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.
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.
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.
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.”
Earlier this year, the Australian-born producer Flume dropped a new mixtape, Hi This Is Flume, that featured contributions from SOPHIE, JPEGMAFIA, slowthai, and more. He followed that up soon after with a one-off, “Friends,” and today he’s releasing a new song called “Let You Know,” which features vocals from London Grammar’s … More »
Flume is back and once again making waves across electronic music. The release of his mixtape turned EDM on its head. Just the like the release of Grammy-Award winning album, Skin, Flume’s mixtape defied the expectations commonly placed on dance music producers. Experimenting with outside the box production elements, nearly non-existent melodies, and avant-garde arrangements
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.
With an unashamedly distinctive approach to his bass music production, we’re pleased to have grabbed the mighty Bishu for Musical Guilty Pleasures this week. He just dropped a new single for Quality Goods and has lots more in the pipeline for 2019. Check out his selections below. 1) Skrillex – “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites”
Unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock, you’ve probably already seen the beautiful visual vid of Flume’s new mixtape “Hi This Is Flume.” The mixtape essentially took the world by storm, not only was it a collection of beautiful music but we also had the pleasure of receiving an incredible video to go along with
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?
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 toldRolling Stoneof 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.