Since his 2012 breakout, Flume has been one of Australia’s proudest exports.
The electronic heir-apparent has worked with everyone from Beck, to AlunaGeorge, to Vince Staples, feverishly pumping out releases that have been met with dual success in both the critical and commercial spheres. He’s come a long way since his self-titled debut four years ago, but there are no signs of slowing just yet. After picking up eight Aria awards last week, he’s back with Skin Companion, a musical blood relative to his sophomore record Skin.
Announcing the EP’s release, he said: “I’ve been overwhelmed by the support you guys have shown for Skin over the past year and I wanted to share some more music that was written around the same time“.
It’s another slick venture in detached melodies, which sees the Aussie wonderkid further distance himself from the notion of a genre plagued with artificiality. Skin Companion is full, expansive and full of life. It’s dance music doused in technicolour – and it never sounded better.
Words by Niall Flynn