FLUME AND TOUCH SENSITIVE
Thursday, August 29 2013
Decibel and Neumos are proud to present…
FLUME : live
Future Classic, Sydney
Youtube channel: http://bit.ly/12AjdLG
Boiler Room live: http://bit.ly/TyuyYE
with special guest
Tickets are $15 advance at: http://bit.ly/Zz1unM
Doors at 8pm / 21+
@ Neumos : 925 E. Pike, Seattle
Flume is a very young Sydney beat maker who’s grabbed the attention of XLR8R, The Guardian, Electronic Beats, Triple J, FBi and many more in less than a year.
Flume got his first taste for producing at age 13 from the most unlikely of places – a music production program he found in a cereal box. It began Flume’s obsession with all things synthetic, and started his addiction for plug-ins, sample packs & vintage analogue hardware.
‘Sleepless’ was Flume’s debut EP and packed enough lush pads, chopped and chipmunked vocals, saw synths and intricate percussion to impress any fan of Hudson Mohawke, Flying Lotus, Seekae or Space Dimension Controller.
It was described by XLR8R as “a solid piece of soulful beat work.” picking up a 8.6 and nabbing their 2nd most downloaded track in August 2011. It impressed dance music website Electronic Beats so much they said “we reckon this young Australian is going to make waves” while cult German magazine Lodown described it as “the perfect pop record for anyone who’d never even look at what’s going down in the official charts” sealing it with a huge 8/10. Locally in Australia Triple J Morning Host Zan Rowe named it as her Catch of The Day” describing it as “Cut up, warm, rolling, thuddy, wonderful…”.
Shortly after the ‘Sleepless’ EP Flume put his ears and fingers into New Navy’s huge summer anthem ‘Zimbabwe’. The remix was debuted on the Australian hipster bible Pedestrian.tv and recently picked up a NSFW video clip of teenage adventures picking up late night plays on Australian TV show Rage. The month after his New Navy remix came out triple j picked him as their February Mix Up Exclusives Resident – think of it as Australia’s version of the BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix for a month!
Flume’s live show is now coming into full effect after selling out two national Australian tours and by the end of 2012 Flume would of played prestigious Australian festivals Splendour in the Grass, Parklife and Foreshore as well as a very special event in Sydney called Vivid LIVE at Sydney’s most famous venue The Sydney Opera House.
Flume’s self-titled debut album on Future Classic went on to become one of the best reviewed albums of 2012. The album hit #1 on the iTunes charts in Australia and sent him on tours with xx, Four Tet and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.
“…a solid piece of soulful beat work.” – XLR8R, scored 8.6
“Flume’s “Sleepless” is the perfect pop record for anyone who’d never even look at what’s going down in the official charts: big, bouncy, super accessible, yet still a little weird in all it’s wobbly warmth. A hook, a beat, more warmth – future soul from Sydney, I’d say. 8/10″- Lodown Magazine
“we reckon this young Australian is going to make waves” – Electronic Beats
Opening Field Day Set – Winner of Triple J Unearthed Competition
Zan Rowe – Catch of the Day – Triple J Mornings
February Mix Up Exclusives Residency – Triple J Mix Up
Runner up for ‘Best Song’ – SMAC Awards
Shortlisted for Northern Lights Competition – FBi RadioGlobal Org
ABOUT TOUCH SENSITIVE
Touch Sensitive’s debut single ‘Body Stop’ was one of the first tracks released on Future Classic, all the way back in 2004. Cloaked in anonymity it’s cosmic vibes and Italo authenticity made it a cult favourite among discerning DJ circles from East London to Brooklyn.
Re-emerging in 2006 under the Arithmatixx! pseudonym to produce a remix of (at the time) fledgling disco producer Mario Basanov it was later revealed both aliases to be the solo project of Van She co-writer and co-founding member Michael Di Francesco. Fast forward to 2012 and his third track ‘Real Talk’, a collaboration with Anna Lunoe, saw Touch Sensitive spend five (5!) months at the top of the Beatport indie-dance charts with what was universally recognised as one of the underground hits of the year.
2013 sees the release of his debut EP ‘Show Me The Pizza Guy’, previewed by LA super-producers Classixx in their mix for The Fader and Triple J they affectionally cite that “The Touch Sensitive tracks are masterfully produced and ultra-emotive. ‘Pizza Guy’ transports me to running the final stretch of my high school x country races in slow motion.”