Flume is a pioneering electronic producer, admired for exploring and melding complex sounds and making them sound like they've always existed. The alias of electronic musician and producer Harley Edward Streten, Flume makes atmospheric dance music inspired by house and U.K. garage.
Recruiting collaborators from across genres, he rose into the main-stage ranks with his 2012 debut and his Grammy-winning 2016 sophomore effort, Skin, both of which topped the album chart in his native Australia.
He returned in early 2019 with the mixtape Hi This Is Flume. Featuring appearances by HWLS, slowthai, JPEGMAFIA, and SOPHIE, the atmospheric set earned Flume his third Grammy nomination, for Best Dance/Electronic Album. Meanwhile, he had a Top 40 single in Australia with the London Grammar collaboration “Let You Know” in June of 2019. Quits, a split EP with Reo Cragun, then appeared in August, followed a month later by the single “Rushing Back,” which featured Vera Blue. “Rushing Back” reached number eight on Australia’s singles chart and returned him to the Billboard dance/electronic Top 20. He enjoyed similar chart placements with the Toro y Moi collaboration “The Difference” in early 2020 and with “Say Nothing” featuring May-A in early 2022. The latter track was the lead single from Flume’s third full-length release, May 2022’s Palaces, which also included collaborations with the likes of Damon Albarn and Caroline Polachek.
Things Don’t Always Go the Way You Plan, a mixtape containing tracks recorded between 2012 and 2021, appeared in 2023 and included collaborations with Panda Bear, Injury Reserve, and Isabella Manfredi.