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Gotye

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  • Born: Bruges, Belgium
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Website: http://gotye.com/
  • Recent Activity: 06.22.15 Great collection of songs and excellent guest vocals on this EP from Japanese Wallpaper (@jpnswllppr) https://t.co/HUqjvOt7bj
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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Gotye (pronounced "go-ti-yay" or "Gauthier") is the alias of Australian electronic pop trickster Wally de Backer. Born in Belgium and raised in Melbourne, de Backer began making music in his bedroom as a teen, and for several years fronted the rock band Downstares. After the group dissolved, he gravitated toward cut-and-paste electronic music, and in 2003 issued the first Gotye album, Boardface. Like Drawing Blood followed two years later, notching the cult hit "Learnalilgivinanlovin" and earning J Award consideration from the influential Aussie radio station Triple J. De Backer concurrently served in the Melbourne pop trio the Basics. In 2011 Gotye released Making Mirrors, featuring a duet with vocalist Kimbra, "Somebody That I Used to Know." The song became a global hit in 2012, charting in Billboard's Hot 100 and Rock Songs charts.

eMusic Features

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Activity

  • 06.22.15 Great collection of songs and excellent guest vocals on this EP from Japanese Wallpaper (@jpnswllppr) https://t.co/HUqjvOt7bj
  • 06.17.15 RT @GreenpeaceAustP: Take another look at Greenpeace’s new video to #savethereef feat. @gotye http://t.co/75fJiByk2K http://t.co/detUoA8n97
  • 06.16.15 RT @GotyeHQ: .@triple j have named Making Mirrors the #1 essential album of their 2011 retrospective http://t.co/QAqXNQ6piw. Gotye HQ
  • 06.06.15 Check out this newie from @the3basics. It's in English and Swahili, and the clip saw Kris and Tim go to Kenya to film http://t.co/Xo7pLbDCRH
  • 05.27.15 For some new (free) music from @the3basics and @ASRC1 check out: https://t.co/T2xO1G1zVj
  • 05.14.15 I am so impressed with @stuart_mcmillen 's graphic novel concepts and execution. Read his latest Peak Oil here http://t.co/XsyGrFjRVP
  • 04.30.15 If you're in Brisbane, go hear @timshiel perform his Duet soundtrack with live orchestra on May 15! It will be spesh http://t.co/wqpLvKM0rH
  • 04.27.15 And an incongruous but awesome contrast, the contemporary visual with the sound of the wax cylinder (0:34 seconds) https://t.co/t1XXmGfErK
  • 04.27.15 This is what the @NFSAonline performance sounded and looked like, as captured by a digital camera https://t.co/7eJEE872ns
  • 04.27.15 Listen to me recording with @the3basics direct to wax cylinder on a 1903 Edison phonograph at @NFSAonline https://t.co/IVx4p6pJTv
  • 04.16.15 Check it out: I had a play with @jviewz on my Wurlitzer Sideman for his DNA Project http://t.co/WhNFHrdpyh
  • 04.01.15 Enjoying these new recordings from @DiegoStocco. So many sounds from his self-constructed Experibass instrument! http://t.co/gFphcUO3GK