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Arp Frique

Afro-Boogie, Netherlands
Management: Ronald Keizer
+31 (0)6 -53 62 82 77 - ronald@blipagency.com
Booker: Jeroen van den Bogert
+31(0)6-20645346 - jeroen@blipagency.com
Territory: Europe
Born in Rotterdam, man of the world in Amsterdam! Niels Nieuborg (a.k.a Arp Frique) always thought he didn’t have much musical DNA since music was no big part of his early childhood,. Until he discovered his dad used to be a singer till he was forced to quit due to the Dutch conscription. When Niels first heard Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, it changed everything and it was his dad who got him all his first musical instruments. Age 17 he was sent off to medical school and after finishing his 6 hear study he worked at the only Caribbean restaurant in Rotterdam. An eye-opener! A vibrant multicultural vibe led him into the scene of music from Surinam, Cape Verde, Curacao, Morocco and India. After working only for one year as doctor he decided to focus on a musical career as musician, DJ and producer! He also opened his very own restaurant, Toko 94.

The Colorful World of Arp Frique is the exotic and super funky debut album of Niels Nieuborg. Pulsating NYC style live disco vibes, interwoven with both Caribbean and Cape Verdean sounds, are themes throughout the record with danceability always guaranteed and a healthy finishing touch of weirdness present across most tracks. 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 DJs Antal and Hunee have all supported the track in their sets.

The Arp Frique alter ego is a reference of course to two things Nieuborg clearly appreciates in music: firstly the sound of the Arp synths and secondly, by referring to Chic’s ‘Le Freak’, he is also showing love to the genre of disco. Be sure to know however, that you are not listening to edits of seventies jams. Arp Frique’s music may sound vintage and authentic at times but all tunes are original and made with live instruments. Mind you though, that all compositions are the product of the “insatiable creative urge” of just one man.

As part of a wholly different career, Nieuborg once owned a venue and programmed various venues and festivals, like his latest succes; ‘Magia Festival’ With that knowledge in the back of your mind, the impressive cast on the album - which follows on 2017’s ‘Nos Magia’ EP (Rush Hour) - seems logical. Nevertheless, the status level of the contributors is astonishing. There’s a Cape Verdean funana song featuring legend Americo Brito on vocals, an infectious Brazilian disco funk hit-to-be with Ed Motta, two tracks with Surinam’s famous Ronald Snijders on flute, three collaborations with afro-beat don Orlando Julius and so much more… immerse yourself!



Booking Info

Booker

Jeroen van den Bogert
+31(0)6-20645346
jeroen@blipagency.com

Territory

Europe

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AGENDA

2018

Boulevard Kijkduin
Den Haag
Mono
Rotterdam
Bevrijdingsfestival Utrecht
Utrecht
Bevrijdingsfestival Nijmegen
Nijmegen
Woodstock69
Bloemendaal aan zee
Koorenhuis
Den Haag
Lente Kabinet
Oostzaan
More Festival
Venice
Himmelstorm Festival
Hundested

HISTORY

2018

Paradiso (Noord Tolhuistuin)
Amsterdam
TivoliVredenburg
Utrecht
Atelier van Lieshout
Rotterdam
Grasnapolsky
Kootwijk
Rotterdamse Schouwburg
Rotterdam
Noorderslag
Groningen

2017

Fifth
Eindhoven
Paradiso (Noord Tolhuistuin)
Amsterdam
Beekpark
Apeldoorn