Peaky (Niko & Friends)
Hailing from Ladbroke Grove, one of London’s most eclectic melting pots, Peaky’s music reflects his surroundings perfectly; a blend of evocative, energetically delivered lyrics over a mixture of slow, woozy rap beats and fast paced trap heaters.
With a variety of accolades under his belt including 2 independent tours of California, performances at Tunbridge Wells Theatre, SOAS University and even a speech at Oxford University, this is a diligent young artist with plenty to say. Having just left boarding school (which he was awarded a scholarship to) at age 18, Peaky co-founded an art collective, FRWRDthnkrs, with his close friend, producer HAWF. While studying at music production and business at CM in Whitechapel, the pair released a 25 day 1-track-per-day advent calendar of experimental tracks that started to gain them recognition on SoundCloud.
1 year, 2 collectives and 3 EPs later, Peaky embarked on his first self-funded tour. Peaky opened up for the likes of Reverie, Bizzy Bone (of Bone Thugs n Harmony) and Devin the Dude during his time in California, then went on to put on a sold-out headline show at Ace Hotel in Shoreditch, where he launched his Vacant EP. Since then he has performed alongside Octavian OG, TE dness and Yung Fume to name a few, and is gearing up to release his next full-length project, Educated Peasant.