Flume is a nickname for an Australian musician, record producer and DJ named Harley Edward Streten. Flume, born on the 5th of November 1991. His first self-titled debut studio album, the flume was released on the 9th of November 2012 receiving lots of positive reviews. Flume is credited as the founder of future bass and played a significant role in making the genre accessible. His Flume album topped the ARIA Albums Chart and thereby reaching double platinum recognition in Australia.
EDUCATION AND PERSONAL LIFE
Flume’s father Glen Staten is a record producer and a filmmaker while his mother Lyndall is a former teacher and a horticulturist. He had his childhood on the Northen Beaches of Sydney alongside his younger sister. Harley attended Seaforth Public school for is primary school education and St. Augustine’s college, Brookdale and Mosman High school for his secondary school education. The talented youngster started creating music at the teenage age of thirteen with a production disk packaged in a cereal box.
In 2010, Flume started producing house music under his initials, Heds and he made two tracks Fizz and flow in addition to several other remixes of songs of other musicians. Streten was signed in 2011 through an original artists competition that was hosted by a record company in Australia named Future Classic. He submitted the tracks “Over You,” “Sleepless,” and “Paper Thin” to claim victory in the competition. The founder of the Future Classic now the manager of Flume, Nathan Mclay assisted him with the release of his first EP, named Sleepless which consisted of his original tree tracks mentioned earlier. He chose the nickname Flume after a song by Bon Iver of the same name. His first self-titled debut album was released in November 2012. It is fascinating to say the fact that the album was produced on his first ever purchased laptop. It was during a low budget trip to London that he finished the album. The production of this album made him collaborate with vocal artists like Jezzabell Doran, Moon Holiday, Chet Faker and the famous New York Rapper T-shirt. His record was once number one on the Australian iTunes chart. During the ending of December, he signed with Mom+ pop music and announced his North American self-titled studio album. The self-titled album was released in the United States on the 21st of February 2013, and it received lots of positivity from American critics making it about an average of 73 out of 100 on the Metacritic. Also in 2013, four of his songs were listed on the triple J hottest of the year 2012. 2014 till date has seen flume release lot of 5-star music and also produced a lot of them that have gained international recognition and awards both locally and globally.
AWARDS AND NOMINATION
In 2013, he won the Best independent artist, Best Independent Album, Best free dance and electronica Album, Best electronic single and was nominated for the best independent single and Ep. For the APRA music award, the won the dance work of the year 2014 for the song Holding on, and some of his other songs were also or nominated for the same award. In 2017, he was appointed for the dance work of the year, and he also won the most played Australian job and songwriter of the year. At the grammy’s in 2017, he was nominated for the Best dance recording, and he won the award for the Best Dance and Electronic album for the work Skin.