The first time I heard Flume’s song “Sleepless” I remember feeling completely captivated by its dreamy flow. It’s the kind of track that reminds listeners of the potential for electronic music to be more than just drops, transcending into a realm where each sound is carefully crafted and strategically placed to achieve a balanced and melodic whole that’s still completely danceable.
Flume, real name Harley Edward Streten, is one of the best young producer’s making electronic music today. His self-titled debut album was released in Australia at the end of 2012 (February 2013 in the U.S.) and I still listen to is constantly. When remixes started to surface after the album’s official release, one in particular really caught my attention: “Juicy Insane.” The track is a combination of Flume and the Notorious.
The two may not seem like they go together, but oh, oh they do!
Yesterday, I was reminded that this gem exists on the internet (shout out to my best Gchat bud Benn Wineka for this one!) and I felt compelled to share it as a fun throwback Thursday post today. This 30-minute album mix fuses some of the Notorious B.I.G.’s greatest songs with tracks off of Flume’s critically-acclaimed debut album. The result is surprisingly amazing — one of the greatest rappers in the history of his genre side by side with one of the best young producers working today. The geniuses responsible are Aussie producers Jaymee Franchina and Jeremy Smith. And for that, I thank them.
0:00 Ezra’s limit
4:15 Sintra’s Dead Wrong
7:18 Juicy Insane
11:07 Party Changes Are Bullshit
14:21 Party Girl Anthem
16:55 Warm Suicidal Thoughts
19:07 Space Cadet Struggle
21:14 Having Starry Eyes is a Deadly Combination
24:11 Can I Get Wit Ya In Zimbabwe
27:25 Big Poppa is Sleepless