When Afrojack dropped ‘Rock The House’ at Ultra Music Festival 2012, he instantly knew this had to become one of his next singles, and if you listen to it, you will understand why. Still sticking to his trademark filthy Dutch electro sounds, Afrojack created a more melodic buildup to what was one of the most epic drops of 2012. Want to make an audience go crazy like you’ve never seen before? All you have to do is drop this track, success guaranteed. This track turned 9 years old on the 16th of July.
Nick van de Wall, aka Afrojack, is one of the most internationally successful DJs and producers to emerge from the Dutch dance music scene. A constant fixture of EDM festivals as well as the Top Ten of DJ Magazine’s annual Top 100 DJs poll, he has scored platinum-certified international hits such as ‘Take Over Control’ and ‘The Spark’, additionally co-writing or featuring on worldwide smashes by Beyoncé, David Guetta, and Pitbull. Originally producing more stripped-down electro-house instrumentals during the 2000s, his music became more ambitious and maximalist by the early 2010s, helping inspire the moombahton subgenre and gradually incorporating pop, hip-hop, and R&B influences. His proper debut studio album, 2014’s ‘Forget the World’, included guest appearances by Snoop Dogg and Sting. Since then, he’s maintained a prolific release schedule as both Afrojack and NLW, somewhat returning to his earlier, more underground sound with recordings such as 2018’s ‘Press Play’.
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