Flume and Reo Cragun link up once again on joint EP, ‘Quits’ [Stream]

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Flume and Reo Cragun link up once again on joint EP, ‘Quits’ [Stream]Flume Performing At Festival

Flume‘s spring single, “Friends,” with rising hip-hop force Reo Cragun wasn’t just a one-off. In fact, they had a wealth more in the tank.

Now, the pair are back, following up on their first joint single with a new collaborative extended play, Quits. Flume’s kept a tight connection to hip-hop throughout his career—from Freddie Gibbs to JPEGMAFIA and Slowthai—so the writing seems to have already been resting on the wall. We needed more from Reo and Flume, and now we’ve got it.

Quits follows the chemistry established on “Friends,” melding Flume’s percussive, off-kilter soundscapes with Reo Cragun’s freshly distinguishable alt-R&B crooning. The EP is a three-track exploration of the pair’s compatibility, and another head-turning example of Flume’s sonic aesthetic effortlessly contorting itself around another collaborator’s sound. Stream below.

Flume to release new joint EP, ‘Quits,’ with Reo Cragun on July 31

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Flume to release new joint EP, ‘Quits,’ with Reo Cragun on July 31Flume Live David Wolff Patrickredferns

Ever adept at keeping fans on their toes, Flume has announced that a brand new EP will be hitting streaming platforms on Wednesday, July 31. The effort, entitled Quits, enlists hip-hop artist, Reo Cragun, who is notable for his recent feature on Ekali‘s “Runaway.”

As far as Flume and Cragun’s collaborative activity goes, Quit won’t be the pair’s first joint endeavor. Cragun assisted Flume’s single, “Friends,” which landed a week after Flume released Hi, This Is Flume in March. Aside from the EP artwork and release date, Flume did not share any further details regarding the production, leaving the project shrouded in mystique–until Wednesday, that is.

Photo by David Wolff – Patrick/Redferns

The Warehouse Project 2019 lineup to include Aphex Twin, Annie Mac, Skepta, and more

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The Warehouse Project 2019 lineup to include Aphex Twin, Annie Mac, Skepta, and moreGallery Children 1623

The Warehouse Project (WHP), one of the UK’s most legendary parties, is back and bigger than ever. This year the event will christen a new venue called The Depot; a 10,000 person capacity creative space within Manchester’s historic former train station, Mayfield. And of course, the lineups for each of the party’s seven iterations throughout the summer will no doubt sell all 10,000 tickets.

Aphex Twin is kicking things off on Sept. 20 with a lineup he curated himself. The electronic enigma who only plays live when he feels like it has tapped fellow esteemed colleagues such as Nina Kraviz, Lee Gamble, and the European debut of 33EMYBW.

Sept. 21 will be the official opening party for WHP 2019 entitled “Welcome to Mayfield.” More than 20 artists are booked that night, including a DJ set from Disclosure, a live set from Maribou State, as well as a who’s-who of UK favorites.

For the rest of the summer, some of the best artists electronic music has to offer will make an appearance at the event. From WHP favorites like Annie Mac and Skream to welcome surprises like Skepta and Flume (who is the only artist booked for the Nov. 13 edition at this time).

Tickets for all seven nights of WHP 2019 go on sale June 27 at 9 a.m. GMT. Head to the official WHP website to buy them and check out the full lineups for each night below.

Aphex Twin
Nina Kraviz
Lee Gamble
33EMYBW (European debut)
Rian Treanor
Aleksi Perala
SOS Gunver Ryberg
Renick Bell

Maribou State (live)
Annie Mac
Dennis Sulta
Mall Grab
Mella Dee
Jayda G
Krystal Klear
DJ Seinfeld
Paul Woolford
Baba Stiltz
Leon Vynehall
Dan Shake
Greg Lord
Zutekh DJs

Warehouse Project & Kaluki Present:
Marco Carola
Loco Dice
Pirate Copy & De La Swing
Pete Zorba & Calvin Clarke

Maceo Plex
Joy Orbison
Olli Ryder & Luke Welsh

Richy Ahmed
Joey Daniels
Ben Sterling

Metropolis & Wah
Chase & Status DJ
Barely Legal
Danny Bird
David Rodigan
DJ Zinc
Dub Phizix & Strategy
Holy Goof
Hybrid Minds
K Motionz
Laz Cru
Mark XTC B2B Exile
Mollie Collins B2B North Base
My Nu Leng
Rich Reason?
Voltage B2b Bou
MCs in all rooms

Mura Masa presents Raw Youth Collage
Black Midi
Joy Orbison
Special Request
Mount Kimbie (DJ set)
Jacques Greene
Jadu Heart
Space Afrika
Now Wave DJs

plus special guests

Miraa May
Tiffany Calver
Places + Faces
Rich Reason
Black Josh

Photo credit: The Warehouse Project

H/T: Fact Mag

Flume’s goat releases debut mixtape, ‘GØAT TAPE V1’

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Flume’s goat releases debut mixtape, ‘GØAT TAPE V1’Flume

Yes, you read the headline correctly.

Last month, Flume introduced us to three of his goat friends on Instagram. Their handles are @totemgoats1, @cutegoatguyyy, and @hayfanatic69. The bio of @totemgoats1 read “Hi, This Is Goat (Mixtape) out 6.21.19,” which sparked curiosity about the Hi, This is Flume mixtape and the connection to the Aussie producer’s new four-legged friend.

The day is here, and the cuddly farm animal yoga companion released its debut mixtape, GØAT TAPE V1—a five-track sonic journey that sounds a lot like the goat hired one of electronic music’s actual G.O.A.T.s to be his ghost producer. The new (presumably Flume) tracks are titled, “FEELING,” “NIGHTMARE,” “SHIFTING,” “SPACE,” and “THINGS,” all with unique arrangements with onomatopoeic names that run close to the sounds that comprise them.

Flume’s goat releases debut mixtape, ‘GØAT TAPE V1’Flume Goats 1

The full extent of what Flume has up his sleeve and where his petting zoo pals fit in to the equation remains unclear, however, if GØAT TAPE V1 is any indication of what the “Never Be Like You,” producer has in the works through the rest of the year, we’re in for a great stretch of creativity from Flume. If not, we just wrote up a goat’s mixtape, and that’s okay too.

NMF Roundup: Ferry Corsten and BT deliver ‘1997,’ Galantis and Yellow Claw team up + more

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NMF Roundup: Ferry Corsten and BT deliver ‘1997,’ Galantis and Yellow Claw team up + moreFerry Corsten Photo Credit Getty

It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.

Ferry Corsten and BT kick off this week’s hottest songs with the release of their hefty new collaboration, “1997,” and Gorgon City take on Local Dialect in a slow-burning remix of “Poseidon.” Sub Focus thrills on a drum ‘n’ bass take on Bring Me The Horizon’s “mother tongue,” and Kaskade and Meghan Trainor join forces on “With You.” Luttrell returns to Anjunadeep for “Need You Now,” and Yellow Claw and Galantis keep things light and breezy on “We Can Get High.” Tiësto has remixed the late Avicii’s “Tough Love,” and Ducky makes a Deadbeats appearance with “Addicted to Your Distance.” Jason Ross brings an even more emotive atmosphere to Gryffin and SLANDER’s “All You Need To Know,” and Gareth Emery and Ashley Wallbridge follow their recent LP with “Never Before.” Kygo teams up with Store P and Lars Vaular on “Kem Kan Eg Ringe,” and Fox Stevenson continues his slew of 2019 releases with “Killjoy.” Gallant serenades smoothly on “Sharpest Edges,” and Matoma links with MNEK and Kiana Ledé on “Bruised Not Broken.”

As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.

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Flume enlists London Grammar for otherworldly new single, ‘Let You Know’

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Flume enlists London Grammar for otherworldly new single, ‘Let You Know’Flume

Flume‘s frenzied return to electronic earshot continues with a new collaborative effort with London Grammar, “Let You Know.”

Skittering analog interference, like an intentional skipping of a record, texturize the track, while reverb phases in and out like the aural equivalent of oil on water, as seen on the track artwork. Flume first set this swirling, incandescent visual motif in motion via the visualizer for his now infamous mixtape, Hi This Is Flume of earlier this year. Hannah Reid’s voice carries a swift, almost spectral presence, bolstering the otherworldly, journey-oriented through line of Flume’s resounding revamp.

“Hannah Reid and I wrote ‘Let You Know’ last summer,” Flume writes in a recent press release. “I was on a writing trip to London, was actually the same trip where I first met slowthai. Had been wanting to make something with Hannah for a long time and this one just came together really naturally in the studio that day.”

Flume readies second mixtape of the year

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Flume readies second mixtape of the yearFlume Performing At Festival

Flume stopped the dance music news cycle in its tracks with the release of his Hi, This is Flume visual mixtape earlier this year. The 17-track project came with almost no notice, and as par for the course with a Flume release, turned out to a vibrant, interactive, strange, and compelling opus that reintroduced the Aussie beatsmith after his critically lauded sophomore LP, Skin from three years before. Now, less than three months later, he’s preparing his follow up.

The “Never Be Like You” producer announced on social media the arrival of a second mixtape, landing June 12, along with a tease of the characteristically mind-bending visuals that will accompany the upcoming release. Flume’s first mixtape is already regarded as one of the best electronic releases of the year—there’s no doubt he’s ready to outdo himself on his next one. Prepare with a revisiting of Hi, This is Flume below.

Flume hints at second mixtape coming this summer

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Flume hints at second mixtape coming this summerFlume Michael Drummond

Flume shares another hint at new music on the way. In creative Flume-fashion, it’s hidden beneath a vail of a photograph with him and three goats. Each goat has an Instagram account and the Hi, This is Flume mixtape producer kindly asks his followers to follow his new four legged friends @totemgoats1, @cutegoatguyyy, and @hayfanatic69. The bio of @totemgoats1 read “Hi This Is Goat (Mixtape) out 6.21.19,” which was changed to simply read “6.21.19 • [2/7].” Maybe the 2/7 means 2nd mixtape and seven tracks?

Flume hints at second mixtape coming this summerFlume Goat

Further proof comes from r/Flume on reddit, from @totesmgoats1 answering questions on Insta Stories.

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Flume has hinted that more music is coming. His Hi, This is Flume mixtape came out on the first day of spring and the dates on his goat’s Instagram is the first day of summer.

In other Flume news, he released behind the scenes footage of his 40 plus minute music mixtape visualizer for his highly-anticipated and dutifully delivered project.

Diplo and Flume share ambient ‘Secular Sabbath’ performances during Coachella

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Diplo and Flume share ambient ‘Secular Sabbath’ performances during CoachellaDiplo Secular Sabbath Credit Nicole Mangiola Rolling Stone

Over the last three weekends, Diplo has certainly squeeze Southern California for all the juice it’s worth. Between two weekends of Coachella, followed by a performance at Stagecoach, Diplo gave Indio a run for it’s money. However, he still managed to find time for some much needed rest and relaxation at a much less-publicized event—Secular Sabbath, just a few miles down the road in Desert Hot Springs, right outside of Palm Springs.

Joined by Flume, the pair shared ambient tunes to soundtrack a night of introspection and meditation, close enough to Coachella to feel the event’s energy, but far enough away to feel the distance at the historic Two Bunch Palms resort. Secular Sabbath is a running event series, started in 2016, put on by California-native Genevieve Medow-Jenkins. Secular Sabbath events promote self-care and intentional, spiritual relaxation.

“It was a blast. I got to sit in a hot tub, I took a nap – there was great stuff going on all at the same time. And I got to play some cool music and I loved it. It’s good to try new things,” Diplo told Rolling Stone of his Secular Sabbath experience.

For a man who has dropped an album, a house music EP, and launched a country music project in less than a month’s time, managing a work-life balance has got to be a tall task, though the Mad Decent head honcho tends to make it look effortless. “Secular Sabbath was special, and I got to chill out, which is kind of rare. It’s kind of like the anti-festival,” says Diplo. With an itinerary like Diplo’s, a swing by Secular Sabbath sounds like a crucial stop amid three weekends of chaos in Southern California.

Spirix cuts Flume’s ‘Dreamtime’ an indie-electronic edge in new remix

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Spirix cuts Flume’s ‘Dreamtime’ an indie-electronic edge in new remixFlume – Dreamtime Spiri Remi COVER

The idiosyncratic sound constructions that distinguish Flume‘s style flourish on “Dreamtime,” one of the many sonic gems that glisten with audible brilliance on Flume’s recently released mixtape, Hi, This Is Flume. A cacophony of glitchy electronic elements on loop, rhythmic tapping, and a tunnel of white noise that is both airy and eerie comprise the components that construct an opening that leaves a resounding impression on Flume’s listeners.

So, too, does Spirix’s. The California-based electronic entity tackles Flume’s “Dreamtime” in a new remix. Spirix’s flip of the Hi, This Is Flume favorite surfaces as Spirix’s first showing after a four-month hiatus. As Spirix’s re-imaginative effort demonstrates, the brief reprieve from the production circle served as an effective incubation period for Spirix’s sonic edge, which is perceptibly sharper in this latest undertaking.

Spirix cuts the wispy, dreamlike vocal of Flume’s original, to foreground his electronic trajectory of revision. From an atmospheric ascent with synth work of an indie-cinematic strength to back the track’s climb, to a layered descent delightfully upbeat in nature, Spirix’s version of “Dreamtime” is reflective of his own unique musical vision. Spirix’s remix is versatile; the revamp is an undeniable playlist stunner, and simultaneously well-suited for potent club play.