Electro duo from Taiwan take home Project Aloft Star honours for Greater China

7 November 2017
After heated battles in Perth and Seoul, the third and last finals event for this year's Project Aloft Star, Amplified by MTV has wrapped. Three Greater China finalists – Chick en Chicks, Adai Song and Yang Tseshi – battled it out on 3 November at Aloft Dongguan Dynamic Town. (The fourth finalist, Half-baked, was unable to attend.)

A panel of five judges watched the three performances, and finally named Chick en Chicks the winner. The duo have created their own twist on electro music, incorporating found sounds into their songs to delightful effect.

    "It is a great honour to be the finals winner for Greater China today here," they said. "Thanks to the judges' recognition and support from fans. And we are also very grateful for this international platform provided by Aloft Hotels and MTV. We'll continue efforts on creating original music."

As the winners of Project Aloft Star, Chick en Chicks take home a US$10,000 cash prize for their musical journey and a Believe Distribution Services Deal for marketing, distribution and mentorship. Check out their latest music video, Camel Toe, on their Facebook page.

Could these three Greater China finalists be your next fav new artist?

Adai Song

A singer-songwriter who recently returned to China after a five-year stay in Los Angeles for college and music, Adai Song has been classically trained through violin since the age of three. She has been writing pop songs since the age of 12, and taught herself how to play the guitar when she was 18 because of a crush on a guitarist.

Adai Song was one of the top five in The Super Girl 2016 American sector, and placed fourth in the 2016 LA Voice. She opened for Escape Plan's 2017 Los Angles concert and toured Germany with local bands Electric Dice and Infrarot for multiple city festivals in 2012 and 2014.

Yang Tseshi

Yang Tseshi was born in Tibet District, Sichuan. As an independent musician, she launched a music program called "Homecoming Way" and the strong oriental philosophy within the program attracted Dutch musician Felix Beij. She wrote 'Take Little Vagabond Home' as the theme song of this program, which is inspired by the "Troops of the Little Vagabonds" in Tagore's book, meaning that we are all on our own pilgrimage, always on our way home.

Chick en Chicks (CNCS) 

Chick en Chicks is an electro duo formed in 2015 by Mr. G, a guitarist from Taiwan, and Kartina, a vocalist from England. Their shared love and passion for electro music eventually resulted in the formation of CNCS, who play a great mix of different electro music styles. During songwriting sessions, sounds and samples from daily life are recorded, used and combined into their music (e.g. toothbrush) along with Kartina's deep yet powerful, emotional vocals, which adds a special vibe to CNCS's style of music.

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