Australian DJ Flume, whose real name is Harley Edward Streten, is a platinum selling and Grammy Award-winning artist. He took his name from a Bon Iver song. He has remixed songs from Lorde, Arcade Fire, Hermitude, Sam Smith, and Disclosure.
From the Daily Mail:
Since his first radio play on Triple J Unearthed in 2011 with single Possum, Flume has become one of Australia’s biggest musical exports.
In 2013, he won four ARIA Music Awards for Best Male Artist, Breakthrough Artist, Best Dance Release and Producer of the Year, before going international.
He won a Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronic Album in 2017, after his second studio album, Skin, topped various different charts around the world
He caused an international stir performing a “sex act” as part of his Burning Man set at Root Society.
Horrified? The whole thing actually sounds pretty tame for Burning Man.
Ambor Mercy was the brains behind the whiteboard sign. She gave the backstory to Pedestrian.tv:
We made a white board totem because we thought it would be fun to write notes and heckle DJs because it’s Burning Man. Flume was an amazing sport, we didn’t just get him to eat ass, we also got him to take his shirt off, take a shot, motorboat his girlfriend and we even got the girls on the art car to have a twerk off. We had been using the whiteboard all week, but definitely got the best reaction from Flume. Everyone around us was loving the white board and also wrote him notes.
Ambor told the Daily Mail:
‘It’s sad to me that people are making it out to be some crazy sex act when he just put his face in [the woman’s] bottom…There was consent from her and she was wearing underwear so it’s not like he actually [performed the sex act] on stage. It was just in good Burning Man fun.’
Flume apologized…to his Mum.
Burners don’t appear to be too concerned by the antics.
Flumes girlfriend, actress Paige Elkington, previously went viral with this creepy Jeff Goldblum photo: