Show Review: Flume and Para One

Last week, Flume and Para One played super fantastic, utterly groove worthy sets back to back at the Echoplex, thanks to The Echo, FYF & IHC Present. It might have been a Tuesday night, but the show was packed with people ready to party, and they did not leave disappointed.


French electronic producer and DJ, Para One (a.k.a. Jean-Baptiste de Laubier) played a lengthy set showcasing a variety of musical influences. He live remixed tracks from his 2012 full-length Passion, and also played new tracks like "Every Little Thing Remix (feat. Cam'ron, Irfane & Tekilatex)". His ample sampling of 90s hip hop and R&B favorites, especially appealed to this reviewers ears. If you've never heard of Para One, I highly suggest you check him out and drop him into the mix at your next hipster dance party.

Flume's self-titled, debut full-length released on Australian label, Future Classics, last fall made a huge splash. A dynamic album full of danceable hits as well as chill moments, charmed international reviews and fans alike. I wasn't sure what to expect from a Flume (a.k.a. Harley Streton) live performance, but I showed up with a heap load of good vibes and an open mind. What he delivered was far more of a DJ set than an electronic music performance; however, it wasn't formulaic or programed. Just like his album, Flume delivered a dynamic, vibrant, emotive set that captured the crowd's bodies and held them in complete sway. I haven't danced like that in ages, and I had a damn good time. I definitely recommend checking Flume out live when he comes through your town.

-Sachi Kobayashi, Grad Student Advisor, Make More Noise

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