An electronic music project from Aussie producer Chris Emerson (better known by his stage name Emoh Instead), What So Not was founded in 2011 as a duo consisting of Emerson and Harley Edward Streten, the latter of whom operates under the nom de plume Flume. The duo issued a debut EP, 7 Dollar Bill, shortly after forming, and also began releasing remixes of artists like Major Lazer, Peking Duk, and Tom Piper. The year 2013 saw the release of a second EP, The Quack, which featured a collaboration with American rapper Action Bronson. Later that year, the single “High You Are [Branchez Remix]” arrived, followed by 2014’s “Tell Me,” a collaboration with RL Grime. Flume left the project in 2015, shortly before the release of the Gemini EP. The EP included the eponymous hit single, which featured Sydney-based singer and producer Jessica Higgs, better known as George Maple.
Another single, “Lone,” dropped the following year. That track appeared on 2016’s Divide & Conquer EP, which included collaborations with Kimbra and Rome Fortune as well as Maple. Instead reunited with Maple for that October’s “Afterglow,” a single by Australian rapper Tkay Maidza that also featured production work by Djemba Djemba. In late 2016, What So Not and Skrillex teamed up with Grime on the single “Waiting.” After the release of the stand-alone single “Better” in 2017, What So Not began the rollout for his debut full-length. Arriving in early 2018, Not All the Beautiful Things featured appearances by familiar faces Skrillex (“Goh”) and Rome Fortune (“Demons”), as well as an inspired roster of additional guests including Daniel Johns (Silverchair, the Dissociatives), Slumberjack, San Holo, and Toto.
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WHAT SO NOT AND SAN HOLO ANNOUNCE A NEW COLLABORATION IN THE WORKS
What So Not and San Holo have a new single in the works. The two previously collaborated on the former artist’s 2018 debut album Not All The Beautiful Things. The two producers took to Twitter to tease the collaboration, although the song itself its still under wraps.
At the time of writing, the song also does not have a release date. Although based on the context of San Holo’s post, it seems the song is nearly finished.
The producers’ initial collaboration “If You Only Knew” was well received, making a follow up track all the more logical. The high-energy future bass track complemented by guitar riffs from San Holo remains a highlight from What So Not’s debut album.
Stay tuned for more announcements to come surrounding this highly anticipated release from What So Not and San Holo. With all the excitement surrounding their announcement, we’re hoping it’ll arrive sooner than later.
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What So Not Announces Debut Album ‘Not All The Beautiful Things’, Drops New Single
Aussie producer What So Not (real name Chris Emerson) has announced his long-awaited debut album, while revealing a new track from the record.
Not All The Beautiful Things will be released on 9th March, and it features a huge array of guests, including Skrillex, Rome Fortune, San Holo and Silverchair’s Daniel Johns, who featured on Emerson’s last single ‘Be Ok Again’.
Surprisingly, it also features iconic American rock band Toto, whose hit song ‘Africa’ has been a staple of Emerson’s live sets for years.
The album has come together over a period of three years, and is a complete artistic statement with everything from the music videos to Emerson’s live stage being designed to fit together cohesively.
Not All The Beautiful Things is preceded by the new single ‘Stuck In Orbit’, which features vocals from Sydney musician BUOY.
The song was born during a jam session with Jono Ma from Jagwar Ma, and expanded into something else once BUOY was added to the mix.
“The vocals began as a sketch of adlibs from BUOY with only two words, drawn out across the verse ‘I ov-er comp-en-sate’,” says Emerson about the process.
“That set the tone for the entire piece; each word delivered with much thought and consideration.”
“I wrote the next phase of the lyrics whilst ‘stuck in transit’. I had just reached a point of feeling settled in a special place with amazing people around me when (as usual) I had to pack up my life and jump from city to city for months on end.
“Things came full circle as on this very trip I ended up crossing paths with Jono multiple times, jamming further on ideas for the song and when I finally returned, brainstormed the final elements of the vocal with Winona Oak and BUOY.”
Stream ‘Stuck In Orbit’ below, and pre-order Not All The Beautiful Thing is right here.
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What So Not returns to Reno on July 6th, 2019 at 1Up.
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