For those wondering what Sydney DJ Harley ‘Flume’ Streten has been up to in his spare time, the announcement of his side project What So Not on this year’s Stereosonic lineup is sure to answer the question.
Streten and his partner on the project Chris ‘Emoh’ Emerson have just released The Quack, a follow up to their debut EP that unleashed Dollar Bill onto the international club scene. Chances are fans of this work will not be disappointed with The Quack. The three-track release showcases the duo’s versatility, one minute dropping extra-large beats with 2013 XXL Freshman Action Bronson, D Mac and Blood Diamonds before teaming up with Brazilian funk carioca musician Deize Tigrona.
The title track sounds just about as abrasive as Kanye West’s Yeezus. If that’s you’re kind of thing then you’ll love The Quack. At the lighter end of the dance music spectrum, electro house track High You Are is equally set to become a club favourite.
The boys say this was an experiment, wanting to push the limits of groove based house to its limit – and it does. It compromises nothing of the feel and soul they hope will get people moving on the dancefloor. In the middle of all that is another curveball – Like This Like That. This track is an ode to their South American counterparts and the Baile Funk movement of the early 2000s, fusing drum ‘n’ bass, Bmore House elements and some spitfire Portuguese.