Friday, December 15th • Bar opens 8PM, Green Room 9PM, Club 10PM.
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Afriqua ( R&S Records | Berlin )
Christopher Rau ( Smallville, Dérive | Berlin )
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.
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.
Christopher Rau, born in the early 1980s, first began mixing records in 1999. He then started to write music on samplers, synthesizers and drum machines. He released his first record in Hamburg in 2008. Since then he has recorded two albums for Smallville records and several singles, EPs and remixes on various labels. He is part of Dérive – Schallplatten, a label run by his friends Björnski, Maximilian and himself.
Nowadays he is based in Berlin where he writes and releases music, plays DJ-sets and buys records.