Flume collaborates with Vince Staples and Kučka on ‘Smoke and Retribution’
The hype behind Flume’s new record, Skin, continues to build with each new release. After announcing his sophomore album in January by way of an engrossing mini-mix, he proceeded to follow up with a huge single alongside Kai, “Never Be Like You.”
Now the Australian producer has unveiled an even bigger crossover collaboration, courting LA rap phenom Vince Staples for some verses over his new single “Smoke and Retribution.” The song was premiered via Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show, and looks to be one of Flume’s most ambitious offerings yet. “I actually started this beat in the back of a van on the way to Vegas last year,” Flume says. “It wasn’t originally intended to have rap on it.” Further bolstered by the vocal contributions of rising Australian talent KUČKA, it’s a blockbuster production to say the least.
Flume has also announced a new headlining show at Red Rocks on August 18.