MAXI SINGLE | Afriqua
Afriqua is a musical prodigy whose creativity knows no bounds. His classical training and hip-hop roots fuse together in a way that defies categorization, resulting in dancefloor anthems that are as bold as they are unapologetically sexual.
MAXI SINGLE, his latest EP, is a testament to his passion for electronic music. Drawing inspiration from Black electronic music of the ’80s and Miami bass tunes, Afriqua transports listeners through time and space with his retro-futuristic sound. It's a journey that is both deeply personal and universally relatable, reflecting his unique ability to connect with fans from all walks of life.
From the very beginning, Afriqua has been driven to succeed. Piano lessons won by his parents at a synagogue raffle laid the foundation for his musical education, which he quickly supplemented with turntables, MIDI keyboards, and Ableton. By the age of 12, he was already making waves in the industry, becoming the youngest person ever to place in a DMC DJ competition.
Despite his prodigious talent, Afriqua's career hasn't always been smooth sailing. He was expelled from the prestigious Royal Academy of Music in London for his rebellious spirit, but this setback only fueled his determination to succeed. Relocating to Berlin, he continued to hone his skills as a DJ, impressing audiences across the city with his eclectic taste and fearless experimentation.
Today, Afriqua is a true force to be reckoned with. His debut LP, Colored, showcased his ability to blend genres with effortless grace, while his self-released singles, like Always, have cemented his place as a rising star in the industry. His signing with CORE Records, a new label from Tomorrowland and Live Nation, is further proof of his ability to conquer any challenge that comes his way.
But it's not just his music that sets Afriqua apart. He's also a gifted writer and producer, as evidenced by his five-part video and essay series, Principles of Black Music, which he penned for the Ableton blog. And when it comes to live performances, Afriqua is in a league of his own. From debuting his live show at MUTEK Montreal last year to DJing at Circoloco at DC-10 in Ibiza and Berghain in Berlin, he's graced some of the most iconic club spaces in the world, leaving audiences in awe with his electrifying sets.
With MAXI SINGLE, Afriqua has once again raised the bar for electronic music. From the eerie synths of XPRSS YRSLF to the pulsating bassline of OBJCT FNTSY, the EP is a tour de force of sonic innovation and raw sexuality. For Afriqua, anything is possible, and with each new project, he proves that he's a true master of his craft.