come!