NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Grammy Award winning producer and world-renowned DJ, Afrojack, concluded a historic week with the release of his new single, “The Spark,” premiering virally on VEVO/YouTube and becoming available world-wide on October 11. This has been the artist’s second highly anticipated release to be featured on his forthcoming major label debut album, set to also include mainstreamed favorite, “As Your Friend” with Chris Brown, releasing world-wide in early 2014.
“The Spark” featuring Spree Wilson showcases Afrojack’s ability to diversify himself as an artist by reinventing his sound as a music producer and including a stir of euphoric vocals amidst grasping, vivacious beats. Never knowing what to expect from this multi-talented artist, “The Spark” teases fans with another astounding track and renders one to question: What more is there to expect in the future from this versatile artist?
The release was a part of a historic week for Afrojack who made dance music history two days prior by becoming the first DJ to ever ring NASDAQ's Closing Bell at MarketSite, in Times Square, New York. Afrojack, a leading figure in the Electronic Dance Music industry, became the sole representation of the genre, as SFX, the electronic dance music promotions company went public with the artist’s closing ring that finalized all trade at 4:00 p.m. ET.
Also adding to his homage this week was a prestigious handprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California that honored Afrojack last Saturday, October 5 leaving his handprints among the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.. Defining the EDM industry and infusing its sound to the main-stream masses, this indelibly serves as a testament to the power EDM has had on American culture with Afrojack spear-heading its course as a Dutch, founding-father figure.
Voted one of the world's top ten DJ's in the UK's influential DJ Mag Top 100 list, Afrojack was featured in the new [October] issue entitled "The Phenomenal Rise Of Afrojack" and stated,
"I feel that I'm just on the same journey as EDM. I was there at the right time in America to see it all happen and grow with it. I was one of the first DJs that ever got booked in Vegas and to see it grow so exponentially, it's just beautiful to be part of it. The only role I see for myself is being one of the few guys who really does not give a crap about genre or style and just [cares] about the music."
Afrojack, born Nick van de Wall, has become the picture for today’s EDM fans, headlining numerous festivals, embarking on several world-tours leaving a defining thumb print on the music industry as a whole. His breakthrough single “Take Over Control,” featuring Eva Simons, became a world-wide sensation and the international party anthem, “Give Me Everything” that he produced and co-wrote has now made him a multi-platinum artist. For more information about Afrojack and upcoming tour dates and releases please visit: Afrojack.com or follow him on Facebook or Twitter.