Afrojack didn't just release a new track on Friday (October 11); as the first track off his debut album, "The Spark" marks the beginning a new chapter for the Dutch DJ.
It's been two years since his last official song release, and despite being hard at work the whole time, Afrojack wanted to keep his fans hungry until the right moment. And now he's finally giving them a taste of what he has in store.
"I want to party, I want to have a good fun time; I want to have a party that everyone can dance to. I want the party that my fans love," he told MTV News of his goals on the new track. "It's right between EDM and pop."
The album will include many features, most surprisingly a collaboration with Sting and an acoustic guitar.
"It's my album. It's Afrojack music," he said. "It's not me producing songs for other people; it's me producing what I think is cool at this time, what I like, my own favorite styles of music."
It's been a historic week for the Dutch DJ. Last weekend he became the second DJ ever to leave his handprints on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and became the first to ring the NASDAQ bell in Times Square. And he has a feeling these historic occasions are only the beginning for him as an artist, and for electronic music as a genre — that is, if they continue making quality music.
"You still have the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and now you see some rappers getting close like Jay Z. In 10 to 20 years, if we keep delivering quality, there will be DJs and producers in there."