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While all eyes may have temporarily fallen on his knack for writing off Italian sports cars, Dutch heavyweight turned audacious production maverick Afrojack comes out with his official Ultra Music Festival anthem of the year, titled “Air Guitar”. Dropping his usual bleep-happy emphasis for a concoction of darting leads and grinding chords, “Air Guitar” holds its corner as a fine Dutch house calling card to the stadiumesque properties now open to modern dance music. Setting in motion the anticipation towards his forthcoming full-length album, which is said to drop next month, this latest Ultra Music home run is sure to prove a peak time favorite throughout WMC.

Out today on Beatport.

Words by Dan Carter

Just when you thought the ‘Gangnam Style’ craze was over, the most popular clip in YouTube history is given an extended shelf life courtesy of Dutch-House protagonist Afrojack. No stranger to controversial remixes, the bonafide partyboy returns to the duties of remixing after taking on Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’ for his official take of the PSY single.

Unsurprisingly swapping the entire instrumental of the original for his own, bleep-happy and grind-heavy sound, Nick Van De Wall complements the uninspiring vocal properties of ‘Gangnam Style’ with instrumental work that encapsulates the gritty energy that we have come to associate with Afrojack over the years.

Out today on iTunes.

In an age where the pop/club crossover sparks more rigorous online debate than record sales, the chart topping Dutchman best known as Afrojack returns to high-end remix duties for an official take of Keane.

Turning his head for the synth-laden terrains of Dance music, Nick van de Wall’s re-interpretation of ‘Sovereign Light Café’ sees him go in a similar vein as Alesso’s remix of ‘Silenced By The Night.’ Pitting Keane’s angelic top line against blissful leads and the high-octane Afrojack drops, the Wall label head avoids offence as much as one could’ve hoped for with this euphoric pop-to-club crossover.

Out today on Beatport.

In an age where the pop/club crossover sparks more rigorous online debate than record sales, the chart topping Dutchman best known as Afrojack returns to high-end remix duties for an official take of Keane.

Turning his head for the synth-laden terrains of Dance music, Nick van de Wall’s re-interpretation of ‘Sovereign Light Cafe’ sees him go in a similar vein as Alesso’s ‘Silenced By The Night‘. Pitting Keane’s angelic top line against blissful leads and the high-octane Afrojack drops, the Wall label head avoids offence as much as one could’ve hoped for with this euphoric pop-to-club crossover.

Out December 24th.

Dutch House protagonist Afrojack returns to officially unveil one of 2013’s official anthems for Ultra Music Festival. Formerly known to fans as ‘Petsbud’, Afrojack’s guest mix for Danny Howard on BBC Radio 1 saw him confirm the name of this eagerly-awaited set-staple as ‘Air Guitar’.

Launching from familiar melodic builds into blistering and grind-heavy drops, ‘Air Guitar’ shows Afrojack in a less bleep-happy manner than that of latest single release ‘Annie’s Theme’ with surging chords and high-octane beat work throughout.

Update (4/3): Out March 12th as one of the official anthems for Ultra Music Festival 2013.

As first revealed in an interview with Fuse TV, Afrojack took to last night’s performance at Congress Theater in Chicago to premier his official remix of ‘Gangnam Style’. No stranger to controversial remixes, the bonafide partyboy returns to the duties of remixing after taking on Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’ for his one-and-only official take of the widely acclaimed PSY single.

Unsurprisingly swapping the entire instrumental of the original for his own, bleep-happy and grind-heavy sound, Nick Van De Wall complements the uninspiring vocal properties of ‘Gangnam Style’ with instrumental work that encapsulates the gritty energy that we have come to associate with Afrojack over the years.

Update (25/12): An official preview of the remix is now available.

With the Beatport-topping first album single ‘Rock The House‘ under his belt, Dutch House protagonist Afrojack is back for the second single release off of his forthcoming artist album.

Having joined Annie Mac in the BBC Radio 1 studios for its worldwide radio premiere earlier this Fall, November 5th sees the release of an Afrojack production that has proven a staple in his sets throughout the year. In a potent mixture of low-end fury and persistently scattered synth play, Nick van de Wall takes a time out from the high-end collaborations to bring back the bleepy vibes of his studio output with maximal force.

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On the heels of a daring take on Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad‘, Dutch House music’s bonafide party boy Nick van de Wall is back with an effort of far less controversial proportions, stepping up to don his ear against UK-born singer Kirsty’s ‘Hands High’.

Teeming with blistering bleep work and churning low-end riffage, the Dutch heavyweight’s latest remix is classic Afrojack, replacing the acoustic instrumental of the relaxing original with those instantly recognizable twists and turns of Wall. Now officially seeing the light of day after having been a staple in his live sets over the past few months, his remix of Kirsty looks set to further set the tone ahead of his upcoming full-length album in true Afrojack fashion.

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Setting the tone ahead of his soon-to-be-released remix of Kirsty’s ‘Hands High’ and with an debut album on the cards for the near future, Dutch festival regular Nick van de Wall, better known to the world as Afrojack, makes his India debut with a headline performance at Noida’s Sunburn Festival. Luckily for those residing outside of India, Sunburn Festival has teamed up with YouTube to stream the complete show live online.

Watch past Sunburn Festival performances by Axwell, Funkagenda and Michael Woods here.

On the heels of a daring take on Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad‘, Dutch House music’s bonafide party boy Nick van de Wall is back with an effort of far less controversial properties, stepping up to don his ear against UK-born singer Kirsty’s ‘Hands High’.

Teeming with blistering bleep work and churning low-end riffage, the Dutch heavyweight’s latest remix is classic Afrojack, replacing the acoustic instrumental of the relaxing original with those instantly recognizable twists and turns of van de Wall. Now officially seeing the light of day after having been a staple in his live sets over the past few months, his remix of Kirsty looks set to further set the tone ahead of his upcoming full-length album in true Afrojack fashion.

Out October 29th.

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