The Afrojack movie proves life is good for Afrojack
“He invented a new sound no one else did before,” deadpans Tiesto at the opening of March of the Afrojack, a new series tracking the rise of the Dutch superstar which you can get stuck into below.
In Chapter 1 (the movie will be released in five parts), we see Nick van de Wall before he was Afrojack, get some insights from his Afro Mom and hear why Miami will always have his heart. The brief four-minute segment, which you can watch below, features some rousing endorsements from his peers. “If I had to describe the Afrojack sound, it’s really energetic,” enthuses Hardwell. “He’s like the Picasso of producers,” adds Steve Aoki. Then there’s his mainstage mentor David Guetta: “He made a career that should take ten years, in like three years.” Otherwise, we get stretches of action movie slo-mo filmed in Miami, inspirational sound-bites and glimpses of his family photos.
Come Chapter 2, ‘froji’s off to Miami for his Ultra Music Festival mainstage set. “It’s hard because you’re playing after Fedde and before Swedish House Mafia, so you have to step it up a notch,” he muses pre-set. So when the sound cuts out halfway through, he’s less than pleased. “The set was beyond saving, when the sound cuts out for five minutes you have to start all the way from the bottom again,” he said. “I really prepared for this set. 20 million people watching, all my fans watching all over the world. It’s the big one, I wanted to make my fans proud… there will be no legendary Afrojack set tonight.” Stick around ‘til the end and you’ll even catch a glimpse of Beamz by Flo pioneer Flo Rida.
So far, that’s all the March of the Afrojack we’ve got. The next three instalments of the series will follow the hitmaker around Las Vegas, San Diego and a set at New Orleans’ Voodoo Festival alongside Calvin Harris, Boys Noize, Dirty South and more. Watch Chapter 1 & 2 below and stay tuned for the rest.