After Flume effectively tore the Internet to shreds when a video surfaced of him giving mouth-to-ass resuscitation at Burning Man, the country’s golden boy of EDM kept mum about it all for a long while. He had a bit of a cheeky nod to The Incident™ with us, and maybe confronted the one bloke we all collectively threw under the bus, but he never quite addressed it directly, until now.
In a recent interview with Mixmag, the 27-year-old talked a fair bit about how different his live show is – incorporating angle grinders, spray paint, and generally going full Limp Bizkit ‘Break Stuff’. Right at the end, like a tasty little treat, Flume talked about that video from Burning Man, which beamed him across the internet enjoying a hearty snack on a big peach.
Turns out our man did the very normal thing of looking at the numbers, to see how the conversation tracked. Yep, he saw his phone was blowing the fuck up and then went and looked at GOOGLE ANALYTICS to see what the spike was like. And boy, was it large.
“At first, I was kind of stressed out about it because I don’t know,” Flume said.
“I looked at a graph actually and it was the analytics of Google. The first record and it had a little spike on the graph. The second record, a little slightly higher. The mixtape, a little spike. Then, the eating ass at Burning Man and it was just like to the top of the graph.”
He went on to say that it was probably the most he’s ever been googled in his whole life, and it had absolutely nothing to do with his music. That’s the power of the asse, my friends.
Flume’s none too worried about being the butt of a few jokes and said that he finds it pretty humerous now.
“But, I think it was funny. It’s definitely the most press I’ve ever gotten.” he said.
“It’s fine, I don’t mind. I think it’s hilarious.”Image: Getty Images / Frank Hoensch