He sold out the 450-capacity XOYO earlier this year and has these two shows on the banks of the Thames as a follow-up, ahead of his jam-packed summer festival touring schedule. If you haven’t seen him yet, don’t be a fool again.
Streten began making sounds when he was a kid, the story going that he picked up a music programme from a box of Nutri-Grain to become a bona fide bedroom-born beat maker. Over the years, the kit has got bigger and better – and a little bit more hi-tech, but the process for Flume has remained the same. He still makes the tunes he wants to make, and he makes them the way he wants to. And it has not proved a bad way to operate so far.
His debut EP, Sleepless, landed in 2011, winning over fans of those already enamoured by the ultra-now, yet retro-lovin’, work of the likes of Hudson Mohawke, J Dilla and Flying Lotus. His debut long-player arrived just over 12 months later, sent him to the top of the ARIA charts and was certified platinum as it won him legions of fans around the world.
He has since played two sold out Australian tours, to thousands-strong festival crowds at Splendour in the Grass, Parklife and Foreshore, and hit up the biggest warehouse parties and underground shows in Europe at the end of last and start of this year. Barely out of his teens, he is the sort of star that will be headlining main stages in the not-too-distant future.
July 3 & 4 | Doors at 7pm | £10+
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