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Museum Of Modern Instruments at ADE curated by Arp Frique


The MOMI, short for Museum Of Modern Instruments, is a popup museum curated by Arp Frique as a part of the 2019 edition of Amsterdam Dance Event dedicated to one hundred years of electronic musical instruments. Starting at the Theremin, ending in the now, we showcased some of the most iconic instruments in music history, a […]

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IMPROVISED SUITES FOR ANALOG MACHINES is out now


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RADIO VERDE – CAPE VERDEAN DANCEFLOOR MAGIC compiled by AMERICO BRITO & ARP FRIQUE


Arp Frique returns with a brand new release on his own imprint Colorful World Records in collaboration with Rush Hour: a compilation of 12 Cape Verdean gems assembled with the help and knowledge of Americo Brito., with a special story behind it. Americo Brito, who features on Arp Frique’s original Nos Magia, is a proud […]

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Festival Magia 2019 thank you everybody


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Festival Magia returns for it’s 3rd edition with brand new locations


“Arp Frique presents Festival Magia” is back on August 23rd and 24th for it’s third edition, and it’s going deeper. Two days and nights in Rotterdam’s art district around the infamous Witte de Withstraat. In the most vibrant part of Rotterdam, both indoor and outdoor, Festival Magia is expanding it’s storytelling mission with more than […]

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Improvised Suites For Analog Machines – Arp Frique & Erik “Keysie” Ritfeld


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 Arp’s Family-member, keyboardist Erik “Keysie” Ritfeld. Arp Frique: “Each suite is named after the synthesizer we used, limiting ourselves to one synth per song, accompanied by the Elka Drummer […]

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Easy Man, documentary on Ronald Snijders now online


EASY MAN explores the career of Surinamese musician and composer Ronald Snijders. With more than twenty self-released albums, his unique sound and style made him the figurehead of the ‘kaseko jazz’ genre in the 1970’s. Despite being difficult to find, his music remains popular and in demand amongst DJ’s and record collectors worldwide. EASY MAN […]

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Arp Frique & Family around Europe this winter


We are happy to announce this row of European dates, kicking off with ADE at Paradiso and the Rush Hour Store, followed by some countries we haven’t visited yet, very exciting! Stay tuned for many more dates around Europe and beyond…

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Arp Frique presents Festival Magia is back


Azymuth & Marcos Valle, Wally Badarou, Hailu Mergia, Pedrinho, Ahmed Fakroun, DJ Okapi, Digital Zandoli Soundsystem, Margie, Mar & Sol Soundsystem and the LOKA DJs perform on Sept 1st in Rotterdam

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New video for African Love out now


Ronald Snijders and Arp Frique celebrate International Synthesizer Day

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Arp Frique & Family X Red Bull Music


The Family in full effect for your viewing pleasure, live stream goes global

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Arp Frique & Family at Eurosonic / Noorderslag


Americo Brito’s C’est Doudou gets the Arp Frique treatment.

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Full album “Welcome To The Colorful World Of Arp Frique” comes alive


A Short Story Based On The Truth

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Video for Nos Magia and Kamajo ft Americo Brito and Orlando Julius out now


Official video premieres through Noisey, a look into the Colorful World Of Arp Frique.

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Rush Hour releases 12inch Nos Magia


The Colorful World is coming alive.

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Nos Magia ft. Americo Brito nominated for Worldwide Award


Gilles Peterson selects Nos Magia for longlist Track Of The Year category.

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First release out now featuring Orlando Julius


First release out now featuring Orlando Julius. Limited edition colored vinyl 7inch on Paradiso Vinyl Club.

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Welcome To The Colorful World Of Arp Frique


So many directions I can go.
So many alter egos I wanna get to know.