9:00pm Saturday, March 30
FLUME (Future Classic, Sydney) w/ NATASHA KMETO & DJAO
Decibel is proud to present, the Seattle debut of Aussie beat prodigy FLUME (Future Classic - live) with very special guests NATASHA KMETO (Dropping Gems - live) and DJAO (Dropping Gems / Hush Hush).
Tickets are $15 advance / Doors at 9pm / 21+
@ LoFi Performance Gallery : 429 Eastlake Ave, Seattle
Decibel is proud to present, the Seattle debut of...
with special guests
Dropping Gems / Hush Hush
Tickets are $15 advance
Doors at 9pm / 21+
@ LoFi Performance Gallery : 429 Eastlake Ave, Seattle
Flume is a very young Sydney beat maker who’s grabbed the attention of XLR8R, The Guardian, Electronic Beats, Triple J, FBi and many more in less than a year.
Flume got his first taste for producing at age 13 from the most unlikely of places – a music production program he found in a cereal box. It began Flume’s obsession with all things synthetic, and started his addiction for plug-ins, sample packs & vintage analogue hardware.
‘Sleepless’ was Flume’s debut EP and packed enough lush pads, chopped and chipmunked vocals, saw synths and intricate percussion to impress any fan of Hudson Mohawke, Flying Lotus, Seekae or Space Dimension Controller.
It was described by XLR8R as “a solid piece of soulful beat work.” picking up a 8.6 and nabbing their 2nd most downloaded track in August 2011. It impressed dance music website Electronic Beats so much they said “we reckon this young Australian is going to make waves” while cult German magazine Lodown described it as “the perfect pop record for anyone who’d never even look at what’s going down in the official charts” sealing it with a huge 8/10. Locally in Australia Triple J Morning Host Zan Rowe named it as her Catch of The Day” describing it as “Cut up, warm, rolling, thuddy, wonderful…”.
Shortly after the ‘Sleepless’ EP Flume put his ears and fingers into New Navy’s huge summer anthem ‘Zimbabwe’. The remix was debuted on the Australian hipster bible Pedestrian.tv and recently picked up a NSFW video clip of teenage adventures picking up late night plays on Australian TV show Rage. The month after his New Navy remix came out triple j picked him as their February Mix Up Exclusives Resident – think of it as Australia’s version of the BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix for a month!
Flume’s live show is now coming into full effect after selling out two national Australian tours and by the end of 2012 Flume would of played prestigious Australian festivals Splendour in the Grass, Parklife and Foreshore as well as a very special event in Sydney called Vivid LIVE at Sydney’s most famous venue The Sydney Opera House.
Flume's self-titled debut album on Future Classic went on to become one of the best reviewed albums of 2012. The album hit #1 on the iTunes charts in Australia and sent him on tours with xx, Four Tet and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.
“…a solid piece of soulful beat work.” – XLR8R, scored 8.6
“Flume’s “Sleepless” is the perfect pop record for anyone who’d never even look at what’s going down in the official charts: big, bouncy, super accessible, yet still a little weird in all it’s wobbly warmth. A hook, a beat, more warmth – future soul from Sydney, I’d say. 8/10″- Lodown Magazine
“we reckon this young Australian is going to make waves” – Electronic Beats
Opening Field Day Set - Winner of Triple J Unearthed Competition
Zan Rowe – Catch of the Day - Triple J Mornings
February Mix Up Exclusives Residency - Triple J Mix Up
Runner up for ‘Best Song’ - SMAC Awards
Shortlisted for Northern Lights Competition - FBi Radio
ABOUT NATASHA KMETO
Natasha Kmeto is a Portland-based singer and electronic producer. Drawing on rich musical backgrounds in jazz, r&b, dance, and hip-hop, she describes her music as “futuristic soul.” After journeying through music school and life as a session musician, and migrating from LA to Portland, Kmeto has arrived at her current project, her most independent and passionate enterprise so far. Exploring the more soulful side of beats and future bass, Kmeto combines talent and acuity behind the boards with a gorgeously rich singing voice. Her live show is a thinking-person’s visceral dance party, often reaching levels of energy so high Natasha herself comes out to join her audience on the dance floor.
Kmeto released her debut EP “9″ in 2009, and began playing live regionally in early 2010. In late 2010, Natasha released her first full-length album, “Expressor”, which found Kmeto delving further into experimental electronic music while staying rooted in hip-hop and R&B. Her most recent project, released in early 2012 is entitled “The Ache,” out on Dropping Gems, a release which serves to further stake out her ambitious musical territory.
Past tour highlights include supporting Emancipator on a his Winter Tour, as well as playing events like Coachella, Bumbershoot, MFNW, Symbiosis, Low End Theory (LA and SF) and Decibel Festival, sharing the stage with such artists as Squarepusher, Kid Cudi, Plaid, Gold Panda, Dam Funk, Daddy Kev, DJ Nobody, Gaslamp Killer, EPROM, Salva, Free The Robots, Take, NastyNasty, Shlohmo, Shigeto, Morcheeba, just to name a few. 2012 also saw her preform live on Boiler Room, KEXP and be played by Mary Anne Hobbes on her Xfm show. 2013 will see her release Dirty Mind Melt, a 4 track EP on February 19th and a full length album, her vinyl debut, to be released in May 13'.
Seattle native DJAO, aka Alex Osuch, has been a DJ for over a decade, but recent years have seen him shift focus towards his work as a producer. After joining up with Dropping Gems, Alex began to produce in earnest, and his live performances have since evolved on a nearly show-by-show basis. His music covers a wide swath of the electronic spectrum, with no ultimate plan to settle on any single style. Instead it exemplifies the progressive tradition of mixing elements from different disciplines into a cohesive whole, in service to a central harmonic vision.
Among his influences are hip hop, metal, noise, fusion jazz, soul, and the ever-evolving spectrum of future music. Armed with this array of named and unnamable musical idioms, Alex seeks out a hazy vision of natural environments as they might have existed in ancient times, could exist on other planets, and as they may yet exist here, on Earth, deep into the future.