Celebrity Interviews

Afrojack Reveals Upcoming Collaborations, Talks Future of EDM & Merging Hip-Hop and Dance Music

Regarded as one of the biggest names in electronic music, the legendary Afrojack recently stopped by Sway In The Morning to reveal the introduction of SwayJack radio at Ultra Music Festival as well as the merging of hip-hop and dance music.

With the recent release of “Hey Mama” featuring David Guetta and Nicki Minaj, Afrojack reveals some more upcoming collaborations including Twista and Ne-Yo as he speaks on who he has recently been in the studio with.  Outlining the differences between DJ and producer we hear the misunderstanding with Diplo in the production credits for “Look At Me Now.”

Being from Holland, Diplo speaks on what it was like for him growing up in Europe and how everyone expects you to go to school and live a normal life.  Revealing that Sway and Missy Elliot were some of his influences we hear how Afrojack put his mind to what he wanted to do and succeed greatly.

Telling Sway about his love for Kendrick Lamar’s “Good Kid Maad City,” he hear Afrojack outline the merging of hip-hop and dance music and how he is constantly looking to make music unlike anything out at the time.  Talking about the future of EDM we hear Afrojack discuss what a normal night of DJ’ing is like for him and how he has performed for over 80,000 people.  To hear the full interview make sure to hit play below and be on the lookout for new music from Afrojack soon!


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