Flume has quit What So Not
Harley ‘Flume’ Streten has quit his What So Not partnership with Emoh Instead, announcing the news earlier today in a post to Facebook. Over the course of their collaboration the duo released a string of sophisticated club bangers, from Jaguar and Touched to the massive RL Grime collaboration Tell Me, were signed to Skrillex’s OWSLA label and local heroes Sweat It Out, and played festivals like Stereosonic, Holy Ship and Mad Decent Block Party.
Last year saw Emoh Instead take on the majority of touring for What So Not, as the success of Streten’s solo Flume project saw him playing across Europe, the US and beyond; and as Streten wrote earlier today, he’s now decided to retire from What So Not permanently.
“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,” Streten 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.”
The final joint What So Not project will be an upcoming EP; after that, Emoh Instead will continue the What So Not banner as a solo project, with the first major gig being both weekends of Coachella in April. Read the full text of Streten’s post below.
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