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Down Under electronica musicians come up tops

There is something brewing in Australia with the rise of a new brigade of moody electronica musicians like Chet Faker, RY X and Vancouver Sleep Clinic.

Published on Apr 17, 2014 3:25 PM
 

Koalas, kangaroos and Sydney Opera House - such images are often conjured up when Singaporeans think of Australia.

Now add "groundbreaking electronica musicians" to the mix.

A cavalcade of thin white dudes Down Under are coming your way - and while it's foolhardy to draw a connection among them, one thing's clear: They are creating some of this year's most restlessly adventurous records so far.

Chet Faker, known to his mum and dad as Nick Murphy, is a 24-year-old Melburnian whose claim to fame is a cover of American R&B group Blackstreet's No Diggity which went viral in 2011.

 
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