Chris Emerson, better known as What So Not, isn’t just another twerk-inducing, bass-dropping, face-melting DJ. After all, the Aussie artist hasn’t traveled an easy road: following a split with former collaborator FLUME, What So Not expanded his vision of what electronic music can be. These days, his shows are narrative multimedia experiences that burn the fucking house down.
CONVICTS caught up with What So Not the week before his show at Terminal 5 for a little impromptu surf trip at Rockaway Beach. In between catching waves, What’s So Not gave us the lowdown on his creative process, self-discipline on tour, collaborating with American rock band 'Toto,' and the mystery of his ever-evolving hairstyles.