Flume & Retribution‘ featuring Vince Staples & Kučka
out now on Transgressive Records
Only weeks since sharing the first single of his upcoming LP Skin, ‘Never Be Like You feat. Kai’, Flume is back with its AA-side, which is out now on Transgressive Records.
Premiered overnight as Zane Lowe’s World Record on Beats 1, ‘Smoke & Retribution’ is unlike anything we’ve heard from the young producer (full name Harley Streten) before. Featuring guest vocals from LA-based rapper Vince Staples, who featured in his BBC Essential Mix last year, and a beguiling chorus from experimental up-and-comer Kučka, the track is a beat-heavy contrast to ‘Never Be Like You feat. Kai’, and a sure sign of the sonic diversity we can expect from the album.
LISTEN TO ’SMOKE & RETRIBUTION’
Since premiering as Annie Mac’s “Hottest Record In The World” on Radio 1 last week, ‘Never Be Like You feat. Kai’ is approaching a staggering 7 million streams globally. The track hit #1 on Spotify’s Global Viral charts, as well as in the UK, US, Canadian, Australian and NZ Viral Charts. It entered the UK iTunes Electronic chart at #4 and maintained a steady #1 on Hype Machine. It has been incredibly received on UK radio, with extensive support from Radio 1, 1Xtra and reaching A-List on Rinse FM, plus being named their Record of the Week. His recently announced headline shows in London and Paris SOLD OUT in under a week.
PRAISE FOR ‘NEVER BE LIKE YOU FEAT. KAI’
“…smoothly balancing chilled out trap effects with spacey ambient noise and future bass elements, going hard and soft at once — a duality expressed in the lyrics as well” – Billboard
“Diplo-endorsed singer Kai provides sumptuous and sterling vocals over sparkling half-time drops, like an instrumental B-side from FutureSex LoveSounds. The new R&B look is a good one for Flume” – SPIN
“”Never Be Like You” heaves and shudders towards catharsis, oscillating between expressions of loneliness and forceful statements of independence” – The Fader
“It’s a fragile, stuttering piece of electronic wizardry, caught somewhere between after-hours and the home studio” – Pigeons And Planes
“A spacious and defining effort from one of the world’s most sought after producers” – Ministry Of Sound
Flume’s first live appearance for 2016 is tomorrow at Laneway Festival Singapore. The European tour dates are below:
16 MARCH 2016 | ROUNDHOUSE – LONDON, UK – SOLD OUT
17 MARCH 2016 | LE TRIANON – PARIS, FRANCE – SOLD OUT
19 MARCH 2016 | [PIAS] NITES – BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
17 JUNE 2016 | SONAR – BARCELONA, SPAIN
18 JUNE 2016 | MAD COOL – MADRID, SPAIN