A Main Stage staple at Ultra Music Festival, Dutch DJ, Afrojack, has long been recognized for his ability to dish out slamming drops and thumping bass lines to attendees, with his Martin Garrix collab, “Turn Up The Speakers,” evidence of Afrojack’s status as a powerhouse performer. Yet as well as Afrojack is known for being an energetic Main Stage fixture, it seems that the “Ten Feet Tall” producer wants to venture beyond that characterization to expand his body of sound, an endeavor that however surprisingly, will propel Afrojack towards the techno subgenre of electronic dance music.
While the names “Afrojack” and “techno” don’t connotatively go hand in hand, it appears to be the DJ’s motivation to alter that dissonance via distinctly techno releases. Let’s recall that Afrojack did appear at the 2016 edition of Mysteryland alongside Benny Ridrigues where he contributed to the techno set. Afrojack has therefore been no stranger to the genre or its classic sounds, and as EDM Tunes reports, the DJ already has a stow of techno tracks that remain currently unreleased, signifying that Afrojack could just as easily appear at the Resistance stage as he does at Ultra’s Main Stage following the release of the aforementioned tracks, if he does indeed drop them at some point in the future.
Listen to Afrojack's 2017 UMF set below