Award-winning DJ/producer is also overseeing Paris Hilton’s new music project.
By Akshay Bhansali
Afrojack is in Los Angeles, and not just for a stopover. The award-winning DJ/producer will be anchored to the City of Angels, hunkered down in the studio to work on music. A lot of music.
Paris Hilton confirmed at the Golden Globes that Afrojack is producing her next album. The two were recently in the studio working with LMFAO’s Redfoo. And on top of all that, Afrojack (real name Nick Van de Wall) is also working on his own first album.
“I’m in the studio now for two months in Los Angeles,” Afrojack told MTV News recently before an epic resident set at Las Vegas dance-music mecca, XS Nightclub. “I have two studios booked and I have a big house and we are all staying there and just thinking about not only producing my album, but just producing other songs for other people.”
His next single, “Can’t Stop Me Now,” a collaboration with Shermanology, is the only confirmed collabo he could reveal. But fans can be sure that Afrojack is looking to work with plenty of other artists while he’s in L.A.
“I’ve met a lot of people in the last two years around the world, and I’m pretty sure they are going to be on the album,” Van de Wall said, mentioning Omarion, Redfoo, Chris Brown and Ne-Yo as possibilities.
“I did a remix for Leona Lewis, and I really loved her voice. I want to have her on the album,” he added, referring to his Grammy-nominated remix of Lewis’ “Collide.” “And I’m going to work with my own boys. I’m gonna do collabs with R3hab, with Quintino and Shermanology.”
After the radio success of “Give Me Everything,” Chris Brown’s “Look At Me Now” and Beyoncé’s “Run the World (Girls),” one has to wonder: Will Afrojack’s coming album be more pop or club? Is it turns out, maybe both.
“I’m still thinking,” he revealed. “I could do club, but then the pop side wouldn’t understand. And if it’s just pop, the club side wouldn’t understand. I think I’m just going to do both. I think it’s just going be a totally different thing. Let’s see what happens. It’s my first album!”
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