Nick van de Wall born 9 September 1987, professionally known as Afrojack, is a Dutch DJ, record producer, and remixer from Spijkenisse. In 2007, he founded the record label Wall Recordings; his debut album Forget the World was released in 2014. Afrojack regularly features as one of the ten best artists in the Top 100 DJs published by DJ Mag. He is also the CEO of LDH Europe.
Van de Wall was born and raised in Spijkenisse, Netherlands. His mother is Dutch and his father is Surinamese. He developed an interest in music at an early age and learned to play the piano at the age of five. After leaving school, Van de Wall studied graphic design at the Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam in Rotterdam for a year before embarking on a career as a DJ/producer.
His 2010 entry into the poll at number 19 was the highest new entry of that year’s list. Afrojack was listed as number 7 on the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs of 2011. He ranked at number 9 on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs of 2012. In 2013, he ranked at number 9 again.
In July 2010, Afrojack created an Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1. He released the Lost & Found EP on 22 December 2010. In 2011, he was featured on Pitbull‘s number 1 hit single “Give Me Everything” along with Ne-Yo and Nayer. He also contributed to the single “Run the World (Girls)” by Beyoncé. In January 2012 Afrojack received a European Border Breakers Award. Afrojack’s newest single “The Spark” featuring Spree Wilson has so far hit number 3 in Australia and New Zealand, and top 10 in over 7 more countries. In 2013, Afrojack was the 7th highest-earning DJ in the world, according to Forbes magazine.
In 2011, Afrojack co-produced music with many artists including David Guetta, Mike Brown and Madonna. In 2012, he was a headliner at a number of electronic dance music festivals, including Tomorrowland, Ultra Music Festival, and Coachella to name a few.
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Without further ado, Afrojack’s top 5 tracks of all time:
5. Afrojack – SummerThing! ft. Mike Taylor
4. Afrojack, Spree Wilson – The Spark
3. Afrojack & David Guetta – Another Life ft. Ester Dean
2. Afrojack – Ten Feet Tall (Official Lyric Video) ft. Wrabel
1. Fais – Hey ft. Afrojack
BONUS: Afrojack ft Eva Simons – Take Over Control
BONUS: Afrojack vs. THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS – Do Or Die (Remix)