This series highlights some of the most anticipated heavy hitters and up-and-comers performing at the first-ever Middlelands. Get to know these beat-makers ahead of their debut on the Middlelands stages.
What So Not
Why you should be listening: When you listen to What So Not, you’re struck by his ability to draw from a palette that’s sophisticated and exceptionally euphoric yet still makes you want to go hard AF. When producers Emoh Instead and the one and only Flume originally launched the project as a duo, they probably didn’t intend to champion an entirely new genre of dance music, but so they did. By the time Flume left the group in 2015, What So Not had already blossomed into a powerful force all its own. As a solo act, What So Not now continues to elevate his art to new heights with each heart-stopping, bow-throwin’ release.
Take a spin: This song immediately captivates the listener, from the moment the first heavenly note strikes. Deeply emotional and intensely energetic, the track rolls all of the producer’s influences into one touching remix that pushes the original tune into anthem territory. It’ll make your heart want to leap from your chest.