Posts Tagged ‘Emoh Instead’

March 2, 2018
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Switching from a two piece involving Flume into a one piece with Emoh Instead running the show obviously never slowed Australian electronic sensation What So Not down. It feels like eons ago that the change happened, and I’m sure many have all but forgotten the earlier iteration of the electronic project by now, particularly after all the immensely spellbinding tracks he’s put out over the past couple of years and the insanely scintillating sets he’s thrown down live. It’s been a long wait, but What So Not will finally release a debut full length named Not All The Beautiful Things on March 9th via Counter Record. Beautiful is the third song he’s unveiled from the release. It’s an acute jouncing, synth buzzing electronic track featuring Swedish newcomer Winona Oak, who alternates between candied sonorous and caramel charred vocals. The rusty grinding future house beats and restless percussion on Beautiful gives the track a pressured urgency. They urge us to move our bodies to Beautiful’s anxious yearning and vigorous vitality. You can pre-save and pre-order What So Not’s debut full length, here. Beautiful is available, here.

January 31, 2018
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It’s been a long road for What So Not fans like us.  From the days when What So Not was a duo that also involved future bass pioneer Flume, to when What So Not collaborated with many other incredible artists, including Marcus Marr and George Maple, to all the times we’ve caught What So Not live (including sets at SXSW and that unforgettable countdown on NYE at SnowGlobe a few years ago), we’ve been die hard fans of the project’s sensational future bass, hip hop, and electronica. And now, this week, it’s finally happened. What So Not, aka Australia’s Emoh Instead, has finally announced a DEBUT FULL LENGTH
ALBUM. Not All The Beautiful Things will arrive on March 9th via Counter Records. The immense news comes accompanied by a transcendental new track involving Sydney’s BUOY, too. Stuck In Orbit all but shoots us into orbit with its atmospheric makeup and BUOY’s exceptionally captivating vocal prowess. It’s certainly one of What So Not’s more minimalist and ambient offerings, a restrained and more subtle, yet powerful and dramatic sprawler that strips away the very pull of gravity. We float among What So Not’s dark synths and cinematic drops, dissolving in pure bliss into its rolling waves. What So Not’s album is going to be a star studded affair, as you probably already expect. You can already pre-save and pre-order, here.

March 24, 2016
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It’s simply mind blowing that Australia’s RÜFÜS DU SOL has been remixed by the current version of What So Not, namely Emoh Instead. I’m crazy about both acts, and I was even fortunate enough to ring in 2016 with What So Not at SnowGlobe Music Festival in Tahoe. What So Not gives RÜFÜS DU SOL’s magnificent Innerbloom a spectacularly cinematic future trap makeover. The metamorphosis is epic, a surging, guttural tour de force. The remix is available now from iTunes.

December 22, 2015

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Late last week, I was gushing about What So Not’s new Gemini EP, and how it’s the last material they’ll be giving us, right before Christmas, with both Flume and Emoh Instead involved. Going forth, What So Not is just Emoh Instead, which happens to be the one man team that was on decks when I caught What So Not at SXSW earlier this year at the OWLSA showcase. All five tracks on the EP are killer good, and as much as I dearly love the title track, featuring George Maple, and the track I previously shared, Arrows, which features Dawn Golden and is a collaboration with the always awesome Dillon Francis, there’s another one I must share tonight. Track number 4 on Gemini is a song named Death Drive, and it features Australia’s KLP on fiery vocals. Death Drive, despite its name, isn’t as deathly as you might expect. Its drops are fastidious and rhythmic, its booming beats magnetizing. This is one of the smoothest tracks off Gemini, despite its whomping trap moments. Spellbinding and melodic, this one only gets ever better with each subsequent listen, sultry guitar and all. Listen to Death Drive on Spotify above and Soundcloud below. What So Not’s Gemini EP is a must get free download, here.

December 18, 2015

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It’s been a long, excruciating wait, but Australia’s What So Not released their Gemini EP today, whose title track featuring George Maple is a song I still love wholeheartedly, eight months after it was first revealed. To be noted, the five tracks on this EP are the final pieces of music we’ll get from the What So Not that we knew as Emoh Instead and Flume. As reported quite some time back, Flume has left What So Not, leaving the thrilling electronic production act a solo venture involving only Emoh. So with that in mind, we gloriously dive into their very last block of music together, and it’s as much a spectacular way to say fare thee well to Flume in this project as any other. Off the EP comes a behemoth collaboration with Dillon Francis that features simmering vocals by Chicago’s Dawn Golden. Arrows is a turbulently soulful trap spectacular both aggressive and smooth. I’m much conflicted whether Arrows or Gemini is my favorite track off the EP, which these fine gentlemen have made a free download, here. Listen to Arrows on Spotify above or Soundcloud below. Stream the Gemini EP in full at Soundcloud. And revisit the title track featuring George Maple with me below. I can’t wait to catch What So Not at SnowGlobe in less than two weeks.

April 2, 2015
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When this dope tune arose a few hours ago, it brought me back into the thick of my trip to sxsw. And suddenly, certain things made some sense to me. One of the very first sets I caught when I arrived about mid week in Austin was George Maple’s gig at the Red Eyed Fly. She was on my must sees list, too. Later on that week, I ran my way over to catch What So Not’s set (Emoh and no Flume) at the OWSLA showcase, and who do I run into there? George Maple! Turns out, Austin isn’t the only place you can catch the Australian chanteuse and producer together. Sensually slinky and steamy Gemini is a fresh new future bass and trap tune from What So Not, and it features none other than George on guest vocals. Gemini is a heavy hitter, both production wise and emotionally. Lustful but gutwrenching, despondent but ominously uneasy, Gemini befits its name. 

December 23, 2014
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Hey, trap fans! Answer me this: what do you get when you throw RL Grime, Flume, Emoh Instead, and Baauer all together on to one slamming tune? Stream this edit of Tell Me, and you’ll find out! RL Grime and What So Not’s Tell Me was edited by Baauer. It was originally meant for use in live sets only, but he’s now offered up this recording of it, free to download for a limited time. It’s a stunning re-imagining with plenty of bass, a satisfying drop, and added sampling of rapper Bone Crusher.

August 28, 2014
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When I saw a vocal mix created out of RL Grime and What So Not’s Tell Me, I proceeded with caution. Tell Me is a stellar collaboration between some of my favorite producers in electronic trap music (What So Not is Emoh Instead and the great Flume, if you forgot). But then I threw all caution to the wind as I grooved out to Tracee OWO’s seriously dope jam. Her electro-R&B vocals fit the glistening, vivacious trap song’s nooks and crannies near perfectly, resulting in a very exhilarating, powerful ride. The New York songstress has my attention, hence forth.

August 28, 2014
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When I saw a vocal mix created out of RL Grime and What So Not’s Tell Me, I proceeded with caution. Tell Me is a stellar collaboration between some of my favorite producers in electronic trap music (What So Not is Emoh Instead and the great Flume, if you forgot). But then I threw all caution to the wind as I grooved out to Tracee OWO’s seriously dope jam. Her electro-R&B vocals fit the glistening, vivacious trap song’s nooks and crannies near perfectly, resulting in a very exhilarating, powerful ride. The New York songstress has my attention, hence forth.

March 7, 2014
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It’s here, it’s here, it’s here! There’s been chatter for sometime now of a collaboration between RL Grime and What So Not (Flume and Emoh Instead). I’ve been excitedly waiting for the fruit of the collaboration. Today, they dropped it (pun intended). Stream ferocious new track Tell Me, the perfect filthy tune to come out on a Friday when we’re all ready to paint the town red for the weekend.