A bit about me...
An 18 year old music producer and songwriter from Sydney, who used to be in a group of four, then got downgraded to a group of two, and now is in a group of one :).
I find myself inspired by samples when I produce my tracks on Ableton Live. It is the power music has to make us think, make us feel things, allow ourselves to explore parts of our self that we don't usually explore which I find truly fascinating about it. I believe that music can tell us stories, reveal to us who we are, what we can do, why we are human beings, because at the end of the day, music speaks to people; that's why it is so important and that's what I wish to achieve; creating music that is more than just a sound but a message.
The alias of electronic musician and producer Harley Edward Streten, Flume makes atmospheric dance music inspired by house and U.K. garage. Born in Australia, Streten began producing his own music in his early teens. Several years later, he won a competition held by Future Classic and subsequently signed with the label to release a 2011 EP featuring the track "Sleepless." The following year, he delivered his debut self-titled solo album, which featured guest appearances from Chet Faker, Jezzabell Doran, and Moon Holiday, among others. His 2016 sophomore set, Skin, featured collaborations with Tove Lo, AlunaGeorge, Little Dragon, Vic Mensa, and Beck.
Adding a heavier beat but keeping the "dreamy" side of indie electronica intact, Seattle duo ODESZA formed in 2012 just before they graduated from Western Washington University. Members Harrison Mills (aka Catacombkid) and Clayton Knight (aka Beaches Beaches) had known each other since they were freshman at the college, but ODESZA didn't form until their senior year. After graduation, things began to move quickly as 2012 saw the release of their debut album, Summer's Gone. The year 2013 saw both an EP, My Friends Never Die, plus a tour with, and a remix for, Pretty Lights. A year later they released In Return, an LP from the Counter Records label that topped various online retailers' electronic album charts.
What So Not
An electronic music project from Aussie producer Chris Emerson, better known by his stage name Emoh Instead, What So Not was founded in 2011 as a duo consisting of Emerson and Harley Edward Streten, the latter of whom operates under the nom de plume Flume. The duo issued a debut EP, 7 Dollar Bill, shortly after forming, and also began releasing remixes of artists like Major Lazer, Peking Duk, and Tom Piper. 2013 saw the release of a second EP, The Quack, which featured a collaboration with American rapper Action Bronson. Flume left the project in 2015, shortly before the release of the Gemini EP. The EP included the eponymous hit single, which featured Sydney-based singer and producer Jessica Higgs, better known as George Maple.
Moby was one of the most controversial figures in techno music, alternately praised for bringing a face to the notoriously anonymous electronic genre and scorned by hordes of techno artists and fans for diluting and trivializing the form. In either case, Moby was one of the most important dance music figures of the early '90s, helping bring the music to a mainstream audience both in England and in America. Moby fused rapid disco beats with heavy distorted guitars, punk rhythms, and detailed productions that drew equally from pop, dance, and movie soundtracks. During the late '80s and 1990, he released a number of singles and EPs for the independent label Instinct.
Australian graphic designer/visual artist Jack Vanzet produces melancholy downtempo instrumental electronic music under the name Thrupence. His recordings tend to feature hazy, crackling beats and atmospheric samples of old records. He first attracted attention with his series of "conceptual mixtapes," released on his Bandcamp page, starting with Unfinished Business Tape in 2010. This was followed by another mixtape, Serenade/Promenade, in 2011. Thrupence's proper debut album, Ideas of Aesthetics, was released by Future Classic in 2017. The album featured two songs sung by Vanzet's brother Edward, and one featuring singer/songwriter Wafia.