Afrojack‘s newest work — linking the producer with one of the most relevant figures in pop culture — has been buzzed about since a snippet of a teaser made way on Instagram. His take on Miley Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball,” however, ignores most mainstream expectations set by the namesake. Unleashing his official remix at an extended length of seven minutes, the first half is lead by orchestra-like melody non-representative of the Cyrus smash, followed by a signature bulky bellow of Afrojack music that pays testament to the title only with wrecking ball force. The depth of Afrojack’s latest drops are juxtaposed merely by an intermission from Miley, where the “Wrecking Ball” chorus plays mid-way for relief as the remix’s only trace of original hit.Posted by
Since the creation of the Mightyfools moniker in early 2008, Jelle Keizer and Andy Samin have taken the big room scene by storm through electrifying releases and eclectic mixes even when performing on the most prestigious of stages. With no shortage of Dutch producers making a splash in the electronic music industry today, the duo hailing from the Netherlands may not be unique in their origins, but they are certainly unique in their musical destination. In a sea of artists attempting to find the most “filthy” sounds to throw into their projects, the Mightyfools refine their productions with a fine-tooth comb, ensuring that tracks like their latest release, “Go,” feature only the finest sound engineering heard today. The Spinnin’-signed act’s most recent track, “Go,” which has received the green light to be released on Afrojack‘s “Wall Recordings,” contains the crafted energetic build-up we have come to both expect and appreciate from the duo, and a seemingly bouncing bass that will appeal to the winter festival crowd.
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Afrojack releases ‘Community of 3 Million’ mix, urges fans to donate to benefit typhoon victims in the Philippines
In recognition of Afrojack’s three million “like” milestone on Facebook, the Wall Recordings boss has released a mix for fans worldwide to hear. Surprisingly, however, Nick van de Wall has deflected the attention from himself to the dire recent events in the Philippines.
In order to assist in the attempt to raise money for the typhoon victims, the Dutch superstar has put together a mix full of exciting track premieres. Beginning with his latest release, “The Spark,” Afrojack continues on to unveil 4 unheard tracks displaying his exceptional talent in a variety of genres. As the musical roller coaster progresses, building emotion with melody and delivering thrills through menacing bass, Nick delivers a parting gift in the form of his much-discussed remix of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball.” It is refreshing when an artist releases a set that showcases so much new material, and this breath of fresh air should certainly hold Afrojack fans over until we hear more from the man himself about his upcoming album.
Devastated by a recent typhoon, the Philippines can surely use the dance community’s help. We here at Dancing Astronaut join Afrojack in urging you to donate. Follow the Red Cross link below to do so.
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Afrojack, born Nick van de Wall, is not shy to the idea of celebrity; he often posts his ‘Afrojet’ and luxury cars on his personal Instagram and appears in headlines with socialites like Paris Hilton. However, during a recent interview with Billboard, the Dutch producer shed a different light on his perspective of both his personal future and the future of electronic music. van de Wall begins the interview by pointing out exactly what the crowd knows of him – private jets, fancy cars, dozens of notable and high grossing releases – but is quick to brush it all aside. “The most important thing I want to show people is that it doesn’t matter. Eventually it’s me, the music, and the people,” the producer explains.
Afrojack is the first DJ to be signed to Island Def Jam and explains maneuvering dynamics between introducing major artists on his works versus lesser known vocalists like Spree Wilson, who is featured on his latest track, “The Spark.” Nick van de Wall shares his positive outlook on the future of dance music, explaining that he hopes there will be more opportunities for young producers to be received into companies with staff who are trained and educated in electronic music. As to his own personal future, Afrojack humbly explains he’s not “successful” like Michael Jackson or U2, but he is “a happy guy, doing okay” and looks forward to challenging himself in the future.
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Although the lead single from Afrojack’s upcoming album strayed away from the Dutch superstar’s trademark brand of “Afrojack music,” the Spree Wilson assisted single has received a few peak time makeovers. First came Tiesto and twoloud’s melodic interpretation and the newest remix comes courtesy of Blasterjaxx. The up and coming Dutch duo add a barrage of festival approved synths that turns the lighter, radio-ready single into a big room showstopper.
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Afrojack is no stranger to the stars of pop culture; as long-time friend and previous DJ mentor of megastar Paris Hilton and with several pop icon collaborations under his belt, it’s no surprise that Nick van de Wall has added his own high-energy spin to one of the most popular songs of the season. After hinting at his remix of Miley Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball” and building anticipation over the last week, he’s now sharing the premiere. Right off the bat, it’s evident that Nick is refocusing the track towards a more mature and deeper sound, but the Dutch producer doesn’t spare his signature thumping bassline throughout the three minute preview.Posted by
Want an easy way to make sure you are up to date on all the latest, best music? Dancing Astronaut takes a look at the top 10 tracks officially released in October and ranks them based on a combination of reader feedback, track quality, editorial preference & critical reception.
Dancing Astronaut wraps up October for you with another edition of our top 10 tracks of the month. October’s list features massive tracks from reader favorites Alesso with Calvin Harris, Hardwell with MAKJ, Diplo, and more. Not to be missed are also fantastic efforts from Junior Sanchez, Chromeo with Oliver, and Gesaffelstein. Click past the break for our top 10 tracks of October!
Panama promoter Showpro and Disco Donnie are banding together to bring the three-day Day After Festival to Panama City this January 2014. From January 10th to 12th, Figali Plaza will host ten of dance music’s most resound names: Calvin Harris, Afrojack, Deorro, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Nicky Romero, Nervo, Quintino and Sidney Samson.
As one of America’s largest promotion companies, Disco Donnie continues to bring events not only to the States, but Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean in effort to continue bringing in an immense international crowd together for dance music. In collaboration with Panama’s leading ticket distributor, the Day After Festival is guaranteed to be a first-class production to showcase celebrated performances of some of dance music’s finest talent to a worldwide audience. Head here for more information regarding tickets and artist schedules to come.
It wasn’t too long ago that Tiësto lent a big room helping hand to Afrojack‘s “Can’t Stop Me” with a Club Life remix, but he’s back again with production talent twoloud in tow for a remix that comes as more than deja vu. Taking on “The Spark,” the lead single from Nick’s upcoming artist album, Tijs and twoloud transform the radio elements for main stage compatibility. Everything from the Spree Wilson vocal hooks, to the builds and interludes are magnified, and an all new explosive drop takes play. While the original was undeniably contagious, so is Tiësto’s remix, making for a rendition to please fans seeking that extra oomph.
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The growlingly popular G-Star denim, the same brand the premiered new Skrillex music earlier this year, has partenered with Afrojack for a limited RAW collection — one that has Afrojack putting the ‘A’ in RAW. The collaboration serves mainly for a pair of pants using 3d innovation that the DJ has preferred dubbed the A-crotch pants. The limited Capsule Collection serves pairs of pants and continues to deliver the Afrojack-enhanced logo on t-shirts and hoodies, which you can see for yourself below.