Sixty musicians have been chosen to take part in this year's Red Bull Music Academy, with Japanese artists taking three of the available spots.

Sapphire Slows, Haioka and Albino Sound will take part in the monthlong electronic music event, which will be held this autumn in Tokyo.

According to organizers, more than 6,000 music makers from around the world applied to take part in RBMA. The event, sponsored by Red Bull energy drinks, will welcome musicians from Kenya (Blinky Bill) and Egypt (Bosaina) for the first time this year.