Arp Frique & Family (NL)
Pulsating NYC style disco, interwoven with Caribbean and Cape Verdean flair prove guaranteed dance vibes. The first single ‘Nos Magia’ had already been highlighted by tastemaker Gilles Peterson back in 2017. Significant airplay on BBC Radio 6, Radio 1, and NTS was to follow whilst club DJs such as Antal, Hunee, and others have included the track in their sets. Arp Frique’s music may sound vintage but is authentic and organic. The tunes are original compositions and performed with instruments as an outcome of the “insatiable creative urge” of just one man. This colorful world of Arp Frique is coming up with exotic funk, the promising debut long-player by Niels Nieuborg.