Early Sunday, Afrojack took to SoundCloud to preview four original unreleased tracks. The first has been a unanimous fan favorite, sweeping the internet under the rumored “Maximal Jack” title since live streamed from Ultra Music Festival. Next comes “Rocker,” a heavy-electro track that Afrojack has been teasing for months already and is the most likely candidate for his next proper release. The two unnamed productions that follow provide insight to the album’s deeper persona with his signature grinding basslines that he’s built some of his biggest hits upon. Listen to the previews after the break.
After teaming up on “No Beef” and showcasing bottles of their drink Afroki in the accompanying music video, Afrojack and Steve Aoki hopped into the studio to bring their beverage to life. The resulting big room blitz was just finished last week and the duo unveiled it to the world at the Kingsday Festival in Amsterdam. Still untitled, the track has both producer’s signature trademarks. Big gritty synths and squealing Dutch stabs work in tandem to create yet another track destined for festival tent dominance.
Listen after the break.
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Badlands Stampede Music Festival hits Western Canada boasting lineup including Afrojack, Kaskade, Pretty Lights, Adventure Club and more
While Eastern Canada boasts a wide array of festivals from Escapade to Sensation, Western Canada is quickly gaining traction and establishing itself as a premiere dance music location. After the monstrous success of Northern Lights Music Festival in EDMonton, Calgary is taking the reins by boasting the first ever Badlands: Stampede Music Festival taking place July 5th to July 8th at Canada Olympic Park. The impressive lineup includes Afrojack, Kaskade, Pretty Lights, Steve Aoki, Adventure Club and more, to be powered by 200,000 watts of PK Sound, and have mainstage display modeled after Europe’s biggest festivals. Only one question remains, will you rave in your Stampede gear or leave the boots behind?
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Afrojack’s “As Your Friend” has hit number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play, and now his Chris Brown-assisted radio record has broader appeal to the dance scene with its new twist. Alongside Leroy Styles, co-producer of the original, Afrojack provides an extended mix that turns down Chris Brown’s vocal mid-way to make way for building alarm-like synths. Maintaining the same backbone as the radio edit, the latest version from the duo is more revisit than remix, but is just the flare needed for live sets as tested and proven at Ultra Music Festival.
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Coming off three Ultra performances, his own pool party and nightclub showcase, and appearances all around South Beach, Afrojack turns his focus towards his forthcoming artist album after wrapping up a busy Miami Music Week. Just as “As Your Friend” has hit number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart, his lead single with Chris Brown has received its official music video. Afrojack sits high on a throne of LEDs that resembles his live stage set up, summons an eagle, and co-producer Leroy Styles makes a motorcycle donut-burning cameo with the absence of Chris Brown.Posted by
“Do you guys know my name?” A strange question coming from a man who introduces himself with powerful shouts just about every time he touches down on stage. “The reason I’m playing as Nick van de Wall is because not everybody knows my real name.” If that had truly been the case, it no longer was after Friday of Ultra’s second weekend. The dark sky began to pour at Bayfront Park and the Jacked stage was the perfect storm. “I’m going to play shit I don’t always get to play, some of my favorite songs.” Shocked, I thought “Is he not going to play… ” but before I had finished my thought, he had finished it for me; “but that doesn’t mean I won’t play that Afrojack music!”