Know for breaking barriers with new sounds, Flume‘s aesthetic has long been adopted by producers seeking to replicate his wildly experimental line of trap-tinged future bass. He considers it a compliment — after all, mimicry is the best form of flattery. Yet, the Aussie electronic music pioneer has admitted to the need to reinvent his sound at risk of it sounding like everything else. That didn’t stop Flume from surprise releasing a free “Flume Sounds” sample pack, with a dozen sound clips of varying BPMs.
Always an intentional guy, the move marks a first for Flume and it’s motivated by his curiosity to see which new wave of inspired tunes surfaces from the sample pack. Flume says of the following of the social/sound experiment: “A more open source culture of creativity…wanted to put these out in the world and see what comes back – download a sound, create something, upload it with the hashtag #flumesounds.”
The sample pack is available for download on Dropbox and comes with a pretty stringent use agreement. Most importantly, producers cannot monetize anything created from the sample pack. The agreement also grants Flume full rights to use anything producers create and upload, but only the condition of promoting the experiment.
Download “Flume Sounds” via Dropbox, here.