Following up on a hugely successful year that saw his sophomore album Skin released to universal acclaim, Flume won big at the Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards this week. The forward thinking producer took home a total of eight honors at the award ceremony, which is no small achievement to say the least.
The producer cleaned house with eight trophies at the ceremony, earning wins in the following categories: album of the year, best male artist, producer of the year, engineer of the year, best dance release, best pop release, best independent release and best cover art.
Flume used the win as an opportunity to preach to a greater cause, once again protesting Sydney’s controversial lockout laws during his acceptance speech. The producer had previously lent one of his songs to an ad for the Keep Sydney Open campaign, and urged politicians to change the laws in order to foster artistic growth.
To our policy-makers and our politicians, please keep Sydney open so that the young artists of the next generation can have the same opportunities that I had.
With a staggering number of honors to his name, it goes without saying that Flume was the clear winner at the ARIAs. Skin will definitely go down as a defining record of 2016, and we’re glad to see Harley being recognized for his work.