Afrojack, Shakira Hit the Studio: 'She's Feeling It'

Afrojack, Shakira Hit the Studio: 'She's Feeling It'

Afrojack won't lie: Shakira is a "really nice" person and a big fan of dance music. Good thing they're collaborating.


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"I've been in the studio now a couple times with Shakira," he told Billboard's Kerri Mason over the weekend at Ultra Music Festival in Miami. "She's really nice and that's why we started working together. She has a unique voice and really loves the new dance thing. Like when a beat drops, she makes this like… face. She's feeling it."

Afrojack wouldn't divulge the exact nature of the recording sessions or whether they'll produce songs for her next album. "I never want to put a name tag on something. I wanna just see what happens, but probably. We'll see," he said.

In December, the "Hips Don't Lie" star told Billboard that she was eager to get back in the studio. "I'm working with different producers and DJs, and I try to feed off from that and find new sources of inspiration and new musical motivation," she said. "I'm anxious to return to the studio. My body is asking for it."

The "Take Over Control" DJ (born Nick van de Wall) will also keep busy this year, including his first official tour of America and a spot at the Electric Day NYC festival in May.

He played a massive set at Ultra on Saturday, inviting a few of his most high-profile friends to share the booth with him during his headlining gig at South Beach Superclub Mansion. By 2 a.m., David Guetta, Steve Aoki and Laidback Luke were taking turns dropping their hits for a packed crowd of models, other artists and industry folk, as well as Afrojack's girlfriend Paris Hilton.

"It was all one big insane party," he told us.

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