“Hype for an artist can be generated from different media outlets and will always have different outcomes for that said artist. Certain times, when the spotlight is seemingly on only one artist, that act will fall short and usually go by the way side. However, other times, that one highlighted act rises from the uncertainty and leaves those doubters in the dust. On Tuesday night at The Echoplex in Silverlake, the sold out crowd may have witnessed one of those special artists in Flume.
Warming the audience up for Flume was Jean-Baptiste de Laubier aka Para One. The Parisian brought pure fire, genre hopping and mashing top 40 R&B and rap got the crowd really going. The well established producer/film director was not short on energy and if he had the chance to, he would have played for hours. The crowd really fed off the energy Jean brought and he exited the stage to a nice applause.
After a table change up, the 21 year old Sydney based producer Flume, real name Harley Streten, stepped on stage. The packed Echoplex seemed to shift closer to the stage and the set got on the way. Picking from the very successful self titled debut, Flume started to show the LA audience why there was a large spotlight on the gifted producer. Some personal favorites from the show that was just a non stop dance party were Sleepless featuring Jezzabell Doran, Insane featuring Moon Holiday, On Top featuring T.Shirt, Left Alone featuring Chet Faker and his side project with Emoh Instead monster remix of Major Lazer’s Get Free. Oddly enough, B3SCI contributor Phoebe Severin was also in attendance and she thought,”…his retouch on the Hermitude – HyperParadise remix… wow.” Believe the hype folks, this kid is the real deal.” By Brian Litwin
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