[The Audiofiles] Feast Your Ears & Eye’s on Flume’s Latest World Tour

This coming weekend, Australian dance music phenom and Future Music pioneer Flume is on a mission to light up Los Angeles with not just one, or two performances – but four incredible nights of music and magic at the fabled Shrine Expo Hall. The delectable and delicate tones paired with ethereal vocalists and seductive basslines on Flume’s second album ‘Skin’ have reinvigorated his fanbase tenfold and left us all eagerly waiting for more, existing as an audiovisual masterpiece that should be both seen and heard.

‘Skin’ Interactive Album Site | Buy ‘Skin’ on iTunes

Now that the album has had a chance to marinate in the ears of fans around the globe, it’s only right that Flume depart on a World Tour to bring the ‘Skin’ experience front and center. The North American leg of the World Tour began Seattle, then bounced out to our neighbors in the far North in Vancouver – and finally, this week – Flume lands in Los Angeles, and our city is ready for liftoff. For four nights, Flume’s musical prowess will grace the stage to the delight of eager audiophiles and music lovers. Details on each date below.

Wednesday, August 10 at Shrine Expo Hall
18 & Over
Doors 8:00 PM
Show 8:30 PM
On Sale Friday, 5/20 at 10AM
Support: SOPHIE & HWLS.
8/10 Show Info

Thursday, August 11 at Shrine Expo Hall
18 & Over
Doors 8:00 PM
Show 8:30 PM
Support: Vince Staples & HWLS
8/11 Show Info

Friday, August 12 at Shrine Expo Hall
18 & Over
Doors 9:00 PM
Show 9:30 PM
Support: Shlohmo & HWLS
Friday 8/12 Show Info

Saturday, August 13 at Shrine Expo Hall
18 & Over
Doors 9:00 PM
Show 9:30 PM
Support: Mount Kimbie (DJ Set) & HWLS
Saturday, 8/13 Show Info

Rally our squad and RSVP on Facebook!

Though the Los Angeles shows are technically sold out, when there’s a musical will – there’s a way – head on over to a third party vendor like Stub Hub, scour CraigsList or make a last minute Facebook plea for help. Flume’s World Tour is a stunning audiovisual masterpiece that will be talked about for years, don’t miss out on your chance to be part of this fantastic, four night affair.

For more on Flume, head over to his socials –

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[The Audiofiles] The Weird Went Pro as Beats Antique’s Creature Carnival Tour Closed Out in LA

The next generation of Electronic Music synthesizes the audio, visual and tactile elements into one musically inspired organism.  It captivates each and every one of the senses without overstimulation, leaving each listener, dancer, hooper, light show artist inspired, engaged and wanting more.  Sure, bass is beautiful and heavy hitting drops know just how to shake your soul to the core; but there’s something to be said for the empty space between the notes, a whimsical auditory adventure in Eastern Scales and stage performers oozing with professional energy.  The next generation of EDM is already here – and it’s been waiting for you.

A triumverate of trippy, World Music inspired beats and elegant compositions – David Satori, Tommy Cappel and Zoe Jakes – Beats Antique has been crafting beats and captivating audiences since 2007.  This past Autumn, they took North American by Storm for their Creature Carnival Tour, with Lafa Taylor, Simon Posford in a Shpongle DJ Set and ethereal, downtempo EDM guru Emancipator in tow. After a bevvy of successful stops, in November the tour drew to a poignant close at Los Angeles’ famed Shrine Exposition Hall.   Host to raves like HARD 13 and How Sweet It Is, and  shows from the likes of Q-Dance, Above & Beyond, Kaskade – The Shrinewas the perfect setting for the whimsical event, boasting a bevvy of beautiful beats.  The night started off with Lafa Taylor on the mic and slowly shifted to a moody, melodic set from the Portland based producer Doug Appling with Ilya Goldberg getting down on the violin. Penultimate was none other than producer Simon Posford is a unique Shpongle DJ Set.  Last time I was lucky enough to get my Shpongle on, he had the Shpongletron 3.0 and Zebbler by his side.  Though the visual spectacle was subdued, the music was on point – as Shpongle proceeded to throw one hell of a party, giving new life to old tracks and some from his latest album the Museum of Consciousness ( though admittedly, most names are so obscure that I have issues remembering them)

Last, but most certainly not least, were Beats Antique – accompanied by a stellar performance troupe in exquisite costume. The Creature Carnival Tour was about More than a menagerie of musicians and expertly devised compositions, The Creature Carnival Tour was about the audience – the community – who come together with such poise and grace.  Strangers become friends, flowing around each other and often – even with each other, as many had brought hoops, poi and the like as they let their freak flags fly with delight.

[ Click for Entire Album – Shot by Daniel Leist ]