This Future Classic native is undoubtedly on fire.  Over the last year, Flume has gone from every EDM-snobs’ best kept secret to one of the largest names in both EDM and alternative music.  Between his collaborations with Chet Faker, Emoh Instead as What So Not, his amazing remixes of Lorde, Disclosure, Hermitude, and recently, Arcade Fire, he’s been pulling some serious weight amongst his peers. Last weekend, I got a chance to catch him on the first night of his sold out, three night run at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.

The club, packed to the brim with pretty diverse age groups for an electronic music show in Los Angeles.  Right before Flume took the stage, a group of lanky (pardon me) assholes wearing Carnage jerseys poured into the pit, reminding me of the fact this was an all-ages show. In any case, he hit the ground running playing his classic track, “Sleepless,” with assorted acapella samples from “Drop The Game” thrown in while his infinity prism glowed at the bow of his booth.  He followed that up with “The Greatest View,” which wasn’t the most energetic choice, but definitely a solid accoutrement to the latter.  The crowd died down a bit by the end of that song, seeing as he had already played two tracks of almost four minutes in length from beginning to end.  That may have been my only complaint about his set, only because the crowd would lose enthusiasm in his work about two minutes into each track, not because I thought his set list was sub-par by any means.  After dipping down in the roller coaster that was his set list for a bit, he picked things back up with What So Not’s remix of “Get Free” prompting some serious raging amongst attendees. He continued on playing classics like “Holding On,” “Space Cadet,” and “On Top.”  When the first beats of his massive remix of Lorde’s “Tennis Courts” registered with the crowd, the high pitched scream of every girl in the audience was nearly deafening.  Every single person there, male or female, proceeded to sing along with every handpicked lyric in the beautifully orchestrated mix, even the “OH!” right before it drops.  He ended his set with the most played song on his Soundcloud, his remix of Disclosure’s “You & Me.”  The soft-spoken music video for the song that features couples passionately making out played through while thousands of balloons fell from the ceiling, showering the crowd in latex wonderment. He thanked Los Angeles for the night, and walked off stage. SURPRISE HE’S NOT DONE.  Flume came back after fifteen minutes to actually finish out the night with his heavy-hitting edit of Rustie’s “Slasherr,” followed by his collaboration with Chet Faker, “Drop The Game,” that left me with an overall content feeling with the hour and fifteen minute set.  His songs drew on just a little too long, but his enthusiasm, incredible production, and ability to control a crowd overpowered that by far.