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Greentea Peng

Man Made

    “Man Made” feels like the perfect statement of intent and presentation of Greentea’s world - meditative, experimental, political, medicinal, trippy, humorous, and brimming with rich and varied influences.

    Set against the backdrop of one of the most turbulent years in recent memory, Greentea and her band The Seng Seng Family retreated to the country last summer where the alchemy of “Man Made” took place, bringing a live element to the album, and chose to record the record in 432 Hz frequency, a pitch that falls a semitone below music industry standard, which is thought to vibrate healing energy. Executive-produced by long time collaborator Earbuds, Greentea worked with an incredible roll-call of producers; the likes of Swindle, long-standing collaborators Samo & Kiko, and Mala (part of the legendary dubstep production duo Digital Mystikz and the founder of the iconic DMZ dubstep label). The album was then mixed by the legendary Commissioner Gordon. The record seamlessly weaves genres from hip-hop to jazz, neo-soul, trip-hop, ragga, rock, dub and drum & bass, all anchored by signature sage vocals. At 18 tracks, “Man Made” is a true opus, a fluid and transportive listening experience, channelling deepest inner-thoughts and exploring different states of being, segued to be enjoyed in full. It encourages repeated revisits to fully explore the magic at work.

    Greentea shares her manifesto:

    "Man Made” an exploration of self and sound. A product of shifting paradigms both inner and outer.
    An ultra sonic trip. This album is an offering of healing, a provocation of Hu Man spirit soul.
    Out of tune with the industry and in tune with the universe, this is a 432hrz production.
    Deliberately detuned out of any Babylon standard! It is to be felt…like a buzzing bee, in one's chest. A vibration. A jambalaya of expression, this project fits no genre, not to be digested easily by everyone.
    However for those occupying the same space right now, upholding the frequency at such a transformative and challenging moment in time…I trust THIS SOUND will find you.
    Dedicated and inspired by the late Jimtastic, join me and my boys as we travel the Sonicsphere on the way back to centre, through the depths of apathy and the heights of interconnection through surrender…
    I offer you Man Made.”


    STAFF COMMENTS

    Barry says: Greentea Peng has a sound all of her own, happily sitting between the super-smooth soul of the 70's and modern hip-hop, stopping at every stop along the way. An eminently listenable and hugely enjoyable journey, enriched with crystal clean production and perfectly penned songs. A delight all round.

    TRACK LISTING

    1) Man Made
    2) This Sound
    3) Free My People Featuring Simmy And Kid Cruise
    4) Be Careful
    5) Nah It Ain’t The Same”
    6) Earnest
    7) Suffer
    8) Mataji Freestyle
    9) Kali V2
    10) Satta
    11) Party Hard
    12) Dingaling
    13) Maya
    14) Man Made
    15) Meditation
    16) Poor Man Skit
    17) Sinner
    18) Jimtastic Blues

    Jake Bugg is back with his brand new record 'Shangri La', following his debut “Jake Bugg” and coming just over a year since that record went straight to Number 1 and sending him into the record books as the youngest solo male to debut at the top of the charts with their first release. It’s fast-approaching sales of one million worldwide and cemented him as one of the most exciting new talents to emerge in recent years. Now hooked up with legendary producer Rubin, he is set to scale new heights. His new album is a much more fully-formed piece of work than its predecessor and is a stand out release of this or any year.

    On top of the success of his debut, Jake has toured with Noel Gallagher and Snow Patrol in the US. He is currently nominated for two Q Awards (Best New Act, Best Solo Act) and the Barclaycard Mercury Prize. These nominations follow similar nods at this year’s Brit and NME Awards. He drew one of the biggest crowds of the weekend at Glastonbury, as well as at Reading/Leeds Festival, T In The Park and Summer Sonic in Japan. He returned to Nottingham to headline Splendour this summer, a triumphant homecoming show in front of 17,000 adoring fans.

    TRACK LISTING

    1. There's A Beast And We All Feed It
    2. Slumville Sunrise
    3. What Doesn't Kill You
    4. Me And You
    5. Messed Up Kids
    6. A Song About Love
    7. All Your Reasons
    8. Kingpin
    9. Kitchen Table
    10. Pine Trees
    11. Simple Pleasures
    12. Storm Passes Away


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