Friday, July 12
One of the world’s most innovative and sought-after artists, Grammy Award-winning producer/ songwriter/DJ Afrojack, continues to shatter boundaries that push music into bold new directions. Since making his breakthrough with the multi-platinum-selling single ‘Take Over Control’, the Dutch-born genre-bending musician has lent his production skills to tracks including David Guetta’s number one smash ‘Titanium (feat. Sia)’ and co-created major hits for such artists as Beyoncé, Pitbull, and will.i.am.
Having brought 2017 to an electrifying close with star-studded track ‘Dirty Sexy Money’ alongside David Guetta, Charli XCX and French Montana, Afrojack has propelled into what is set to be another incredible year, having already dropped ‘Bad Company’ with DirtCaps, a remix of U2’s iconic ‘Get Out of Your Own Way’ and reunited with David Guetta and Sia on ‘Helium’. Fans the world over have eagerly anticipated the arrival of his latest single ‘Bed of Roses’ (featuring Stanaj) released as a gift to fans on Valentine’s Day.
Off the back of a hugely successful three-year stint headlining at OMNIA nightclub in Las Vegas, Afrojack recently announced a new residency with the Wynn Hotel group,
returning back home to the hotel where he helped revolutionize electronic dance music when in 2010 he was one of the first super-star DJs to sign a residency on The Strip. He will now perform throughout the year at the Wynn’s luxurious venues including XS, Intrigue and Encore Beach Club.
In 2017, he undertook a record-breaking 8 shows at Europe’s biggest dance music festival, Tomorrowland, performing 8 times in just 5 days, including one set under his ‘Kapuchon’ techno alias. Afrojack also performed for over 50,000 people on the main stage as a headliner for opening night of Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, during which he brought out three surprise special guests, including hip-hop group Rae Sremmurd to perform some of their biggest hits.
Afrojack’s set lists are ever-evolving, constantly refreshed and adding into the mix a seemingly endless supply of new hits he churns out year after year. In the second half of 2017 alone, he released ‘No Tomorrow’, featuring hip hop heavyweights Belly, O.T. Genasis and Ricky Breaker; ‘Keep It Low’ featuring Mightyfools; ‘Hands Up’ with Hardwell featuring MC Ambush; the remix of Major Lazer’s ‘Know No Better’ and the star-studded ‘Dirty Sexy Money’ with David Guetta, Charli XCX and French Montana.
Afrojack has devoted the past few years to also developing Wall Recordings, a record label he launched in 2007 to release his own music, which is dedicated to cultivating the careers of leading-edge electronic artists and producers, such as up-and-coming singer/songwriter Fais, who struck gold with the early-2016 release of ‘Hey’, a collaboration with Afrojack himself.
In the last two years Afrojack was named one of the 50 Most Important People in EDM by Rolling Stone and placed on the Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ list, also receiving a stamp in his likeness in the Netherlands and becoming the second DJ ever to cement his hands into the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Afrojack continues to make new records and hit new heights. In 2017, he graced the cover of DJ Magazine in the US and Europe again and appeared in the Top 10 list of Top 100 DJ’S Worldwide, for the 6th time, with a new residency back home at Wynn Las Vegas and new album in the works for 2018, there’s clearly no slowing him down.