Sidestepping the thinning membrane of today's inflated trends, 21-year old 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, a revived interest in DJing, 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, Parker's innovative releases have seen success and support on renowned labels including Tiefschwarz's Souvenir Music, F4T Music, and Lokee Musik.
Afriqua's most recent Five of Them EP on Souvenir Plus combines understated, metallic grooves with ambient sonic production that feels both rooted in the dark metallic grain of the mid-century space age and in a seductive Afrofuturistic utopia.