Forget the World

Forget the World

by AfrojackAfrojack


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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: 05/19/2014
Label: Island / Def-Jam
UPC: 0602537816903
catalogNumber: 002059602

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Afrojack   Primary Artist,Drums,Keyboards
Sting   Vocals
Snoop Dogg   Vocals
Dennis Van Leeuwen   Guitar
DJ Buddha   Keyboards
Wiz Khalifa   Vocals
Spree Wilson   Vocals
Nadia alHajjar   Viola
Jack McManus   Vocals
Ewelina Krysiak   Violin
Marta Lemanska   Violin
Marleen Matser   Violin
Anne VanEck   Violin
D-Wayne   Keyboards
Tim McEwan   Guitar
Polow da Don   Keyboards
Guido's Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Tyler Glenn   Vocals
Lars Wachelder   Horn
Nele Stuyck   Cello
Matthew Koma   Guitar,Vocals
Marije De Jong   Cello
Tearce Kizzo   Piano,Keyboards
Wrabel   Piano,Vocals
Devin Cruise   Vocals
Mariam Buzghulashvili   Violin
Kim De Beer   Violin
Julia Rusanovsky   Violin
Judith Groen   Cello
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   Vocal Engineer,Vocal Producer
Rob Mathes   Engineer,Vocal Producer
Chantal Kreviazuk   Composer,Producer
Calvin Broadus   Composer
Jamie Siegel   Engineer,Vocal Producer
Falco Borsboom   Arranger,Engineer
Jared Leto   Producer
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
Jack McManus   Composer
Afrojack   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Remixing,drum programming,Orchestral Arrangements,MIDI Programming
Randy Urbanski   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
D-Wayne   Producer,MIDI Programming
Shirazi   Engineer
Guido Dieteren   Arranger,Orchestra Leader
Nick Van De Wall   Composer
Tim McEwan   Composer
Polow da Don   Producer,Executive Producer,drum programming,MIDI Programming
Jamie Schefman   Engineer
Jelle van der Voet   Engineer
Ruud Peeters   Orchestral Arrangements
Ron Cuijpers   Arranger
Andrew Drucker   Vocal Engineer
Matthew Koma   Composer,Vocal Engineer,Vocal Producer
Clarence Coffee   Composer
B. Hajji   Composer
Hugo Langras   Executive Producer
Tearce Kizzo   Producer
M.E. Maxwell   Composer,Vocal Engineer
Devin Cruise   Composer
Jarett Holmes   Vocal Engineer
Andrew Kierszenbaum   Composer,Producer
Thomas Deelder   Executive Producer
Ruud Peters   Arranger
Paulo "Shirazi" Prudencio   Composer

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