Arp Frique & Family
Arp Frique & Family
Arp Frique & Family
Arp Frique & Family
Arp Frique & Family
Arp Frique & Family
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Arp Frique & Family

Afro-Boogie, Netherlands
Booker: Jeroen van den Bogert
+31(0)6-20645346 - jeroen@blipagency.com
Territory: Europe
“The Colorful World of Arp Frique” is the exotic and super funky debut album of producer, musician and thinker Arp Frique. After his surprising, very well received debut 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 themes throughout 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 DJs like 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 and is also a reference to Chic’s ‘Le Freak’, showing love to the genre of disco and deep danceable 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 “Improvised Suites For Analog Machines”, an improvised 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 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 besides playing sessions for KEXP, Red Bull Music, Radio Nova and showcasing their explosive 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.

Booking Info

Booker

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

Territory

Europe

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HISTORY

2022

Forum am Schlosspark
Ludwigsburg (DE)
IJLAND
Amsterdam (NL)

2021

Lofi
Amsterdam
Into the Woods
Amsterdam
Betweter Festival
Utrecht
Reeperbahn Festival
Hamburg
Festival Horizonte
Germany
Patronaat
Haarlem (NL)
Patronaat
Haarlem (NL)

2020

Eurosonic
Groningen
ADE - Paradiso Noord
Amsterdam (NL)
Harelbeke Stads Festival
Harelbeke
Tolhuistuin
Amsterdam (NL)
Muziekgebouw Eindhoven
Eindhoven (NL)
Vera - Loft
Groningen

2019

Pacific Parc
Amsterdam
Wonderfruit festival
Pong Chonburi
Diverse Venues
Diverse Venues
Diverse Venues
Diverse venues
Jakarta
Son Estrella Galicia Posidonia
Paradiso
Amsterdam (NL)
Booty Rave Festival
Kasterlee
Un Singe en Été
Mayenne
Fete de la Mirabelle
ZeeZout Festival
Scheveningen
Dekmantel
Amsterdam
Polé Polé Festival
Gent
De Leuke Festival
Utrecht
Welcome To The Village
Leeuwarden
North Sea Jazz Festival
Rotterdam
Alter Markt
Attendorn
Macki Festival
Carrières sur-Seine
Festival Couleur Café
Brussel
Gebouw T
Bergen op Zoom
Drift Festival
Nijmegen
Extrema Outdoor
Houthalen-Helchteren
Musicbox
Lisboa
Westergastheater
Amsterdam
Het Vrije Westen
Amsterdam
Bevrijdingsfestival Rotterdam
Rotterdam
TivoliVredenburg
Utrecht
TivoliVredenburg
Utrecht
De Geheime Tuin
Rotterdam
Stadschouwburg Leiden
Leiden
Groninger Forum
Groningen
Groninger Forum
Groningen

2018

Melkweg
Amsterdam (NL)
Trans Musicales
Rennes
VK Concerts
Brussels
De Lievelinge
Vuren
Singelfestival
Edam
Singel Festival
Edam
Markiezenhof
Bergen op Zoom
Noorderzon festival
Shambala Festival
Northamptonshire
Lowlands
Biddinghuizen
Zomerparkfeest
Venlo
Blijdorp Festival
Rotterdam
Openluchttheater Vondelpark
Amsterdam (NL)
Kwaku Festival
Amsterdam
Himmelstorm Festival
Hundested
Artis ZOOmeravonden
Amsterdam
Open Source Festival
Zwarte Cross
Lichtenvoorde
Wildeburg Festival
Kraggenburg
FestivalderAA
Schipborg
Copacobana Festival
Sint-Amandsberg
Festival Mundial
Tilburg
Loft in Space Festival
Groningen
Haarlemmerhout
Haarlem
More Festival
Venice
Lente Kabinet
Oostzaan
Koorenhuis
Den Haag
Woodstock69
Bloemendaal aan zee
Bevrijdingsfestival Nijmegen
Nijmegen
Bevrijdingsfestival Utrecht
Utrecht
Oranjebitter
Rotterdam
Boulevard Kijkduin
Den Haag
Paradiso (Noord Tolhuistuin)
Amsterdam
TivoliVredenburg
Utrecht
Drukkerij Persgroep
Amsterdam
Atelier van Lieshout
Rotterdam
Grasnapolsky
Kootwijk
Rotterdamse Schouwburg
Rotterdam
Noorderslag
Groningen

2017

Paradiso (Noord Tolhuistuin)
Amsterdam
TivoliVredenburg
Utrecht
Fifth
Eindhoven
Paradiso (Noord Tolhuistuin)
Amsterdam
Beekpark
Apeldoorn
Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek
Amsterdam