13-19 juli 2024nijmegen

Arp Frique & Family (Live)

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“The Colorful World of Arp Frique” is super funky debut album from producer, musician and thinker Arp Frique. After his surprising, very well received debut release on Rush Hour, Arp Frique continues to work with Orlando Julius, Ed Motta, Americo Brito and Ronald Snijders, among others! Pulsating NYC style live disco vibes intertwined with both Caribbean and Cape Verdean sounds are themes throughout the record with danceability always guaranteed and a healthy finishing touch of weirdness present in most tracks. The lead single "Nos Magia" was shortlisted for Track of the Year 2017 at Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards and was broadcast by BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC Radio 1 and NTS, while club DJs such as Antal and Hunee 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 and is also a reference to Chic's 'Le Freak', which shows love for the genre of disco and deep danceable music from around our world . After releasing the “Nos Magia” EP on Rush Hour Music and his debut album “Welcome To The Colorful World Of Arp Frique” on his own label, Arp Frique returned with 2 very different releases: “Radio Verde”, a compilation of rare Cape Verdean dance floor diamonds curated with Arp Frique & Family band member Americo Brito, and a new record called “Improvised Suites For Analog Machines”, an impromptu tribute to some of the most influential synthesizers of the 70s and 80s, performed and composed together with another Family member, keyboardist Erik "Keysie" Ritfeld. The Family members accompany Arp on stages all over the world and have played at several leading festivals, such as Lowlands, North Sea Jazz, Dekmantel, Womad, Transmusicales and Le Guess Who, in addition to sessions for KEXP, Red Bull Music, Radio Nova and presentations their explosive brand of psychedelic Afro-Caribbean funk across Europe and Asia. Next up: 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.
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Location & stage

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Park Kronenburg

The new festival in the city's most iconic park. Expect a wonderful electronic (live) program, cool…

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