Arp Frique & Family
“The Colorful World of Arp Frique” is the exotic and super funky debut album ofproducer, musician and thinker Arp Frique. After his surprising, very well receiveddebut release on Rush Hour, Arp Frique continues collaborating with Orlando Julius, Ed Motta, Americo Brito, Ronald Snijders and more! Pulsating NYC style live disco vibes, interwoven with both Caribbean and Cape Verdean sounds, are themesthroughout the record with danceability always guaranteed and a healthy finishing touch of weirdness present across most tracks. The first single “Nos Magia” was shortlisted for Track of the Year 2017 at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards and has been given airplay by BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC Radio 1 and NTS whilst club DJslike Antal and Hunee have all supported his tracks in their sets. The name “Arp Frique” refers to the sound of the Arp synths/his love for analog vintage machines andis also a reference to Chic’s ‘Le Freak’, showing love to the genre of disco and deepdanceable music from our entire world. After releasing the “Nos Magia”-EP on Rush Hour Music and his debutalbum “Welcome To The Colorful World Of Arp Frique” on his own imprint, Arp Frique returned with 2 very different releases: “Radio Verde”, a compilation of rare Cape Verdean dancefloor diamonds compiled together with Arp Frique & Family-bandmember Americo Brito, and a new record called “ImprovisedSuites For Analog Machines”, an improvised tribute to some of the most influentialsynthesizers of the 70s and 80s, performed and composed together with anotherFamily-member, keyboardist Erik “Keysie” Ritfeld. The Family members join Arp on stage around the world, having played at a range of leading festivals, like Lowlands, North Sea Jazz, Dekmantel, Womad, Transmusicales and Le Guess Who besidesplaying sessions for KEXP, Red Bull Music, Radio Nova and showcasing theirexplosive brand of psychedelic Afrocaribbean funk around Europe and Asia. Up next: a brand new 7inch on Rush Hour Music, followed by a new album in 2021 called “The Seed”. And that’s just the beginning of the first chapter.