Dust. Dirt. Smoke. Sweat. The grimy outdoor setting of Los Angeles’ FYF Fest starkly contrasted the synthetic sounds produced during Australian beatmaker Flume’s set, but embracing contradiction is nothing new for this electronic wunderkind.

Harley “Flume” Streten has been riding a wave of critical acclaim ever since the release of his self-titled debut full-length in his native country last November, mere days after the artist celebrated his 21st birthday. That album introduced the electronic world to Flume’s signature style, one that straddles the lines between experimental and accessible, minimalistic and lush, electronic and organic.

While his tracks boast a variety of influences, they feature an emphasis on melodies and heavy basslines, the kinds that get crowds dancing even after a long day under the Southern California sun.

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This is another is a series of articles written by LAmb co-founder Kristin Houser in conjunction with the iQ by Intel series to explore the link between technology and music.