As the temperature rises in the Valley, so does the musical talent that’s coming through the area. On Friday, June 30, experience the immersive talent of electronic music producer What So Not.
Aussie producer Chris Emerson founded the electronic music project in 2011 as a duo consisting of Emerson and Harley Edward Streten, who later left What So Not to form his own project, Flume.
From the start, What So Not dominated the Sydney club scene with dance floor hits. Emerson has been streamed millions of times and has released records through Sweat It Out and Skrillex’s OWSLA. What So Not crisscrosses genres, traversing hip hop, trap and bass, creating an experimentally beautiful sound. This year, the producer closed out Coachella with a high-energy set.
According to published reports, it won’t be long until What So Not starts dropping new tracks into his sets.
“I’ve got so much new music—it’ll last me for the next few years, probably,” he says. “I’ve got about 100 demos and 35 full songs.
Catch all the heat What So Not is bringing to the Valley on June 30.
What So Not, The Pressroom, 441 W. Madison Street, Phoenix relentlessbeats.com, 9 p.m. Friday, June 30, $20-$250.