Nick van de Wall has been one of the world’s biggest DJs for so long that it may come as something of a shock to recall that he has yet to record a solo album. That all changes now, as van de Wall — better known as Afrojack — finally drops his debut album, Forget the World. No figure better personifies the crossover between big-tent EDM and radio-ready pop, and that’s precisely whatForget the World offers. It’s full of sturdy, four-to-the-floor beats, buzzing synths and soaring topline melodies courtesy of guest vocalists ranging from Snoop Dogg to Wiz Khalifa to Sting.
To mark the occasion, Afrojack has put together a playlist of his favorite songs for Rhapsody. “These songs are true classics in my book,” he tells us. “Some are my own, but they sit right in the same classic vibe. Whether you like clubbing, banging or rocking, everybody’s got something comin’.”