Making Waves: Greentea Peng

Greentea Peng

This week's hottest brand new act...

KEY TRACK: Moonchild
LABEL: Tennnn
MANAGEMENT: Kesh And Loren
FACEBOOK: @Greenteasensi

WHO: Greentea Peng is the alias of rapper and musician Aria. The name comes from, she says, the idea that "everything green is good, except money". And peng is positive, but you knew that...

WHAT: Fuzzy, soulful melodies and wandering bass. Bedtime music for stoners, perhaps?

WHERE: Peng grew up in Bermondsey, moved to Hastings and later spent time in Mexico,  which was central to her sound.

SOUNDS FANTASTICAL...

Spot on. Peng's songs exist in an addled haze, as informed by Lauryn Hill as by grimy clubs. Percussion adds extra earthiness.

CAN I HEAR IT?

You bet. Her synthy six-track Sensi EP is out now. Over just 20 minutes, it gives a full flavour of an intriguing new sound from the capital.

ANYTHING ELSE?

Yep - Goldie has been working with Peng and recently told Music week she's "fucking amazing".

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