November 14, 2018 / 10:06 PM

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Flume, Vince Staples, Kucka Release 'Skin' Song "Smoke And Retribution"

 

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Flume has released the latest single from his upcoming album Skin. He looks to recreate the magic of his 2012 self-titled album track "On Top" by tabbing highly touted West Coast rapper Vince Staples to lay down three verses and Perth-based Kučka for a hazy hook on "Smoke & Retribution."

In "Smoke & Retribution" Flume continues to show growth away from his oft-copied Australian synth-heavy sound for a track that is more conducive to a rapper, but also remains familiar to what Flume fans know the Australia producer for. He adds in quirky 8-bit synths, video game sounds and a jerky beat that molds to the sensibilities of Staples and Kučka.

The tune was originally premiered by Zane Lowe on Beats 1 and after Flume explained how the track came together through various sessions across the world with the artists so far apart.

"I was a big time of the Staples' record Summertime '06," Flume said. "I'd been working with him remotely on a different beat... I actually started this in the back of a van on the way to Vegas last year. It wasn't originally intended to have rap on it. Vince and I got to meet in person for the first time in L.A. in September, and that's when I showed him the beat... a few weeks later he sent back new verses for it. I was really happy, I love the tone of his voice... Similar story with Kučka's involvement in the track... she's got a lot of talent and I'm hoping to work a lot more with her in the future."

"Smoke & Retribution" is the latest single to emerge from Flume's upcoming album Skin that is expected at some time this year. Stream the new single below and pick up a copy via Future Classic.

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