Beats And Things. That’s the title of Flume’s gargantuan Spotify playlist featuring 125 of his favorite tunes. The list has everything from J Dilla to Moby, and MF Doom to Baauer, making for a listening experience that’s as varied as it is lengthy.
It’s always a pleasure to glimpse into the mind of a producer as talented as Flume, and it’s obvious his groundbreaking style is drawn from a wealth of inspiration. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the first single from the Skin Companion EP, “Quirk,” due out November 25 via Mom + Pop.
In other Flume news, the Australian artist is the latest to hop on the trend of becoming post-EDM. In a recent interview with NME, Flume, like many others, says that he doesn’t really associate himself with the term ‘EDM.’
“I get asked: ‘Where do you see yourself in the EDM scene?’ I don’t know what to say. I don’t really even know what it is – like, ‘electronic dance music’? Am I a dance act?”
This sentiment was most recently echoed by Afrojack, of all people, when last November he said outright, “I don’t want to be an EDM artist. I want to make something that people can be proud of.” As if the two were mutually exclusive…
Whatever your opinion on the term ‘EDM’ is, Flume’s abilities as a producer and tastemaker are not up for debate.