What So Not Pens Touching Tribute To Sydney's Dance Music Scene
Taking to social media, What So Not has shared a heartfelt tribute to the music scene that gave him his start. In opposition to Sydney's controversial lockout laws, which impose curfews on clubs and venues, the producer and DJ is using his influence to call his fellow Australians to action against the regulations, which many feel harm the local nightlife scene.
In his open letter, What So Not looks back fondly on the community that allowed him to foster his creativity. He describes how Sydney's thriving music scene allowed himself and other aspiring artists to follow their dreams, before explaining how lockout laws ultimately hurt the local creative environment.
What So Not isn't the only Australian DJ to stand in opposition to Sydney's lockout laws. Flume, who helped co-found the What So Not project, teamed up with the Keep Sydney Open campaign last fall and allowed his song "Heater" to be used to further the cause.
Electronic dance music is no stranger to these kinds of regulations. From the RAVE Act to the closure of Fabric, dance music has regularly been singled out as a source of societal ill. Luckily, artists like What So Not and countless others are willing to stand up for the culture that brought them to prominence.
You can read What So Not's full post below.
Connor Jones is a writer and music fan based in Portland, Oregon.