Name: Harley Streten
Aka: Flume, What So Not
Labels: Future Classic, Sweat it out
Since Harley started teaching at Liveschool we’ve had to update this page almost every other week, his achievements have just rolled that fast. Our youngest trainer by far, his talents were obvious when we first asked him to join our roster of Ableton Live trainers in 2011.
At age 19 he signed to Future Classic, first getting picked up by them through an ‘originals’ competition (he came second), and this was followed quickly by signing with DJ Ajax’s then-new imprint Sweat It Out for his uptempto collab What So Not. Along with production partner Emoh Instead, What So Not was getting noticed, then released on vinyl 12″ by Diplo’s Mad Decent label.
In between teaching our Ableton production courses he played the first Flume live show (on his 20th birthday). The year that followed was leaps and bounds – perform at the Opera House, countless remixes, national tours, more Ableton live teaching, a global remix comp of his tune involving Beatport, Ableton and group remix efforts at 7 Ableton User Groups around Australia, then releases debut album (a week after his 21st birthday), and promptly goes to #1 on the iTunes Album chart – knocking One Direction off the top spot within a few days.
The album now Platinum, what followed was a year of relentless sold-out tours around the globe, his What So Not project with Emoh Instead being picked up by Skrillex’s OWSLA label, and the list goes on…
It’s probably best we just add future achievements in list-form, so:
- Nominated for a record-breaking 8 Aria awards, 2013 (results yet to be announced)
- Already scooped the 2013 Aria for Producer of the Year
- Did this cool collab with Intel (also, see the making-of here)
- Released the Flume:Deluxe Edition in collaboration with Ableton and Liveschool
Flume Remix Competition: Beatport/Ableton/Future Classic
Flume – Holding On [Future Classic]
Disclosure – You and Me (Flume Remix)
What So Not – The Quack (WSN Club Dub) [OWSLA]