Chet Faker: No Diggity
I was not expecting this voice nor this rendition of Blackstreet's "No Diggity" from Chet Faker. Not to say that I judge what voice people will project based on their looks...but let's face it, you were surprised too!
Chet Faker aka Nicholas James Murphy is an 24 year-old Australian musician from Melbourne. Faker signed to Downtown Records in 2012; that year also saw him win 'Breakthrough Artist of the Year' and his single won 'Best Independent Single/EP' at the Australian Independent Record Awards. In January 2013 he won 'Best Independent Release' at the Rolling Stone Australia Awards.
Needless to say, Chet Faker is a name new to us, but his achievements have been rightfully recognized among the industry. His music is classified as electronica meets down-tempo soul. This cover showcases his raw and true talents as a vocalist; which can be harder to recognize in his other heavily-produced tracks.