(Recap) Flume Hits Up Grand Central on 4/15
Grand Central (all of Miami, really) has been on a massive bender lately, delivering show after show of musical eargasms without pause. Australia, too, hasn’t stopped producing a steady stream of talented artists—an assembly line of musical goodness. Enter: Flume, the 22-year old DJ/producer/all-around musical badass whose unyielding skill refuses to go overlooked.
The Sydney native, currently on tour and hitting up a string of festivals like Coachella, Seasons Festival, and a few Mad Decent Block Parties, so generously graced the 305 with his presence on Tuesday, and sold out Grand Central to boot.
High-schoolers with gloves and pacifiers aside, the man born as Harley Edward Streten and beloved by the world as Flume provided some serious musical education that night. Although his set was exactly an hour from start to finish which did leave us wanting more, he swayed the crowd into a frenzy with a collection of his greatest hits. “Sleepless” was there, and “Holdin On” made an appearance. “Stay Close” popped in for a spell, and “Insane” said hello. Basically, the set was held together by the golden hits of the Flume catalogue.
In between the ebb and flow of the crowd’s cheers to their favorite Flume jams, Harley managed to sneak in a few aces. Remixes of tracks by Rustie, Disclosure, Lorde, and Ta-Ku flirted hard with his original hits, copped some over-the-shirt feels and went straight to home plate. As usual, his transitions were spotless, his build-ups and drops reached calculated heights, and his taste was impeccable. Not a dry pair of panties in the house. Although it’s not that difficult to get Grand Central packed and steaming, the venue itself seamed to sweat. Armed with his token smirk, Flume came, played, and conquered…with 50 more minutes left to his set.
Crying tears of self-hatred for not buying your ticket soon enough? Grab your Mad Decent Block Party ticket to catch Flume show teenagers and frat bros how it’s really done down under. The MDBP kicks off at Revolution Live on July 26th , snag a ticket here. Until next time!