A decade ago, Harley Streten, better known as Flume, began making music on his computer after discovering a production program on a CD inside a cereal box.
Today, the 24-year-old is selling out shows around the world — usually in less than 15 minutes. Let’s just say this guy knows how to pull a crowd. And it’s not just because he remixed Lorde’s “Tennis Court.”
Since the release of his critically acclaimed self-titled debut in 2012, Flume’s darkly textured tracks, which are accompanied by a dreamy, soulful edge by weaving together intricate beats, have attracted the masses. The sheer diversity of his transitions, visual accompaniments, and tracks chosen make for one hell of a performance. It’s more than just someone pushing buttons on a laptop of drum machine.
So much more.
From start to finish, Flume produces an infectious flow of movement. His music, which ranges from ambient to high energy, has the ability to make crowds swoon. They vibe. They dance. They forget that the world outside of whatever venue they happen to be attending even exists at all.
On November 12, he headlined the Mayan Theater for night 12 of Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 30 Days in LA. Joining him on stage was Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow. He joined Flume to perform “Some Minds,” while a festival-sized light show dazzled the crowd.
If you made the mistake and missed him this time around, you should probably make seeing him next time a priority. It’s worth every penny. This talented music producer does not disappoint.
Check out a few images from his performance at the Mayan Theater above.