Flume (musician)

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Flume
Flume ARIA 2013 (cropped).jpg
Flume at the 2013 ARIA Awards
Background information
Birth name Harley Edward Streten
Born (1991-11-05) 5 November 1991 (age 23)
Origin Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Producer
  • DJ
  • musician
Years active 2008–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website www.flumemusic.com

Harley Edward Streten[1] (born 5 November 1991),[2] better known by his stage name Flume, is an Australian electronic music instrumentalist, producer and DJ. His debut self-titled album was released on 9 November 2012, which peaked at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart and No. 13 in New Zealand. Its lead single, "Holdin On", reached the top 20 on the related ARIA Singles Chart and No. 22 in New Zealand. The album and single provided Flume with four wins and four nominations at the ARIA Music Awards of 2013:[3][4] Wins included Best Male Artist, Breakthrough Artist – Release, Best Dance Release, and Producer of the Year.

Career[edit]

Harley Edward Streten was born on 5 November 1991 and grew up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, where he still resides.[5] He began creating music at about the age of thirteen, with a basic production disc that was packaged in a box of cereal.[6] In 2010, Streten began producing house music under his initials, HEDS.[7] He created two tracks "Flow" and "Fizz", in addition to several remixes.[8]

Streten was discovered and signed in 2011 through an original artists competition managed by the Australian record company Future Classic. He submitted the tracks "Sleepless", "Over You" and "Paper Thin" to win the competition. Nathan McLay, founder of Future Classic and now Flume's manager, assisted with the release of his first EP, titled Sleepless, which contained the three original tracks.[9][10]

Flume's self-titled debut album was released on 9 November 2012 to exceptional critical acclaim.[11] The album's production saw Flume collaborating with vocal artists George Maple, Moon Holiday, Jezzabell Doran, Chet Faker, and New York rapper T.Shirt. The album reached number one on the Australian iTunes charts.[6] It debuted on the ARIA Albums Chart at number 2, behind of One Direction's Take Me Home.[12] In December 2012, Flume signed with Mom + Pop Music and announced the North American release of his self-titled debut.[13] The album was released in the US on 21 February 2013 and received strong support from American critics, averaging a score of 73 out of 100 on review aggregate site Metacritic.[14]

On Australia Day 2013, four of Flume's songs (including a remix) were listed on Triple J Hottest 100 for 2012.[15] His album's breakout song "Holdin On" was listed at number four, the highest-charting Australian song.[15][16] Other inclusions were "Sleepless" and his remix of "Hyperparadise" by Hermitude, both in the top 20 (numbers 12 and 18, respectively), and "On Top" at number 67.[15]

Flume's voted songs placed higher on the ARIA Singles Chart. "Holdin On" returned to the top 50 chart in the spot of number 17, its highest-ever placement. His "Hyperparadise" remix also debuted in the top 50 at number 38. "Sleepless" and "On Top" debuted at numbers 53 and 75, respectively.[17] Flume's debut album reached number one on the ARIA Albums Chart,[18] the first electronic album to achieve such a feat since 2, by Sneaky Sound System, in 2008.[19]

In February 2013, Flume announced his first national headlining Australian tour, entitled the "Infinity Prism Tour". It occurred during April and May 2013, and according to a later interview, the tour sold 40,000 tickets.[20] In March 2013, Flume was named one of Fuse TV's 30 "Must-See Acts" at the SXSW festival.[21][22]

Side projects[edit]

With Sydney DJ and producer Emoh Instead, Flume formed the duo What So Not. On the 21st of February 2015, Harley announced that the final project of What So Not that he would be creatively involved in would be the release of an EP produced on 2014. His official statement on the What So Not Facebook page [23] - "Over the last while, Emoh and I have been moving in different directions creatively, we haven't made any music together in quite a while. Our final joint project is a soon-to-be-released EP that we completed last year. That will be the last what so not project I'll be creatively involved with."

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
AUS
[24]
AUS
Indie

[25]
BEL
(FL)

[26]
BEL
(WA)

[27]
NLD
[28]
NZ
[29]
Flume 1 1 139 180 67 12

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details
Sleepless
  • Released: 1 August 2011
  • Label: Future Classic
  • Format: Digital download
Lockjaw
(Flume and Chet Faker)
  • Released: 22 November 2013[31]
  • Label: Future Classic
  • Format: CD, 12", digital download

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
AUS
[32]
AUS
Indie

[33]
BEL
(FL)

[26]
FRA
[34]
NLD
[35]
NZ
[29]
"Sleepless"
(featuring Anthony for Cleopatra)
2011 Sleepless
"Holdin On" 2012 17 1 [a] 57 22 Flume
"On Top"
(featuring T.Shirt)
57 3
"Sleepless"
(featuring Jezzabell Doran)
53 5
"Insane"
(featuring Moon Holiday)
2013 9
"Drop the Game"
(Flume and Chet Faker)
18 1 125
  • ARIA: Platinum[37]
Lockjaw
"Some Minds"
(featuring Andrew Wyatt)
2015 20 [38] TBA
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other appearances[edit]

Title Year Album
"I Met You" (Anna Lunoe & Flume) 2012 Real Talk EP
"Tropical Sun" Future Classic DJs Compilation

Remixes[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Artist
AUS
[39]
AUS
Indie

[33]
UK
[40]
UK
Dance

[41]
"Back and Forth" (Flume vs Mr V) 2010 Fedde le Grand
"The Anthem" 2011 Onra
"Zimbabwe" New Navy
"Gravel Pit" 2012 Matt Miller x Kilter
"Higher" Ta-ku
"Won't Get Lost" The Aston Shuffle
"Every Little Step" Junior Boys
"HyperParadise" 38 3 Hermitude
"A Baru in New York" (Flume Soundtrack Version) 2013 Yolanda Be Cool
"Slasherr" (Flume Edit) Rustie
"You & Me" 49 17 Disclosure
"Woman of the Ghetto" (Flume's Jackin House Mix) Marlena Shaw
"Tennis Court" 2014 Lorde
"Gold" (Flume Re-Work) Chet Faker
"Test & Recognise" (Flume Re-work) Seekae
"Afterlife" Arcade Fire
"Lay Me Down" 2015 Sam Smith
"Turning" Collarbones
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Director(s)
"I Met You" (Anna Lunoe & Flume) 2012 Melvin J. Montalban[42]
"Sleepless" (featuring Jezzabell Doran) Damon Cameron[43]
"Left Alone" (featuring Chet Faker) 2013 Rhett Wade-Ferrell[44]
"Holdin On" Joe Nappa[45]
"More Than You Thought" Angus Lee Forbes[46]
"On Top" (featuring T.Shirt) Angus Lee Forbes[47]
"Insane" (featuring Moon Holiday) Angus Lee Forbes[48]
"Drop the Game" (Flume & Chet Faker) Lorin Askill[49]
"Some Minds" (featuring Andrew Wyatt) 2015 Clemens Habicht[50]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Holdin On" did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 6 on the Flemish Ultratip chart.[26]

Awards and nominations[edit]

AIR Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated artist/work Result
2013 Best Independent Artist Flume Won[51]
Best Independent Album Flume Won[51]
Best Independent Dance/Electronica Album Won[51]
Best Independent Single/EP "Holdin On" Nominated[52]
Best Independent Dance/Electronica Single Won[51]

ARIA Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated artist/work Result
2013 Album of the Year Flume Nominated[4]
Breakthrough Artist – Release Won[3]
Best Male Artist Flume Won[3]
Best Dance Release Flume Won[3]
Song of the Year "Holdin On" Nominated[4]
Best Australian Live Act Flume Nominated[4]
Best Video Joe Nappa for "Holdin On" Nominated[4]
Producer of the Year Harley Streten Won[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'More than You Thought' at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Flume". iPlayer Radio. BBC. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "And The 2013 ARIA Award Goes To…". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 2 December 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "ARIA Noms + Fine Arts & Artisan Winners". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 14 October 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Flume to toast ARIA awards with family". The Manly Daily. -02 December 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ a b "Spotlight On ... Flume". The Manly Daily. 2 December 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  7. ^ Streten, Harley (22 March 2013). 'Who the F&^% Is Flume' and How Did He Beat One Direction on the Charts?. Interview with Jason Newman. Fuse. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  8. ^ Streten, Harley. "HEDS's stream". SoundCloud. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  9. ^ Adams, Cameron (25 April 2013). "Flume focused on keeping it fresh". News.com.au. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "Sleepless - Single by Flume". iTunes. Apple, Inc. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "New Band of the Day: Flume". The Guardian. 28 November 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "Chartifacts". Aria Charts. 20 November 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "Flume Releases Debut Self-Titled Album + Announces North American Tour". Mom + Pop Music. 21 February 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "Flume Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  15. ^ a b c "The Full List | Hottest 100 - 2012". Triple J. ABC. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  16. ^ "Australian Album of the Year Nomination". Triple J. ABC. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  17. ^ Adams, Cameron (4 February 2013). "Flume bumps Bieber from top of Aussie album chart". News.com.au. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  18. ^ "Hottest 100 Sends Flume to No.1 on ARIA Chart". Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  19. ^ Streten, Harley (13 May 2013). Flume Interview. Interview with Nina Bertok. Rip It Up. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  20. ^ Liam Apter (September 2013). "Blog / Music / Finding A Future Classic". Pilerats. Pilerats. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  21. ^ "More shows added to Flume's massive 2013 Australian tour". triple j. ABC. 22 February 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  22. ^ Fuse Staff (28 February 2013). "30 Must-See Acts at SXSW 2013". Fuse. Fuse Networks LLC. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  23. ^ https://www.facebook.com/whatsonot/posts/802084939839985
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  25. ^ "Independent Label Albums Charts". Australian Independent Record Labels Association. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  26. ^ a b c "Discografie Flume" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  27. ^ "Discografie Flume" (in French). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  28. ^ "Flume - Dutch Charts". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  29. ^ a b "Discography Flume". charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 
  30. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2013 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  31. ^ "Lockjaw – Single". iTunes. Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  32. ^ Peak chart positions for singles in Australia:
  33. ^ a b Independent Peak chart positions for singles in Australia:
  34. ^ "Discographie Flume" (in French). SNEP. Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  35. ^ "Discographie Flume". dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  36. ^ a b c "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2013 Singles". ARIA. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  37. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2014 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  38. ^ http://www.ariacharts.com.au/chart/dance-singles
  39. ^ "Issue 1208" (PDF). ARIA. Pandora Archive. 22 April 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  40. ^ "http://www.officialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/1/2013-05-11/" (PDF). OCC. Pandora Archive. 22 April 2013. 
  41. ^ "http://www.officialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/18/2013-05-11/" (PDF). OCC. Pandora Archive. 22 April 2013. 
  42. ^ "I MET YOU // Anna Lunoe & Flume". Vimeo. 27 March 2012. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  43. ^ "Flume – Sleepless feat. Jezzabell Doran". Vimeo. 30 August 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  44. ^ "Flume feat. Chet Faker 'Left Alone' Official Video". Vimeo. 15 January 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  45. ^ "Flume – Holdin On [Official Video]". Google. YouTube. 7 March 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  46. ^ "Flume – "More Than You Thought" (Official Music Video)". Google. YouTube. 16 April 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  47. ^ "Flume – On Top (official music video)". Vimeo. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  48. ^ "Flume – Insane (Official Music Video)". Vimeo. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  49. ^ "Flume & Chet Faker – Drop The Game". Vimeo. 16 October 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  50. ^ "Flume – Some Minds (Official Music Video)". YouTube. 28 May 2015. Retrieved 28 May 2015. 
  51. ^ a b c d "WINNERS: Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards.". Australian Independent Record Labels Association. 10 October 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2013. 
  52. ^ "Last Year". Australian Independent Record Labels Association. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 

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