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3He is an electronic musician in Beijing, China.
Zhi Jiang/Courtesy of the artist

Hometown: Chengdu, China

Genre: Electronic

Why We're Excited: Chinese electronic musician Ge Fei makes music as 3He — a name referring to Helium-3, an isotope believed to have possible applications as a future energy source. The concept surrounding his work, as heard on an EP called Mirror Image, revolves around an interest in futurism and the boundaries between humanity and technology. As for the music itself, it's ambient, downtempo and haunting, with a hypnotic whir and flutter to it.

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