by Rene Cobar
photo by Matsu
The sonic kaleidoscope that is Flume’s music is bound to hypnotize and leave you in a state of dance-induced ecstasy. Or at least that’s the plan. The Australian producer, programmer, and DJ has remixed the songs of various famous artists over the years, adding his touch of escapist sounds to them for a slick effect. Hi This Is Flume is the artist’s latest mixtape, showcasing an array of luxurious music textures that take on a life of their own with the collaboration of artists like slowthai and SOPHIE. (The visualiser by Australian artist Jonathan Zawada also adds to the new mixtape.) Connoisseurs of dance music know that Flume has risen above his EDM contemporaries thanks to visuals that go beyond the standard video accompaniment. At Lollapalooza, Flume should offer avid dance music seekers the chance for a truly euphoric communal experience, driven by his ability to create atmospheres in which people can misplace their worries for a while.