following his r&s debut, afriqua (aka adam longman parker) presents vice/principle, his second release for the renowned belgian label. recorded in the summer of 2017, vice/principle began as one of afriquas seasonal music packs, a quarterly offering of original tracks shared privately with a small cohort of friends and collaborators. r&s quickly picked up the collection, which expands on the melodicism and textural depth explored on his previous release for the label, aleph.
bridging instrumental tact with mysticism, afriqua debuts his anticipated aleph ep. finding a welcome home alongside r&ss most innovative rhythmists and experimentalists. the berlin based producer has previously released a steady drip of high quality, unique music over the last few years that has brought him to the attention of r&s and led to this masterful, eclectic ep. aleph marks the first release in an extended collaborative journey between the artist and label
12345 500 copies 180 gramm 3 artists 3 wizards in the vinylwoodland. on her way, roon meets and befriends the jeanneret, who wants a brain, the malin genie, who desires a heart, and the afriqua, who is in need of courage. roon invites each of them to accompany him. after the witch attempts to stop them several times, they finally reach the emerald city. inside, after being initially rejected, they are permitted to see the wizard. he agrees to grant their wishes when they bring him the witch of the vinylwoodland.
afriqua has prepared a very special morning groove with harken track on a side with very futuristic pads and a swingy beat. remix from archie hamilton makes this track a real dancefloor banger for rush hour.
limited repress. following afriqua s first successful record on nilla, we are happy to present part 2 of the plus ultra ep. carrying on from where he left off, he delivers four more dancefloor rollers for all lovers of deep music and high quality production. highly recommended.
passionate newcomer of the scene, highly trained musician with incredible skills - after numerous releases afriqua shares his talent for nilla. impressive, smart and minimalistic pieces only on wax. plus ultra from afriqua is one of the most unique release of the label, absolutely stunning style with long drops and sweet dynamism.
lokee musiks sophomore release features newcomer afriqua. a 21 year old from virginia, usa and currently based in berlin. this fledgling producer and student of the royal academy of music sparked interest with lokee when they met at one of their famous after hours in london. the title track here is melt & features broken groove with afriquas minimal perspective. electric pulse stabs are at the heart of this rhythm and drive it with a much appreciated space. vocals from sorcha richardson adds an eerie anthemic touch reminiscent of somewhere between the cocteau twins & fever ray
afriquas first f4t release msgs, is an exceptionally deep house track dusted in warm tape noise and that showcases an effective minimal pulse. the melody resonates long after the track ends, an instant classic after the first listen.
shinigami sans interpretation pushes msgs into the techno arena, deconstructing and rebuilding the track with walls of noise bound by ethereal instrumentation and cavernous echoes. dirty and intense, this leviathan of a track should only be dropped with perfect, purposeful timing.
patterns introduces another killer on the hot and running imprint. this time its boriqua tribez who has made an even bigger follow up to the big time seller patterns 31. houze arrest can be described as pure tribally beats and big time energy throughout the whole track creating the perfect dancefloor vibe. the flip is as big a burner as the a-side, just spin it and see what happens
VAGABUNDOS 2013 MIXED BY CESAR MERVEILLE & MIRKO LOKO (2CD)
the vagabundos return to kick start the ibiza season in real underground style. cadenza selects the cream of their crop to represent the second mix compilation this year, with cesar merveille and mirko loko going head to head on this real connoisseurs collection. merveilles mix begins with a real nugget from label boss luciano, and his remix of tim wrights thirst, ploughing right into a deep and distinctly underground house sound, with raw productions from the likes of daze maxim, rob mellos remix of losoul, and roustam