Los Angeles, California – November 10, 2023 – GRAMMY Award-winning producer and electronic dance music icon Afrojack, known for the 6x platinum “Give Me Everything” by Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo and timeless dance music staples like “Take Over Control,” has teamed up with fellow Dutch dance music icon and former 2 x world No.1 DJ Hardwell, known for prior global hits like “Spaceman” and “Apollo,” and more recently propelling the Big Room Techno scene with his REBELS NEVER DIE album, for a new, exhilarating single, “Push It.” The thrilling new collaboration, a joint release on AFROJACK’s WALL Recordings and Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings and featuring singer/songwriter Meryll, is available now.
Following their past collaborative efforts on “Hollywood” in 2016 and “Hands Up” in 2017, “Push It” sees AFROJACK and Hardwell continue to blend their extremely popular styles and sounds to create a track that is sure to please listeners from around the world. As the song starts, a snappy electronic beat draws you in before fading to give way to an echoing mantra, “Push it, Pull it, Twist it, I’ve got it,” with a pulsing backing beat which drops out to give way to the next verse. The hypnotic vocals are provided by singer/songwriter Meryll, best known for her collaboration with Fisher, “Yeah The Girls.” Creating a euphoric rush sure to draw anyone to the dancefloor, “Push It” will have listeners eager to hear it at every bar, club, and festival.
AFROJACK has had an extremely prolific year. In May, he completed the new home of WALL Recordings, his artist development label. The new WALL Recordings studio & headquarters compound features multiple state-of-the-art studios, sleeping and office spaces, content stages, and more on the backdrop of the stunning Belgium countryside. Recently at Amsterdam Dance Event, AFROJACK spoke in a featured keynote panel where he discussed his evolution from breakthrough artist to global dance music icon, to founder of WALL Recordings, where he has developed a number of successful musicians including R3HAB and Quintino who have gone on to become top 100 DJs. During this panel, he also announced WALL’s new partnership with The Tomorrowland Academy, Tomorrowland’s official music academy. As a coach, AFROJACK will be using his over fifteen years of award-winning experience in the music industry to provide tutorials in production, mixing, mastering, and more. This collaboration will be the PRO addition to the forthcoming online platform of the Tomorrowland Academy, built to grow user’s skill, understanding, and success. AFROJACK has also extended his collaboration with One World Artists, Tomorrowland’s official artist management & bookings agency.
“I’m excited we’re finally dropping this collaboration; it’s been a long time in the making. For years, Afrojack and I kept bumping into each other and talking up the idea of getting back in the studio together, so I’m glad that time has now arrived and this new collab is getting its release date. We first premiered it at Tomorrowland in the summer, and I recently aired it on my relaunched radio show, Hardwell On Air; now I’m looking forward to including it in my sets in the coming years.” – Hardwell
After bookending his earlier sound in 2018, Hardwell closed off one chapter in his career in preparation for the next. His resurgence over the past couple of years, since his historic set at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival in 2022, has seen the globally renowned artist deliver his second studio album, REBELS NEVER DIE, and usher in a new era for one of electronic music’s biggest stars. Armed with the new 14-track album, Hardwell returned to touring in 2022 with a 24-date world tour headlining arena shows and festivals that included Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome, Ultra Europe, Soundstorm Festival, Ushuaïa Ibiza, Untold Festival, Creamfields and Tomorrowland. More recently, Hardwell’s maintained a tapestry of projects that include a selection of remixes for David Guetta / Benny Benassi’s rework of “Satisfaction” and Calvin Harris’ “Miracle (featuring Ellie Goulding). Hardwell has also released a string of new singles and collaborations with artists such as Maddix, Space 92, Timmy Trumpet, Azteck/Alex Hepburn, Will Sparks, and Nicky Romero. After a two-and-a-half-year hiatus, Hardwell recently announced the return of his popular radio program, ‘Hardwell on Air.’ The program, previously a mainstay in the dance music scene, will be returning to delight fans everywhere.
As one of the most innovative and sought-after artists, GRAMMY Award-winning producer and electronic dance music icon AFROJACK continues to shatter boundaries that push music in bold new directions. Since making his breakthrough with the multi-platinum-selling single ‘Take Over Control’, the Dutch-born musician has lent his production skills to tracks that bend genres and laid the foundation for major hits for artists such as Beyoncé, Pitbull, Will.i.am and more. In the last few years, AFROJACK was named one of the 50 Most Important People in EDM by Rolling Stone and placed on the Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ music list. In 2010, he was one of the first DJs to secure a Las Vegas residency and continues to entertain global audiences as a headlining resident artist for the Hakkasan group. In 2010, he won his first GRAMMY award for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical for his remix of David Guetta & Madonna’s song ‘Revolver.’ In 2011, he nabbed two more GRAMMY Nominations for Best Rap Song for his part in Chris Brown’s ‘Look At Me Now’ and for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical for his remix of Leona Lewis & Avicii’s ‘Collide’. AFROJACK travels the world performing at the biggest clubs/festivals while producing new music with his label Wall Recordings. In 2020, his song ‘All Night’ (feat. Ally Brooke) reached number 1 on the US dance radio chart through amassing an impressive 40+ million streams, to date. His most recent worldwide hits such as ‘Anywhere With You’ with Lucas & Steve and DubVision and ‘Up All Night’ with Hard Lights and VINAI, add to an impressive repertoire spanning over a decade as a global performer and multi-platinum selling artist. In 2021, AFROJACK received his fourth GRAMMY nomination, this time for Best Dance/Electronic Recording for his inspiring pop-edm crossover Summer song “Hero,” which came out during the pandemic with David Guetta.
Throughout his expansive career as a successful DJ, producer, remixer, label boss, filmmaker, and philanthropist, former 2-time World No.1 DJ, Hardwell has carved out a long-lasting legacy within the electronic music world. Hailing from Breda, a city tucked deep within the Netherlands, Hardwell’s journey began at 14, becoming a much sought-after artist on the Dutch dance scene before international attention began to pour in. Fast forward ten years, and Hardwell, aged 25, capped off a perennial journey when he was first crowned World’s #1 DJ in 2013. Hardwell would earn countless Beatport No. 1’s with releases like ‘Spaceman’, ‘Apollo’ and ‘Run Wild’ through his dancefloor singles. His acclaimed 2015 album United We Are proved to be a ground-breaking moment for Hardwell. A rich and diverse debut release, the album would secure the #2 position on the iTunes worldwide album chart. As well as the hits, Hardwell’s presence as a headline attraction on the biggest main stages in music placed him on every significant festival, including Lollapalooza, Coachella, Ultra Music Festival and Tomorrowland. His draw on the stadium and arena circuit saw Hardwell complete two world tours with I Am Hardwell In 2014/15 and then I Am Hardwell-United We Are In 2015/16. Concluding in 62 shows across 21 countries with 897,617 fans in attendance. Along the way, Hardwell maintained a deep-rooted connection to the club scene. From headline shows at the UK’s Ministry of Sound to Green Valley in Brazil, Hardwell’s also held residencies at Hakkasan, Las Vegas, Ushuaia, Ibiza and Macau-based Club Cubic, making him the first DJ from the west to have a residency there.