About four months ago (February 20th), Flume decided to leave the project What So Not which he originally formed with Emoh Instead in 2011. The Aussie duo steadily grew to prominence, but not as quickly as the Flume mega hurricane. Their departure was organic, leaving only a few questions about What So Not's future.
Those seem like a a figment of the past now – with What So Not‘s presence solidified by Emoh Instead's recent work – the “Gemini” single he released with George Maple (with help from Flume) will be on his upcoming EP (also called “Gemini”). His summer tour is called “What So Not – Forever,” which mainly takes place in Australia. Many dates, however, are already sold out (list below).
During a recent one-hour mix for Triple J, he played a number of his unreleased work including “Oddity,” which you can hear below. He also played a number of mixed up salutes to hip hop including some Kendrick Lamar, Jon Hopkins, and Lapalux.
Flume is credited with some production help in the “Gemini” single but Emoh Instead is believed to have fully taken on What So Not's upcoming EP. The release date is still uncertain but Instead hopes this mix will suffice till the announcement. He says, “Hopefully this mix can tide you over and if not, I'll see you on the tour.”
Check out the Triple J Mix here:
What So Not – ODDITY
What So Not – Gemini feat. George Maple
Read more and catch the full story from ABC – Triple J Australia (credit for the image as well). You can catch What So Not in Australia this summer at the following dates:
Sunday 7 June – The Tivoli, Brisbane
Saturday 13 June – Villa, Perth (sold out)
Sunday 14 June – Villa, Perth
Friday 26 June – Max Watt's (formerly Hi-Fi Bar), Melbourne (sold out)
Thursday 2 July – Max Watt's (formerly Hi-Fi Bar), Sydney
Friday 3 July – Max Watt's (formerly Hi-Fi Bar), Sydney (sold out)
Saturday 4 July – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide