Sometimes an artist has to step out of their realm and make something new. Today, Afrojack hinted at making a possible jazz album. This would be very out of character for the Dutch DJ, but he says he doesn’t want to be limited by what he’s made so far. Afrojack stated that he “won’t be
The Djakarta Warehouse Project has unveiled the second phase of their 2018 lineup, bringing on a selection of artists to round out this destination festival. This edition is set to take place in Bali’s GWK Cultural Park, a serene and celestial sphere in the heart of Indonesia’s tourist hot spot over the December 7-9 weekend. With the first phase introducing a vast array of world-famous headliners like Armin Van Buuren, DJ Snake and Major Lazer, Asia’s top festival shows no sign of stopping.
The second wave of additions brought along almost a dozen new acts, with highlights including Afrojack, trance favorites MarLo and Ørjan Nilsen, and Slushii, bringing a wide medley of musical production to the bill. From the growth of the initial one-day event formerly known as the Blowfish Warehouse Project, to the upcoming 10th anniversary of the DWP, festival organizers Ismaya Live have aided in pushing Indonesia’s dance music scene to the larger-than-life community it is today.
Over the course of the last decade, Afrojack has become a household name in the music industry. Whether it be teaming up with the likes of David Guetta, Beyonce and Chris Brown (to name a few), or producing his own top hits like “Take Over Control”, “Ten Feet Tall”, “Another Life”, and “Lost”, Afrojack’s career
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The electronic world’s most celebrated music festival, Ultra, rang in the fifth anniversary of its Japanese installment last weekend, September 15-17 at its brand new home in Tokyo Odaiba Ultra Park.
The wildly attended Ultra Japan stands as testament to the EDM phenomenon’s sweeping, worldwide presence. Standout performances from the weekend include that of Oliver Heldens, Armin van Buuren, and Axwell Λ Ingrosso: all repeat Ultra offenders. Ultra Worldwide’s ubiquitous presence extends to 25 different countries, across several continents. Due to its ever-increasing popularity, the event has stretched from its two-day beginnings, into a full-fledged three-day soiree.
Armin van Buuren
Axwell Λ Ingrosso
Tomorrowland releases the initial headliners for the festival’s debut winter edition. Tomorrowland Winter was first announced in March, and the headliners consist of the usual suspects plus a couple surprises.
Thus far Armin van Buuren, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Martin Garrix, and Steve Aoki are all slated to headline the emerging new event. Included in the lineup release, big name electronic acts such as Afrojack, Joris Voorn, NERVO, Lost Frequencies, Kölsch, and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano are penned in for the EDM winter wonderland. This is only the first headliner announcement, as more are expected to be listed. It’s also worth noting that neither Swedish House Mafia nor any of its members are listed, but with eyes on every one of the Mafiosos’ movements ahead of their 2019 comeback tour, an appearance from the trio can’t be ruled out yet.
At an altitude of over 2000 meters, festival stages will be built in the Alpe d’Huez, one of the highest rated ski resorts in Europe. Tickets available will include amenities such as lodging, skiing passes, and a week to remember as the biggest EDM music festival in the world launches the new winter offshoot.
Fans are able to pre-register for tickets at the Tomorrowland Winter website. Seven day packages go on sale Saturday, September 8 at 11am EST. Four day packages go on sale Saturday, September 15 at 11am EST.
Afrojack has released his 14-track EP, Press Play, filled with festival anthems across various EDM genres. The veteran producers starts the EP in nostalgic fashion with “Bringing It Back,” taking listeners back to his early Dutch house days between 2009-2011. He hits a variety of genres meant to rock festival stages, with additions from Martin Garrix, Nicky Romero, and other unnamed producers.
Big room house dominates, while electro-house, bass house, and trap are sprinkled into the EP’s influences, and even Baltimore house makes it on the final track, “Pop That,” featuring Angger Dimas, MC Ambush, and Oliver Twizt.
Wall Recordings artists such as Chico Rose, Chasner, Jewelz & Sparks, and DISTO are sprinkled throughout the project. It’s a fairly large EP project; however, breaking barriers is something the Grammy-award winning DJ is used to.
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Showcasing a versatile and expansive range of music, iconic DJ & producer, Afrojack, has today released a his new EP titled “Press Play”. The EP features cross-genre dance music from club bangers to melodic anthems to progressive-house and includes an impressive fourteen tracks. Some of the tracks are already released and others are new today.
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Only a few more days remain until Afrojack shares his long-awaited Press Play EP with the world, and it seems only fitting to drop another brilliant production to kick off release week. This is not just any production, though. His new track, “Bringin It Back,” has a sound that can be attributed to the 2009-2011 period where the Dutch producer initially rose to fame. This is likely what Nick Van Wall meant by the title, as a catchy, lead-synth driven melody is what fans have come to know and love from the producer on classics such as “Bangduck” and “No Beef” with Steve Aoki. Afrojack tops it off with a humorous, yet energizing vocal chant preceding a drop that is bound to bring straight hysteria to any crowd.
His upcoming Press Play EP comes out August 31, which will most likely make its live debut at MAD club in Switzerland on the same night. Fans can check out singles “Step Back” and “Bassride,” which are also set to appear on the EP.
The most important day of every week: New Music Friday. As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed.
Chicago duo Danny Cancino and Grant Stakenas, aka Htbx, tout an equal parts menacing and cinematic sound design in their new experimental house track, “Dj Qualls.”
This week’s woes fall away as Nicky Romero, Stadiumx, and Matluck’s progressive-inspired new tune, “Rise,” bleeds into the consciousness.
Ahead of his new Press Play EP, Afrojack lets chaotic bass infiltrate his newest track, “Bringin It Back.”
Their latest on Insomniac, Jupe and Reach fuse wonky dub and pummeling trap for their unconventionally screechy new single, “10 Years Later.”
Drawing from the frisky French Touch brand of house, Samaran’s latest on Big Beat Records, “A New Beginning,” uses its stop-and-go rhythm to incite widespread dance fevers.
Samantha Harvey lends her smooth and saccharine voice to Alex Adair and the Delayers trio’s new up-tempo bass-pop track, “Dominos.”
EDM world power, KSHMR‘s latest, “Good Vibes Soldier,” featuring Head Quattaz, is a reggaeton-influenced anthem drawing forth images of a warm-weather utopia.
Jack Back’s newest independent release, “Overtone,” is a winding, astral-inspired journey through deep house accents of the highest order.
KSHMR is a master at infectious rhythms, and he conquers with his Head Quattaz collaboration, “Good Vibes Solider.” It listens like a wonderful blend of tropical, Eastern, and big room influences that hit the right spots on the main stage dancefloor.
“C.Y.M” pounds us into submission with pungent tech trance kicks set at BPMs high enough to transport listeners to space. A classic effect of Mr. Jordan Suckley…
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Afrojack has returned with a blazing new record. As summer starts to wind down, and the unofficial end is in sight, many artists have begun to ramp up their release schedules. Fewer festivals are taking around the globe, and artists are supplementing their sporadic appearances with tracks they have been sitting on all summer long.
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