The Dutch EDM superstar doesn't think he's successful just yet.
“If you really want a radio station to play your song, go to that radio station every day with that song in your hand and say ‘please play it,’” says Afrojack, who recently dropped by Billboard for an enlightening conversation about his career and work. The jetsetting DJ’s latest tune, “The Spark” featuring Spree Wilson, dropped last month replete with a video filmed mostly in Las Vegas (where the DJ is a resident at the Wynn). Despite his success, the artist, born Nick van de Wall, still finds challenges in his work.
“I started working with Spree [Wilson] on the song in the studio and he already wrote the song,” van de Wall explains of the track’s origins. “Then the label came and were like, ‘Hey look: we’re the label, let’s put some major artist on there’ and it didn’t really work because it completely disrupts the balance of the song. It became too pop sounding.”