Nick van de Wall (born 9 September 1987), professionally known as Afrojack, is a Dutch DJ, record producer and remixer. In 2014, he released his debut album Forget the World. Afrojack regularly features in the top 10 of DJ Mag Top 100 DJs.
Van de Wall was born and raised in Spijkenisse, Netherlands and is of Dutch and Surinamese descent. He developed an interest in music at an early age and learned to play the piano at the age of five. From a single-parent household, his mother Debbie owned a local gym. After leaving school, Van de Wall studied graphic design for a year before embarking on a career as a DJ/producer.
At the age of 14, Van de Wall started DJ’ing at local pubs and clubs and earning additional income by designing websites for fellow musicians. In 2007, he released In Your Face, his first recording under the Afrojack name. He received international success with the song Take Over Control featuring Eva Simons, which charted in 10 different countries. He took part in Episode 2 of Behind The Speedo, which is a comedy series by Redfoo.
In July 2010, Afrojack created an Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1. He released the Lost & Found EP in December of 2010. In 2011, he was featured on Pitbull‘s number 1 hit single Give Me Everything along with Ne-Yo and Nayer. He also contributed to the single Run the World (Girls) by Beyoncé.
His debut album, Forget the World, was released May 19, 2014 to mixed reviews.
Afrojack was the 7th highest-earning DJ in the world in 2013, according to Forbes magazine. He has headlined a number of EDM festivals, including Tomorrowland, Ultra Music Festival, and Coachella to name a few. Afrojack runs his own label, Wall Recordings, which represents producers including KIIDA, Apster, D-Wayne, D.O.D, Amil Smeets, and others.