Friday, January 27, 2012

Coachella Preview - Afrojack

He started playing piano when he was only five. This was back when he was known as Nick van de Wall and not what we know him as today: Afrojack. Afrojack spent most of his time listening to all kinds of music and it  was no surprise that he would start making music instead of just listening to it.

At the age of 11, Afrojack discovers Fruity Loops and still uses to this day. In 5 years, Afrojack plays his first gig at a nightclub. In 2006 he jets off to Greece for five months to play in every club that would have him and it was during this time that he lands his first hit, called "F*ck Detroit". By 18, he scores another hit with "In Your Face." The song tops out at #60 in the Dutch Top 100 and #3 in the Dutch dance Top 30.

In 2009 Afrojack was noticed by one of the most sought-after music producers in the world, David Guetta. The collaboration results in two big hits: "Toyfriend" and an Afrojack remix of Guetta’s track ‘Sexy Bitch’.

Listen to David Guetta - Sexy Bitch (Afrojack remix)

His increasing fame and track record as an excellent producer begin bringing him remix requests from both Lady Gaga ("Alejandro") and Madonna ("Revolver’).

Listen to Lady Gaga - Alejandro (Afrojack remix)

His most recent single, ‘Take Over Control ft. Eva Simons’, is currently one of the hottest club anthems on the planet, not least in the UK where it’s been championed by Radio 1’s Annie Mac and Pete Tong. The track also hit No 2. on Beatport and has already reached over 1 million views on YouTube.

Listen to Afrojack - Take Over Control feat. Eva Simons

This kind of clout has allowed him to play some of the world’s biggest floors including Pacha Ibiza, Miami Ultra Music Festival and Electric Daisy Carnival in LA.

Now, in April 2012, AfroJack will be adding another amazing festival, two weekends back to back when he plays Coachella!

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