The record label-turned-musical movement is taking Australia innovative new sound around the world (and to the Sydney Opera House).

"It's easier to break rules if the rules were never there."

That, says Nathan McLay, is the defining ethos of Future Classic, the indie label that is at ground zero of Australia's exploding, increasingly influential electronic music scene. With new stars like Flume, Chet Faker and Flight Facilities on its roster, Future Classic is topping charts, redefining the Down Under sound -- long exemplified by rock groups like AC/DC and INXS -- and putting Australia on the global electronic scene in a huge way.

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