What So Not recently took some time out of his hectic touring schedule to answer questions from fans on his very first Reddit Ask Me Anything. He touched on details surrounding the conception of his latest full-length album Not All the Beautiful Things, his corresponding world tour, and some pretty personal topics—including the notorious rumored WSN/Flume drama. Here’s a compilation of What So Not’s ten most interesting responses.
1. Not All the Beautiful Things Was An Experimental Project
Reddit: Are you surprised at all by how well NATBT was received? What were your expectations for it upon release?
What So Not: YES. I was very surprised. This was an art project for me, without consideration of ‘what’s working right now.’ I stopped listening to all current music or following charts. I went back to records by Fugees, Led Zeppelin, The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, Pink Floyd etc & attempted to emulate (to some degree) what acts of this caliber achieved with their work. I wanted to make an ALBUM that focused on narrative, tone, mood & dynamic flow.
2. What So Not Won’t Confirm Nor Deny the Alleged Flume Drama
R: What is your relationship like with Harley after you went your separate ways? Will you ever tour/collab again?
WSN: If you got a reunion tour wouldn’t it just be me up there solo on CDJ 1000s? lol.
3. George Maple Didn’t “Yoko Ono” the What So Not Project
R: Do you think George Maple is the Yoko Ono of futurebass?
WSN: No, not at all.
(Context: There are rumors that suggest a love triangle between Harley Stretan, Emoh, and George Maple is why Harley (Flume) left the WSN project.)
4. We’re Not Getting That Stranger Things Remix Anytime Soon
R: Are you not able to release the Stranger Things remix ever?
WSN: The person we were chatting to isn’t at the company anymore & I got really preoccupied finishing the album, music videos, stage design, live show & evvvverything else ha 😀 It’s how things go when you do a bootleg ha 🙂 It’s a fun thing for the show for now!
5. WSN’s Horse Motif Has a Sweet Origin Story