This time last year, Flume was just a guy making beats in his bedroom at his parent’s place, on the verge of releasing his debut album. Fast forward 12 months, and the guy has rocketed into the stratosphere, with a #1 charting album, the highest Australian artist position in triple j’s Hottest 100, too many Australian festival performances to count, a sold-out national tour, and headline shows in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris and Berlin. He’s about to head across the Tasman for his first ever New Zealand tour, and then back to the northern hemisphere to support Disclosure on their UK tour. Not bad for a dude who, well, still actually lives with his parents.
Flume famously got his start in electronic music production from a demo disc of software that came in a cereal box. In a few years time though, all you aspiring Flume 2‘s out there could be the ones getting interviewed by the best pop culture website around, telling us that you got your start in producing thanks to Harley Streten himself. The soon-to-be-released Deluxe Edition of his debut self-titled album will include a ‘Producer Disc’, containing a copy of Ableton Live 9 Lite (Flume‘s production software of choice), plus the audio elements that make up his tracks Holdin’ On, Insane and On Top, for you to chop, change, remix and retrofit as you like. According to my dad, it surely can’t be that hard, he’s just pressing buttons after all, so you should be making a number one album and touring the world in no time.
The ‘Producer Disc’ will make up a quarter of a huge four disc package that also includes the debut album, a second audio disc featuring an exclusive mixtape of unreleased remixes and new guest vocalists, and a DVD of one of Flume’s Inifinity Prism tour shows at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion.
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