Flume Debut Album

24 Nov 2012

Flume comes from a dance music background, but is also often referred to as a Hip-Hop producer.

I first listened to Flume whilst checking out the Future Classic DJs Compilation, which is an absolute master piece from start to finish. On the quest to explore some of the producers off of the album, I started to listen to a few of Flume’s tracks, I couldn’t find a great deal, but there were a few tracks that I listened to back and forth. I was over the moon when, after a matter of a couple of weeks since my first listen, I realised that Flume had released his self titled, debut album.

The 21 year old producer from Sydney managed to hold the number one spot on the iTunes chart for a lot of the first week, which is pretty good considering it was his debut release. But it really is that good.

Flume comes from a dance music background, but is also often referred to as a Hip-Hop producer. He states his influences as being producers like J Dilla (Stones Throw Records) and Flying Lotus (Warp / Brainfeeder). It’s pretty hard to put people in genre based boxes nowadays, especially people making electronic music, Flume classes his music as ‘Flumestep’ to avoid doing so.

I wouldn’t want to pick a favourite track, as the album is so solid, but, if I had to, Sleepless is definitely up there as a highlight. You can stream the album direct from his Soundcloud, but I’d advise going to iTunes and showing love by buying it.