Greek electronic producer, singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and DIY visual artist Aphty Khéa, innovatively blends warm, blissful, driving electronica with soulful melodies and captivating vocal harmonies. Using a mixture of chopped, pasted and edited samples, BBC 6 Music supported Aphty, surgically dissects every sound they make including synths, piano, percussion, whilst sampling every single vocal style that exists is their voice.
Lyrically ‘Aphty Khéa’ bears tales of vulnerability with poetic messages, touching on subjects of queer gender identity, social anxiety, death, existentialism, sex, menstruation and radical self love.
Moving between Berlin, London and Athens, Aphty builds a hard-hitting visual sound world, offering through their music videos a glimpse into their imagined sonic dreamland.
With a musical background that spans choir from the age of six, studying classical singing and piano at school, winning junior Eurovision in Greece, then swapping their home country for London at 18 to study contemporary singing and vocals at the ICMP Music Institute, and finally a BA degree in songwriting. Beyond composing, performing and producing their music Aphty, has participated in the radical left scenes of Greece, France and Germany standing in solidarity for dignified living in the LGBTQIA+, anti capitalist, antiracist, antifascist and antisexist scenes.
Influenced by the likes of Mount Kimbie, Bonobo and her dad’s old Greek CD burns, the half Greek-half British artist and activist builds a hard-hitting sound world that delves into glitchy production and lo-fi samples.
"She literally stopped me in my tracks" - Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC 6 Music
"She hushed the room to awed silence and even at one point appeared to play a Theremin with her head." - MOJO Magazine