Afrojack

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Afrojack
Afrojack close up 2011.jpg
Afrojack in 2011
Background information
Birth name Nick van de Wall
Born (1987-09-09) September 9, 1987 (age 26)
Spijkenisse, Netherlands
Occupations DJ, producer, remixer
Instruments FL Studio[1]
Years active 2006–present
Labels Spinnin, Wall Recordings
Associated acts David Guetta, Pitbull, Eva Simons, Steve Aoki, The Partysquad, Ian Carey, Snoop Dogg, Ne-Yo, Sidney Samson, R3hab, Porter Robinson, Nervo, Chris Brown
Website www.afrojack.com

Nick van de Wall, commonly known by his stage name Afrojack,[2] is a Dutch music producer and DJ.

Early life[edit]

He was born and raised in the Saturno suburb of Spijkenisse, Netherlands, similar to producers Vato Gonzalez and Sied van Riel.[3]

Musical career[edit]

He was listed as number 7 on the DJ Mag Top 100 DJ's of 2011.[4] His 2010 entry into the poll at number 19 was the highest new entry of that year's list.[5] He ranked at number 9 on DJ Mag's Top 100 DJ's of 2012[6] In 2013, he ranked at number 9 again.[7] Afrojack's song "Take Over Control," which features Dutch singer Eva Simons, charted in 10 different countries.[8] In July 2010, Afrojack created an Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1.[9] 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.[10] In January 2012 Afrojack received an European Border Breakers Award.[11] 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.[12]

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.[13]

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.[14]

DJ Magazine's Top 100 DJs Rankings[edit]

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

Discography[edit]

Albums
  • Forget The World (2014)
EPs
  • Lost & Found (21 December 2010)
  • Lost & Found 2 (26 December 2011)
  • It's a Matter Of... (21 June 2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interview: Afrojack". The Fresh Beat. 2009-12-23. Retrieved 2014-01-27. "I use and always used for almost 10 years now Fruity Loops, started with Fruity Loops 3, and now its FL Studio 8, its been a while. I use almost only standard Fruity compressors for effects, my main synths come out of the Arturia Juno and NI Massive / Pro 53, but also Fruity's old 3xosc, for the mastering." 
  2. ^ RA: Afrojack. Residentadvisor.net. Retrieved on 2011-01-06.
  3. ^ Afrojack Discography at Discogs. Discogs.com. Retrieved on 2011-01-06.
  4. ^ Top 100 DJs 2011 search. DJ Mag. Retrieved on 2011-01-06.
  5. ^ Music Interview: DJ Afrojack. Yorkshire Evening Post. Retrieved on 2011-01-06.
  6. ^ Top 100 DJs 2012 search. DJ Mag. Retrieved on 2013-01-06.
  7. ^ Top 100 DJs 2013 search. DJ Mag. Retrieved on 2013-10-20.
  8. ^ "Afrojack Bio, Music, News & Shows". DJZ.com. Retrieved March 6, 2013. 
  9. ^ Radio 1 Programmes – BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix, Afrojack. BBC (2010-07-10). Retrieved on 2011-01-06.
  10. ^ IMO Records. “Afrojack Biography", IMO Records, London, Retrieved on 25 January 2012.
  11. ^ "Dutch dj Afrojack wins EBBA", Sica.nl. Retrieved October 7, 2011
  12. ^ "FORBES HIGHEST PAID DJS". 
  13. ^ "WALL RECORDINGS". 
  14. ^ Afrojack second child

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