Following the success of Tiësto, Armin Van Buuren, and Fedde Le Grand, Nick Van de Wall aka Afrojack is the latest DJ, producer, and remixer to break through from the burgeoning Dutch dance music scene. Born in Spijkenisse in 1988, he began playing the piano at age five, but after getting his hands on a copy of music sequencing program Fruity Loops, he started to play around with samples and create his own songs. After discovering the Rotterdam club scene, he began performing short DJ sets before traveling to Crete to hone his craft, playing at various clubs over a five-month period. Returning to his native Holland, he signed to the independent Digidance label and released his debut single, “Afrojack: In Your Face,” before forming his own record company, Wall Recordings, scoring club hits with “Math” and “Do My Dance.” Following performances at dance festivals Tomorrowland and Sensation, and a collaboration on David Guetta’s One Love album, (“Toyfriend”), he was invited to remix the likes of Madonna’s “Revolver” and Lady Gaga’s “Alejandro.” In 2010, he teamed up with electro-pop vocalist Eva Simons on his first U.K. Top 40 hit, “Take Over Control,” and also released a rarities album, Lost and Found, featuring nine previously unreleased tracks, in the same year.
Railroad Earth welcomed Yonder Mountain String Band’s Allie Kral and Jake Jolliff at Hillberry to pay tribute to Andy Goessling.
Ween performed their 1994 album ‘Chocolate And Cheese’ in its entirety for the first time at Desert Daze which included the live debut of “Candi.”
Trey Anastasio performed for ‘Live From Here’ in New York City on Saturday where he welcomed a number of guests including host Chris Thile, Sarah Jarosz and Wynton Marsalis.
Spafford rolled through The 8×10 in Baltimore on Friday night where they busted out “Parody” for the first time in 75 shows.
Pink Talking Fish delivered an all Phish second set during their show at Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore, Pennsylvania on Friday night.