Sidestepping the thinning membrane of today's inflated trends, Afriqua (aka Adam Longman Parker) forgoes specialization in any particular genre, all the while achieving equilibrium between youthful inventiveness and a mature artistic philosophy. Parker demonstrated instrumental dexterity at a young age through his studies of classical piano, skills which would translate to DJing and turntablism at age 10.
While studying piano at the Interlochen Arts Academy, Parker quickly took an interest to music production, which would complement his classical studies a few years later at The Royal Academy of Music in London.
With a fresh awareness of the global electronic music scene, and an unyielding passion for discovery, Parker has settled into a constant creative flow living in Berlin. Informed equally by the minimal, unrefined hip-hop of the early 2000s in Virginia and the thematic exploration of 20th century composition, his work has continually increased in its scope and influence. His musicality and flair for performance translate to dynamic DJ sets that have captivated dancefloors worldwide.
21 August 2018
Afriqua & Locked Groove included in Bandcamp Weekly show
11 July 2018
Afriqua in the mix for Crack Magazine
04 June 2018
Afriqua picks 8 B-Boy Classics for Ransom Note
05 December 2017
The Ransom Note premiere Afriqua - 'Opferator'
23 November 2017
Phonica Records premiere Afriqua - 'Thanksgiving'
25 October 2017
Afriqua joins R&S