An unflinching, powerful stand against the police brutality in her homeland of Greece, Aphty Khéa has shared her new single ‘Alerta’. Accompanied by a self-edited visual piece, the track blends frantic vocal samples recorded in anti-fascist protests and relentless beats to raise the alarm and shout back against the state’s abuse of power.
Currently based in Kreuzberg in Berlin, Aphty Khéa is a half Greek, half British artist who combines sonic and visual elements to create her stimulating, exciting electronic music. On ‘Alerta’ she uses traditional tsifteteli (τσιφτετέλι) rhythms, which are a part of the broader rebetiko (ρεμπέτικο) Greek music subculture, known for its anti-authoritarian history. Her mixing of the old and the new is what makes the single and accompanying video so poignant.
All the Bandcamp proceeds from the track will be donated to the Legal Aid Team, a solidarity initiative of pro-bono activist lawyers based in Athens who take on the court cases of detained protesters and victims of police repression. Watch the video for ‘Alerta’ below.
**Trigger Warning: Images of Police brutality and violence**