Flume at the 2013 ARIA Awards
|Birth name||Harley Edward Streten|
|Born||5 November 1991|
|Genres||Garage music, future garage, chillstep, deep house|
|Occupations||Producer, DJ, musician|
Mom + Pop
|Associated acts||What So Not, Emoh Instead, Jezzabell Doran, T.Shirt, Chet Faker, Moon Holiday, Ta-Ku, Casper Zazz and George Maple|
Harley Edward Streten (born 5 November 1991), 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: Wins included Best Male Artist, Breakthrough Artist – Release, Best Dance Release, and Producer of the Year.
BiographyHarley Edward Streten was born on 5 November 1991 and grew up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, where he still resides. He began creating music at about the age of thirteen, with a basic production disc that was packaged in a box of cereal.In 2010, Streten began producing house music under his initials, HEDS. He created two tracks "Flow" and "Fizz", in addition to several remixes.
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 McLean, an employee of Future Classic and now Flume's manager, assisted with the release of his first EP, titled Sleepless, which contained the three original tracks.
Flume's self-titled debut album was released on 9 November 2012 to exceptional critical acclaim. 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. It debuted on the ARIA Albums Chart at number 2, behind of One Direction's Take Me Home. In December 2012, Flume signed with Mom + Pop Music and announced the North American release of his self-titled debut. 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.
On Australia Day 2013, four of Flume's songs (including a remix) were listed on Triple J Hottest 100 for 2012. His album's breakout song "Holdin On" was listed at number four, the highest-charting Australian song. 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.
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. Flume's debut album reached number one on the ARIA Albums Chart, the first electronic album to achieve such a feat since 2, by Sneaky Sound System, in 2008.
In February 2013, Flume announced his inaugural 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. In March 2013, Flume was named one of Fuse TV's 30 "Must-See Acts" at the SXSW festival.