Acclaimed Australian producer Flume debuts a collaborative EP, Quits, with rapper Reo Cragun today featuring previously released single “Friends” and new tracks “Quits” and “Levitate,” premiered today as Zane Lowe’s World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1.
“Reo’s got a great ability to adapt to whatever’s going on musically,” says Flume. “Whether it’s something on the slower side or
something high energy he’s able to complement and engage with it in a way that’s quite unique. From the first session we were having fun and the music was good so we kept going. It’s a friendship as well. We’re friends outside of the studio so it’s just natural and fun to work together.”
“Working with Flume is always amazing,” says Cragun. “He does such a great job of getting whatever he hears inside of his brain written out. Around the start of us hanging out he had these crazy fast scooters that took us around his neighborhood during our session breaks. He was building his studio at the time so we would pop in over there and use our imaginations to construct what was to come. It was so inspiring. I’m really fortunate that we were able to become such great friends outside of the music. I have nothing but love for Harley!”
The EP comes ahead of a run of very special shows kicking off next week, with dates at Osheaga, Lollapalooza, two Flume & Friends nights at Colorado’s iconic Red Rocks, Outside Lands, Japan’s Summersonic, Australia’s Listen Out, Italy’s C2C, a headline run across Europe including a sold out show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton and more. Visit flu.me for more info.
Quits follows several new releases from Flume this year, including “Let You Know” featuring London Grammar—The FADER praised the “twitchy, regression-relishing track” while Highsnobiety called it “a cosmic collaboration”—and the much-lauded Hi This Is Flume mixtape and visualizer.