Plug in your best headphones, close your eyes, lie down and listen.
Aussie electro master Flume aka Harley Streten is the latest artist to curate BBC Radio 1’s bedtime mix. It’s half an hour of cruisy, calming beats that will help you wind down after the worst day at work, or slackest beginning to the uni semester. It starts off with Shlohmo‘s glitchy track Places and from there cruises through some Jamie xx and Little Dragon amongst others. Last but by no means least, Flume closes with a hazy take on Deep Forest‘s 1992 classic, Sweet Lullaby. If you don’t have time for the whole half hour, play it from 27 minutes and I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Listen to Flume’s bedtime mix here.
Shlohmo – Places
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Baby
Jamie xx – Sound Sleep
Darondo – Didn’t I
Little Dragon – Twice
Charles Murdoch – No Lungs
Deep Forest – Sweet Lullaby (Leron & Yves Euax Chill Mix)
The vibes are a far cry from his latest punchy, bass-face inducing singles Smoke and Retribution and Never Be Like You but Flume knows his chill stuff too. He says “funnily enough most of the music I listen to is more on the chill end of the spectrum… my playlist at home is usually super chill and looks a lot like the playlist I’ve given you today.”
I got so deeply emersed in Flume’s dreamy mix that I almost forgot that he hasn’t released his album Skin yet or even told anyone when it’s coming, instead saying for the 1000th time, “the record’s coming out real soon”.
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