Bio Arp Frique & Family

The Colorful World of Arp Frique is the exotic and super funky debut

album of Niels Nieuborg. 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!

Tip! . 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; 'Festival Magia' 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!

Arp Frique & Family

Live band

Podium: Het Oerwoud

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