These two are no strangers to one another. Having already worked together last year on the hit track ‘Speechless’, Azteck and Afrojack are no strangers. ‘All Night Long’ sets a mysterious mood with the deep bass vibe and emotive, loving lyrics. Azteck and Afrojack have been waiting for the right time to release this dance floor burner, but with the world finally opening up again, now is the perfect time. We had the pleasure of speaking with Azteck ahead of this massive release, see our conversation below!
Thanks for taking this time to speak with us, let’s kick it off with ‘All Night Long’, how happy are you with the finished product?
“Anytime, Thank you for having me. We spent just over a year going back and forth on this record and I’m over the moon with how it turned out in the end. I hope everyone feels the same way we do about it!”
This single is your second time appearing alongside Afrojack, how is it working alongside him?
“I’ve learnt so much from Afrojack over this period of time working together, his attention to detail is next level and he always does what’s right for the record it’s been an absolute honour working with him.”
Over the past couple of years, you’ve worked alongside big names such as Armin van Buuren, Tiësto, Don Diablo, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and more. How is the experience working side by side with these massive artists?
“It’s a blessing that I’ve been able to collaborate with people I’ve looked up to for so many years. All of them have been so kind in giving me advice and letting me be as creative as I need to be in the studio with them.”
Growing as an artist can be quite tough. Are there any tips or lessons you’ve learned from these artists that helped you along the way?
“Consistency is key I think. It’s something I’ve seen again and again with the massive artists, they are literally working 24/7, that has inspired me always along the way to work harder and be better at what I’m doing. I think even more important for new artists releasing music these days is to really try and up your game each time.”
Your production style is mostly within the deep/future house genre with some other influences thrown in to keep it fresh. How important do you feel it is to have your own signature style as an artist and to keep innovating on top of it?
“I think it’s so important to have an identity in your music whether that is in the production, song writing or vocals. I’m a sound junkie so every day I’m searching for sounds online or from producer friends and producers I haven’t heard before, that I can use in my music.”
If there was any other style you’d like to try out, what would it be?
“One of my favourite artists growing up was Faithless, I think at some point in the future I’d like to try and make something in an Faithless/Azteck house trance style. Or even better: make something with them. That would be insane!”
You made your debut with ‘Endlessly’ during a very difficult year for dance music. What made you take the plunge to release your debut single?
“Yes we released Endlessly just as the world was getting put into lockdown which was and has been a life changing time for the whole world. I’m so glad we did release as it was a dark time for everyone and it was a big lift to continue releasing music through it, with Endlessly being my first ever release.”
A year later and the dance music world is slowly coming back to normal. What are you looking forward to in the coming months that was not possible this past year?
“Playing shows, I can’t wait to get out there and bring the Azteck party to a stage somewhere in the world. That will be a huge moment for me after spending so much time in the studio throughout this time.”
An artist who has grown so much in the past year, what are your goals for the remainder of the year?
“Releasing a lot more music. I’ve spent day and night making new songs in the studio, that I can’t wait for everyone to hear. And finally being able to play shows and hearing the music live is going to be a real dream come true and a big goal of mine.”
Thanks for taking the time to speak with us! Do you have any news you’d like to share with our readers?
“Thank you again for having me, It would be awesome if everyone can check my new single with Afrojack called ‘’All Night Long’’ Released August 13th on Wall/Spinnin’Records and I’ll be playing my first show of the year at Untold festival on September the 11th. Azteck 🙌🏻”