Flume is a 20 year old beatmaker from Sydney. He got his first taste for producing at age 13 from the most unlikely of places – a music production program he found in a cereal box. Taking a no-holds-barred attitude to music creation Flume takes inspiration from a wide variety of sources and scenes distilling his sound into a melodic bass heavy style of his own.
Flume is getting significant buzz online with ‘Sleepless’ amassing 500,000+ plays on YouTube, and 120,000+ on Soundcloud and his facebook page has 23,000+ fans in less than a year of being online. Sleepless was soft released in August 2011 and has been #1 on the iTunes Australia Electronic Chart for several weeks and in the top 10 for several months.
Internationally Flume has been confirmed to perform at CMJ in New York in October 2012 and been signed for UK and European booking by Elastic Artists (Flying Lotus, Major Lazer) with plans for both a European and North American tour in 2013. Flume’s debut self-titled album will be out on 12 November 2012 released worldwide by Future Classic (Flight Facilities, New Navy). It will be preceded by a vinyl/digital release of Sleepless on 24 September with remixes by Shlohmo (USA) and Midland (UK) and a video clip. In addition to lead single Sleepless featuring Jezzabell Doran the album features guest vocal contributions by Chet Faker, Moon Holiday, George Maple (aka Jess from Flight Facilities’ Foreign Language single) and Porto Rican LA based MC T.Shirt.
Durkin – Boston, US
Mmmmaven is proud to welcome Durkin to our artist roster. Ryan Durkin is a DJ, producer, the unofficial Together Festival ambassador to the hip-hop world. Officially he runs the DJ & Producer competitions as well as being a regular staple at dance nights around town.
As well as producing a recent Sno.biz EP he also under his own name, you can also find him as one half of Banana Seat. “The songs are inspired by our love for hip-hop and dancehall as well as 90’s big beat and rave music.”