What So Not @ The Hordern

Cherry Brearley
4th Jul 2018

Electro music pioneer, and home grown Sydney-sider What So Not played a sell-out supernova of a show at the Hordern Pavilion on Saturday night, exploding a flash-bang of glitter into a cold winter's evening.

The high-octane night was jack-started by hyped, hip local acts Clypso and Kota Banks, and Brooklyn transplant Chrome Sparks, before Chris Emerson himself took to the stage, green, his UV-reactive hair glowing like an intergalactic halo, dazzling the audience with a huge show of lightning-speed pyrotechnics, strobe lights, and stunning audiovisuals, all perfectly encapsulating the effervescent crowd's mood perfectly and serving as the catalyst for wild loose-letting rave dancing, an energy which, judging by the wide beam across the DJ's face, he absolutely fed off.

The innovative artist, having this year travelled the globe off the back off the highly acclaimed Not All the Beautiful Things' album was ending his tour with this date in Sydney, and the smashing spectacle clearly meant a lot to him, given all the stops he pulled out on stage, and the confidence he had to debut some new tunes from forthcoming album, Warlord, as well as rock some of the fan's favourites Waiting and High You Are.

Covered in sweat and feeling electrified at the end of the gig, with the heavy bass beats echoing in our hearts, we felt lucky to have enjoyed such a meaningful show and can't wait to hear more of what(-so-not)'s to come from this exciting dude.