Forget the World

Forget the World

by Afrojack


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Forget the World

Ever since he dominated dancefloors in 2010 with "Take Over Control," producer Nick van de Wall aka Afrojack has been the go-to EDM DJ for that roller-coaster-with-a-double-loop experience. His crisp and punchy tracks come on with bumpy and infectious hooks, then at some point, everything goes wonky as the tune spins about the room brilliantly, bouncing off the walls and shooting off fireworks as it goes. The same applies for a great portion of the Dutch DJ's debut album, the wonderfully titled Forget the World, but "Take Over Control" is deemed a moldy oldy and doesn't appear here, meaning the polished track list is missing a hit where the artist still sounded fresh and hungry. The big hit here, the soaring "Ten Feet Tall" with vocalist Wrabel, sounds more like the stadium techno version of Coldplay, with hearts on the sleeves of shirts that cost hundreds and hundreds of dollars. Then there's the superstar Sting appearance on "Catch Tomorrow," where the former Police man feels free to vamp, and offers up a performance somewhere between Tom Jones and any given drunken uncle. The former places while the latter fails to show, but the winners here come from unexpected places, like the loopy, patented Afrojack break that makes "Freedom" an instant EDM celebration. With Wiz Khalifa and Devin Cruise on the cut and Afrojack showing some restraint, "Too Wild" introduces the subgenre of micro-EDM in fine style, then Spree Wilson and a furiously strumming acoustic guitar turn "The Spark" into a big rocket of festival circuit, jam band joy. Snoop Dogg in party mode is a shoe-in for this fluff, and his appearance on "Dynamite" does not disappoint, but the hits keep coming, and coming, and if anything, Forget the World plays more like a collection of 12"s than a well-tempered album. The curious can part it out while the Afrojack faithful can party on.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/27/2014
Label: Imports
UPC: 0602537795277
catalogNumber: 1113569
Rank: 253559

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Afrojack   Primary Artist,Drums,Keyboards
Sting   Vocals
Snoop Dogg   Vocals
Dennis Van Leeuwen   Guitar
Wiz Khalifa   Vocals
Spree Wilson   Vocals
Nadia alHajjar   Viola
Rob Zeguers   Double Bass
Jack McManus   Vocals
Ewelina Krysiak   Violin
Marta Lemanska   Violin
Marleen Matser   Violin
Anne VanEck   Violin
Shirazi   Vocals
Guido Dieteren   Leader
Tim McEwan   Guitar
Guido's Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Tyler Glenn   Vocals
Lars Wachelder   Horn
Nele Stuyck   Cello,Viola
Matthew Koma   Guitar,Vocals
Marije De Jong   Cello,Viola
Tearce Kizzo   Piano,Keyboards
Wrabel   Piano,Vocals
Devin Cruise   Vocals
Mariam Buzghulashvili   Violin
Kim De Beer   Violin
Julia Rusanovsky   Violin
Judith Groen   Cello,Viola
Guido Rooyakkers   Horn
Cleo Simons   Horn
Annelieke Marselje   Violin
Anna Dushkina   Viola
Andrew Kierszenbaum   Piano,Keyboards
Aleksandra Stadniczenko   Violin
Nadine Hilkens   Viola
Paulo "Shirazi" Prudencio   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Greg Kurstin   Producer,Vocal Engineer,Vocal Producer
Rob Mathes   Engineer,Vocal Producer
Chantal Kreviazuk   Producer
Dawn Miller   Public Relations
Calvin Broadus   Composer
Jamie Siegel   Engineer,Vocal Producer
Falco Borsboom   Arranger,Engineer
Patrick Mühren   Engineer
Tim Pagnotta   Vocal Producer
DJ Buddha   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,drum programming,MIDI Programming
Jesse Shatkin   Vocal Engineer
Todd Russell   Art Direction
Joel Zimmerman   Booking
Afrojack   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer,drum programming,Orchestral Arrangements,MIDI Programming
Randy Urbanski   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
D-Wayne   Producer,MIDI Programming
U. Vargas   Composer
Guido Dieteren   Arranger,Orchestra Leader
Nick Van De Wall   Composer
O. Goldstein   Composer
C. Thomaz   Composer
S. Watters   Composer
Polow da Don   Producer,Executive Producer,drum programming,MIDI Programming
Jelle van der Voet   Engineer
Ruud Peeters   Arranger,Orchestral Arrangements
Ron Cuijpers   Arranger
Andrew Drucker   Vocal Engineer
Matthew Koma   Producer,Vocal Engineer,Vocal Producer
B. Hajji   Composer
D. Sherman   Composer
Hugo Langras   Executive Producer,Management
Tearce Kizzo   Producer
M.E. Maxwell   Composer,Vocal Engineer
Jarett Holmes   Vocal Engineer
Andrew Kierszenbaum   Producer
Thomas Deelder   Executive Producer,Management
Jasja Heijboer   Booking

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