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.
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, 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 from DJs like Ricardo Villalobos, Margaret Dygas, and [a:rpia:r] amongst others. His musicality and flair for performance translate to dynamic DJ sets that have captivated dancefloors in London, Berlin, New York, and beyond.