[AMP Music Minute] Afrojack Working on New Album, Snoop Says Dre’s Album is Near Done and Katy Perry Wants You TO Guess Her Smell
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Afrojack[/lastfm] has been growing in popularity since his club and dance mixes found their way onto the radio. Since his last album release in 2010 called Lost and Found, his success has only risen.
Most notably, his song “Take Over Control” has been a mainstay on AMP and in the club circuit for months. But you may have heard of his other work, like his collaboration with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Pitbull[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ne-Yo[/lastfm] called “Give Me Everything.” He also had a part in [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Beyonce[/lastfm]’s “Run The World (Girls).”
With a buzz around him, now seems like the perfect time to release his next album, except ironically he doesn’t really have the time.
Afrojack, born Nick van de Wall, averages about 8 DJ gigs a week mostly in North America or Europe, so he is constantly in transit between the electro-music epicenters. Fortunately for his fans, he makes the best of his situation, “When I have music in my head, I just want to get it into the computer as fast as possible. I don’t have any free time, so I’ve only been producing on my laptop.”
But he doesn’t plan to rush his creativity; he wants to give his fans the best product possible. “I’m working on it, but the thing is I don’t just want to fulfill my fans’ expectations, I want to exceed them. When I do it I want it to be really good, and I don’t think there’s a time limit on that.” He gives this next album about a year until completion. “It’s underway, but it’s going to take about a year,” he told reporters.
He has the option of compiling the club tracks he’s already composed and slapping an album title on them, but he insists that an album should be unique, “My album as Afrojack is not just going to be dance. I think everyone loves a lot of genres – of course it’s going to be dance-oriented, because that’s my origin from deep down. That’s my biggest passion. But I also love to listen to and produce other music. There’s going to be a trip-hop track, drum & bass, maybe a dubstep track, I’m not sure. It has to be different.”
Just say when, and I’ll turn the bass way up. Afrojack can get a party going, so when his album drops, please believe I’ll be one of the first to cop his latest effort. He just makes me want to dance until I sweat! At this point take over control is an understatement!
“Take Over Control” by Afrojack