Since Flume’s rise to mainstream success and the accompanying influx of 14 year olds at his shows, there have been plenty of people writing off the Sydney producer’s work as disposable music for teeny boppers. It’s a predictable and frankly dumb stance to hold, but it comes with the territory.
However this new remix of Disclosure’s ‘You & Me’ proves how important it is to have someone like Flume at the top of mainstream music. Oh and it’s a bloody cracking tune too.
Dense layers of strings under Eliza Doolittle’s reverbed-out vocals give way to a shuddering synth that sounds like a thousand saxophones playing on the other side of an infinitely thick wall. The saxophones play with equal parts jazzy swing and hip hop groove, all the while a mutated drum set gets bashed away in perfect time by some android percussionist.
A young guy whose music is experiencing crazy levels of success could be forgiven for playing it safe for a while. That’s why it’s so refreshing to see someone like Flume release a remix like this – one full of boundless creativity and fuckloads of groove.
I raise my headphones to you Flumey Flim Flam. Yep, that’s a thing.