So you’re telling me I first started listening to Flume back in 2013? Let me maths it out here… 8 years ago!
Oh, young awkward adolescent self thank you discovering this gem on SoundCloud. This was one of the main reasons I went to see Chet Faker live two years prior. I finally get to see the techno wizard on stage this time just down the road at O2 Academy Brixton.
Do I have any photos and videos of the night? Of course I did but I lost it all when my iPhone 7 self-terminated itself. Luckily, I grabbed a mate’s phone for the beginning and the end of the set. No meat but here is the crispy skin at least.
It was as much of an auditory spectacle as it was a visual one. Heck, Flume came out with a sledge hammer and smashed old electronics on stage. Demolition therapy in front of nearly five thousand people. Truth be told, he has a whole repertoire of bangers *pun fully intended*.
Tennis Court, Rushing Back, You & Me remix and many more garnered many millions of listens and viewers.
If you want to have beats that enhance the thumping in your chest, hypnotically produced vocal or an expansive musicscape with synths, keys and strings, Flume is the one.
Other than a sledge hammer, he was also accompanied by a few talented friends including the amazingly expressive Canadian singer, Kai, who features in Never Be Like You.
I close my eyes to devote my senses to his music. There is a magnetic quality in each song that suck you in and push you back out. I left the venue sensorily invigorated and with ringing ears in the best possible way.
Stay safe and musically curious,