Afrojack spins arguably the quintessential 2010 South Beach sound: a sleazy hybrid of electro, fidget, and hip-house, with a pinch of diva-vocalized pop-house revived by the Swedish House Mafia at the turn of the decade. This is evident in his choppy rework of the rework of Robyn's "Show Me Love" by Steve Angello, and the obnoxiously peppy party-boy anthem "Ghettoblaster" with Bobby Burns. The Dutch DJ/producer, born Nick van de Wall, has been making waves on the international commercial dance scene since 2008, when early hits such as "Math" and "Do My Dance" topped the Dutch radio and music television charts.
Afrojack's popularity has since continued to grow, thanks to several tours through the international big-room circuit as well as a series of collaborative works with artists including David Guetta, Steve Angello, Diplo, and Laidback Luke. There is no denying the booming, energetic quality of his live sets, which are delivered with one purpose and one purpose only: to jack your party.
Wed., June 9, 11 p.m., 2010