Australian artist Flume, also known as Harley Streten, has decided to leave collaboration project What So Not, which he formed with friend Emoh Instead in his bedroom studio at his parents house. It is unsure what form What So Not will take in the future, but it looks as though Emoh will be taking the reigns in regards to whether or not the moniker will live on. In a Facebook post late Friday night, Flume (via What So Not’s page) cited stylistic shifts and a lack of recent collaboration as reasons for calling it quits. Overall, the split seems as cordial as possible, with Flume wishing Emoh, and What So Not, the best in the future.
Flume also revealed that the duos final work together as What So Not will be an EP that was finished last year. The EP is slated out ‘soon’ and will be the last creative project Flume has a say in when it comes to What So Not. The Aussies hit the jackpot in 2014 with their massive hit Tell Me, a collaboration with RL Grime, but only released a handful of tunes afterward.
Emoh has also toured solo as What So Not for more than a year. Flume was last in the Northwest in August of 2013, performing at Neumos in Seattle, while Emoh as What So Not performed at Paradiso and What The Festival last year. It would seem as though, with a lack of collaboration in both producing and performing, that this difficult decision had really been made a while ago.
We’re bummed that the What So Not we’ve come to enjoy is no more, but we’re excited to see what Flume has in store for the rest of 2015 and what direction Emoh will take What So Not in the future. Let us know what you think of Flume’s decision to end his efforts with What So Not, and if you’re excited for their upcoming EP! Comment below, on Facebook, or reply on Twitter!