After releasing the infectious single OOGAHDAM! together, Australia’s What So Not (Chris Emerson) and rising artist Diablo (Sebastian Baldeon) are taking their collaboration to the next level by sharing the Justin Frick-directed music video in which they’re judging a colourful array of contestants at a dance audition. The video is dedicated to their friend Jacob Tyler Thureson (professionally known as Hella Sketchy) who makes a cameo and sadly passed away late in June.
Their first collaborative single OOGAHDAM!’ (Sweat It Out/Mad Decent) was birthed from a 4am home studio session – ventures into an “uptempo jump up” anthem and is already a hit on the summer festival circuit.
“For me 2019 is about being free and spontaneous,” says Chris Emerson, the Australian artist, producer and DJ AKA What So Not. “It’s getting back to: This feels right for this moment. Let’s put it out in the world now.” It’s a big change for the artist who last year made his biggest, boldest statement yet with the release of his debut album, ‘Not All the Beautiful Things’ and he now continues with this single, OOGAHDAM! made with producer/DJ Diablo. Emerging from the South Florida grunge-rap scene, the 23-year-old prodigy Diablo cultivates a sound that combines hip-hop, punk, trash-metal, and EDM. This young phenom has already collaborated with legends such as Lil Pump, Smokepurpp, Lil Xan, Kodak Black, and Wifisfuneral. Producing and co-writing Lil Pump’s single Boss has put Diablo in the center of a revolution, one that The New York Times has called “the most vital and disruptive new movement in hip-hop, thanks to rebellious music, volcanic energy and occasional acts of malevolence.”