Flume's Essential Mix is delightful
So much WHITE LABEL.
The follow-up to Flume's world-beating debut album is surely one of electronic music's most anticipated releases. Both in Australia and abroad. That game-changing release has seen the rise of the "bedroom producer", all of whom at first seemed to be trying to emulate Harley Streten's success, but have fortunately since moved on to carving out their own niche or fading in to obscurity. This now sets the stage for Streten to make his triumphant return, and hot damn if his two-hour Essential Mix isn't a powerful indicator we're in for something special. There's a whole of heap of Flume - Untitled's throughout the mix's running time, and while who knows which, if any, are tracks to expect from the album, it all sounds pretty great.
The real joy is in the mix itself though. When you get the chance to produce an Essential Mix, you want to make sure you nail it. It's pretty obvious Streten has taken his sweet time putting this together, digging deep where he needs to, showing some love to those he wants to, and throwing in some out-of-left-field stuff when he feels like it (a Flume edit of Beyonce's Ghost? Sure, why not). It also effortlessly traverses between gentle and ginormous throughout, making it perfect for wherever your party is at (or isn't).
We can't embed it yet, so you can head to the BBC website HERE to stream it.
And to make this post a little more worthwhile than just a bunch of text, here's a couple of mini-documentaries we made around Flume's first big national tour with bro Chet Faker: