Flume has released his first single of 2020 in style, the record is an up tempo and melodic Drum and Bass track with Toro y Moi titled ‘The Difference’. The song was first teased on Flume’s Instagram where he mentioned that he had “created a drum and bass track with Toro Y Moi.” A little while after, a mysterious 32 second track titled “The Difference” by 300ZXZ31 (the number plate for the car from the Hi This Is Flume project) appeared on Flume’s Hi This Is Playlist. The random intro instrumental turned out to be the first 32 seconds of this collaboration. We’re still in the dark behind this 32 second tease, but it has us wondering whether we’ll see snippets of future Flume records under this 300ZXZ31 project.
Flume had been a fan of Toro Y Moi for years, previously stating “Toro Y Moi’s song ‘Talamak’ is a long-time favourite. I listened to that one a lot when I first started Flume as a project.” The track came together when Toro visited Flume’s studio in LA, and aftering messing around over a day created this production.
The song is accompanied by visuals created by long-time collaborator Jonathan Zawada (Skin album and single art, Hi This Is Flume mixtape visualiser).
Flume has already confirmed several shows for 2020, Headlining Splendour In The Grass in Byron Bay as well as announced three Flume & Friends concerts at Colorado’s iconic Red Rocks. The events will feature SOPHIE, Toro Y Moi, Clams Casino, and others. These shows will go through the three different phases we’ve seen from Flume. Due to the recent global event cancellations, we’ll have to wait and see if these actually go ahead – fingers crossed they do!