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Australian DJ/producer Flume delivered his debut BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix this past weekend. The two-hour set included five exclusive tracks of his own, though it hasn’t been confirmed whether they will appear on his upcoming EP. Also included were cuts from artists like Vic Mensa, Vince Staples, Jamie xx, Salva, and TroyBoi.
From future bass and hip-hop to deep house and beyond, the Aussie described his mix as “a bit of a journey, not a straight up dancefloor mix.”
Stream and tracklist are below.
1. Knxwledge – Nvrending
2. TroyBoi – Do You?
3. Flume – Untitled
4. San Holo – Victory
5. Amon Tobin – In Your Own Time – Eprom Remix
6. Flume & Chet Faker – What About Us
7. Beyoncé – Ghost – Flume Edit
8. Hayden James – Beginnings – Flume’s Lost Mix
9. Ta-Ku ft. Chet Faker – Mahal
10. Flume – Untitled
11. Vince Staples – Norf Norf
12. Lapti – First Date
13. Thomas Sholz – Mimesis – Rampue Remix
14. Flume – Untitled
15. Kanye West – All Day – Eprom & Salva Remix
16. Clams Casino – Crystals
17. Matthew Herbert – It’s Only – DJ Koze Remix
18. Jon Hopkins – Collider
19. Fatima Yamaha – What’s A Girl To Do
20. Leon Vynehall – Time
21. Bollocks Deejays – Worth It – Daggers Remix
22. Kenton Slash Demon – Syko
23. Oxia – Domino
24. Daphni – Ye Ye
25. Trimbal – Confidence Boost – Harmonimix
26. Vic Mensa ft. Chance The Rapper – Suitcase
27. Jamie xx – Gosh
28. MissingNo – Xe2
29. Jme ft. Giggs – Man Don’t Care
30. Missingno – 124th
31. Mura Masa – Lotus Eater
32. Point Point – doubleOreo – San Holo Remix
33. Losco – Scriptina
34. Mica Levi – Love
DJ Dwells, the 2014 DMC New York City Regional Champion, has returned with a turntablist routine featuring Flume’s latest single, “Some Minds.”
The Connecticut native was only 13 when he won the competition, making him the youngest DJ to do so. The 15-year-old has since been featured on ABC News and other notable outlets.
Check out Dwells’ five-minute video above.
Related: DJ Dwells & Scratch DJ Academy Featured by ABC News
Over the last couple years, Flume aka Harley Streten has built a massive fan base and established himself as one of the most influential electronic artists from Australia. His distinctive style of indie-influenced electronic music has taken him around the world, including performances at Coachella, Lollapalooza and the Mad Decent Block Party. One of Flume’s most successful productions — a remix of Lorde’s “Tennis Court” — has amassed a staggering 18 million SoundCloud plays in just nine months.
So, how did the long-time bedroom producer breakout and become a worldwide phenomenon? During the 2014 Electronic Music Conference, which took place in early December, Flume and his management team spoke for nearly an hour about the strategy behind his brand and the tactics used to promote his music.
The in-depth discussion featured various components of the team, including his manager, agent, publicist, A&R, publisher, and art director. Thankfully, a video of the entire discussion has been uploaded to YouTube and those who didn’t attend the conference can now soak up the knowledge. Watch below:
Here’s a breakdown of the topics:
1:30 – The turning point in Flume’s career
3:35 – Chad Gilard, A&R (Future Classic)
5:35 – Flume’s creative process
7:35 – Ed Sholl, Label Manager (Future Classic)
10:40 – Jarrod Bird, Publisher (Future Classic/Kobalt Music)
16:20 – Jay Ryves, Art Director (Future Classic)
19:50 – Latane Hughes, North American Agent (The Windish Agency)
28:30 – Festival performances vs headline shows
34:40 – Treating remixes like singles and leveraging social media
41:40 – Q&A session with fans
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