Back in May, king of EDM (aka Flume) teased a wild video on his Instagram that went viral, showing the musician covered head to toe in blue paint while playing his remix of the hit Eiffel 65 song ‘Blue (Da Ba Dee)’.
In the comical Instagram video Aussie producer Flume (real name Harley Streten), teases his newest tune to his 1 million followers with the caption, “Roses r red my face is blue here is a song I made it for u.” The video shows Flume in the studio remixing the chorus of the hit song using his distinct future bass sound with pulsating synth chords and big electronic drops.
Fans went into a frenzy hoping this fantastic electro-infused track would be released in full one day and finally, Flume has come through with the goods.
Born in lockdown, Flume’s remix of Eiffel 65’s song ‘Blue’ is exactly what we need to get us grooving whilst the world is still mostly shut off from live music and club dancefloors. This tune is a big hit of nostalgia mixed with something fresh and new that has us playing the track on repeat.
The new bop is produced in classic Flume style with glitchy bass drops, distorted vocals and futuristic electronic feels. Flume is an expert at turning any musical sample into a spectacular and wonderful masterpiece. Have a listen to the full version below.
The track received lots of praise from music artists all over the world including Australian producers Slumberjack commending the Sydney artist for his remixing skills.
“[This is] the banger we all needed right now,” said Slumberjack.
The original track was released back in October 1998 going 3 x platinum and topping the charts in Australia, the UK, New Zealand, Canada, Iceland, and all over Europe.
This remix follows the release of Flume’s track ‘The Difference’ in April where he collaborated with Toro y Moi for his first single release in 2020. This is following the release of his ‘Hi This Is Flume’ mixtape in 2019 where the artist collaborates with his favourite artists including Slowthai, JPEGMafia and Kučka. ‘The Difference’ also comes after Flume’s 2019 release of his hit singles ‘Friends’, ‘Let You Know’, and ‘Rushing Back’.
Triple j on Reddit are already predicting songs that will make 2020’s Hottest 100 with Flume’s track ‘The Difference’ making the top ten at number six on the countdown. We’ll have to wait and see whether these predictions are accurate when the countdown comes out early next year.
Flume is currently working on his forthcoming album which he said he aims to get done in the next few months. In an interview with Billboard at the end of last year, Flume said he’ll be “on a mission” during 2020 to write the follow-up album to ‘Hi This Is Flume’ mixtape.
“I want to try and write a record in four months,” Flume said. “I’m just going to chill until then, and then I’m just going all hands on deck, dedicate to getting it done.”
If the Coronavirus was dead and gone we’d be seeing Flume headline Splendour In The Grass 2020 this October for the festival’s 20th Anniversary event alongside The Strokes, Tyler The Creator, Glass Animals, Duke Dumont, and more. The annual festival has since been pushed back to July 2021 with festival organisers saying in an Instagram post that they, “intend to rebook as many of the 2020 artists as possible and we have started to work through that process.”
Until Flume releases new music sometime this year, keep vibing to this new juicy Blue banger, Enjoy!
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