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Oscar Key Sung is something ecstatic and undone, a sound that winds simultaneously through RnB's golden past and pop's near future.

Oscar Key Sung embraces and transmits a kind of duality. His celebrated debut EP Holograms swells between rasping, arctic percussion and vocals that seem drawn from his body on a single breath.

Increasingly the music of Oscar Key Sung sways between emotional ferment and physical movement, a captured catharsis that has certainly found its fans. Hologram's preceding singles 'It's Coming' and 'Sure Thing' received national radio rotation in Australia and earned Oscar both praise and airtime from legendary BBC Radio 6 presenter Gilles Peterson.

But this musical polarity hasn’t just been invoked for his newest material. Before he became known as one of Australia's most unique producers and one of Melbourne's most vital voices, before his fêted collaborations and early acclaim, Oscar Key Sung was already treading slightly stranger paths.

And after touring clubs and festivals in Europe, Japan, the US and nationally, he’s been doing just that—But his relationship with other musicians goes far deeper than live performance. Notably in 2013, Oscar was hand-picked by Mercury Music Prize-nominated mc Ghostpoet and Brooklyn-based artist MeLo-X for their MELOGHOST project.

His collaborations with Andras, Banoffee and Cassius Select have allowed Oscar Key Sung’s music to fray further into different styles of house, pop and even dance music that borders on the savage.


James Ware: james@watartists.com