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Afrojack

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  • Born: Spijkenisse, The Netherlands
  • Years Active: 2000s

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All Music Guide:

Following the success of Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, and Fedde Le Grand, Nick Van de Wall, aka Afrojack, is the latest DJ, producer, and remixer to break through from the burgeoning Dutch dance music scene. Born in Spijkenisse in 1988, he began playing the piano at age five, but after getting his hands on a copy of music-sequencing program Fruity Loops, he started to play around with samples and create his own songs. After discovering the Rotterdam club scene, he began performing short DJ sets before traveling to Crete to hone his craft, playing at various clubs over a five-month period. Returning to his native Holland, he signed to the independent Digidance label and released his debut single, "Afrojack: In Your Face," before forming his own record company, Wall Recordings, scoring club hits with "Math" and "Do My Dance." Following performances at dance festivals Tomorrowland and Sensation, and a collaboration on David Guetta's One Love album ("Toyfriend"), he was invited to remix the likes of Madonna's "Revolver" and Lady Gaga's "Alejandro." In 2010, he teamed up with electro-pop vocalist Eva Simons on his first U.K. Top 40 hit, "Take Over Control," and also released a rarities album, Lost and Found, featuring nine previously unreleased tracks, in the same year. In 2011 he collaborated with Miami rapper Pitbull for the hit single "Give Me Everything" and released his own hit track "The Future." A 2012 tour of America was followed by the announcement that a new Afrojack album would be released in 2013.

Wikipedia:

Nick van de Wall, commonly known by his stage name Afrojack, is a Dutch music producer and DJ.Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page, but the references will not show without a {{reflist}} template (see the help page).

Early life[edit]

He was born and raised in the Saturno suburb of Spijkenisse, Netherlands, similar to producers Vato Gonzalez and Sied van Riel.Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page, but the references will not show without a {{reflist}} template (see the help page).

Musical career[edit]

He was listed as number 7 on the DJ Mag Top 100 DJ's of 2011. His 2010 entry into the poll at number 19 was the highest new entry of that year's list. He ranked at number 9 on DJ Mag's Top 100 DJ's of 2012 In 2013, he ranked at number 9 again. Afrojack's song "Take Over Control," which features Dutch singer Eva Simons, charted in 10 different countries. In July 2010, Afrojack created an Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1. He released Lost & Found December 22, 2010. In 2011, he was featured on Pitbull's No. 1 hit single "Give Me Everything" along with Ne-Yo and Nayer. He also contributed to the single "Run the World (Girls)" by Beyoncé. In January 2012 Afrojack received an European Border Breakers Award. Afrojack's newest single The Spark, featuring Spree Wilson has so far hit no.3 in Australia and New Zealand, and top 10 in over 7 more countries. In 2013, Afrojack was the #7 highest-earning DJ in the world, according to Forbes Magazine.

Afrojack runs an imprint label named Wall Recordings, which has Dutchhouse DJs such as himself, R3hab, and Sidney Samson and Mayaadh signed onto the label.Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page, but the references will not show without a {{reflist}} template (see the help page).

Personal life[edit]

Afrojack has a daughter Vegas (2012) with his ex-girlfriend Amanda Balk. In April 2014 he was linked to Anouk who's currently pregnant.Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page, but the references will not show without a {{reflist}} template (see the help page).

DJ Magazine's Top 100 DJs Rankings[edit]

2010: #19 (New Entry)2011: #7 (Up 12)2012: #9 (Down 2)2013: #9 (No change)

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Date Venue Location Tickets
05.02.14 Revel Resort and Casino Atlantic City, NJ US
05.03.14 Wet Republic Ultra Pool Las Vegas, NV US
05.22.14 HAKKASAN LAS VEGAS Las Vegas, NV US
05.24.14 MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, NJ US
05.24.14 MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, NJ US
05.25.14 MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, NJ US
05.25.14 Wet Republic Ultra Pool Las Vegas, NV US
06.21.14 HAKKASAN LAS VEGAS Las Vegas, NV US
07.04.14 State Farm Arena Hidalgo, TX US
07.18.14 De Schorre Boom, Antwerp Belgium