Flume (AKA Harley Streten) debuts a collaborative EP 'Quits' with rapper Reo Cragun today.
'Quits' features the already released ‘Friends’ (most played on triple j in the weeks after its release) as well as two new tracks including 'Levitate', which premiered as Zane Lowe's WorldRecord on Apple Music's Beats 1 program overnight.
Flume says: “Reo’s got a great ability to adapt to whatever’s going on musically. Whether it’s something on the slower side or something high energy he’s able to complement and engage with it in a way that's quite unique. From the first session, we were having fun and the music was good so we kept going. It's a friendship as well. We’re friends outside of the studio, so it's just natural and fun to work together.”
Reo Cragun adds: "Working with Harley is always amazing because of his creative abilities. He does such a great job of getting whatever he hears inside of his brain written out into Ableton. The first time we were in a session together we immediately clicked.
“Around the start of us hanging out he had these crazy fast scooters that took us around his neighbourhood during our session breaks. He was building his studio at the time so we would pop in over there and use our imaginations to construct what was to come. It was so inspiring. I’m really fortunate that Harley, his team and I were all able to become such great friends outside of the music as well because it just makes everything so much more fun. I have nothing but love for Harley!"
'Quits' arrives ahead of a number of special appearances for Flume, including Oshega, Lollapalooza, two Flume & Friends nights at Colorado’s iconic Red Rocks, Outside Lands, Japan’s Summersonic, Listen Out and Listen In, Italy’s C2C, a headline run across Europe, which includes a sold-out show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton.
'Quits' follows several new releases from Flume this year, including ‘Let You Know’ feat. London Grammar and the highly praised Hi This Is Flume mixtape and visualiser, which have been championed across the globe by Pitchfork, Billboard, Hypebeast and triple j, to name but a few.