Despite experiencing quite a bit of success with What So Not, his partnership with Emoh Instead, Flume has announced that he’ll be departing the group to focus more on his solo career. Many people saw this coming, as Emoh has been the face of the group for the last year or so, doing much of the touring as Flume was busy with his own stuff.
“Over the last while, Emoh and I have been moving in different directions creatively, we haven’t made any music together in quite a while,” Harley wrote. “While I will no longer be creatively involved I wish him the best of luck moving forward as he takes the reigns and steers the project into the future.”
While this is certainly upsetting news for fans of the group, we can all take comfort in knowing that there is still some new What So Not music coming down the pipeline. Flume revealed that there will be an EP (which may feature collaborations with Skrillex and Dillon Francis) dropping sometime shortly, and it will act as the final piece of work between him and Emoh. After that, he’ll no longer be creatively involved with What So Not.
The plan, for now at least, is for Emoh to continue What So Not as a solo gig. Whether or not he’ll be as successful without his friend involved remains to be seen. While I do think that Emoh will do a fine job alone, it’s certainly a shame to see Harley go. He’s an incredibly talented producer and is one of the most refreshing and exciting artists in EDM right now. His influence on the group’s work was significant and without him, things will certainly be different.
Check out Flume’s full post about his What So Not departure below and let us know in the comments section what you think of this news.
I’m writing today with news regarding What So Not. For those that didn’t know, what so not has always been a collaborative project that I’ve doing with my friend Chris, aka Emoh Instead. Over the last while, Emoh and I have been moving in different directions creatively, we haven’t made any music together in quite a while. Our final joint project is a soon-to-be-released EP that we completed last year. That will be the last what so not project I’ll be creatively involved with.
Emoh’s been the sole touring member of What So Not for over a year now and hats off to him, he’s done an amazing job playing to crowds around the world and here at home. I know he’ll continue to slay it, as far as the live shows go nothing has changed, go see him play.
I want to thank Emoh for the time, effort and friendship that he always put into What So Not. While I will no longer be creatively involved I wish him the best of luck moving forward as he takes the reigns and steers the project into the future.
I also want to thank you, the fans, for making all of this What So Not stuff possible in the first place. We started this project from my bedroom studio at my parents house, to see it grow like this has been an amazing experience. I’m always so humbled by the support you’ve shown us, for all my musical projects. While there are a lot of great memories with WSN, i feel its time for me to let this go.
Signing off – Harley x