Suciu (Sunrise, Romania) & Afriqua (R&S, Berlin)
Aftertouch & Public Works Present:
Suciu (Sunrise, Romania) & Afriqua (R&S Records, Berlin)
+ Dejan (Aftertouch, SF)
In the Loft
Suciu is one of those standout names amongst the current wave of young Romanian talents who brought finesse beyond track selection, taking it a step further. His princeps skills are charming crowds with his groove-led productions and dance-inducing sets, balancing moods and motifs just like tightrope walkers, while dipping deep into haunted atmospherics. With some imagination on the part of the listener, Suciu creates an individual experience for everyone.
A lover of house, jazz, rap and rock, his ear was inspired by legends like Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Depeche Mode, Prince, Eric Clapton or John Lee Hooker. His sound sits somewhere between house and techno, with a healthy dose of darkness, creating something complex and unique.
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, 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.