Earlier this afternoon I was scrolling through old tunes I bumped over the summer and was reminded how hard What So Not‘s afro-beat infused trap remixes & originals bang, which ultimately made me fall back in love with the groups sound. What So Not released their debut 4 track EP, 7 Dollar Bill, in November 2011 and caused quite a buzz in the EDM scene, but it wasn’t until last spring when I came across their insanely epic remixes (especially their massive “Get Free” remix that never fails to stick in my head for at least a week after listening to it) that I personally became a true fan.
Fortunately I was blessed enough to get in to contact with Emoh Instead, who makes up half the Sydney, Australia based duo alongside Flume. I asked Emoh a series of brief questions, so you can indulge in a fresh new interview and listen to the duo’s most recent remix of The Only’s “Looking Back” below that. Check it out;
Skoodmusic: For the readers who do not already know who are What So Not? How old are you guys? And what is the music scene in Australia like?
Skoodmusic: Nice, so what genre would you guys classify yourself under?
Skoodmusic: It’s definitely working out for you guys. Who are some of your biggest musical influences?
Skoodmusic: Handful of great artists, good choices. If you could collaborate with anyone in the game right now who would it be?
Skoodmusic: Haha, Did you guys do anything musically before joining forces for What So Not?
Skoodmusic: Word, thats solid. I remember first hearing your music last summer and ultimately being blown away, I knew something big would happen between you two. Next to Ryan Hemsworth, you guys have dropped some of my favorite electronic-based remixes in history. Besides the 7 dollar EP, have you guys worked on any new original music?
Skoodmusic: Well I think i can safely say everybody is stoked to hear the new tunes. What is tour life like? Craziest story so far at a show / festival?
Skoodmusic: Sounds rough, but entertaining nonetheless. Any pre-show rituals that you guys tend to do regularly?
Skoodmusic: Understandable, all performers should stretch before shows in my opinion…If they are up there all bland without any stage pre-scene that is not a good look. With 2012 being a huge year for What So Not, what is on your guys agenda for 2013?
Skoodmusic: Dope! You guys have received a lot of positive feedback from the likes of Flosstradamus, Boys Noize, Diplo, and many other major producers… Which artist was the coolest to see love from? Why?
Skoodmusic: That must have been very exciting, big ups for that- Boys Noize is huge. Starting to see many more shows and festivals with your guys name in the line up, how does it feel to finally be acknowledged for your musical abilities?
Skoodmusic: Word, well thanks again for letting skoodmusic pick your brain a little, Emoh Instead! We look forward to hearing new music by What So Not very soon, stay up.