Posted by Middy on March 12, 2013
After his rather poor attempt at remixing “Gangnam Style”, Afrojack makes up for it with a single “Air Guitar”, designated to be an anthem for this years Ultra Music Festival. Afrojack delivers on this intense track with powerful bursts of electro growls, distorted vocal samples and blistering bleeps with a small interlude to let you catch your breath before getting right back into it. On the heals of Tiesto, Quintino and Alvaro’s somewhat lackluster effort last week and Avicii’s contribution “UMF”, known to many as “ID2″ or “Fire” or “Put Your Piano On”, coming next week, Ultra is pulling out all the stops, not only in terms of bookings, production, but also new songs for the two weekend, 15th edition of the world famous festival. With Afrojack’s debut album coming later this year, expect much more to come in 2013 from the towering Dutchman.
Posted by jewcebox on February 27, 2013
If you know Kap Slap, you know the Spring Break Mix. It’s the f*cking Catalina Wine Mixer of mixes. We were a little hesitant at first seeing another Spring Break Mix being released, but Kap Slap did not disappoint! The mix is perfect for the typical spring break routine, whether you’re in the gym or out at a party, this hour long mix of epic proportions is without a doubt a necessity for your spring break antics. You can check out the track list by clicking “read on.”
Posted by Middy on January 7, 2013
Accompanied by Sazon Booya, Leroy Styles & Bobby Burns, Afrojack, Diplo & Rusko came down on Pier 94 in New York City on the eve of New Years Eve with a vengeance, displaying a wide variety of different styles and genres across this outstanding lineup. The venue was also playing host to Afrojack’s Jacked NYE party the following night, which went off with a bang, but no expense was spared or production lost on this night with 3 stars taking the stage. While it may have been the night before the biggest party night of the year and one might expect people to spend the night gearing up for NYE, but that did not stop the thousands of concert goers from seeing Diplo, Afrojack, & Rusko put on a clinic at Pier 94 well into the early morning. Leroy Styles & Sazon Booya got things started as the crowd started to file in at the 8pm, mixing in a steady pace of moombah and electro, keeping the growing swell of people moving and getting them warmed up for the main acts about to grace the decks.
Posted by Middy on December 24, 2012
With Alesso remixing Keane’s very successful single “Silenced By The Night” to rave reviews, it was only a matter of time before another big name producer got their hands on a Keane track and made it their own. Afrojack slowly builds with a slow easy piano and the outstanding vocals from lead singer Tom Chaplin and then adds a blistering drop of pitched synths and a fast moving bass line. On the heals of his chart topping single “Annie’s Theme” and his upcoming remix for one billion youtube views “Gangnam Style”, as well as hosting a huge Jacked event on Pier 94 to ring in the New Year, Afrojack is continuing to assert his worldwide dominance on dance music.
Posted by Middy on November 5, 2012
While some may not like the bleeps and bloops of this track, this brings us back to Afrojack’s productions reminiscent of “Replica” and “Doing It Right”. It may not have the same flare of some of those older tracks that helped catapult him to the superstar status that he now basks in, but the onslaught of bleeps and fine tuned synth play brings us back to Afrojack’s dutch productions of old and may hold the key for what is in store for the future.
Beatport: Afrojack – Annie’s Theme
Posted by Middy on August 7, 2012
The Steve Angello produced single “This is Love” from will.i.am and Eva Simons was bound to have to have some heavy hitters come to the rescue and elevate it to its full potential. The original was a pop song through and through and served its purpose as a radio friendly song, but that is not Steve Angello’s calling card. Afrojack brings his heavy dutch / electro style to the track, mixing flawlessly high pitched dutch bleeps and grungy electro stabs. Coming off of hit track “Rock The House“, Afrojack is showing that despite unleashing the monster that is Paris Hilton onto the dance music world, his legacy will remain unblemished due to his prolific output of great productions. Also check out the James Egbert remix that takes a more complextro spin with big room interludes.
Posted by Middy on July 16, 2012
Afrojack did not only drop jaws at UMF when he played “Top Of The World” for the first time, he also put them back down on the floor when he premiered this track with Lil John yelling all over the place, telling you just how special it was to avoid rips of the track. Afrojack has risen to the level of a global superstar, occasionally crossing over into pop and doing songs with pop superstars in the US, while remaining true to his Dutch style and still cranking out those bleeps and bloops that caused people to fall in love with him in the first place. The guitar melody, combined with the massive, big room chord progression provide the perfect build into the hard electro / dutch drop that will Rock Your House and your neighbor’s as well. He also shows off his creativity and production skill with an interesting percussion and piano interlude providing a whole array of styles all within the one song. Another fantastic production from Afrojack and as they say, “If it ain’t Dutch, it ain’t much”.
Beatport: Afrojack – Rock The House