Track Of The Day: Aphty Khéa – ‘Pengvibe’

A captivating blend of glitchy beats and hypnotic synth samples, Aphty Khéa has shared her latest single ‘Pengvibe’. Released via her own label Midnite Kanni, the track is an energetic offering inspired by the producer’s activism.

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. ‘Pengvibe’ and its accompanying video are a shining example of this. Khéa’s fast-paced editing matches the vivid beats of the track, designed to empower listeners and spread good vibes – or “pengvibes” as she’s accurately dubbed them.

The single initially came to life in a refugee squat in Athens, and the visuals take fans on an intimate journey through the shared experiences of multiple individuals and intertwined friend groups, many of whom met at the squat. It offers a deeply personal perspective on “an ordinary life”, from London house parties and walks through Berlin, to Lahore markets and Kaohsiung dragon boat races.

Watch the nostalgic video for ‘Pengvibe’ below and follow Aphty Khéa on Facebook & Spotify for more updates.

Kate Crudgington

Track Of The Day: Tango With The Lions – ‘What You’ve Become’

Fronted by vocalist Katerina Papachristou, Greek band Tango With Lions are best known for their dreamy, melodic tracks that linger in the memory long after they’ve finished spinning. The group have returned after a five year absence with new album, The Light, released via Inner Ear Records earlier this month. Their second single ‘What You’ve Become’ is taken from the record and it’s a shimmering, laid back delight.

Speaking about Tango With The Lion’s new album, Katerina explains:
“The Light depicts my wobble between light and darkness for an extended period of time. Dealing with grief and suffering from blackouts, my only thought was to cling to music in order to sort things out and reach the light again. I consider this album as a vivid impression of all the ups and downs I went through while creating it: exaggerated hope, sarcasm, nihilism, nostalgia, love, broken relationships, death and life, all blended together with the sole vision to feel whole again.”

Listen to the track below and follow Tango With The Lions on Facebook for more updates.

Photo Credit: Eftychia Vlachou

Kate Crudgington