"I produced most of my songs in an airplane now," says Afrojack, who's openly mentioned that he'd like to play the first concert in space.
While science tells us that sound doesn't travel in space, it can still flourish at 40,000 feet in the air, as it does with Afrojack. "The sounds, ideas, creative flows when you are in the plane," he says. Being in his own jet conjures up feelings and philosphies, and allows him to reflect on his six-year-journey from riding around town to becoming an international headliner. And it all pours into his music.
His new single, "The Spark," is a direct reflection of this elation. "It's a happy song," he says. "I have a really distinct sound with using really weird vocal samples, weird synth lines, and just combining that with a happy radio sound."
Spree Wilson sings on the track, and the collaboration feels like a good match. When they were first introduced, Afrojack knew he had something special. "His voice sounded so distinctive, so great," he says.
"The coolest thing to me is that I have the opportunity to take someone who is seen by a label as a writer [and work with them on a different level]," he says, adding, "You don't need a big name."
"The Spark" is available now on iTunes.