Australian wunderkind Harley Streten, better know by his stage name, Flume, has been taking the world of EDM by storm for the last year. His debut album skyrocketed to #1 on the charts in Australia and earned him critical acclaim from the media and his peers. The success spawned his headlining “”Infinity Prism Tour” across North America. On Thursday, September 12th, the tour made a stop here in Philly at the Theater of the Living Arts.
The line-up, that included support from BHB, Touch Sensitive, and Cashmere Cat, brought out a slew of fans to witness almost five hours of music.
Earlier in the day, we popped by the TLA to speak with Flume when he was finished his sound check. You can check out that interview here:
The night kicked off with a set by BHB who did Actual Records proud while warming up the crowd. Due to a massive rain storm that ended just prior to the doors opening, fans were a little slow to show up to the venue, but those in attendance for BHB certainly had their ears rewarded for showing up.
Up next was Touch Sensitive who released his debut EP ‘Show Me The Pizza Guy’ earlier this year. We are 100% in support of live instrument use for EDM performances and Touch Sensitive did not disappoint. There was a large influx of fans arriving during his set so he was also charged with warming up the crowd in some regards. We definitely recommend checking him out if you haven’t had the chance to do so.
Norway’s Cashmere Cat hit the stage following Touch Sensitive. Basked in dark blue & red light for the majority of his set, he dropped several fantastic hip-hop infused remixes. Superstar producer Benny Blanco even showed up to catch his set. The two have worked together on the production side for artists including Maroon 5.
Used to seeing DJs exerting large amounts of energy on stage, Cashmere Cat’s reserved persona was in stark contrast. No matter, his track selection had the crowd going bonkers for the majority of his time on stage as fans sang along to many of their favorite hip-hop lyrics.
Flume’s headlining set featured his prism stage set up with a large LED infinity prism at the front of the stage and digital wall as a back-drop.
Flume implements live drumming on MIDI pads into his performance, which we love. He dropped several of his signature remixes (for which he’s gained notoriety), and the crowd thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. It’s easy to see why he’s achieved rock-star status in Australia and why he’s now taking North America by storm.
Speaking of storms, mother nature got in on the action again moments after the show ended with another massive rain event.
[Photo credit: D. Jacob Miller Photography]
You can view some additional photos and the full set list below (click thumbnails to enlarge):