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Tour Diaries: Flume at Brooklyn Mirage

Flume stepped onto the Brooklyn Mirage stage in a race car jumpsuit, surrounded by floor to ceiling screens displaying imagery from his latest album, Palaces.

Australian musician, Flume, has long been many people’s introduction into the EDM world. His music doesn’t always include lyrics, but he is able to capture the listener’s attention by creating repetitive, almost lyrical rhythms that make you want to recreate the sounds with your mouth. In his 3 show run at the Brooklyn Mirage (2 of which sold out instantly) in late-September, he brought out singers Kučka and Laurel to sing along to a number of songs, including “Never Be Like You,” “I Can’t Tell,” and “ESCAPE.”
Photography: Jess Williams

Australian musician, Flume, has long been many people’s introduction into the EDM world. His music doesn’t always include lyrics, but he is able to capture the listener’s attention by creating repetitive, almost lyrical rhythms that make you want to recreate the sounds with your mouth. In his 3 show run at the Brooklyn Mirage (2 of which sold out instantly) in late-September, he brought out singers Kučka and Laurel to sing along to a number of songs, including “Never Be Like You,” “I Can’t Tell,” and “ESCAPE.”


Brooklyn was cold on the evening of September 28th, Flume’s Brooklyn Mirage debut, but the venue still made sure to offer ponchos and water to stay dry and hydrated. Opening act Sofia Kourtesis offered fans an energizing performance as she danced across the stage with partner Samora la Perdida. Sofia moved with the type of carefree, whimsical, powerful movement that made the crowd dance along with her.

Flume stepped onto the stage in a race car jumpsuit, surrounded by the floor to ceiling screens displaying imagery from his latest album Palaces. Sounds of a revving race car engine filled the venue and you could feel the vibrations under your feet, as if you were at a real racing event. Through those sounds, he drove us into his first song “The Difference”. Flume is a man of few words while performing, but instead takes that energy and puts it into live remixing of his songs, blending them together seamlessly. The beats in his music would vibrate through your body in each song, making you feel like you were a part of the music.

The visuals on the screens around him changed with each song, keeping the crowd engaged the whole way. During his Disclosure remix of “You & Me,” the screens flashed images of queer folks kissing — if you’re queer and into EDM, you likely understand how powerful that was seeing that type of representation.

Flume played a solid 30 song set list that included fan favorites from his older album Skin, all the way to his most recent album. He kept up the energy of the crowd through the whole set and finished off strong with an encore of two of my favorite songs, “Ripple” and “Some Minds” - can’t ask for much more than that! I highly recommend going to see this show; Flume is an artist you truly can’t miss.


See the photos by Jess Williams from Flume's Brooklyn show below.