Flume celebrates tenth anniversary of debut album with archival demo ‘Slugger 1.4’
In the present day marks precisely 10 years since Flume (aka Harley Streten) launched his eponymous debut album. To rejoice, the EDM trailblazer has shared an archival demo titled ‘Slugger 1.4 [2014 Export.WAV]’.
On his determination to rejoice the anniversary along with his ‘Slugger’ demo – which, as the total title implies, was made in 2014 – Streten mentioned in a press launch: “[I] made this one in Paris [and] at all times cherished this demo but it surely by no means fairly made it onto an album. I figured now that it’s 10 years since my first album was launched it could be time to share. Hope you prefer it.”
Have a take heed to ‘Slugger 1.4 [2014 Export.WAV]’ under:
‘Flume’ was first launched on November 9, 2012 through Future Traditional. It featured the singles ‘On Prime’ (that includes T.Shirt), ‘Sleepless’ (that includes Jezzabell Doran) and ‘Holdin On’, and likewise sported collaborations with Chet Faker, Moon Vacation and George Maple. A deluxe version adopted a 12 months later, including new tracks, remixes and flips that featured the likes of Ghostface Killah, Killer Mike, Freddie Gibbs and Isabella Manfredi.
The album was a smash hit, peaking at Quantity One on the ARIA Charts and occurring to be licensed 2x Platinum (in addition to Gold in New Zealand). It received Streten the 2013 J Award for Australian Album Of The 12 months, in addition to 4 ARIA Awards (plus a further 4 nominations) and 4 AIR Awards (plus two nominations).
Streten is at present gearing up for his first Australian tour since 2019, which is about to kick off this Friday (November 11) in Perth. The complete tour – which incorporates all three dates of the touring Spilt Milk competition – will soak up seven headline exhibits throughout Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Hobart, with assist coming from Channel Tres, Toro y Moi, MAY-A and Vera Blue.
The tour is available in assist of Streten’s third album as Flume, ‘Palaces’, which arrived again in Might. It featured singles ‘Say Nothing’ (that includes MAY-A), ‘Sirens’ (that includes Caroline Polachek), ‘Hole’ (that includes Emma Louise), ’Escape’ (with Quiet Bison and that includes Kučka) and the title observe (that includes Damon Albarn).
In a four-star overview, NME’s Hannah Mylrea wrote that the album sees Streten’s “distinctive sonics imbued with an ethereal twist”, and famous that “this alteration in tempo makes for a welcome modification to the Flume sound, which is elevated by his wealthy, newfound sonics”.
To this point, the album has earned Streten six nominations at this 12 months’s ARIA Awards, and two for the upcoming J Awards. Additionally this 12 months, Streten linked up with Sycco for her single ‘Ripple’.