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Born in Marrakech and reigning at large upon the European club circuit, Wall Recordings protégé turned consistent beat smith Apster has successfully upped the ante on Dutch House music for 2012. Back on track with Wall Recordings for the follow-up to ‘Marrakech’, the fast rising protégé of Nick Van De Wall drops his fourth label offering of the year entitled ‘Bucklekneez’.

Mixing up the atypical bleep-heavy sound scope with a strong backdrop of grinding chords and disorientated beats, Apster’s return to Wall relays the strong yet melodic disposition that has made him a favorable asset to the country’s overcrowded Dance music output.

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From ‘Goldcoast‘ to global club monger, Nick Van De Wall’s best kept secret turned sturdy Wall Recordings asset Apster have been through some pretty serious motions amid his inauguration to the 21st century Dance explosion. Joining familiar homeland songstress Eva Simons in her follow-up to her chart-topping collaboration alongside Will.I.Am, the duo set in stone the penetrating charm of pop-fuelled Dance music with ‘I Need More’.

Between the rising Dutch producers grinding disposition and the celestial harmony of Simons’ distinct vocal aptitude, ‘I Need More’ escapes the peak time values more commonly subscribed to the Dutch House empire with little offence in terms of aural quality.

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Words by Dan Carter

Abdesamad Ben Abdelouahid, better known to the world as Apster, makes his way back to Afrojack’s Wall Recordings in a bid to follow up January’s ‘Goldcoast‘, joining forces with world renowned Dutch songstress Eva Simons in the process. Where previous label exploits have seen him team up alongside the likes of Bassjackers and Nicky Romero, his fourth coming to Wall sheds light on yet another fitting union of two seemingly talented Hollanders. With instrumental work reminiscent of ‘Goldcoast’s distorted chord play and melodic interludes complementing chart-topping Simons’ enchanting vocal line, ‘I Need More’ may not be of the same anthemic proportions as Simons’ acclaimed work alongside label head honcho Afrojack but proves as enchanting as it is apt for the club and radio alike.

‘I Need More’ will be released July 23rd via Wall Recordings.

/Anton

Named, by some, as the next ‘Mush, Mush’ – the Bassjackers debut on Musical Freedom which has been a regular in most DJ’s sets this year – the now released Goldcoast by Apster is a superb mixture of frisky and high-energy chords and a churning, bass-dominating drop. Flaunting as another Holland-bred hopeful, Apster, real name Abdesamad Ben Abdelouahid, has made for his third appearance on the record label of Afrojack, Wall Recordings, following the widely underestimated Bootcamp single with Nicky Romero and a diverse, two-track EP with Bassjackers. Also responsible for the squeaky yet brilliant Music Oh installment on Mixmash alongside Quintino in 2011, the, to some, incomprehensible yet rather ground-breaking ‘Goldcoast’ has given us reasons to believe winds will keep turning in favour of this young Hollander in 2012.

Apster – Goldcoast [Wall Recordings] – Beatport Link

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Named, by some, as the next ‘Mush, Mush’ – the Bassjackers debut on Musical Freedom which has been a regular in most DJ’s sets this year – the soon to be released Goldcoast by Apster is a superb mixture of frisky and high-energy chords and a churning, bass-dominating drop. Flaunting as another Holland-bred hopeful, Apster, real name Abdesamad Ben Abdelouahid, has made for his third appearance on the record label of Afrojack, Wall Recordings, following the wildly underestimated Bootcamp single with Nicky Romero and a diverse, two-track EP with Bassjackers. Also responsible for the squeaky yet brilliant Music Oh installment on Mixmash alongside Quintino in 2011, the, to some, incomprehensible yet rather ground-breaking ‘Goldcoast’ has given us reasons to believe winds will keep turning in favour of the young Hollander in 2012.

Goldcoast is set to be released on January 30th via Wall Recordings.

/Jesper & Anton

Afrojack unearths another top-class tune from two talented Dutchmen. Nicky Romero teams up with Apster, who’s making his second appearance on the record label of Afrojack, for Bootcamp – a dynamic club monster with its distinct build-up turned acid-influenced sounds, a superb bass line and an infectious beat to kick in. Following the Sliced single alongside Bingo Players, his remix on Sidney Samson’s Dynamite release and just recently revealed a the new Freaky collaboration with Fedde Le Grand, Romero and Apster, the young Dutchman that is responsible for being part of the Music Oh instalment on Mixmash and the Brougham / Contour EP on Wall, have managed to produce a tune that is certain to become a heavyweight trademark for them two and for Wall Recordings, joining in on releases like Prutataaa and the recent Tomorrowland anthem – The Way We See The World.

Nicky Romero & Apster – Bootcamp [Wall Recordings] – Beatport Link

/Anton

Afrojack unearths another top-class tune from two talented Dutchmen. Nicky Romero teams up with Apster, who’s making his second appearance on the record label of Afrojack, for Bootcamp – a dynamic club monster with its distinct build-up for the acid-influenced sounds, a superb bass line and an infectious beat to kick in. Following the Sliced single alongside Bingo Players and his remix on Sidney Samson’s Dynamite release, Romero and Apster, the young Dutchman that is responsible for being part of the Music Oh instalment on Mixmash and the Brougham / Contour EP on Wall, have managed to produce a tune that is certain to become a heavyweight trademark for them two and for Wall Recordings, joining in on releases like Prutataaa and the recent Tomorrowland anthem – The Way We See The World. Set to release on August 15th, have a listen!

/Anton

Fresh off the heels of Afrojack and Quintino’s smashing single, Selecta, on the label, Dutch talents Bassjackers and Apster – whom all most recently have been topical with releases on Mixmash and Musical Freedom, are now unleashing their innovative EP on Wall Recordings. Headlined by a crossover tune of dubstep and Dutch house in Brougham which pretty much continues into the second half of the package – Contour, a classic Dutch house structurized tune with the glorious breakdown emerging a twisted drop.

Apster & Bassjackers – Brougham
Bassjackers & Apster – Contour

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With the brilliant original on the shelves, Laidback Luke’s prestigious Mixmash Records imprint is hereby firing away a stunning remix package of the track. Going on the heels of the meaty Disco Sauvage EP and their catchy remix of Animale, French Government are, together with talented Revero, holding the banner for camp Luke with tremendoues versions of Quintino and Apster’s latest joint, the bumpy Music Oh.

Quintino & Apster – Music Oh (Revero and French Government Remixes) [Mixmash Records] – Beatport Link

Quintino & Apster – Music Oh (French Government Remix)
Quintino & Apster – Music Oh (Revero Remix)

/Anton

With the brilliant original on the shelves, Laidback Luke’s prestigious Mixmash Records imprint is preparing for firing away a stunning remix package of the track in near future. Going on the heels of the meaty Disco Sauvage EP and their catchy remix of Animale, French Government returns to unveil their next funky piece, this time taking on Quintino and Apster’s latest Joint, the bumpy Music Oh. It’s due out on April 28th along with a remix from Revero, have a listen!

/Anton

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