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Flume is already planning his next move after Skin

The chart-topping Skin has only been out for a couple months, but Flume is already planning his next move. In an inthemix exclusive interview, Harley Streten says he’s planning on shifting gears completely for its follow-up.

“I’ve done my big, grandiose, clean record, with lots of big sawtooth sounds. Now I’m kind of bored of it, and I want to do lots of more sample-based stuff, like actual world sounds,” he told inthemix writer Adam Lewis backstage before his huge Splendour In The Grass headline show. “So, like, maybe a vocal that’s been recorded and make it into a chord.”

“I kinda want to go a little more lo-fi,” he continued. “But that’s how it works – you get excited about one thing, then you go to the opposite for a bit.”

Flume is currently in the midst of a huge tour, including 40 sold-out dates across the US, shows in Europe and a hometown return in late November. After that he wants to hit the road again – but not in the way you might imagine. He says he’s bought a van with a bed in the back and plans to install a portable studio.

“I feel like my life’s full of a lot of complex luxuries and things, and I love just camping, and being in nature… and that’s something I don’t get to do when I’m on the road,” he says. “And then I’m gonna go to national parks, take my surfboard, by myself, and just go surfing and … write another album in that. That’s the plan.”

Flume’s biggest Australian tour yet kicks off in Perth on November 25. Vince Staples and Sophie in support. Click here for dates.

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