One afternoon somewhere in the beginning of 2007 two friends decided to join forces, one DJ and one producer, both sharing great
passion for house music. Bassjackers was born! Marlon Flohr and Ralph van Hilst had not foreseen what was to come when they started their
collaboration. Marlon was mainly DJ-ing and playing house music, when the idea came to push Ralph’s productions in a direction where Marlon could
play the tracks in his sets.
After first getting noticed by Fedde le Grand, a solid stream of releases and remixes followed which received massive support by all the top global
DJ’s. However their big break came in 2011, when their dancefloor bomb “Mush Mush” got picked up by Tiesto and released on his imprint Musical
Freedom. It dominated the Beatport top 10 for over 2 months and grew to be one of the biggest club/festival tracks of 2011.
Since then Bassjackers have remixed for A-list artists like Rihanna, Enrique Iglesias and Moby and played in clubs from Ibiza alongside Tiesto, to Las
Vegas alongside Afrojack, and continue to tour around the globe with a recent emphasis on North America.
In early 2013 Bassjackers scored a major hit on Beatport with ‘Hey!’, their collaboration with Showtek. Soon followed by another with Dyro-
‘Grid’, as well as ‘Duckface’ - their collab with Kenneth G. The year also saw the likes of the popular ‘Raise Those Hands’, their collab
with fellow Dutchman R3hab and ‘Zing’ on Nicky Romero’s Protocol label. Early 2014 however saw a major breakthrough again when their biggest
track from 2013 “Crackin” was released as a new collaboration with teen phenom Martin Garrix – instantly topping the Beatport charts!
On the road, the boys embarked on a nationwide fall tour of North America as special guests of Bingo Players late 2013, while they will join a slew of
great names on the renowned Future Music Festival tour through Australia in the spring.
In the span of less than 2 years, Afrojack has become one of electronic dance music’s major icons. From humble DJ beginnings in
his native country of Holland, he has grown to become a multi-award winning, platinum-selling producer. His skills are some of the most sought after
in the world, and with two Grammy Awards under his belt, it’s easy to see why. In addition to this, his DJ sets have fast become both iconic and
unparalleled, providing an explosive take on the current state of dance music across the board.
Starting off in his hometown of Spijkenisse, Nick van de Wall aka Afrojack, quickly made a name for himself with a slew of hard-hitting underground
releases, before exploding in 2011 with the unveiling of “Take Over Control” - an instant worldwide club and chart hit going platinum in the USA.
This also helped solidify his own imprint Wall Recordings as a pioneering club music brand – a value he holds dear as label boss and insures with
From there the snowball continued; as well as making club hits and collaborating with the likes of David Guetta (co-writing and producing the
world-wide smash “Titanium”), he also began to team up with and write for pop artists around the world. In 2011 he co-wrote and produced “Give
Me Everything” for Pitbull and Ne-Yo, which to this day has sold over 5 million copies worldwide. Not to mention his work for Beyonce’s “Run the
World (Girls)” his Grammy nominated remix for Leona Lewis’ “Collide”.
The buying public are not the only ones to have noticed his remarkable prowess and has so far been awarded with Grammy Awards for Best Remix (Madonna,
“Revolver”) in 2011) and Best Rap/Hip Hop Track for his co-production duties on Chris Brown’s “Look At Me Now” this year. 2012 continued
upwards when his latest single with Shermanology “Can’t Stop Me” went top 10 in Holland and is now all over Top 40 radio in the US, while his
newest underground club hit “Rock The House” topped the Beatport charts after just 3 days, making it one of the fastest number one records there
Afrojack’s skills stretch much farther than the mixing desk however; his presence as one of the world’s top performers is solidified almost daily
in a gruelling tour schedule. In 2012 alone he began his North American “Jacked” tour with multiple sold out shows featuring his growing posse of
Wall artists, before embarking on the same concept throughout Europe with 7 shows a week throughout the summer. On top of his own shows he headlined
both EDC NY Las Vegas to over 300.000 people, as well as the UMF in Miami + Tomorrowland and many other major festivals throughout Europe.
His long anticipated yet to be named artist album is nearing completion, with tracks already being road-tested at clubs. A true testament to his
prolific profile as a producer and an artist, the long-player will showcase multiple sides of the Afrojack sound – from aggressive to accessible yet
always credible. In the pantheon of EDM greats that have risen over the years, Afrojack has earned his place already, but is far from finished with
what he has to share. The adventure continues while the beat goes on.