What So Not unveils three-track remix pack for ‘Beautiful’

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Aussie solo act, What So Not, known also under his Emoh Instead alias, is currently riding a wave of success after releasing his debut long play, Not All The Beautiful Things, on March 9 via Counter Records. The album marks the first collection of tracks to surface since Flume left the joint project back in 2015, featuring some high-powered collaborations with SkrillexSan HoloRome Fortune, SLUMBERJACK, and more.

Now, What So Not has unveiled an official remix pack for the album’s third track, “Beautiful,” which features the show-stopping vocals of Winona Oak. He enlisted the production talents of Volac, Kaz James, and Zeke Beats to build upon the track’s hypnotic, carefree aesthetic, gripping drum breakdowns, and those signature WSN top lines.

From Volac’s house spin on the track, with its thumping Night Bass drums, to the charming stylings of fellow Aussie producer Kaz James’ rendition, to Zeke Beats’ seismic bass-powered drops, the entire collection stands as a testament to the power and pull of the producer’s newly minted What So Not sound.

What So Not unveils three-track remix pack for ‘Beautiful’

This post was originally published on this site

Aussie solo act, What So Not, known also under his Emoh Instead alias, is currently riding a wave of success after releasing his debut long play, Not All The Beautiful Things, on March 9 via Counter Records. The album marks the first collection of tracks to surface since Flume left the joint project back in 2015, featuring some high-powered collaborations with SkrillexSan HoloRome Fortune, SLUMBERJACK, and more.

Now, What So Not has unveiled an official remix pack for the album’s third track, “Beautiful,” which features the show-stopping vocals of Winona Oak. He enlisted the production talents of Volac, Kaz James, and Zeke Beats to build upon the track’s hypnotic, carefree aesthetic, gripping drum breakdowns, and those signature WSN top lines.

From Volac’s house spin on the track, with its thumping Night Bass drums, to the charming stylings of fellow Aussie producer Kaz James’ rendition, to Zeke Beats’ seismic bass-powered drops, the entire collection stands as a testament to the power and pull of the producer’s newly minted What So Not sound.

Life is Beautiful returns in 2018 with a comprehensive, star-studded fifth anniversary line-up

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Life Is Beautiful Music & Arts Festival is set to return to downtown Las Vegas with another comprehensive line-up, September 21–23, 2018. Now in it’s fifth year, the festival boasts some of the music world’s most sought-after headliners in The Weeknd, Arcade Fire, Florence + The Machine, DJ Snake, ODESZA, N.E.R.D, Deathcab for Cutie, Tyler, The Creator, and Justice.

If this group of star-studded talent doesn’t somehow tickle the ear drums, there truly is something for every musical taste this year. Also gracing the bill in 2018 is Bastille, Cold War Kids, Foster The People, and Wolfmother for the rock-minded music seekers. As the music industry’s most rapidly growing genre, rap and hip-hop is also well represented on the bill in Miguel, A$AP FergT Pain, and more.

Of course, electronic artists continues to dominate the event with trap extraordinaires RL Grime, What So Not, DVBBS, tropical house saxophonist Sam Feldt, rising star Elohim, Galantis, CHVRCHES, Alison Wonderland, Cashmere Cat, Gramatik, Lane 8, Party Favor, and Chet Porter.

Tickets go on sale April 26th, with general admission passes starting at $295 + fees. All information can be found on the Life Is Beautiful website.

What So Not delivers final single, ‘Beautiful,’ from hotly anticipated upcoming LP

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What So Not is about to reach a momentous milestone in his career with the release of his debut long play, Not All The Beautiful Things. He’s been teasing the album since the end of 2017, recently disclosing a tracklist that features contributions from Skrillex, San Holo, Rome Fortune, and yes, 80’s easy-rock factotums, Toto. Now Emoh has revealed his latest collaboration, and while Winona Oak may not yet be a household name for most, her introduction on “Beautiful” is likely to change that in a big way.

“Beautiful” is the final single to land ahead of the album, setting the tone with a pensive and introspective introduction. The track breaks down into an energetic, tribal drum rhythm, envoking a hypnotic, carefree aesthetic that complements Oak’s show-stopping vocals and gripping topline on what’s sure to be her breakout performance.

What So Not’s Not All The Beautiful Things will be available in full on March 9 via Counter Records.

 

Bonnaroo announces ‘The Other’ lineup

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Bonnaroo announced stage programming for The Other ahead of the festival’s 2018 edition. The newly added dance tent likely formed as Bonnaroo’s answer to Coachella‘s storied Sahara Tent. Last year, Bonnaroo debuted the new stage concept — which replaced the festival’s beloved Kalliope Stage — and featured a diverse range of EDM acts such as Claude Vonstroke, G Jones and Getter, to name only a few. The addition was welcomed by attendees and The Other appeared to be one of the most frequented attractions throughout the four day weekend.

Now, the festival has released this year’s lineup for ‘The Other.’ Featuring acts like Kaskade, Virtual Self, Alison Wonderland, What So Not, Big Wild and Shiba San, the festival is taking a forthright step into the electronic programming that’s become so popular at festival’s nationwide. It appears such programming has paid off, too, as the Tennessean reported last year the festival’s attendance had rebounded following a dull turnout in 2016.

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 26

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA music editor and staff writer Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic — to say nothing of a name that lends itself to punnery — DA is happy to present a selection of tracks personally curated by Dexter for your listening pleasure.


Since discovering GANZ a few years ago, I’ve been consistently impressed with the Dutch producer’s music. His latest, recently premiered by TOKiMONSTA on BBC Radio 1, is no exception.  With its hip-hop-influenced beats and signature pounding synths, “I’ll Be Gone (I Miss You)” is another great addition to GANZ’s discography.


It would basically be a crime to not include What So Not‘s latest in this playlist. With the announcement of a forthcoming LP and massive tour, Emoh Instead has been taking the electronic music world by storm this week. “Stuck In Orbit” with vocalist BUOY is one of his most compelling pieces of work to date. The five-and-a-half-minute single serves as a gorgeously emotive precursor to what we can expect from his stacked debut album, and I can’t wait.


Australians J-Trick and Folly have crafted an absolutely ruthless g-house house tune with “No Games.” The track packs a heavy punch with rap-fueled verses, a driving bassline, and subtle trap elements. Its catchy beat and hard-hitting builds and drops have been stuck in my head since its release last Friday.


As a longtime Crywolf fan, I’m always interested in seeing how other producers transform his unique music. AWAY has taken his good friend’s iconic “Quantum Immortality” and reworked it into a dark, glitchy remix layered with elements of trap, future bass, and just about everything in between. The Los Angeles producer has delicately crafted a complicated soundscape full of twists and turns that complements Crywolf’s original vocals beautifully.


Last week, Direct teamed up with Matt Van for an elegant composition called “I Don’t Mind.” The track is vastly different from many of Monstercat‘s recent releases and is a breathtaking, refreshing addition to the label’s Instinct brand. Van’s moving vocals over piano-centered production from Direct make for a relaxing addition to any chill-type playlist.

What So Not announces stacked debut LP, releases new single

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After announcing a massive world tour two weeks ago, Australian producer What So Not has confirmed the internet’s speculations: a debut album called Not All The Beautiful Things is coming on March 9. The 12-track LP will feature collaborations with Skrillex, fellow Aussies Toto and Slumberjack, San HoloDyro, and James Earl, along with an eclectic array of featured vocalists.

Not All The Beautiful Things track list:

  1. “Warlord” (collaboration with Slumberjack)
  2. Be Ok Again” ft Daniel Johns
  3. “Beautiful” ft Winona Oak
  4. “Stuck In Orbit” ft Buoy
  5. “Demons” ft Rome Fortune & Tommy Swisher (collaboration with James Earl)
  6. “GOH” ft KLP (collaboration with Skrillex)
  7. “We Keep On Running” (collaboration with Toto)
  8. “If You Only Knew” ft Daniel Johns (collaboration with San Holo)
  9. “Monsters” ft Michael Christmas & Tobi Lou
  10. “Bottom End” (collaboration with Dyro)
  11. “Same Mistakes” ft Daniel Johns
  12. “Us” ft Daniels

In addition to this announcement, What So Not released the second single from the forthcoming album, “Stuck In Orbit” featuring Buoy. The five-and-a-half-minute emotive piece beautifully flaunts the artist’s top-notch production, set off by gorgeous vocals from Buoy. If “Be Ok Again” and “Stuck In Orbit” are any indication of what the world can expect from What So Not’s debut album, we’re in for a real treat.

What So Not releases official video for ‘Be Ok Again’

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Anticipation continues to build for the release of What So Not‘s debut solo LP with the release of a brand new music video for the Daniel Johns-assisted single, “Be Ok Again,” released last November. The Australian producer, formerly known as Emoh Instead, has been quietly preparing for the album’s release some time this year. Emoh also spoke to the new ground he conquered in the music video.

“If nothing else, this video is quite a personal feat for me… Diving head first into to new territory (with filmmaker buddy Luke Eblen by my side) I wrote, co-directed, played a character roll, dabbled in film editing & even managed to convince Daniel Johns to trust our vision & have him feature as one of the main protagonists in this piece.”

What So Not announces 30+ date ‘Beautiful Things’ world tour

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2018 was projected to be a big year for What So Not with the anticipated arrival of his long-awaited full-length album debut. Now, as the ball gets rolling for the Aussie standout this year, What So Not is officially starting to deliver with the announcement of his upcoming Beautiful Things World Tour, slated to hit a handful of major international festivals as well as more than 30 stops around the globe.

The “Be Okay Again” producer is expected to hit Ultra, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza‘s South American circuit, covering ground from Mumbai to Miami, Brooklyn to Berlin. The tour will include What So Not’s newly launched custom touring rig, featuring a massive chrome horse and chariot setup. The news of the Beautiful Things World Tour comes on the cusp of leaked, unconfirmed details about What So Not’s highly anticipated upcoming LP — rumored to be called Not All The Beautiful Things and said to include contributions from Skrillex, Rome Fortune, Toto, and more. Hopefully by the time What So Not hits the road later this month, we’ll know for sure.

Purchase tickets to the Beautiful Things Tour here.

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What So Not & QUIX give away their edit of AWOLNATION’s ‘Run’ [Free Download]

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AWOLNATION‘s “Run” shows off the band’s aptitude in electronic sound design, making the single an ideal candidate for re-molding. This reality finally manifested when prolific bass talents What So Not and QUIX elected to provide their take on the piece, and the result is quite raunchy.

The pair amplify the original’s hardened nature with a trap layout, creating an even more tense feel by moving the strong portions to the beginning and cascading into a deep pit of bass and wild synthesizers. If their aim was to design a piece to rattle the dancefloor, they’ve certainly accomplished it in full force.

What So Not has had quite a busy year in 2017, making each release a welcome treat by fans. Meanwhile, QUIX has been steadily burrowing his way into the bass sphere with a plethora of remixes and collaborations with other burgeoning talent.

 

 

 

 

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