Harley Streten, the man who goes by the name of Flume, has seen continued and ambitious success in his career. The 26-year-old from Manly, Australia, who started out as a kid mixing songs in his bedroom, was nominated for a Grammy earlier this year for his beautiful 2016 track, “Never Be Like You”. Although he outrageously lost the category to The Chainsmokers, it was his album “Skin” that won for Best Dance/Electronic Album.

Success continues to follow the hardworking Australian artist, as 2017 proved to be a whirlwind of endless excitement and opportunity. With a mass amount of tours dates, Flume played arenas and festivals across Europe, the US and Australia, and shows no signs of stopping. This year, Flume was awarded his second solo artist of the year award, this time at the GQ Australia Men of the Year, for good reason.

“I just wanted to say thank you for the award of Solo Artist of the Year. It means a lot, especially to be surrounded by so many talented people in their own fields. The shoot we did in LA, it was fun. I’m not one for shoots, I usually don’t like them, but the shoot we did for GQ was a lot of fun. I’ve never worn so many suits in my life. I’m really excited to be coming back to Australia. I’m coming back at the end of the year for Falls Festival and Field Day, but until then, thank you!”

You can watch Flume’s acceptance speech below:

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