Afrojack is simultaneously celebrated and derided (as are all the DJs/producers who start breaking into the mainstream) for his myriad of hardcore Dutch House bangers that drive crowds absolutely wild. However, a lot of people seem to ignore the Progressive House tracks he produces and how refreshingly different they are from his usual stuff.
This ID ft. Eva Simons is a prime example of this style. For this track, one of the most distinctive parts (and the reason why it’ll be on repeat) is Dutch vocalist and songwriter Eva Simons (previously sang vocals for Afrojack on “Take Over Control”) providing her flowing vocals and singing some seriously infectious, rhythmic lyrics (the lyric buildup at 2:42? Yes please). Premiered as the grand finale to Afrojack’s TomorrowWorld 2013 set, this ID will hopefully become a regular part of his sets. Whether this ID gets finally released as “More than a Friend to Me”, “We’ll Never Go Home Again”, or some other title, here’s to Afrojack making more Progressive songs like this one.